One to four years of funding for graduate study in any field except professional degrees at the University of Cambridge.


Application Deadline

October 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM


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.


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Academic Discipline

Arts & Humanities
Creative/Performing Arts
Professional (Law/Medicine/Business)
Public Service
Social Sciences
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Eligibility: Citizenship

U.S. Citizen, Non-US Citizen, DACA Recipient

When to Apply

Senior Year, Young Alumni

Campus Nomination Required?


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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.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence
  • A commitment to improving the lives of others
  • A capacity for leadership
  • Reasons for choice of graduate program

Recent Duke Recipients


Ayden Case

Gates Cambridge Scholar

Henry Taylor

Gates-Cambridge Scholar

Jenna Armstrong

Gates Cambridge Scholar