Application open for Gates Cambridge scholarship UK 2022 | fully funded

Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Gates Cambridge scholarship to study in the UK. This page has all the details.

Are you searching for funding opportunities to study for a postgraduate degree in the UK by 2022? Gates Cambridge scholarship supports you to study in the UK fully funded.

The Gates Cambridge scholarship is funded through generous support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Here is how the scholarship is distributed for postgraduate programmes:

Approximately two-thirds will be offered to PhD students (others are for masters).

How much is this scholarship worth?

Gates Cambridge scholarship covers the full cost of studying for a postgraduate degree at University of Cambridge.

Specifically, the scholarship covers:

i. University of Cambridge fees.

ii. a maintenance allowance for a single student (£17,848 for 12 months at the 2021-22 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months) – for PhD scholars the award is for up to 4 years.

iii. one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of your programme.

iv. inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge.

How many: Each year, Gates Cambridge offers 80 fully funded scholarships to outstanding international applicants (from outside the UK) to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any area of study available at the University of Cambridge.


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Which programs does the scholarship cover?

The scholarship funds all postgraduate subject areas available at University of Cambridge.

However, the following courses are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge scholarship:

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

Which Nationalities are eligible?

Gates Cambridge scholarship is open to citizens and residents of all countries (except the UK).

Who can apply?

To become eligible for Gates Cambridge scholarship you must meet the following criteria.

1. Be a citizen of any country outside the UK.

2. Apply to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses at the University of Cambridge:

  • PhD
  • MSc/MLitt
  • One year postgraduate course.


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How to apply for the scholarship

You can apply online through the 2022 Gates Cambridge Scholarship application page.

When is the deadline?

Below is the closing date to apply for Gates Cambridge scholarship.

International applicants from any country: either 2 December 2021 or 6 January 2022 (depending on your course).

US citizens staying in USA: 13 October 2021.

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9 thoughts on “Application open for Gates Cambridge scholarship UK 2022 | fully funded

  1. My name is Esther, I’m from Nigeria. I’m single and I studied Animal Science, I’m about to write my GAS examination I really want to further my education(MSC) in a university outside my country. I will really love to get this scholarship. Thanks

  2. my name is Mengistu from Ethiopia and iam 35years old single male and I have BA degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology with 7years work experience;but I want to advance my profession to hire level by learning Masters program in related fields at far Univesity.Sowhat I kindly request is please would you give me scholarship program?

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