University of Kent
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University of Kent University of Kent

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South England

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Scholarships at University of Kent

Kent International Pathways Scholarships
Scholarship Name Kent International Pathways Scholarships
Course Pre-Master's and Foundation
Scholarship amount Up to £5000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Details

One full tuition fee scholarship for a Graduate Diploma (Pre-Master's) programme; a number of partial tuition fee scholarships for International Foundation Programmes (for one year of study), worth £5000 each and worth £1,500.

You must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on a Kent International Pathways Graduate Diploma or International Foundation programme. The University must have received confirmation of your acceptance. Kent International Pathways are offering: one full tuition fee scholarship for a Graduate Diploma (pre-Master's) programme; a number of partial tuition fee scholarships for International Foundation Programmes (for one year of study), worth £5000 each; a number of partial tuition fee scholarships for International Foundation Programmes (for one year of study), worth £1,500 each.

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International scholarships for undergraduate students
Scholarship Name International scholarships for undergraduate students
Scholarship amount £5000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 31 May 2018
Scholarship Details

The University has a long tradition of welcoming international students and is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for entry at undergraduate level.

The scholarships are worth £5000 per year of study at the University of Kent, towards the cost of tuition fees and are offered to nationals of any country paying overseas fees.

Criteria

To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, all of the conditions below must have been satisfied:

  • an application must have been made for an undergraduate degree course at the University of Kent, beginning in September;
  • the applicant must have received an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional) on a degree course;
  • the applicant must have been assessed as an overseas fee payer.
  • the University must have received confirmation of the applicant's firm acceptance of the offer by the deadline date
    • Students who choose Kent as their insurance place will not be eligible for the Scholarship.

Please note that this scholarship is only open to students beginning a new programme, who satisfy the above criteria.

How to apply

Applications for the International Scholarship must be made via your applicant portal. Once logged in, click on My Scholarships and Bursaries. You will then see a list of scholarships that you may be eligible to apply for. You will be able to apply for the International Scholarship once you have received an offer. Click on Apply and follow the steps to submit your application. As part of your application you will need to upload an essay, which should be submitted as either a Word or PDF document. For this essay, please write no more than 750 words on a topic about which you are passionate and which is relevant to your selected degree programme.

If you have applied for a programme with the Medway School of Pharmacy, please email international@kent.ac.uk.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the information provided on your UCAS form, together with the clear thinking and motivation shown in the submitted essay.

The University of Kent reserves the right not to allocate the awards if the selection panel identifies no suitable candidates.

The International Scholarship is subject to full terms and conditions which will be provided to successful candidates at the point of award.

If you have any questions regarding the International Scholarships, then please contact international@kent.ac.uk.

Deadline

31 May 2018

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The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Scholarship Name The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Scholarship amount £2,000 per annum.
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 1 September 2019
Scholarship Details

There is no application form to complete. If you are eligible to receive the scholarship, you will receive confirmation via your KentVision portal in early September 2018.  

  • £2,000 for each year of study.
  • Renewable on an annual basis (subject to good academic progress).  The scholarship may be held in conjunction with a University bursary.
  • Applicants must have AAA at A level (or specified equivalents) and meet other criteria. 
  • We have also extended this scholarship to include those who achieve AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is either Mathematics or a Modern Foreign Language.
  • Open to applicants from any country.

Criteria

Originally, this scholarship has been awarded to all those who achieve AAA at A level (or specified equivalents). We have extended this scholarship to include those who achieve AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is either Mathematics or a Modern Foreign Language.

 

The scholarship will be awarded to UK, EU and Overseas applicants to the University of Kent who meet all the criteria below.  Applicants must:

  • be entering the first year (Stage 1) of undergraduate degree study at the University of Kent’s Canterbury or Medway campus from September 2018 (details for September 2019 entrants will be released at the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year)
  • have achieved the required grades for at least one of the qualifications specified below.
  • have not attained any qualification higher than those listed below (i.e. do not already hold an undergraduate degree).
  • have satisfied conditions of entry to the University of Kent.

How to apply

There is no application form to complete. If you have applied to the University of Kent and have attained the qualifications and grades required for the scholarship, your scholarship will be confirmed via your KentVision portal in early September 2018. 

