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Multicultural Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The University of Warwick is pleased to offer a Multicultural Scholars' Programme (MSP) for undergraduates based in Warwick Business School (as well as Schools of Law and Engineering) and who are entering the University in September 2019. The programme was initiated as a result of the generosity of two anonymous donors and is now supported by other individual donors, Warwick graduates and external organisations.

The Multicultural Scholars’ Programme is unique and since its foundation in 2005, over 74 scholars have graduated from the MSP and many have gone on to pursue successful careers. Our scholarships are funded by individuals, businesses and law firms who have high expectations of scholars and the University has a responsibility to recruit the most committed students to the programme.

Our scholars receive financial, pastoral and careers support, as well as the opportunity to visit workplaces and take part in social and cultural events within a community of supportive and ambitious peers. It is the wish of the donors that the programme should prioritise help for students from poorly represented ethnic groups in UK Higher Education.

What will scholars receive?

Scholars admitted on to the programme will receive the following

  • Financial assistance of £2,000 per year for each year of your course.
  • Extra support and advice: a dedicated personal tutor and bespoke careers support.
  • Mentoring within the University and from Warwick graduates.
  • Company visits to supporting organisations in the UK.
  • Opportunities for career development and other special events organised by departments will also enhance the Warwick experience.

Who is eligible?

In order to be eligible to apply for a Multicultural Scholars' Programme scholarship, you must:

  • Be resident in the UK and eligible to pay fees at the home rate
  • Be of Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Caribbean or African origin*
  • Have not previously studied for a first degree
  • Be applying to for assessment for financial support and be in receipt of a Government Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • Have a household income as assessed by the Student Loans Company of below £35,001
  • Be willing to sign an agreement to take full and active part in the Multicultural Scholars' Programme.
  • Be applying for a full-time undergraduate course through UCAS and receive and firmly accept an offer of a place to study at Warwick from October 2019 on either: BSc Accounting and Finance, BSc International Business with language, BSc International Management, BA Law and Business Studies or BSc Management.
  • Students who enrolled in 2018 on an Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year degree course (UCAS code N4N4) or a Management with Foundation Year degree course (UCAS code N20A) are eligible to apply for a MSP scholarship in 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Applications for the Multicultural Scholars' Programme can be found on the following webpage: The closing date for application is Wednesday 21st August 2019.

What is the selection process?

A selection panel will meet before the start of term 1 to identify successful candidates. Scholars will be selected on the basis of outstanding academic performance at A level, the information given in the supporting statement and financial need. Information on A level grades will be provided to the University by UCAS. Information on family income will be provided by the Student Loans Company.

How will I be notified of the outcome of my application?

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email. The recipients of the MSP Scholarships will be required to sign an agreement, which will include the need to produce an annual progress report and to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress.

How will I be paid?

As long as you continue to do well in your academic studies, your award will be paid for each year of your course, subject to a maximum of 4 years. The MSP scholarship will be paid by the University directly into your bank account in three termly instalments and will be paid in addition to any Warwick Bursary awarded via the Warwick Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries (Warwick USB) programme.

You will be able to hold a Multicultural Scholars award at the same time as a bursary from the Warwick Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries programme, however, you will not be able to hold any other scholarship or bursary award concurrently.