Gates Cambridge Scholarship
In October 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of Seattle, Washington, USA announced a donation to the University of Cambridge of $210 million to establish the Gates Cambridge Trust.
This benefaction creates in perpetuity an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.
The Trustees are required to award scholarships on the basis of a person’s intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.
About the scholarships
The Trust expects there to be of the order of 230 Gates Cambridge Scholars studying at the University at any one time. Although there may be variation in the actual number of awards made each year, the Trust seeks to elect approximately 100 new scholars annually.
In selecting Gates Cambridge Scholars, the Trust looks for students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise for whom advanced study at Cambridge would be particularly appropriate.
The Trust expects a good match to be made between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and what Cambridge has to offer. Successful applicants will have the ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline while in Cambridge, with a strong aptitude for research, analysis and a creative approach to defining and solving problems.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded only to students who gain admission to the University through the University’s regular procedures.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships offer a substantial number of awards each year for the following full time courses of study :
Eligibility for Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Candidates for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship :
May be citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.
May apply to study any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Must apply to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study :
Research leading to the PhD degree One-year post-graduate courses (e.g. MPhil, LLM, Diploma, MBA etc.) 2 year MSc degree Second Bachelor degree as an Affiliated Student MBBChir Clinical Studies.
Application Deadline for Gates Cambridge Scholarships : 15/12/2010