 

Qualifications and Grades required

A levels 
AAA / A*A*A* / A*A*A / A*AA / A*A*B / A*AB / A*A*C

International Baccalaureate  
35 points or more, including a minimum of 15 points for Higher Level subjects

Access to HE Diploma  
Overall Pass - must include 45 Level 3 credits at 'Distinction'

Cambridge Pre-U  
D3,D3,D3 / D2,D2,M2 / D2,D3,M2 / D2,D2,M3

Scottish Highers 
A, A, A, A, A / A, A, A, A, B / A, A, A, B, B

Irish Leaving Certificate  
A1, A1, A1, A1

BTEC National Extended Diploma (RQF) 
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction (D*D*D)
Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (D*DD)
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

Two A levels + one BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma (RQF) 
A*, A*, Distinction * (A*A*D*)
A*, A, Distinction* (A*AD*)
A, A, Distinction* (AAD*)
A, A, Distinction (AAD)

One A level + BTEC National Diploma (RQF)
A*, Distinction*, Distinction* (A*D*D*) 
A*, Distinction*, Distinction (A*D*D)
A*, Distinction, Distinction (A*DD)
A, Distinction*, Distinction* (AD*D*)
A, Distinction, Distinction (ADD)

One A level + two BTEC Subsidiary Awards (RQF) 
A*, Distinction*, Distinction* (A*D*D*) 
A*, Distinction*, Distinction (A*D*D)
A*, Distinction, Distinction (A*DD)
A, Distinction*, Distinction* (AD*D*)
A, Distinction, Distinction (ADD)

One A level + two OCR National Certificates 
A*, Distinction, Distinction (A*DD)
A, Distinction, Distinction (ADD)

Two A levels + one OCR National Certificate 
A*, A*, Distinction (A*A*D)
A, A*, Distinction (AA*D)
A, A, Distinction (AAD)

BTEC National Qualification: Two 90 Credit Diplomas (RQF) 
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*D*)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction (D*D*D*D)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (D*D*DD)
Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (D*DDD)
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDDD)

BTEC National Qualification: One 90 Credit Diploma (RQF) + One Subsidiary Certificate (NQF)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*D*)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction (D*D*D*D)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (D*D*DD)
Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (D*DDD)
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDDD)

BTEC National Qualification: One Diploma (RQF) + One Subsidiary Diploma (RQF)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction (D*D*D)
Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (D*DD)
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

BTEC National Qualification: Three Subsidiary Diplomas (RQF) 
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction (D*D*D)
Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (D*DD)
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

BTEC National Qualification: One Certificate (NQF) + One Award (RQF)  
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

BTEC National Qualification: Three Awards (NQF)  
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

BTEC National Qualification: One Diploma (NQF)  
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

BTEC National Qualification: Two Level Three Diplomas  
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*D*)


The University wishes to acknowledge and reward applicants offering A levels or International Baccalaureate Highers in Mathematics and/or Modern Foreign Languages* with a more flexible academic scholarship offer level in addition to the above criteria:

A levels (including one at a minimum of grade B in Mathematics or approved language)
AAB, A*AC, A*BB, A*A*C

International Baccalaureate (including Higher Level 6 in Mathematics or approved* language) 
34 Points overall, including a minimum of 15 points for Higher Level subjects

Two A levels (including one in Mathematics or approved* language) + one BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma (RQF) 
A, B, Distinction (ABD)

One A level (either Mathematics or approved* Language) + BTEC National Diploma (RQF) 
B, Distinction, Distinction (BDD)

One A level (either Mathematics or approved* language) + two BTEC Subsidiary Awards (RQF)
B, Distinction, Distinction (BDD)

One A level (either Mathematics or approved* language) + two OCR National Certificates 
B, Distinction, Distinction (BDD)

Two A levels (including one in Mathematics or approved* language) + one OCR National Certificate
A, B, Distinction (ABD)

*= Approved Languages: Modern Foreign Languages (excluding English, Classical, and Biblical Languages)


Frequently asked questions

Q  I am a current Kent student, am I eligible to apply for the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence?
A  No - this scholarship is only for applicants to the University.

Q  What is 'good academic progress'?
A  You must proceed at each stage to the subsequent year of your programme of study at the first attempt, with a minimum performance level of a 2.1 (upper second class) or greater.

Q  I already hold an undergraduate degree, am I eligible to receive the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence?
A  No - this scholarship is not for applicants who have attained any qualification higher than those specified (i.e. applicant already holds an undergraduate degree).

Q  Is the scholarship based on household income?
A  No, it is awarded purely on merit and does not affect your student loan.

Q  Can I hold more than one scholarship at a time e.g. Study Abroad, Partner School, Music, Sport?
A  Yes, you can hold most other undergraduate scholarships at the same time. (but check the eligibility criteria of the scholarship in question)

Q  How will I receive the funds?
A  Scholarship funds are paid directly into the student's bank account in three instalments, one each term.

 Is there an application form to complete?
A  No, if you have attained the necessary grades, your scholarship will be confirmed to you by email in the September of your first academic year.

