Following the festive season, the year 2020 has kicked-off in the academic atmosphere and it is already getting intense. It is that time of the year when students start running helter-skelter as they aim to achieve their dreams of taking a step further in their educational careers.
Every student out there wishes to get a top-notch education in one of the most reputed universities in the world. Within the past few years, we’ve observed that many people are switching to the United Kingdom as the region houses some of the finest colleges the world has got at the moment.
Many more could have made such a move but were limited because they lack the financial firepower to make their dreams become reality. Financial setbacks continue to act as barriers to ambitious students, especially the ones from under-developed and developing countries, hence, denying them the level of education they deserve.
Notwithstanding, the UK offers hope to students who are interested in furthering their academic pursuit within her territory. There are many UK universities out there who are inviting interested candidates to apply for their scholarship programs.
There are also numerous government-backed scholarship programs in the region for international students from the four corners of the world. Without further ado, let’s quickly dive into the subject matter: below are some of the top scholarship programs within the UK at present.
The Denys Holland Scholarship (UCL, UK)
Are you one of the students we discussed above? Do you have the ambition to further your education but you just can’t handle the financial responsibilities required? Is the UK your preferred region to continue your studies? If the answer to those questions is yes, count yourself lucky because you are in the right place.
The Denys Holland Scholarship at University College London (UK) is calling international students to apply for its scholarship program. To be considered eligible to take advantage of this opportunity, candidates need to be holding an admission offer to the university for full-time undergraduate study in any department.
The program aims to provide support for undergraduate students from any country, who cannot afford the funding required to study at the University College London, and who can prove their intention to make optimal use of the activities offered by the institution and its Student Union. This scholarship is valued at around £9,000 per annum. It is offered for a year and its renewal is subject to satisfactory progress for three years.
*The program is available to undertake Bachelor level programs at University College London
*The scholarship is open to students from all nationalities.
*hold a valid UCL Student Number;
*hold a valid UCAS Personal ID (not UCAS Registration number);
*hold an offer of admission to UCL for full-time undergraduate study commencing in September 2020, in any department;
*be in financial need;
*be able to demonstrate that they have broad interests and intend to be actively involved in and contribute to the life of the university.
How To Apply
Candidates are required to provide their current outside interests and add areas of non-academic activities they would like to participate in as students. Moreover, they’ll need to provide details on their financial situations as well as other channels of income being explored to fund their studies.
The application form can be downloaded here.
Guidance notes can be found here.
Deadline: Friday 3, July 2020.
Queen Mary University Business And Management Postgraduate Scholarships
Here is another massive opportunity for less privileged students with the desire to further their studies in the United Kingdom. The Queen Mary University Business and Management Postgraduate Scholarships program is open for international students, albeit from selected countries.
The scholarship offers Masters level program(s) to candidates in the field of Business Administration, Business Management provided at Queen Mary University of London. It has worth £2000.
The available subjects for this program include:
- MSc Accounting and Finance
- MSc Accounting and Management
- MSc Business Analytics
- MA Creative Industries and Arts Organisation
- MA Heritage Management
- MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- MSc International Business
- MSc International Financial Management
- MSc International Human Resource Management
- MSc Management
- MSc Marketing
Applications are invited from candidates from the following nations: Argentina, Nigeria, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, South Korea, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam.
*Applicants must have achieved a UK first-class honors degree (or equivalent), and those who are on course to achieve a First.
*Applicants must be living in one of the 15 eligible countries.
How To Apply
To apply for this scholarship, you are required to take admission in the postgraduate degree coursework at the university. No separate application needed for the grant.
Deadline: March 31, 2020.
College Of Science And Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship At University Of Leicester
Science and Engineering students from Asian and African countries can finally achieve their dream of studying in a top UK university through a scholarship program. The College Of Science And Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship at the University Of Leicester is imploring candidates to apply for its funding for the 2020/2021 academic session.
The program is available to applicants from Asia/Middle East and African countries and it is worth up to £5,600 per year of full-time study. Every eligible student will be considered for this application automatically.
Asia/Middle East: Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Bhutan, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal.
Africa: Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Malawi, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
*You must be classified as an international (non-EU) student for fee purposes.
*You must be starting a full-time, campus-based undergraduate course in the College of Science and Engineering commencing in September 2020.
*The fee discount will be calculated based on the standard tuition fee for each year of your course.
*The scholarship will not apply for periods of industrial placement or overseas exchange, or if you suspend your studies for any reason.
*In accordance with scholarship guidelines, students are allowed to hold only one University of Leicester scholarship, awarded either centrally or by a department. If you are awarded more than one scholarship, you will only receive the higher value award.
*If you currently have a conditional offer of a place at the University, you will still need to fulfill any conditions stated on your offer letter.
*The scholarship is only available for campus-based courses.
How To Apply
To apply for the scholarship program, send an email to this address: [email protected].
Deadline: December 31, 2020.