Gates Cambridge Scholarships

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost scholarships for international students to study any subject at the postgraduate level at the University of Cambridge.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world and the programme was set up by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 by a donation of US$210m. Since then, we have supported more than 1200 students from 95 countries. The aim of the program is to create a globalnetwork of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
* outstanding intellectual ability
* leadership potential
* a commitment to improving the lives of others
* a good fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and thepostgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying We would be very grateful if you would advertise this opportunity to your students. A poster is attached.

Applications for 2014/15 entry are now open and the deadline for non-US citizens is 3 December 2013.

Full details about the programme, criteria, how to apply and profiles of our students are available from

There are also other funding opportunities at Cambridge ­ for more information see the University¹s ŒFunding Search¹