Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2020


What is Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholarship all about

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation performing wonders by donating hundreds of millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations. Now, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a scholarship programme at Cambridge university recorded as one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Why apply for Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Bill and Melinda Cambridge Scholarship programme started since October 2000 with a donation of $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This donation is the highest ever single donation that a university in the United Kingdom has received.

Furthermore, Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholarship is given to unique students who live in other countries expect the UK. Applicants applying for this scholarship at Cambridge university is to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject that is offered at the University of Cambridge.

Brief description of the scholarship

  • Organization: Bill and Melinda Gates
  • Host university: Cambridge university
  • Host country: UK
  • Award: up to 80 persons
  • Nationality: All countries expect the UK


  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • reasons for choice of course
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • leadership potential
  • A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
  • Applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge:
  • Ph.D. (three-year research-only degree)
  • MSc or MLitt (two-year research-only degree)
  • One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)
  • Eligible Regions: Open for all regions outside of the United Kingdom.

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  • The University tuition Fee at the appropriate rate*
  • A maintenance stipends for a single student (£14,900 for 12 months at the 2017-18 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)
  • A single economy airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
  • Inbound visa costs & the Immigration Health Surcharge cost
  • Development funding (Academic)– from £500 to £2,000, dependent on the length of the course, to attend conferences and courses.
  • Family allowance – about £10,120 for a first child and up to £4,320 for a second child (2016-17 rate). No funding for a partner.
  • Fieldwork – you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your Ph.D.
  • Hardship funding
  • Maternity/Paternity funding

Application deadline: October 9, 2020

For more information concerning this scholarship please CLICK HERE and visit the official website.

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