Gates Cambridge Scholarship

British Fellowships Info Session

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7 – 8pm in Davis Family Library 201- Watson Lecture Hall

To select candidates with exceptional academic achievement, scholarly promise, and leadership potential for scholarships to Cambridge University.

All Cambridge tuition fees, maintenance allowance for study-related activities, and one round-trip economy airfare.

from the US:  46 in 2001; 50 in 2002; 88 in 2003; 31 in 2004; 38 in 2005; 41 in 2006; 48 in 2007.  The trust seeks to elect approximately 100 new scholars annually from many countries outside the UK.

None specified; limited only by fields offered at Cambridge

Cambridge University, England

Seniors or recent college graduates from U.S. or any other country outside the United Kingdom, with "transcripts showing evidence of sustained academic achievement in study, and a strong performance in GRE scores, together with references which speak knowledgeably about candidate's academic performance and potential for scholarly growth."  GPA should be 3.7 or higher.

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship can only be taken up by a student who has been admitted to Cambridge through the University's normal application procedures.  These are separate from the selection procedures for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.  Applicants for a Master's or Doctoral study are admitted to Cambridge through the Board of Graduate studies; those applying for a second Bachelor's degree are admitted by a College.

This fellowship does not require institutional nomination. However, we ask students to let us know if they intend to apply. To do so:

1. Submit a preliminary application by April 15, 2016 to

Note: letters of recommendation are NOT included in this stage of application.

2. Complete admission forms to selected program at Cambridge University and any additional forms required by the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Final deadline is October 2016 (Cambridge University); external deadlines are also listed on program websites.

Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G

Gates Cambridge Scholarship