[England] Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students from The University of Westminster

At the University of Westminster you can apply for a scholarship once you have been offered a place (either conditional or unconditional) on a course at the University, but before you start your course. The only exception to this rule is if you are an undergraduate UK/EU student who started your course under the new tuition fee regime.

The University of Westminster have 5 different scholarships for International students. Scholarships are awarded on the criteria of academic excellence, development potential and financial need:

  • 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.

Application procedure and presentation guidelines

  • Apply for scholarships only after you have been offered a place (conditional or unconditional) on a course at the University of Westminster. Please do not apply if you have already enrolled or begun a course of study at the University of Westminster (except in the case of Progression Scholarships and the Westminster Careers Awards).
  • Read the information on individual scholarships carefully and ensure that you only apply for ones that you are eligible for and meet the criteria of. For example, do not apply for the Tanzania Scholarship unless you are from Tanzania.
  • Photocopy the application form at the back of our scholarships brochure or print the form from our website.
  • Do use the same application form when applying for more than one scholarship.
  • Attach the relevant papers only and keep your supporting documents to a minimum. The quantity of documents sent does not give any advantage.
  • Attach translations where supporting documents are in any other language but English.
  • Word process the application as far as possible. If handwriting the application, please ensure it is written clearly and in block letters. Illegible applications will be considered ineligible.
  • Keep your application concise. Unless you are applying for a specific scholarship, just tell us what level of support you require, eg fees only, fees and accommodation etc, and we will match the scholarship to your needs where possible.Provide us with a valid email address. The University and its Scholarships Committee is not responsible for opportunities missed because of an invalid email address.

Only send copies of your academic transcript as we will not be able to return any original documentation sent. It is acceptable for your university to send transcripts to us directly, but we will not be able to return them to you at any stage.

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