Enables outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees are required to award scholarships on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.
Any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
The full cost of studying at Cambridge: all university fees; a maintenance allowance for a single student; the cost of the most economical airfare from the scholar's normal country of residence to the UK at the beginning of their course and the cost of the most economical airfare from the UK to the scholar's normal country of residence at the end of the course; a discretionary contribution towards the costs of supporting dependants at Cambridge (upon application). Gates Scholars may apply for financial help with the costs of attending conferences, undertaking fieldwork, and other activities.
The applicant must have:
- Anexcellent transcript, with high GPA scores showing evidence of sustained achievement in study.
- Academic references which speak of the candidate's leadership potential, social commitment, intellectual ability and why further study at Cambridge is particularly appropriate.
October 14, 2015 for U.S. citizens normally resident in the U.S.; and December 2, 2015 for citizens of all countries other than the U.S. (except the U.K.) and for U.S. citizens normally resident outside the U.S.