Undergraduate Scholarships 2009 / 2010, The University of Westminster [UK]

Undergraduate Scholarships 2009 / 2010, The University of Westminster, UK

Scholarships for UK/EU students
The University has a generous scholarship scheme for UK/EU students. Our gold level scholarships are worth £12,000 over three years and our silver scholarships are worth £6,000 over three years.

All scholarships will be paid as tuition fee costs, except in cases where the award exceeds the cost of the fees, where the excess will be paid as a cheque. All cheques will be made available in January 2010.

The scholarship is guaranteed for the first year, but subject to satisfactory academic progress for subsequent years.

The scholarships are available for any undergraduate course in the University. These are open to all applicants. For half of the available scholarships, priority will be given to you if you are from our associate and partner colleges and schools.

Typically, a gold level scholarship is set at three As at A level, or equivalent qualification, and silver level is set at three Bs at A level, or equivalent qualification. Please note this academic criterion is not an absolute criterion, and other factors such as financial need, difficulties overcome, being the first in your family to attend university and your supporting statement will be taken into consideration. The average entry qualifications for particular courses will also be a consideration.

Deadline: 3 April 2009.
For all UK/EU scholarships in this section.

Helena Kennedy Foundation
The University is pleased to be associated with the Helena Kennedy Foundation, and will make a number of awards to those of you coming through this route. The Helena Kennedy Foundation exists to tackle injustice and social exclusion through education, by supporting you if you are disadvantaged and come from further and adult education sectors to complete your studies and move on successfully into employment.

For further information email the Helena Kennedy Foundation at enquiries[ at ]hkf.org.uk
or visit www.hkf.org.uk

Terry Chalk Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Terry Chalk, a longstanding senior member of our Estates and Facilities Department. The scholarship is for three years, guaranteed for the first year, but subject to satisfactory academic progress for subsequent years.

Amount: Full tuition fee waiver, plus accommodation in the University’s halls of residence for the first year of study.

Eligibility: You must hold an offer of a place for a full-time degree within the School of Architecture and the Built Environment. It is intended for you if your family has no history of university education and whose annual income is below £27,500.

Criteria: Academic excellence and financial need.

Undergraduate UK/EU section

Care Leavers Scholarship
Care leavers have a less than one per cent participating ratio in higher education. The University has developed new scholarships specifically for care leavers to encourage them to take up the opportunity of a university education. Up to ten scholarships of £4,000 or £2,000, depending on academic achievements, will be available for care leavers from London boroughs. Care leavers from outside London will also be considered sympathetically for our gold and silver scholarships.

Eligibility: Students must be holding the offer of a place on an undergraduate course at the University and must have recently been in the care of their local authorities. Priority will be given to students from London boroughs but we encourage all care leavers to apply for these scholarships. Scholarships will be of £4,000 or £2,000 per annum subject to previous academic achievements.

Organ Scholarship
The University has two historic cinema organs. We are looking for students who can play the organ to use these on a regular basis to keep them in good order. The successful applicant will be expected to play each instrument at least weekly. A cash award of £2,000 per annum is available to the successful candidate. Students should supply details of their ability and achievements as a musician. Students may apply at anytime for this scholarship but priority will be given to early applicants.

Scholarships for students with disabilities
In line with its commitment to providing education for all, the University has a number of scholarships available for you if you have achieved academic excellence in spite of severe disabilities. These will be at gold or silver levels, and you must have an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate course at the University. These scholarships will not take into account any other funding you may have from other sources.

Progression Scholarships and Westminster Careers Awards
The University has a number of progression scholarships for you if you are a current full-time UK/EU undergraduate student who is about to enter your second year.

There are two types:

  • If your entry qualifications were not exceptional but you have achieved a minimum 60 per cent average at the end of your first year at the University.
  • Westminster careers awards. These are open to you if you have outstanding entry qualifications and have achieved an overall average at the end of your first year of 60 per cent minimum. These scholarships will provide enhanced careers advice and opportunities.

Both scholarships will be worth £3,000 per annum, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Applications will open on 14 July 2009 and close on 31 August 2009.

You will need to provide evidence of your entry qualifications and a transcript of your first year results. These scholarships are not open to you if you hold any other University scholarships. These scholarships will pay your tuition fees and are not available as cash.

The application form for these scholarships is only available on our website at www.westminster.ac.uk/page-9316

Maud Tyler Scholarship
Dr Maud Tyler, who retired as Deputy Vice-Chancellor in December 2006 after 35 years at the University, has made a generous donation. This scholarship will be available to you if you are applying for the progression or career awards scholarships, and have a specific or hidden disability.

Amount: £4,000 per annum, £3,000 available as tuition fee waiver plus £1,000 towards
living costs.

Eligibility: You must be a Year 1 University of Westminster UK/EU student applying for the progression or career awards scholarships, and have a specific or hidden disability.

Scholarships for international students

Full International Scholarships

Amount: Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. The scholarship will be renewed each year, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility: You must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University.

Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.

Deadline: 31 May 2009.

Diplomatic Scholarships
Amount: 65 per cent fee waivers.

Eligibility: These scholarships are available to you if you are a child of diplomats from developing countries, whose countries are unable to contribute to the fees. Your parent in the diplomatic post must be based in the UK, and you must hold an offer for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University. The scholarship is for the length of the course (3 or 4 years) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Criteria: Academic excellence.

Deadline: 31 May 2009.

East Timor Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded in conjunction with the Ai-Kameli Trust and International Students House.

Amount: Full tuition fee waiver, accommodation at International Students House, living expenses and flights to and from London for the period of study.

Eligibility: You must be from East Timor and wish to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Westminster. You must be interested in studying a subject useful to the development of East Timor, and intend to return on completion of the course.

Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.

To contact the Ai-Kameli Trust for further details and application procedures visit www.aikameli.com

Gambia Biomedical Sciences Scholarship
This scholarship is only open to you if you have successfully completed the University of Westminster Diploma in Biomedical Sciences. It is a three year scholarship, subject to satisfactory academic progress, for the full-time BSc Honours Biomedical Sciences.

Amount: Full tuition fee waiver, accommodation, living expenses and annual flights to and from London.

Eligibility: You must be a citizen of the Gambia and hold an offer for the full-time BSc Honours Biomedical Sciences.

Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need. You must make a case as to how the skills and knowledge acquired on the course will be helpful to the development of the Gambia. You must also commit to return to the Gambia on completion of the course.

Deadline: 31 May 2009.

Ken Bird Memorial Scholarship
Ken Bird was formerly Chair of the University’s Technology and Design Department. This scholarship reflects Ken’s interest in South Asia as well as his desire to help provide educational opportunities for women. The family of Ken Bird will take an active role in the choice and welfare of the scholar. The scholarship is awarded jointly with International Students House.

Amount: Full tuition fee waiver and accommodation at International Students House.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to you if you are a female student from India or Sri Lanka and hold an offer for a full-time undergraduate degree in a technology based subject. The scholarship will be renewed each year based on your academic performance.

Criteria: Academic excellence and financial need.

Deadline: 31 May 2009.

Official announcement can be found at:
http://www.wmin.ac.uk/page-17319