The University of Cambridge is widely known as a collegiate research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest existing university, It was established in 1209 and awarded a royal charter by Henry III in 1231.
The gate scholarship was established in October 2000 and it is in affiliation with the University of Cambridge, a donation of US$210m was given by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge.
This is a very huge donation to a UK university. Extraordinary applicants from numerous countries outside the UK who seek a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University are scholarships.
The Gates Cambridge scholarship’s purpose is to build a universal network of future leaders who are dedicated to improving the lives of others. It strives to achieve this mission by nominating extraordinary scholars, empowering them with financial and non-financial assistance at one of the world’s leading universities, and nurturing community building at and beyond Cambridge.
- Required Language: English
- Eligible Countries: All world countries.
- Academic excellence.
- A commitment to improving the lives of others.
- A capacity for leadership
- Applicants must be a none UK citizens to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree.
- Students will first apply for admission to a course and College.
- Build up an account on the website.
- Fill in your personal information
- Submit these documents:
Gates Cambridge Statement: In no more than 3000 characters (approximately 500 words) Applicant should explain why he/she is applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship
- Research proposal (Ph.D. applicants only)
- Gates reference:Gates Cambridge applicants would submit a reference about their fit with the scholarship, In addition to the academic considerations for admission,
- Answer the application questions.
- Submit the application
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship encompasses the complete cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, optional funding.
The University Composition Fee at the applicable proportion
- Each applicant would be given a maintenance allowance of (£17,500 for 12 months at the 2020-21 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months) – for Ph.D. scholarship, the award is for up to 4 years
- one economy air ticket at both the beginning and end of the course
- inbound visa costs & the expenditure of the Immigration Health Surcharge
- It also assesses applications for several types of additional funding on an optional basis:
- Academic development funding –this will be determined by the length of the applicant’s course up to £500 to up to £2,000, to attend conferences and courses.
- Family allowance – up to £10,120 first child in a family gets up to £4,320
partner is not provided with any funding.
- Fieldwork – Applicants may apply to keep up to his/her normal upkeep allowance as part of their PhD while he/she is on their fieldwork.
- Maternity/Paternity funding – the student may need it, he/she may apply to pause his/her studies for up to 6 months and continue to receive their maintenance stipend during this period
- Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties.