Announcing the Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2022 – a fully-funded postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of the most competitive scholarships for international students in the world, recognizes outstanding academic achievement and promising leadership qualities in candidates who have a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others and to their own communities.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program offers a unique opportunity for outstanding applicants from outside Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

There are 2 award components:

  • 1- The Stipend and
  • 2- The Education Award.

Eligibility Criteria of Gates Cambridge Scholarship:

Find out if you are eligible to apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, awarded at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is open to outstanding applicants from all over the world who want to improve themselves and others through postgraduate study at Cambridge. Applicants should be committed to using their skills, knowledge, and experience for the public good in any way they choose.

All students who have been admitted to a graduate program leading to a master’s degree by one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge may apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The program covers the full cost (in 2022-23, £18,910) of studying at the university and provides an additional stipend (in 2022-23, £26,677) each academic year that is paid on top of the UK government’s postgraduate loans and grants.

To be eligible for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, applicants must meet both of the following conditions:

  1. Be bilingual in English and another language listed below.
  2. Be currently enrolled in, or recently completed, a post-secondary program studying one of the languages listed below.
  3. Have studied full-time in an official educational setting as an adult
  4. Hold citizenship from one of the following countries: Republic of Ireland Canada India United States of America United Kingdom Australia New Zealand Kenya Uganda Nigeria Sierra Leone Ghana Ghana South Africa Pakistan Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe Nigeria Sierra Leone Senegal Malawi Kenya Uganda Rwanda Jamaica Botswana Mauritius Namibia Lesotho South Africa Austria Norway Sweden Finland Spain Portugal Romania Tunisia Serbia Montenegro Italy Macedonia Malta Bosnia Herzegovina Poland Argentina Brazil Chile South Korea Perú México Honduras Guatemala El Salvador Dominican Republic Colombia Costa Rica
  5. Have a first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree in any subject and at least two years postgraduate research or professional experience by the start of the course.

How to apply for Gates Cambridge Scholarship UK

Did you know that the Gates Cambridge Scholarship will make it possible for you to study at Cambridge University? Applications for this scholarship are now open and free. As a Gates Cambridge Scholar, you will not pay tuition fees and will get a stipend (£14,696 or about $20,000). You will be part of the graduate program at Gates Cambridge (University of Cambridge).

Early applications are accepted between October and December in the year before you want to start your course (for example 2022/23 applicants should submit their application between October 2022 and December 2022).

Selection criteria for Gates Cambridge Scholarship UK

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is offered annually, and the total value of each scholarship is £20,000. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Developing Countries enables applicants from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East to apply and is worth £20,000. The scholarship fund was established in 2001 through a trust agreement established with the University of Cambridge on behalf of Bill and Melinda Gates.

Duration and benefits

Full-time postgraduate research degree of 36 months in any subject offered by the University. All tuition fees are paid by the University. Annual stipend of £12,000 at 2018/19 levels.

Every year the University of Cambridge awards over £1million in scholarship funding to international students. Cambridge is one of the most prestigious universities for undergraduate and postgraduate study, and every year attracts thousands of applicants from all over the world to apply for their courses. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship offers exceptional students from around the world an extraordinary opportunity to pursue advanced research alongside top academics at one of the oldest and most highly regarded academic institutions in the world.


Wondering if you have what it takes to win a place? Think you’ll be considered as a candidate? Think again! Gates Cambridge has specifically designed their scholarship to ensure that students with a wide range of backgrounds and academic achievements are appropriately represented. The next iteration of the Gates Cambridge Scholars program is coming up soon!

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