The Gates Millennium Scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was a prestigious scholarship program aimed at providing financial assistance to outstanding minority students in the United States. It covered tuition fees, room and board, and additional educational expenses for high-achieving scholars pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies.

What Is Gates Millennium Scholarship?

Established in 1999, the Gates millennium scholarship has granted 1.6 billion dollars to international students including 300 Pakistani students. The main goal of the Gates millennium scholarship is to provide educational support to brilliant students who are unable to finance their studies.

Though the scholarships are for every study field, the priority is given to computer science, engineering, and mathematics. Gates millennium scholarships are offered each year for undergraduate, master's, and PhD programs.

  • Gates Millennium Scholarships for Undergraduate and postgraduate study Program: Gates millennium scholarships are offered to undergraduate students who have excellent academic scores in his/her intermediate. The selection criteria for the undergraduate study program are somehow different compared to the postgraduate study program. The average acceptance rate for undergraduate programs is 96.2%.  After earning their undergraduate degree, almost 37.5% of gates millennium scholars transit to a postgraduate degree program.  

  • Gates Millennium Scholarship Acceptance Rate: Gates millennium scholarship is highly competitive so its acceptance rate is 0.3%. Students with high caliber and advanced knowledge can apply for the Gates Millennium scholarship


Important Facts

No of scholarships


Host country


Host institute

     USA universities  

Degree level

     Undergraduate, masters, and PhD


     Phase I: September

     Phase II: January


Courses Offered by Gates Millennium Scholarship

There is a wide range of courses offered by the Gates millennium scholarship. The Gates millennium scholarships are offered for each study discipline at the undergraduate level.

Courses Offered For postgraduate study programs

The Gates Millennium scholarships are offered to postgraduate studies in the following disciplines

  • Education

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Engineering

  • Library science

  • Public Health

Gates Millennium Scholarship Award Amount

Gates millennium scholarship amount provides

  • Finance for tuition fees

  • Student’s loan to cover living expenses

  • Applicants can renew the scholarship award after maintaining their academic records


Gates Millennium Scholarship Eligibility

Gates millennium scholarship program selected almost more than 1000 scholars each year from all over the world for this award. Of this total number of scholarships, almost 300 are fixed for Pakistanis who are among the top 10 of their graduate class and involved in extracurricular activities.

Gates Millennium Scholarship GPA requirements  

  • The minimum cumulative score required by the Gates millennium scholarship is

  • 90% for undergraduate program

  • The minimum GPA required for admission to a postgraduate degree program is 3.3/4.0

How To Apply For Gates Millennium Scholarships?

There is an online application system for GMS, follow these steps for a successful application

  • Students have to create a login account at MyTGS profile

  • Upload all required documents on the site

  • Submit online application

After successful submission, an interview will be conducted for the final selection of the applicant.

Documents required for Gates Millennium Scholarships

  • Attested educational transcripts

  • Detailed marks sheets

  • Enrollment verification number

  • Experience certificates (if any)

  • SAT/ACT score

  • Application Submission 


Gates Millennium Scholarship Timeline

Applications open on  

    15th July


    15th September

Semifinalists are announced

    December – January

Selected candidates announcement


Scholarship award granted

    July- September


Frequently Asked Questions

1 - Is the Gates Millennium scholarship still available?

Application portal for Gates millennium scholarships open from 15th July to 15th September each year.

2 - What does the Gates Millennium Scholarship pay for?

Gates millennium scholarship pays for a student’s undergraduate or postgraduate tuition fee. Students will cover other expenses including traveling and living costs on their own.

3 - How do I get the Gates Millennium Scholarship?

Students with excellent academic records, having minimum 90% marks, and with a 3.3/4.0 GPA can apply for Gates millennium scholarships.

4 - What is the Gates Millennium Scholarship deadline?

The Gates millennium scholarship application portal is closed every year on 15th September. 


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