The Gates Cambridge Scholarship in UK (PhD, MSc/MLitt, postgraduate course)

  • Apply Before : January 29, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 9715

Opportunity Description

The University of Cambridge with the $ 210 Million funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offer 80 full scholarships for outstanding individuals from any country outside United Kingdom to purse a postgraduate degree (full-time) in the subject of their choice at University of Cambridge. 2/3 of it is for PhD students, nearly 25 awards for US and 55 others for the international round.

Important details:

  • Deadlines:            Dependent on your course – either 3 December 2019 or 7 January 2020
  • Duration:              Depends on the program you are applying
  • Location:              UK
  • Funding Organizations:   Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cambridge University
  • Important Dates:
    • Departmental ranking – December – February
    • Trust shortlisting – Early March
    • Shortlisted candidates invited to interview – Early March
    • Interviews – 23 & 24 March 2020 (Cambridge, UK)
    • Scholarships offered – Late March
    • Scholarships accepted – 48 hours after offer
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Reasons for choice of course
    • Outstanding intellectual ability
    • Leadership potential
    • A commitment to improving the lives of others


  • Tuition Fee
  • £500 – £2,000 – academic development funding (depending on the length of the course)
  • One single economy airfare (one at the beginning and one at the end)
  • Inbound Visa costs
  • Family allowance
  • Field work
  • Paternity/maternity funding
  • Money for unforeseen difficulties
  • The following costs are not covered:
    • Bench fees
    • Scientific equipment costs or other similar costs
    • Additional fees
    • Study trips
    • Courses outside the university


  • Outside UK
  • Applying for residency to pursue:
    • PhD
    • MSc/MLitt
    • One year postgraduate with some exceptions
  • Scholarships not available for the following courses :
    • Any undergraduate degree such as BA affiliated (a second BA) or BA (undergraduate)
    • MBBChir Clinical Studies
    • Master of Business (MBA)
    • MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 years, part-time)
    • Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
    • Master of Finance (MFin)
    • Part-time degrees
    • Non-degree courses

How to apply:

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For more information, please go to the official website of the Gates Cambridge Scholarships.



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