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Gates Cambridge Scholarship


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation founded the Gates Cambridge Trust through an endowed donation to the University of Cambridge. This Trust provides scholarships to outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom for graduate study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees award scholarships based on intellectual ability, capacity for leadership, and desire to contribute to society's well-being. All fields of study are welcome. The Trust expects to elect around 110 Scholars annually, 45 of which will support US Citizens and permanent residents. All non-UK citizens may apply.



Eligibility requirements for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship include: 

  • citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  • applying to pursue a full-time residential course of study at the University of Cambridge, including
    • PhD (three-year research-only degree)
    • MSc or MLit (two-year research-only degree)
    • One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)


Application Process

Applicants do NOT need to be nominated by Dartmouth, and should apply directly to the Gates Cambridge Trust for the Scholarship as well as applying to the University of Cambridge for graduate admission. Fellowship Advising is available for advice on the application process. You must submitting your application and supporting materials by the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and University of Cambridge deadlines.  See Application Timetable for more information.




  • Interview Process.  Interviews for US candidates will be held in Annapolis, MD at the beginning of February.


Gates Cambridge Scholarship Schedule

October 12,

Final Deadline for Application Materials for US citizens

December 1

Deadline for all other applicants

Early February

Finalist Interviews in Annapolis, MD for US citizens (late March for non-US citizens)

Early February-Late March

Gates Cambridge Scholars Announced


Additional Information

Gates Cambridge Website

Frequently Asked Questions


Last Updated: 4/3/17