GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP
Contact Professor Edward Countryman, Department of History, for more information.
In October 2000 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of Seattle, Washington made a donation of $210 million to the University of Cambridge, England, to establish the Gates Cambridge Trust.
This creates in perpetuity an international scholarship programme for outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom who gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue graduate studies. These individuals will combine academic excellence with leadership potential, and a commitment to serving their communities.
No institutional endorsement is required. Students apply for the
scholarship and to Cambridge at the same time.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate and affiliated
study in Cambridge. The Scholarships are awarded competitively to students
from all countries in the world except the UK. The award of a Scholarship
is absolutely conditional on the student gaining admission to Cambridge through
the University's regular procedures. The Scholars engage in full-time
intensive academic work while studying in Cambridge. The Scholars become
fully integrated into the University and its Colleges and, on graduation, they
join Cambridge's widespread alumni network