The University of Melbourne is providing an award amount of 100% fee remission and at least $35,000 to high achieving students who need support in their educational pursuit.

This scholarship opportunity was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge, the largest ever single donation to a UK university. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the world’s most prestigious awards, aiming to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.


  • Applicants must be citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom
  • Applicants must apply to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study: PhD, MSc/MLitt, One year postgraduate course
  • Applicants should check all the English language requirements when you come to study at Melbourne University.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Ph.D and Masters

Value of Award: 100% fee remission and at least $35,000

Number of Awards: 80

Method of Application: You can apply for admission to a postgraduate degree, a College place and various sources of funding (including the Gates Cambridge Scholarship) via the University of Cambridge’s Graduate Applicant Portal.

If applicants are successful in obtaining a place at Cambridge, they will be given a conditional offer by the Graduate Admissions office. These applicants will then be considered for any awards for which they are eligible, including the Gates Cambridge Scholarships.

Note that deadline to apply for this scholarship is specific to the Cambridge course you wish to enrol in. Further information is available from the Gates Cambridge Scholarship website. For enquiries, contact

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