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Gates Cambridge Scholarships 2022/23 In UK - Fully Funded

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was created in October 2000 after Bill Gates and Melinda Gates donated a large sum of USD 210 Million to the University of Cambridge.

That was the largest single donation to a university in the United Kingdom. Every single year, the Gates Cambridge Scholarships offers c.80 full-cost scholarships to brilliant students from different countries outside the United Kingdom.

Selected applicants can have their full-time postgraduate degree in all courses available at the University of Cambridge. 

66% of the scholarship awards will be given to students at the PhD level. 25 awards are available in the US round while 55 slots are available in the International round. Over 1,700 students from many countries of the world have benefited from this fully funded financial aid.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships aims to build an international network of future leaders that have an interest in improving the lives of others.

To arrive at this goal, the scholarship board selects students that have high academic performance. The selected students will be offered both financial and non-financial aid at Cambridge.

Cambridge University is among the world's best and leading universities.

Host Institution


The host institution is Cambridge University, situated in The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TN, UK.

Cambridge University is currently the second-best University in the world, after Stanford University.

Education Level Coverage


The level of education covered by this fully funded financial aid is the Masters and PhD degree program. It must also be a full-time programme.

The following degree programs are not eligible

1. Any Undergraduate degree such as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA)
2. Business Doctorate (BusD)
3. Master of Business (MBA)
4. Master of Finance (MFin)
5. PGCE
6. MBBChir Clinical Studies
7. MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 years, part-time)
8. Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
9. Part-time degrees
10. Non-degree courses


Eligible Courses


All courses offered at the host Institutions are covered by this scholarship.

Eligible Nationality


You can apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships if you are a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.

Scholarship Value and Added Benefits


1. Generally, the Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge.

2. This fully funded financial aid also gives extra funding for buying textbooks, attending conferences, and conducting research experiments.

3. Academic development funding – from up to £500 to up to £2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.

4. Family allowance – up to £10,120 for one child and up to £14,440 for two or more children (2021-22 rate). No funding is provided for a partner.

5. Fieldwork – you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your PhD (the Trust does not fund other fieldwork costs as these should be funded by the University Composition Fee).

6. Maternity/Paternity funding – should you require it, you may apply to intermit your studies for up to 6 months and continue to receive your maintenance allowance during this time

7. Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties

Requirements for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships 2022 In Uk - Fully Funded


1. Interested applicants must be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.

2. Students must be planning to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge: PhD, MSc/MLitt One year postgraduate course.

3. Students that are currently studying at Cambridge, but want to apply for a new postgraduate course can also apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships 2022.

Required Documents


To be selected for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships 2022, you need to provide the following documents.

1. Copies of the undergraduate or graduate certificates
2. A copy of a valid passport for at least one year
3. Copies of all transcripts
4. Copies of your master certificates (for PhD students)
5. Your research proposal (if you are a PhD applicant)
6. Statement of intention
7. Your Curriculum Vitae
8. Letter of motivation. This letter should explain your reasons for applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships 2022
9. A minimum of two recommendation letters from at least two Professors from your previous institutions

Deadline for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships 2022/23


The closing date for the Gates Cambridge fully funded Scholarships 2022/23 is October 13, 2022. Applications will be opened for consideration on September 1, 2022.