Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2023 at University of Cambridge

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  • Apply Before : January 1, 2023
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree MasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • No. of Opportunity 80
  • Fields of study All Majors Offered By University
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 1 Year To 4 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 4424
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Applications for Gates Cambridge Scholarships at the University of Cambridge will open soon in September for the academic year of 2023/24.

About the scholarship

In October 2000, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated 210 million USD for the establishment of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship program. The Gates Foundation offers 80 scholarships to support students from all over the world to study at the University of Cambridge their master or Ph.D. degrees. 25 scholarships will be awarded to US students and 55 to students from other countries. Two of third of scholarships will be allocated to PhD applicants.

There are at least 250 scholars and students from different countries studying at Cambridge University. 1700 students have already graduated and joined the alumni network of Gates scholarship.

Number of scholarships: 80

Type of scholarship: Full scholarship

Award period: Annual

Level of study: postgraduate:

  • Ph.D.: for three years of research only
  • MSc or MLitt (two-year research-only degree
  • One-year postgraduate course (MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA, etc. )

Important timeline : 

For NON-US Applicants:

  • The application starts on September 15, 2022
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022 (US residents only)- other countries’ applicants depend on the course: Early December 2022 –or Early January 2023
  • Notification of result: March 3, 2023
  • Scholarship offer notification: Late March 2023
  • Acceptance of Scholarship: 72 hours after receiving the offer notification

For US citizens:

  • The application starts on September 15, 2022
  • Deadline: October 13, 2022 (US residents only)- other countries’ applicants depend on the course: Early December 2021 –or Early January 2022
  • Notification of result: December 9, 2022
  • Scholarship offer notification: Late January 2023
  • Acceptance of Scholarship: 72 hours after receiving the offer notification

Interview invitation: December for US Residents. Early march for other applicants

Benefits of Scholarships

  • Maintenance allowance of £18384 for 12 months – PhD Scholars are funded for up to 4 years.
  • University Composition fees
  • One round trip airfare (economy class)
  • Inbound visa costs and immigrant health surcharge

Additional funding:

  • academic development funding £500-2000 to attend conferences and course
  • Family Allowance of £10,120 for the first child and 14,440 for two or more child
  • Fieldwork
  • Maternity funding
  • Hardship funding

Field of study: any field offered by the University of Cambridge

Fields not eligible to apply

  • Any Undergraduate degree such as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA)
  • Master of Business (MBA)
  • Master of Finance (MFin)
  • PGCE
  • MBBChir Clinical Studies
  • MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 years, part-time)
  • Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
  • Part-time degrees
  • Non-degree courses

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Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants who fulfill the following requirements can apply:

  • Have citizenship of any country other than the UK
  • Apply to a full-time one-year postgraduate course at the University of Cambridge

What are the selection criteria?

  • Academic excellence
  • Reason for choice of course
  • Have leadership potential
  • Make a commitment to improving others’ lives

Required documents:

Applicants of Gates Cambridge scholarship should prepare the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Research proposal for Ph.D. applicants only
  • Two academic reference
  • Gate Cambridge Statement
  • Personal Statement (Max 3000 Characters- around 500 words): writing your reason for applying to the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and how you meet the minimum criteria of this scholarship.


Application process

Applicants need to apply for admission and scholarship via the Graduate application portal of the University of Cambridge and fill but the admission and funding section.


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