In 2000 the program ‘The Gates Cambridge Scholarship’ was created (Becas Gates Cambridge), thanks to the millionaire donation of 210 million dollars that the tycoon Bill Gates and, his then wife, Melinda French, made to the University of Cambridge.
Since then, 80 scholarships are offered each year for students of all the countries of the world, except the United Kingdom. It should be noted that this benefit not only includes tuition, but also air tickets, other educational costs, accommodation, food and a monthly ‘salary’ space is delivered.
Currently, more than 1,700 students are part of the Gates Cambridge program, if you want to join that great community, this is what you should know.
° Academic excellenceThose who apply must demonstrate through their academic records, experience and references that they are outstanding students.
° Leadership potentialApplicants must provide evidence of their leadership ability and indicate how their skills in this field can positively impact the world.
° Commitment to improve the lives of others: it is important to expose your interest and help the world, but above all, show how you have worked or will work for society.
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° Research skills: People who aspire to study a postgraduate degree, a doctorate or a ‘Master of Philosophy’ must demonstrate that they have academic training, skills and research experience. In addition, they must state how winning the scholarship will facilitate their future professional projects.
What courses can I apply for?
Please note that helps They are for those interested in a Doctor’s degree, Master of Philosophy or in the one-year postgraduate courses offered by the educational institution.
According to the program’s website, of the 80 scholarships, 25 are for U.S. citizens and 55 for people of other nationalities.
Although the inscriptions started in September, you can still participate, because, depending on the course, the application date ends on December 2, 2021 or January 6, 2022.
How to register?
The first thing to do is to know in depth the program of your interest, for this you must enter the page of the University of Cambridge and verify that the registrations are still open for 2022.
When you have selected your course, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button, register and fill out the form, in the section of financing, by clicking on ‘Gates Cambridge’.
After specifying that you are applying for a Gates Scholarship, the platform He will ask you why are you applying for that scholarship? And how do you meet the scholarship requirements? Information that you must provide in a maximum of 500 words.
The document will also ask for a reference and suitability assessment: intellectual capacity, justification for the choice of the course, commitment to improve the lives of others and leadership skills.
Once enrolled, be sure to keep an eye on your email and the university page to see how your process is going.
If you have doubts, go to the page of ‘The Gates Cambridge Scholarship‘.
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