Deadline Application available - September 2020
Final deadline - October 2020
Eligibility bachelor's by time of award
Award funding for graduate program at Cambridge

[Note: The deadline has passed for the current application cycle. The next application cycle will be announced in the summer of 2021.]

Candidates must:

  • hold, or expect to obtain before the application deadline, a bachelor's degree
  • gain admission to the University of Cambridge and to a constituent college
  • may be citizens of any country outside the UK


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.

Selection Criteria

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

NYU Endorsement

If applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, please note that you do not require a letter of endorsement from NYU. However, we are happy to support you in your application, and will offer feedback. When you have a draft, feel free to make an appointment with one of us on our Support Structures Page.