Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship funds a year or more of graduate school at the University of Cambridge for leaders whose work is committed to improving the lives of others.

2020-2021 Deadlines:

National Deadline: TBA, usually in mid-October for U.S. applicants and in December or January for international applicants


The Gates Cambridge Scholarship aims to build a network of future leaders dedicated to improving others' lives by funding scholarships for graduate study (master's or doctorate degrees) at the University of Cambridge.


In order to be eligible to apply, an applicant must:

- be a citizen of any country outside of the U.K. (U.K. dual citizenship is usually okay if you've been living in the U.S.)

- be applying to pursue an eligible graduate degree at the University of Cambridge

Slight preference is given to candidates applying to a PhD at Cambridge.

Oxy application process:

You do not need to apply through Oxy for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, but you may choose to take advantage of the same summer advising given to Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes candidates at Oxy. To do so, please complete the Google form by June 29, 2020. Interested alumni may contact Jennifer Locke for access to the Google form.

Applicants are also encouraged to share drafts of their Gates Cambridge essay with the Office of National and International Fellowships for advice.