University of Cambridge International Students Scholarship

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.

University of Cambridge
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.

Application Process

  • 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

Scholarship Coverage

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship encompasses the complete cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, optional funding.

Core components

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

Optional components

  • 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.

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