Fully funded Bill Gates Scholarship in the USA & Australia for Nigerians 2021/2022

Are you a Nigerian student, undergraduate, or graduate looking for a Fully Funded Bill Gates scholarship in the USA & Australia in 2021/222?

If so, we are happy to inform you that the Gates Scholarship 2021/2022 in Australia, the UK, Canada, and the USA is continuing for Nigerian students and international graduates.

In October 2000, the University of Cambridge established the Gates Cambridge Scholarship program with a donation of US$210m by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

This scholarship donation represents the largest single donation ever to a university for a fully-funded scholarship that is yearly for students from Africa, Europe, and the rest of the world.

Every year, Gates Cambridge awards c.80 full-cost scholarships for outstanding applicants from outside the US, Canada and Australia to help them pursue a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge.

These awards will almost two-thirds be awarded to PhD students. There are approximately 25 awards available for the US round, and 55 available for the International round.

These are the selection criteria:

  • Outstanding intellectual ability
  • There are many reasons to choose a course
  • A commitment to improve the lives of others
  • Leadership potential

Gates Scholarship Summary

  • Host: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Study abroad: Study in Europe fully-funded
  • Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | PhD Scholarships |
  • All countries are eligible
  • PS17,848 Yearly
  • Deadline: January 6, 2022

Information about this Scholarships

At any given time, there are at least 215 Scholars from over 50 countries who study in Cambridge. They are pursuing the full range of subjects offered by the University. They are spread across the Colleges and departments.

The mission of Gates Cambridge is to create a global network for future leaders who are committed to improving others’ lives. This mission is achieved by selecting exceptional scholars and providing financial and non-financial assistance at one of the top universities in the world. It also facilitates community building within and outside Cambridge.

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Scholarship Requirements

  1. A citizen of any other country than the United Kingdom can apply
  2. Apply to one of these full-time residential programs of study at University of Cambridge

PhD, MSc/MLitt

One-year postgraduate course (with some exemptions – see below).

The Current student at Cambridge

You can apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are currently studying at Cambridge.

If you’re currently pursuing an MPhil, you may be eligible for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship in order to study for a PhD.

If they are applying to a new degree, current Gates Cambridge Scholars can also apply for a second scholarship.

Round two will be open to all current Cambridge students. If you are a current student at Cambridge, you can’t apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to finance the rest of your course.

The General funding in Cambridge

You may also be eligible for funding from the University of Cambridge, regardless of whether you are eligible for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

And to know that, you have to visit this link for other scholarship opportunity at the University of Cambridge See www.student-funding.cam.ac.uk for more details.

These courses are not eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships:

  • Any undergraduate degree, such as a BA (undergraduate) and a BA affiliated (a second BA).
  • Business Doctorate (BusD).
  • Master of Business (MBA).
  • Master of Finance (MFin).
  • PGCE
  • MBBChir Clinical Studies
  • MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 year, part-time).
  • A101: Graduate Course in Medicine
  • Part-time degrees
  • Non-degree programs

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Duration & Reward

The full tuition cost for studying at Cambridge is covered by the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. You can also apply for discretionary funding. It is a fully-funded scholarship opportunity.

The core components

  • The University Composition Fee at a suitable rate*
  • A maintenance allowance for one student (PS17.848 for 12 month at the 2021-22 rates; pro rata if courses are shorter than 12 months). The award is available for PhD scholars for up to 4 year.
  • One economy, one airfare for the start and end of the course
  • Inbound visa costs and the Immigration Health Surcharge

* The University Composition fee varies depending on the student. Applicants should consult the Graduate Studies prospectus to find out exact amounts. If a student from outside the European Union is awarded a fee award by public authorities, they must accept it and the Trust will not be responsible for these fees.

Timeline for Residents of the USA

This round is for applicants who are US citizens or residents. It is only available to Gates Cambridge.

These students must submit their applications by 13 October.

Which stage? Date

Applications are open for Thursday, September 02, 2021

Application deadline Wednesday 13 October 2022

Ranking of departments Monday 18 October 2021 to Tuesday 18 November 2022

All applicants will be notified Wednesday, 01 December 2022 of the outcome of their application

Panels TBC offer online review and selection

End of January 2022 Scholarships

Acceptance of scholarships 72 hours after acceptance

All other qualified applicants from Nigeria, Africa and the rest of world

This round will see the majority of applicants apply. It aligns with the University’s postgraduate funding contest.

There are two deadlines for applications. These are determined based on which course you are applying.

Which stage? Date

Applications are open for Thursday, September 02, 2022

Deadlines for applications depend on the course. It can be 02/12/2021 or 06/01/2022 (see Course Directory).

Ranking by department December – February

All applicants were notified February 2022 of the outcome of their application

Online review and selection by panels February 2022 and March 2022

End March Scholarships

Acceptance of scholarships 72 hours after acceptance

Modalities of application

The University’s Graduate Application Portal allows applicants to submit their applications for admission and funding (Gates Cambridge or other funding).

You must fill out the section to apply to a College or course to be eligible for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Gates Cambridge has full access to all applications for admission and funding. This allows Gates Cambridge to review applicants.

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