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Gates Cambridge Scholarship Program 2018

GATES Cambridge Scholarships 2018 for International Students


The University of Cambridge in Conjunction with The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is delighted to announce the Gates Cambridge Scholarship Program 2018-19. The Scholarship is designed for Postgraduate Students that shows outstanding Intellectual ability, Leadership potentials and a commitment to better the lives of others


International Students are eligible to apply. Applications commences 01st September 2017


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The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university


Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The selection criteria are:

(i) outstanding intellectual ability

(ii) leadership potential

(iii) a commitment to improving the lives of others

(iv) a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying



You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:

(i) A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom


(ii) Applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree) or; one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)


You can use the form below to quickly check if you are eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and, if so, in which of the two application rounds you must apply



Applicants must submit an application for graduate admission, a College place and funding – including a Gates Cambridge Scholarship – via the University’s Graduate Applicant Portal

There are two Gates Cambridge application deadlines 11th October 2017 (US citizens resident in the USA) and 06th December 2017/04th January 2018 (all other eligible applicants)

It is important to read the How to Apply section and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship www.gatescambridge.org


Important Dates


Application Open for Round-I & II: 04th September 2017


Application Deadline for Round-I: 11th October 2017 and Round-II: 06th December 2017


Interviews Round-I: 26th & 27th January 2018 (USA) & Round-II: 27th & 28th March 2018 (UK)


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