The experience

  • Scholars in room
Being a Gates Cambridge Scholar offers you exceptional opportunities and networks at Cambridge and beyond.

During your time as a Gates Cambridge Scholar at Cambridge you will have access to myriad opportunities and networks - right from a three-day orientation programme before your course starts (where friendships for life are made) through to the Graduation Dinner (to celebrate your success). There are an enormous number of academic, cultural, social, and professional development opportunities in between.

Upon completion of your degree there are is a similarly wide range of opportunities to remain engaged with Gates Cambridge. Major alumni events, local activities, an on-line network and more ensure Alumni feel connected to the programme and each to other.

The work done by the Trust, Scholars' Council and Alumni Association for Scholars and Alumni underpins the programme's mission: to create a global network of leaders committed to improving the lives of others.