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The Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.  Please watch the twenty minute information video found on the Gates Cambridge homepage.  The Trust seeks to elect approximately 100 new scholars annually.  While at Cambridge, Scholars pursue full range of subjects available at the University and are spread through its departments and Colleges.


Students seeking the Gates Cambridge Scholarship should have

  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • leadership potential
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • a good fit between qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate program at Cambridge for which they are applying

*Note: Students must gain admission to Cambridge through the University's regular procedures.  The Gates Cambridge Trust is not able to admit students to Cambridge.

Application Year:



Skidmore Deadline-September 
See Dates and Deadlines page for details.


Skidmore Contact:

The Office of Academic Advising

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For more information about the University of Cambridge admissions process:

University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions

International Students:

A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom may apply.