The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship in any subject area for students to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are for one, two, or three years, possibly extending to the fourth year.
In addition to demonstrating wide-ranging academic excellence sufficient to be considered a top candidate in the Cambridge department to which they apply (which normally requires a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.80 or above by Summer 2022), the most successful Gates candidates have demonstrated the capacity to lead and “take others with them” to make the world a better place, a commitment to working for the greater good, and a good academic fit with the Cambridge graduate program to which they apply. Candidates with cumulative undergraduate GPAs below 3.80 at the time of application need to demonstrate sustained ongoing commitment to producing positive change in their chosen field.
|Organization||The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Number of Awards||NA|
|Contest Deadline||October 12, 2022|
Who is Eligible?
For all other eligible candidates (including US citizens who are living outside the US) – based on the student’s course, either 1 December 2022 OR 5 January 2023.
How to Apply?
There is no Gates application separate from the Cambridge graduate application (GRADSAF). That application includes a supplemental personal essay for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship (and another for the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Cambridge Overseas Research Trusts).
While the Gates Cambridge Scholarship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you. CURF requests that Gates applicants create a single PDF of the required application materials (except recommendations) and submit a pdf of their complete Gates Cambridge application to CURF using this form(link is external) after submitting their Gates Cambridge application to the Cambridge website.
The deadline for online submission of the application and supporting documents is October 12, 2022.