Gates Cambridge Scholarship Program is looking for interested applicants for 2016 and 2017. The program offers graduate studies (3 -year PhD, 2-year MSc or MLitt, or 1-year postgraduate course MPhil, MBA) where financial costs are fully covered.

The program awards around 90 new scholarships every year and has over 1500 active alumni. As they have been able to award 5% of scholarships to people based in Africa, they are looking for new ways to get the message out and encourage more Africans to apply.

The selection criteria includes intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and a commitment to improving lives of others. The application deadline to be selected for October 2017 entry is 7th December 2016 and likely a similar deadline for 2017/2018.

Below are some of the criteria:

  • All citizens are eligible except UK citizens
  • Must gain admission to one of the following full time graduate programsĀ at Cambridge
    • PhD (3 year research)
    • MSc of Mlitt (2 year research)
    • One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, MBA, Diploma (Taught/research)
  • No age limit.

Full details about the program and how to apply can be found at