Fully Funded Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2024 in the UK

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Are you thinking of UK as a study destination? The fully funded Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2024 in the UK is a Fully Funded Master and Ph.D. Scholarship for students outside the UK.

The program was founded in 2000 from a Donation of Bill and Melinda Gates to the University of Cambridge, UK. Annually, they choose about 80 students from around the world for the Scholarship program. This trusty has granted over 2,000 scholarships from more than 100 countries.

As one of the most prestigious scholarships, the Gates Scholarship is available in any subject functional at the University of Cambridge. See more details about the Scholarship below.

Details About Bill Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2024

  • Host Country: UK
  • Scholarship Name: Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • University Name: Cambridge University
  • Scholarship for: Master, PhD, MSC, MLitt
  • No of Scholarships: 80
  • Deadline: (11 October 2023 for USA), (4th January 2024 for all others)

Scholarship Benefits of the Gates Scholarship

The Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge, see below:

  • University Fee.
  • Maintenance allowance for a single student (£20,000 for 12 months at the 2023-24 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months) – for PhD scholars, the award is for up to 4 years
  • One Single Airfare Ticket.
  • Inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge.

Also provides Funding for:

  • £500 to up to £2,000 for attending conferences and courses.
  • Dependent Children Allowance – up to £11,604 for one child and up to £16,548 for two or more children
  • Fieldwork Allowance
  • Maternity/Paternity funding
  • Hardship funding – for unexpected  problems facing the scholar.
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Academic Fields

The Gates Cambridge scholarship is available in all academic disciplines, Except:

  • Any Undergraduate degree, such as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA)
  • Business Doctorate (BusD)
  • Master of Business (MBA)
  • Master of Finance (MFin)
  • MASt courses
  • PGCE
  • MBBChir Clinical Studies
  • MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 years, part-time, Home students only)
  • Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
  • Part-time degrees other than the PhD
  • Non-degree courses

Please note: The above courses are not covered by the Gates scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants from outside the UK can apply.
  • Candidates with outstanding academic skills, grades.
  • The applicant must apply for the course first at the University of Cambridge.

Gates Scholarship Application Timeline

For students Living in USA

  • Applications opens: Monday 4 September 2023
  • Application deadline:               Wednesday 11 October 2023 (Time 12:00, noon in local US time zone)
  • Departmental ranking: Monday 16 October 2023 to Thursday 16 November 2023
  • All applicants notified of application outcome is by Monday 11 December 2023
  • Review and selection by panels:           Friday 26 January and Saturday 27 January 2024
  • Scholarships offered:               by Friday 2 February 2024
  • Scholarships accepted: 72 hours after offer

For All other Applicants

  • Applications opens: Monday 4 September 2023
  • Application deadline which is dependent on your course: either 5 December 2023 or 4 January 2024 (see Course Directory)
  • Departmental ranking: December – February
  • All applicants notified of application outcome is by Monday 4 March 2024
  • Review and selection by panels: Monday 25 March 2024 and Tuesday 26 March 2024 (TBC)
  • Scholarships offered: by Friday 29 March
  • Scholarships accepted: 72 hours after offer
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How to Apply

All applicants should please apply by the Course Funding Deadline referenced in the University Course Directory.

To be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, you must complete the section to apply for admission to a course and a College place; and the Gates Cambridge part of the funding section.

Gates Cambridge has entry to the full application for admission and funding when reviewing applications.

The Admission section

In this section, you have to provide all details about your self, your plans, even academic background. Here, you are applying to a specific graduate course.

The Funding Section

While in this sectio,n you can apply for the various funding at the Cambridge University  including the Gates Cambridge Scholarships, which has it’s own sub-section.

The following will be asked for the Gates Scholarship:

  • Gates Cambridge statement (approximately 500 words)
  • Research proposal (PhD applicants only)
  • Gates Cambridge reference (two academic references)

You can watch the Cambridge University Video on the Gates Application Process (here)


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