Gates Cambridge Scholarships for Pakistani Students

Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Scholarships for Pakistani Students | 49 comments


Gates Cambridge Scholarships for Pakistani Students are extremely prestigious and competitive scholarships. They are awarded to applicants from Pakistan who wish to pursue a full-time degree at the University of Cambridge. These scholarships are available for a postgraduate degree in any field at the University of Cambridge. This scholarship program was started in 2000 after an initial donation of $210 million from the software magnate Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates.

Who can apply?

Pakistani students looking to apply for the GATES Cambridge scholarships must:

  • Be a citizen of Pakistan
  • Be applying to a full-time course in the university of cambridge
  • Have a proven record of academic excellence.

What subjects can I study?

Students from Pakistan can study any subject for their postgraduate and doctoral studies at the university of Cambridge.

How many scholarships are offered?

Upto 90 scholarships are awarded every year.

What is the duration of the award?

This scholarship is awarded for the entire duration of the postgraduate course you are admitted to.

Which country (-ies) can I study at?

You can only study at University of Cambridge in U.K.

What expenses are covered?

This scholarship provides following perks and benefits :

  • It covers all of your tuition fee
  • It provides and annual allowance of £ 13,500
  • Airfare for two return tickets, one at the beginning of the course and one at the end of the course.
  • Family allowance is awarded i.e. £7,775 for a first child and up to £1,200 for second child.
  • If you are presenting at a conference you will be paid £500 a year.

What is the selection criterion?

This scholarship is very competitive and students from Pakistan must show excellent academic record, leadership potential and commitment towards improving lives of others.

How to Apply?

There is no separate application for GATES scholarship. You will have to apply through the graduate office at the University of Cambridge. While applying to Cambridge University you will have to fill in the GRADSAF application form, provide academic transcripts, 2 academic references and 1 personal reference.

What is the deadline?

Last date to submit application for 2014 session is DECEMBER 03, 2013.

Further information on GATES Cambridge scholarships can be found here


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  1. I have a dual nationality with a British and Pakistani passport. I am getting a First Class Degree from University of London International Programmes in BSc. Economics. Does my dual nationality make me ineligible for the particular scholarship?

    • You are eligible for this scholarship 🙂

    • nice Ma’m, you are lucky!

  2. i want to farther study through sclolarships

  3. Spoiler alert !

    Uni of Cambridge has this weird policy for Pakistan that incoming students for a graduate program must have a graduate degree (not an undergrad)! Except for PhD applicants. I have confirmed this personally with them via email. So, to do MS you need to have an MS with GPA > 3.5 in MS .

  4. I have a dual nationality, doing msc behavioral science….degree will be completed in sep2014…can I apply

  5. AoA Sir !! I haven’t done with my bsc. engg degree yet as i am in my 7th of total 8 semesters, am i eligible to apply ??

  6. Sir , Can i apply for scholarship for medical college in Pakistan. If not kindly intimate me from where i can get scholarship for study MBBS at Government medical college within Pakistan.

  7. i shall be graduating in MBBS in 2015. am i eligible to this scholarship if i wish to do my postgraduation from the university of cambridge??? is this scholarship available for pursuing post graduate medical studies in the university of cambridge???

    • Yes this scholarship is available for your aspirations

    • yes Rabiyya you can apply for this

  8. I have done my A levels with an overall excellent grades. Am I eligible for this scholarship?

  9. i m doing my BShons in zoology in pakistan how can i get admission in the Cambridge uni??

  10. I secured 1st position in MSc with 82.7% marks, but all my previous academic records are just mediocre, do I stand a chance for this scholarship or should I just forget about it since they focus so much on an “excellent academic record”?

    • Yes Farwa, you do stand a good chance of getting in 🙂

  11. the one who can not afford his education expensive in Pakistan ,there is any way for him?

    • Yes please apply for scholarships.

  12. Hello. Sir/mam ;-
    i am Naveed Ahmed Sodhar from Mehar Dadu Sindh Pakistan
    my 12th marks is 85% . Sir/mam . I am apply for mbbs in ful scholarship .plz do u have any scholarship plz .contact me my no: 03002386502

  13. A.A sir plz tell me how cn i applly for ths fsc marks 80% hn cn i apply for mbbs

  14. A.a! I have secured 76% marks in inter part I exams through Gujranwala Board. Can I get Scholorship ?My next goal is BsCs.

  15. I am a Pakistani Citizen attending Knox College, USA on a student visa. I completed all my education before Bachelors from Pakistan and have been heavily involved with community service and projects in Pakistan even during my stay in the USA. I wish to return to Pakistan upon my graduation in June 2016 and would like to apply for the this scholarship for 2016 entry. Am I eligible?

    Secondly, how many students is this scholarship offered to from Pakistan?

    • Hello, Of course you are. Around 2-3 students from PK are given this scholarship!

  16. I’m currently doing o-levels and I want to do medical school in Cambridge university through gates scholarship. Is it possible for me to do a-levels and then study hard for Mcat for the outstanding results and then apply in Cambridge for medical school.
    Thank you.

    • Also can I apply for mbbs scholarship through gates????????????

    • Nope Mariam that is not possible.

  17. I have done fsc precmedical with 950 marks
    How can i apply to get scholarship to study mbbs
    Please tell me as soon as possible by sending me email

    • Follow the instructions above.

  18. A-o-A
    Hello Sir how are you.?
    sir My self muhammad saleem akram from pakistan,punjab,sahiwal.
    Sir causes of some personal problems my marks is very low in intermediate.i get 41% in inter.
    My marks in matrik was matrik marks 68%.
    Sir can i apply for this scholaship.sir i do work hard in bs,se.

    • WAS – Of course you can Saleem 🙂

  19. sir i m currently studying in 7th semester in pakistan ,, i have a cgpa 2.5 which makes it 67 % am i eligible for this scholorship

  20. Hello. Sir my name is Ammar Majeed. Recently i complete my M.Phil in Agricultural Entomology. Now i want to do Ph.D in agricultural entomology. If there is any scholarship for Ph.D kindly help me. I shall be very thankful.

  21. Sir, i got 968 marks in fsc got fifth position in board. Do you find it possible that ican do my MBBS through gates. My time is running out inform me as soon as possible. If not, guide me what should i do to do MBBS in Pak on scholarship . Thanks

  22. Assalam-O-Alaikum
    Sir I got 822mark in matric can I applied for this

  23. hi my name is UMAR !!
    i have completed my graduation in computer science with 3.5 CGPA… Sir can I apply for this scholarship ?

  24. I have gotten admission at Cambridge university in bachelor’s program of psychology and behavioral sciences starting 2017. Kindly guide with regards to scholarships.

    • Hello Israa, For cambridge there are no such fundings except the Gates scholarship

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