Q  Can my 3 A levels at AAA include General Studies and Critical Thinking?
A  Yes, your 3 AAA levels can include General Studies and Critical Thinking for your scholarship. However, you must also have satisfied your conditions of entry to the University of Kent.
 
Q  Will students receive the £2,000 during a year abroad or year in industry?
A  Yes

Q  Are Medway School of Pharmacy students eligible to receive the scholarship?
A  No. MPharm students starting at the Medway School of Pharmacy in September 2018 will be registered with the University of Greenwich, so they are not eligible to receive this scholarship from the University of Kent.

Q  I have more questions - who can I contact?
A  Please contact the Scholarships Unit by email at scholarships@kent.ac.uk

Deadline

Available to all entrants to undergraduate programmes starting in September 2018 who meet the required criteria.

We anticipate similar scholarships to be made available for entrants in September 2019, further details will be released here at the start of the 2018/19 academic year.

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1st Formations Business Scholarship (external website)
Scholarship Name 1st Formations Business Scholarship (external website)
Scholarship amount £600
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 1 May 2018
Scholarship Details

Our Scholarship awards up to 10 successful applicants with a bursary of £600 each. The bursary is designed to help students with some of the additional costs involved in studying, such as the cost of course materials, textbooks and other living expenses.

For further information see the following web page:  https://www.1stformations.co.uk/business-scholarship/

Criteria

1st Formations Business Scholarship is open to anyone currently studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a recognised UK academic institution. To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

  • A current student in a recognised UK academic institution.
  • Display a desire to run your own business.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence by providing a letter of recommendation from a tutor or course co-ordinator.1
  • You must not be a previous recipient of the 1st Formations Business Scholarship.
  • Demonstrate personal circumstances which make you a suitable candidate for additional financial support.

 

How to apply

All you need to do is send us an email including the following:

  • A letter of recommendation from a tutor or course co-ordinator. Please also include a contact email address or telephone number for your sponsor.
  • A note of recent grades/exam results from current course.

  • In 500 words or less, explain what makes you a good candidate for the Scholarship. Outline any circumstances which you feel may aid your application and detail how you would use the funds to assist in your studies if successful.
  • Email address; scholarship@1stformations.co.uk

Deadline

01 May 2018

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Sir David Akers Jones Hong Kong and China Fund
Scholarship Name Sir David Akers Jones Hong Kong and China Fund
Scholarship amount £1,000 each
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 31 January 2018
Scholarship Details

The fund provides two scholarships worth £1,000 each. Awarded to two students who wish to study at one of our partner institutions, or undertake a work placement, in Hong Kong or mainland China.

The University of Kent has established this fund in recognition of a generous donation of £20,000 from University of Kent alumnus and former Acting Governor of Hong Kong, Sir David Akers-Jones.

Criteria

Open to all nationalities. Candidates must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled on a full-time degree level programme at the University of Kent that incorporates a study or work placement abroad in Hong Kong or mainland China.
  • Undergraduate students must be entering into their second year of study in 2017-18, and have achieved a first year average of an upper second or above. 
  • Postgraduate students must be entering into their first year of study in 2017-18.

How to apply

Complete the application form and submit it by email to the Scholarships Unit by the scholarship deadline. The application form can be downloaded here:https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/David_Akers_Jones_Application_Form_2017-18.doc 

As part of the application process you will need to submit an original essay of approximately 500 words explaining: 
Why you need the award and how you will benefit from studying overseas.

The scholarship will be awarded based on the information provided in the application form, together with the clear thinking and motivation shown in the submitted essay.

The University of Kent reserves the right not to allocate the awards if the selection panel identifies no suitable candidates.

Deadline

31 January 2018

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Medway Community Scholarships
Scholarship Name Medway Community Scholarships
Scholarship amount £1,000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Details

£1,000 financial support to cover personal expenses and project running costs.

The University of Kent is pleased to welcome applications for scholarships from enthusiastic students who are interested in providing opportunities within Medway's local and campus communities.

The Medway Community Scholarship offers students a great way to demonstrate leadership, enthusiasm and organisational skills - essential to future employers.

Application is open to all Kent students enrolled at Medway from all stages, disciplines and modes of study and projects can be run in sport, arts, music, cultural or any other discipline.

What’s included in the scholarship?

  • £1,000 financial support to cover personal expenses and project running costs.
  • Advice, training and project management support from the Student Activities and Scholarships Officer in delivering your project.
  • Personal and employability skills development.
  • Access to additional project funding dependent on the nature and quality of the individual scholarship project.

