Gates cambridge scholarships are 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 programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
Applications are invited from outstanding graduates holding at least a first class honours degree in pure or applied sciences, humanities, law or medicine of indian universities for five scholarships, for a course of study leading to a degree of the university of oxford (uk).
Candidates in the final year of their degree courses with exceptional academic record may also apply. Candidates must demonstrate their continuing interest and achievement in extra curricular activities such as sports, theatre and community work
one of the newest of the big international grants, this scholarship was started in 2000 by the bill and melinda gates foundation with a $210 million gift to the university of cambridge. Recipients of this award must be graduate students from outside the united kingdom who are accepted to study at the university of cambridge. The award covers full tuition for 230 students at any one time, with 100 new students selected annually.