Award Details

A global scholarship at Cambridge University for intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others.


You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:

  • a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
  • applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge:
    • PhD (three year research-only degree)
    • MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree)
    • One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

If in doubt, please use the online eligibility checker.  


Applicants apply on a single form for admission to a course and a College and for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Please see the Gates Cambridge website for application details. Contact LeAnn Adam for application review.  Need help finding a course of study in the UK?  Please visit: Postgraduate Study in the UK.


The Gates Cambridge application opens in September and closes in October.  See the full timeline

OSU Contact

LeAnn Adam
OSU Advisor for Prestigious Scholarships


OSU's first Gates Cambridge winner was Evan Miles in 2012.  Read more about Evan.