Myesha Jemison

Gates Cambridge

class of 2021

Meet some of the 74 new Gates Cambridge Scholars-Elect who will take up their postgraduate studies in October.

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Why Cambridge?

Find out why studying at Cambridge is for you

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For the duration of your course most students will live in a Cambridge College – somewhere to sleep, eat, learn and make lifelong friends. 

Read more about accommodation.

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Small-group teaching and personalised learning are central to the renowned Cambridge supervision system.

Read more about how you will be taught.

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How the University works

31 Colleges, 150 Departments, 18 Faculties, six Schools and other institutions. Discover how the University works.

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90% of graduates were employed or in training six months after leaving (2015–17).

Learn more about our Careers Service's wide range of support.

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Living here

Cambridge offers the best of both worlds: a small-city environment with great transport connections by road, rail and air. Stansted Airport and central London are both less than an hour away by train.

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Three quarters of Masters students and a third of PhDs received internal or external funding in 2018/19. Learn more about our many funding opportunities.

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An international community

Cambridge is a global institution with postgraduate students from 145 countries. You will quickly settle in with the support we provide for international scholars.

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As a postgraduate student, you might live in a College or use our Accommodation Service to find somewhere that suits you. Find out more about postgraduate accommodation.

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Get one-to-one support and other resources from our professional Careers Service in addition to world-class employment prospects.

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Cambridge life

Student societies, sports, pubs, restaurants, shopping, museums, family venues – and London visits – all make up the Cambridge experience. Learn more about Cambridge life.

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The city of Cambridge

Famous for its architecture, history and intellectual atmosphere, our small city is just 45 minutes from London and a short hop by plane or train to Europe.

How to apply

Step-by-step guidance on the applications process


Updates from across the University

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News - Raring to return | Vice-Chancellor’s blog

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J Toope, writes about the return of students and continued disruption to our teaching, learning and research.

News - AI could be used to triage patients suspected at risk of early stage oesophageal cancer

Artificial intelligence ‘deep learning’ techniques can be used to triage suspected cases of Barrett oesophagus.
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News - Cambridge COVID-19 Test Centre has processed more than 3 million tests

The Centre has reached a new milestone following a unique collaboration.


World-class concerts, lectures, sports events, festivals and more

Online - Book club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Find out about the incredible story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells enabled a scientific revolution, with the Cambridge Festival Book Club.

Online - 'It’s not all Zoom and gloom' with Richard Watson - 16 June

Join Futurist Richard Watson for a virtual talk discussing why the future is not beyond our control.

Online - Wellness wanders

Enjoy the latest seasonal sights on a virtual walk around Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

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