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Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship

Open to International only.

Brilliant minds have always been welcome at Warwick.

We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. In 2020 the University of Warwick announced a generous scholarship scheme to help international fee paying students with tuition fees for 2021 entry and we’re delighted to confirm that the scheme has been approved to run again for students joining us in September 2022 and 2023. Our Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship is your invitation to join us in the creation of knowledge that can change both the world, and your own career opportunities. It is our way of showing that there is no barrier to talent.

In the first year of the scheme Warwick awarded scholarships totalling approximately £2.75million to students from more than 60 different countries.

Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be self-funded (You are considered to be a self-funded student if you are financing your studies with your own savings or if you are receiving financial assistance from family or friends. If you take out a student loan to cover the cost of your studies you are also considered to be self-funded.

    You are not self-funded if your fees are being paid by your employer or a third party (other than family and friends) or if you are in receipt of a study grant or scholarship external to the University).

  • Be classed as an 'overseas' or ‘international-fee paying’ student for tuition fee purposes
  • Have applied for a full-time undergraduate course at the University of Warwick starting in 2022 before the UCAS application deadline of 26 January 2022. The course can be from any subject area (including our Foundation courses, but excluding the MBChB course). For a full list of our undergraduate courses, please visit our study pages.
  • Submit a scholarship application before 5:00pm on Monday 28th March 2022 BST
  • By 20th May 2022 you must be in receipt of an offer of a place to study at Warwick starting September 2022

Selection Criteria:

Eligible international applicants will have been contacted with details on how to formally apply for the scholarship now the application portal is open.

Applicants will be required to answer the question “What makes you excellent?”

The objective is to learn more about what motivates you, how your excellence might benefit the Warwick community and how you hope your learning and experience at Warwick will help you make the World a better place once you graduate.

Answers can reference academic attainment, extracurricular successes and personal achievement but should not be a copy of the personal statement. You may write in essay or extended bullet point form but please don’t simply write a list. You should provide context and relevance to the objectives above. Responses are limited to 400 words.

Please read the terms and conditions of this scholarship carefully and ensure that you understand the conditions of the scholarship you have applied for Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

Source of Funding:

University of Warwick

Fee Status:

Overseas fee status

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Number of Awards Available:

250

Value of Awards:

These scholarship awards will include the following amounts: 20 x Full fee scholarships including 5 awards dedicated to students from the Ashinaga Association, to be awarded per year for duration of Undergraduate course 160 x £13,000 scholarships per year for duration of Undergraduate course 70 x £2,000 scholarships per year for duration of Undergraduate course.

Application Deadline:

Applications for this scholarship have now closed.

Next Steps:

The University will start assessing applications as offers are made by Admissions. You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email once all applications have been assessed and the Awards Panel has met.

The scholarship outcomes will be released before the UCAS Reply By Deadline on the 9th June so that applicants can make an informed decision about their firm and insurance choices

Contact Details:

If you have any scholarship related questions that are not answered on our FAQs page, please contact The Scholarships Team at scholars@warwick.ac.uk 



Ashinaga Warwick Scholarship

Open to International only.

The brightest minds from across Sub-Saharan Africa, who have been orphaned or grown up with a single parent, will have the opportunity to study at the University of Warwick, thanks to a new partnership with the Ashinaga Association in the UK.

The scholarships start in September 2022 and are aimed at future leaders who will use their education to support their continent’s development.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must have citizenship and have completed/are completing high school in one of the following countries (*Proof of nationality will be requested when a scholarship is offered):

  • Angola
  • Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi
  • Cabo Verde, CAR, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti, DRC
  • Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea
  • Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry
  • Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini
  • Lesotho, Liberia
  • Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique
  • Namibia, Niger, Nigeria
  • Republic of Congo, Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Seychelles, Sudan
  • Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia and Zimbabwe

Source of Funding:

Warwick/Partner organisation

Fee Status:

Overseas

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Number of Awards Available:

We are pleased to offer 25 scholarships for students from sub-Saharan Africa to study and live at Warwick for 3-4 years.

Value of Awards:

The chosen scholars will receive:
  • Full tuition fees paid by Warwick’s Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarships; travel, visa, and living costs paid by Ashinaga UK
  • Leadership training from Ashinaga UK
  • Summer funding for internships to develop professional skills
  • Dedicated support from Ashinaga UK staff

Applications are made through the Ashinaga Africa Initiative webpage.