Criteria

Successful applications will demonstrate the following:

  • A project brief which exhibits careful thought and planning.
  • A inclusive project which benefits the local or campus community.
  • Demonstrable benefits and outcomes for participants.
  • Evidence of commitment to past projects completed will also be considered.
  • Each application is considered on its individual merits by the scholarships board.

How to apply

Request an application form by email to medwayscholarships@kent.ac.uk

For more information contact Karen Lomas-Roadnight, Student Activities and Scholarships officer.

Please note: the award of a scholarship does not confirm an offer to study at the University of Kent. Scholarships can only be awarded for extra-curricular projects for which the applicant is not receiving academic credit or payment. Recipients of other scholarships may still be eligible for a Medway Community Scholarship if they meet the award criteria.

Deadline

For more information please contact medwayscholarships@kent.ac.uk

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Activia Training UK Scholarship
Scholarship Name Activia Training UK Scholarship
Scholarship amount £500
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 1 May 2018
Scholarship Details

Two scholarship awards of £500 each year awarded in May 2018 and November 2018.

Two scholarship awards of £500 each year awarded in May 2018 and November 2018 as follows:-  

  • TWO video winner will EACH receive £165
  • TWO blog article winners with EACH receive £85

Furthermore, all entries adjudged to be of a suitable standard will be eligible for a runner up award as follow:-

  • YouTube videos £15
  • Blog article  £10

Only one entry per student, per award period, is permitted.

Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be attending, or have secured a place, on an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, (full-time or part-time), at a recognised higher learning institution in the UK
  • At least 16 years of age
  • You give us permission to publish the following if you are a winner or submit an entry of special merit:
    • Your name
    • Your area of residence (not your full address)
    • A link to your entry

How to apply

To apply, please answer ONE of the following questions:

  1. Why is learning important to you and how has it impacted your life?
  2. Why is having good “people” skills important and how do you use them?
  3. Why is having good technical or job-specific skills important and how will this make you more employable?
  4. How will this scholarship award help you?


Entries can be research-based, or just well-argued, and comedy is fine as long as it’s relevant. Just be yourself and do your best.


Submissions can be made in either video or blog article format.


Please visit the following link for further application details; https://www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-uk

 

Submissions received ON or BEFORE 31 May 2018 will be entered into the May award.

Submissions received ON or BEFORE 30 November 2018 will be entered into the November award.

Successful applicants will be contacted at the end of the following month. 

Deadline

1 May 2018

 

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Kent County Agricultural Society
Scholarship Name Kent County Agricultural Society
Scholarship amount £1,000 per year
Nationality Any
Scholarship Details

£1,000 per year, for up to three years of a student's course. 

The Kent County Agricultural Society organises the annual Kent County Show and supports a range of education initiatives used to promote the land based sector. As part of our wider charitable objectives, we have introduced a scholarship scheme for Kent based students studying for a degree in the UK.

Criteria

We will be offering a scholarship to students who are planning to study a degree based course in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, equine, veterinary and animal management, environment and conservation and any other related subject.

How to apply

Information can be found here:  http://kentshowground.co.uk/our-charitable-objectives/

Deadline

Autumn 2018

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Jarman Scholarship
Scholarship Name Jarman Scholarship
Scholarship amount £1,500
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 28 May 2018
Scholarship Details

The Jarman Scholarship awards £1,500 towards tuition fees for one academic year.

The Undergraduate Jarman Scholarship is open to home and overseas applicants from any country.
There are 4 awards of £1,500 each available.

Criteria

Applicants must have received a place on one of the following programmes by Sunday 28 May 2018:

Drama and Theatre BA (W400)

Film BA (W610) 

Art History BA (V352)

Media Studies BA (W990)

Applicants must demonstrate in no more than 400 words how they have contributed creatively towards their subject area in recent years

  • Examples of ways in which you may have contributed creatively towards your subject area:
    - organising/participating in events outside of your A-level programme 
    - blogging or making YouTube films 
    - delivering a talk on subject area 
    - community work carried out in the Arts field 
    - school newspaper/letter activities, etc.

For further information, please contact The School of Arts:  https://www.kent.ac.uk/arts/contact.html

How to apply

Applicants must apply via their application portal.

Deadline

28 May 2018

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Display Wizard Graphic Design Scholarship
Scholarship Name Display Wizard Graphic Design Scholarship
Scholarship amount £500
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 1 May 2018
Scholarship Details

Graphic Design Competition for University & College Students

Criteria

The scholarship is open to all undergraduate or postgraduate students taking part in an Art, Graphic Design,Visual Communication,Creative Advertising or Marketing course at a UK-based University or College.

Proof of student status needs to be provided with application.

For further information and application information, see:  https://www.displaywizard.co.uk/graphic-design-student-competition

Deadline

01 May 2018

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