A Fully Funded Scholarship for Postgraduates in UK from Gates Cambridge Foundation

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A Fully Funded Scholarship for Postgraduates in UK from Gates Cambridge Foundation

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Gates Cambridge Scholarship is delighted to invite you to apply to its opportunity. Gates Cambridge will offer 80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge for 2020. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.


  • You should be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  • You should apply to pursue one of the following full-time courses of study at the University of Cambridge: PhD, MSc/MLitt, One-year postgraduate course.
  • You must show evidence of academic excellence (through your transcripts, references, experience and the potential to succeed on the chosen course).
  • You should be able to make a strong case for a particular postgraduate degree at Cambridge. 
  • PhD applicants (and most research MPhil applicants) will need to make contact with a potential supervisor with whom they will develop a research project, a summary of which is part of the application. You will need to demonstrate that you have the academic background and the necessary skills and expertise to complete the course. 
  • Taught MPhil and other applicants need to make a strong case for how completing the proposed course will facilitate their career plans, so it is important that you fully research and justify the course for which you are applying.
  • You should show the commitment to improve the lives of others. Judges interpret this criterion broadly and applicants define it themselves by providing evidence of their past, current and future commitment to the societies in which they will live and work.
  • You should demonstrate your capacity for leadership, which can be expressed in a multitude of ways. 


Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding. It covers the following costs:

  • The university composition fee at the appropriate rate for more information press here.
  • A maintenance allowance for a single student (£17,500 for 12 months at the 2020-21).
  • One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course.
  • Inbound visa costs & the cost of the immigration health surcharge for more information press here.
  • Academic development funding - from up to £500 to up to £2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.
  • Family allowance - up to £10,120 for a first child and up to £4,320 for a second child (2020-21 rate).

Note: The university composition fee varies for different types of students; applicants should see the Graduate Studies prospectus for full details about precise amounts.

About the Gates Cambridge Scholarship:

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program 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.

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Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee, Travel costs, Visa costs, Accommodation, Food, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
United Kingdom
Required Documents
Research Proposal, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
Required Languages
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