One to four years of funding for graduate study in any field except professional degrees at the University of Cambridge
Please note two separate application cycles: The deadline for US Citizens is mid-October. All other eligible applicants will have an early December or January deadline, depending on the course to be enrolled in.
Academic DisciplineArts & Humanities
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)
CitizenshipU.S. Citizen, Non-US Citizen, DACA Recipient
StatusSenior Year, Young Alumni
Full funding including tuition, room & board, and travel for the duration of your graduate degree.
The Gates-Cambridge Scholarship funds graduate study in any field at the University of Cambridge, except professional degrees (MD, MBA, MFin, PGCE, etc.) 2/3 of Gates funding is reserved for applicants proposing to do the PhD. Applicants must apply concurrently for admission to Cambridge.
The scholarship provides full funding for tuition and fees, and a living expense stipend of up to £20,000 per year for up to four years. Additional funding is available for travel, visa fees, and other circumstances at the discretion of the scholarship committee.
While at Cambridge, scholarship recipients also access community-building events throughout the year, as well as ongoing access to a robust, well-connected alumni network.
Applicants must be graduating seniors or Duke alumni of any nationality except citizens of the U.K. There is no age limit.
- Academic excellence
- A commitment to improving the lives of others
- A capacity for leadership
- Reasons for choice of graduate program