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In October 2000, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of Seattle, Washington, USA announced a donation to the University of Cambridge of 210 million dollars to establish the Gates Cambridge Trust. This benefaction creates in perpetuity an international scholarship programme to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.



Conditions

Candidates for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship:

* Students may come from any country of the world except the United Kingdom.
* Students may apply to study any subject currently available at the University.
* Students must have a first class or high second class honours degree, or its equivalent, from a recognised university.
* For universities which work according to the North American pattern, candidates will be expected to have excellent transcripts with high GPA scores showing evidence of sustained achievement in study, together with the type of academic references which speak of the candidate's leadership potential, social commitment, intellectual ability and why further study at Cambridge is particularly appropriate.
* Students must apply to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses study:
o Research leading to the PhD degree
o One-year post-graduate courses (e.g. MPhil, LLM, Diploma etc.)
o Second Bachelor degree as an Affiliated Student
o MBBChir Clinical Studies

See How to Apply for further information.
* Students must be admitted to Cambridge through the University's normal academic procedures. The Trust cannot admit students.

Program

Scholars for 2007:

Scholarships have been awarded to 48 students from the USA, who will begin their studies at the University of Cambridge in October 2007.

Address

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Trust
PO Box 252
Cambridge, CB2 1TZ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1223 351449
Fax: +44 1223 338467
Email: info@gates.scholarships.cam.ac.uk

URL

http://trust.gatesscholar.org
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