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Gates Cambridge Scholarships

2022-01-01 UK
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About University

The Gates Cambridge Trust was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge. This remains the largest single donation to a UK university. The Trust has a Board of nine distinguished Trustees (two of whom are appointed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the remainder by the University) who meet twice a year to decide on the overall strategic direction of the programme. The Provost (CEO) is supported by a Director of Finance and a Programme Director and a small administrative team who manage all operational aspects of the Trust’s activities. Full details are available on the People page. The Trust is regulated by the Office for Students via the University of Cambridge. https://www.gatescambridge.org/about/the-trust/

Brief Description

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. 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. Host Institution(s): University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Level/Field of study: PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University. Courses which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships: • Any Undergraduate degree such as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA) • Business Doctorate (BusD) • 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 Number of Awards: About 80 scholarships are awarded each year. Target group: Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.

Eligibility

You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are: • a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom. • applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study: PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course.

Level/Field(s) of Study

Masters/PhD Degree

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge including tuition fees, maintenance allowance, travel costs, visa, etc. It also provides additional, discretionary funding such as academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork, etc. Read about the full scholarship value at this link.

Available Subject

PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University. Courses which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships: • Any Undergraduate degree such as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA) &b

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