Gates Cambridge Scholarship- MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

Awarded by : University of Cambridge

Updated on Aug 10, 2022
Amrita Kaur

University Research Analyst

Gates Cambridge Scholarship- MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

  • Applicable for

    University of Cambridge in UK

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 64,41,054/-

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level


  • Intake year

    Oct 2023

  • Final application deadline

    01 Dec 2022

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

  • The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university
  • The aim of the Gates Cambridge programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others
  • Currently, there are over 1,400 Gates Cambridge Scholars and Alumni from more than 100 countries

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Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree

This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in University of Cambridge in UK

  • Courses Eligible for Scholarship
    • 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.)


Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: Pound 66,035 => Rs 64,41,054

Conversion rate used: 1 Pound = Rs. 97.54 (last updated 8th June 2022)

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses Scholarship amount can be used for this
Spouse/Child Care Scholarship amount can be used for this
Health Cover Scholarship amount can be used for this
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others Scholarship amount can be used for this

  • Scholarship covers:
    • the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate
    • £18,384 of a maintenance allowance for a single student
    • one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
    • inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge
  • The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis:

    • Academic development funding – from up to £500 to up to £2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.

    • Family allowance – currently up to £10,420 for one child and up to £14,870 for two or more children (2022-23 rate tbc). No funding is provided for a partner.

    • Fieldwork – you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your PhD (the Trust does not fund other fieldwork costs as these should be funded by the University Composition Fee).

    • Maternity/Paternity funding – should you require it, you may apply to intermit your studies for up to 6 months and continue to receive your maintenance allowance during this time

    • Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties facing the scholar

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 55

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
IELTS Required (minimum score 7)
12 Required
UG Required (minimum score 70.0%)
Interview Required


  • The selection criteria are outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others, a good fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying
  • Applicant must be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
  • Applicant must be applying to pursue full-time residential course of study at the University of Cambridge
  • Bachelor: Professional Bachelor (4 years) when awarded from a top institution (BEng; BTech; MBBS) with a grade of 70%. Bachelor of Law (3 years) with a grade of 70%. Bachelor of Arts (3 years) (From University of Delhi and Mumbai) with a grade of 70% or Masters with a Pass
  • IELTS: 7.0 with no score less than 7.0 in each section
  • Interview: Candidates will be invited for a 20-25 minute interview and, depending on where you are, you can either attend in person or choose to be interviewed by Skype.
  • Each interview has four main sections:

    1. Welcome and introduction: The Chair will introduce the panel, set out the format of the interview, and provide any other essential information to allow for a productive session


Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +238 more

Application Process for this scholarship

Application Documents

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
CV Required
Official transcripts Required

  • LOR: wo academic references for admission,
  • In the application form we ask:

    Please give your assessment of the applicant’s suitability for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. These are awarded on the following criteria: intellectual ability, justification for the choice of course, a commitment to improving the lives of others and leadership capacity.

We also ask:

  • How highly would you rank the applicant for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship?
  • On what overall group are you basing this ranking?
  • What is the size of this group?
  • Essay: It is required for admission purpose. The following are the main essay questions on the Cambridge MBA application: 
    • Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must address the following questions:
      • What are your short and long-term career objectives and what skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you achieve them?
      • What actions will you take before and during the MBA to contribute to your career outcome?
      • If you are unsure of your post-MBA career path, how will the MBA equip you for the future?

    • What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (200 words) 
    • Describe a situation where you had to work jointly with others to achieve a common goal. What did you learn from the experience? (up to 200 words)
  • Statement- In no more than 3000 characters (approximately 500 words) please explain why you are applying for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and how you meet the four main criteria.
  • Application Process: Applicants must submit an application for graduate admission, a College place and funding - including a Gates Cambridge Scholarship - via the University’s Graduate Applicant Portal

Scholarship Application

Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable. No separate application is needed.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application start date September 15, 2022 Not Available
Application final end date December 01, 2022
  • Dependent on your course – either 1 December 2022 or 5 January 2023
Scholarships offered Not Available
  • Late March
Scholarships accepted Not Available
  • 72 hours after the offer

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

Contact email 
Phone number 44 (0) 1223 338467

Additional Information

Courses which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships:

  • Any Undergraduate degree such as BA (undergraduate) or 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 years, part-time)
  • Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
  • Part-time degrees
  • Non-degree courses

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