The Gates Cambridge Scholarship provides full funding for full-time postgraduate study in any subject at the University of Cambridge, as well as inbound and outbound airfare, Visa costs, and a £13,000 living stipend for 12 months.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • Open to students from any country other than the UK.
  • 40 US students and 55 International students are offered Gates Cambridge Scholarships annually.
  • Selection criteria includes outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others, and a good fit between the applicant and the program to which he/she is applying to.

Application Procedure:

  • Applications accepted starting September 1st.
  • US Citizens based in the USA must submit an application by October 15th.
  • Interviews take place in January and scholarships are offered in early February.

U-M Contact: Henry Dyson (

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