The Gates Cambridge Scholarship Program for International Students was established in October 2000 through a US $ 210 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge. This is the largest donation to a UK university.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship offers 80 full scholarships each year to outstanding candidates from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Approximately two-thirds of these scholarships will be offered to Ph.D. students, with approximately 25 available in the US round and 55 available in the international round.
The selection criteria are:
– Excellent intellectual capacity
– Reasons for choosing the course
– A commitment to improving the lives of others
– Leadership potential
There are around 225 scholars from nearly 50 countries studying at Cambridge at any one time who follow the full range of subjects available at the University and span their departments and colleges.
The goal of the Gates Cambridge program is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
What benefits do the Gates Cambridge Scholarships offer for international students?
A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers:
1. The total cost of studying at Cambridge, namely: the “University Composition Fee, UCF) and university fees
2. Alimony for a single student (approximately £17,848 for 12 months)
3 An air ticket both at the beginning and at the end of the course
4. Entry visa fees
The Foundation also examines applications for various types of additional funding on a discretionary basis, such as family allowance, conference attendance, fieldwork assignment, and others.
What are the study areas?
Agronomy and Veterinary
Arts and Humanities
Administration and Law
Manufacturing, and Construction
For what level is the scholarship?
Masters and P.hD