Established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to created a network of future leaders from around the world who will bring new vision and commitment to improving the life circumstances of citizens in their respective countries. Over time it is anticipated that these approximately 225 scholars, approximately 120 selected from the United States, will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity technology, and learning. Available for either a second bachelor's or a graduate degree, the award is for one to three years of study with a fourth possible.
Applicants from every country of the world except the United Kingdom are eligible to apply.
Applicants for graduate study should:
Applicants for study for a second Bachelor's Degree as an Affiliated Student should:
Graduate Study. Applicants from the USA must apply to the University of Cambridge for admission directly to the Board of Graduate Studies. Contact:
The Board of Graduate Studies
4 Mill Lane
Cambridge CB2 1RZ
Ask for CIGAS form A. Completed Preliminary Application Forms must be returned to the Gates Cambridge Trust as soon as possible and preferably by October.
Applicants who intend to study for a second Bachelor degree as an affiliated student must have outstanding academic qualifications since competition for these places is particularly severe. Make application by October. If you are offered a place, your college will send you a Gates Scholarship Application Form.
Go to the Gates Cambridge Scholarship website for complete information.