There are two stages to the Ashinaga Africa Initiative application process:

  • Applicant Registration: all applicants must first confirm their eligibility by registering for the program. Only students who register for the program and are deemed eligible will receive the application form by email. 
  • Each decision about an applicant’s eligibility is based on the criteria outlined previously and their academic record. Our expectations for the academic record of an applicant reflects the academic level we expect students to have in order thrive as part of our intensive academic leadership programme.

Application Deadline:

You must register your application by: Midnight GMT Friday 28th January 2022.

Next Steps:

Applications for all countries will be assessed after the application deadline, and successful applicants will be invited to a final assessment. During this assessment, Ashinaga conducts individual interviews and sets an examination to better understand students’ academic abilities and career goals in Sub-Saharan Africa. Students must bring all original academic documents and identification documents to the interview. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the application process.

Contact Details:

Contact details can be found on the Ashinaga Africa Initiative website.



Warwick Graduates' Association Hong Kong Scholarship

Open to International only.

Since 2002, Warwick Graduates’ Association Hong Kong (WGAHK) has been offering undergraduate scholarships every year to eligible Warwick University students from Hong Kong. Founded by Miss Lisa Djeng (BSc Economics 1995-98), the WGAHK Scholarship is the first Warwick scholarship established by local alumni outside the UK.

Eligibility Criteria:

Warwick Graduates’ Association Hong Kong (WGAHK) announces that WGAHK Scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who meets the following criteria:

  • Has accepted an offer to an undergraduate program in any subject area at the University of Warwick for the academic year 2022/2023
  • Is a new entrant to the University of Warwick (Continuing students are not eligible to apply)
  • Is a permanent resident of the Hong Kong SAR

Source of Funding:

Warwick/Partner organisation

Fee Status:

Overseas

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Number of Awards Available:

1

Value of Awards:

HK$30,000

In order to be considered for the WGAHK Scholarship a candidate must:

  • Have submitted an application to a Warwick undergraduate program and received an offer (conditional or unconditional). Candidates holding conditional offers should demonstrate that all the conditions have been fully fulfilled as at the date of application.
  • Sign and return a completed scholarship application form before the deadline. For applicants who opt to submit the video essay in addition to the written application form, the video link must be included in the relevant section of the written application on or before the deadline.
  • Submit a reference by a former or current tutor/employer (Section B of Application Form).

The application form can be downloaded from WGAHK website.

Selection Criteria:

As much as we value academic achievements, we also recognise attributes and talents unique to each individual, including:

  • Extra-curricular activities & achievements (e.g. Sports, Music, Art, Public Speaking, Drama)
  • Contributions to the Society (e.g. Voluntary Work, Social Services)
  • Personal qualities
  • Performance at the Scholarship Panel Interview

Application Deadline:
To be confirmed for 2022 entry.



The Music Centre - Scholarships and Exhibitions

Open to UK and International.

A number of Music Scholarships are available each year, to encourage talented musicians to make Warwick their first choice for music-making and for a degree. There is no music degree at Warwick and hence these Scholarships are open to students from all subjects. Many Warwick music scholars have continued their musical education at colleges and conservatoires in the UK and abroad after obtaining a first degree in an unrelated discipline.

Eligibility Criteria:

Music Scholarship and Exhibition holders are expected to contribute heavily to the musical life of the campus. Scholarships are only given to students with exceptional musical ability so scholars will have a key role of playing to a high standard and inspiring the students they play alongside in their music-making. We also encourage scholars to take advantage of the excellent music tutors who work here.

Fee Status:

Home and Overseas

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Number of Awards Available:

Multiple.

Value of Awards:

Scholarship awards are currently £500 for each year of residence at Warwick. Exhibition awards are also £500 but these are for one year only.

You don’t need to apply before you start at Warwick. You can pick up an application form from the Music Centre office in Warwick Arts Centre in the first week of term or you can download a copy from our website nearer the time.

Auditions:

The auditions will take place in week 4 of the autumn term and the deadline for applying is normally in week 3. The audition will be about 10-15 mins long and is designed to allow candidates to demonstrate their potential as well as present level of achievement, and in particular their likely contribution to the musical activities of the Music Centre.

Candidates should choose and prepare two contrasting pieces of a total duration approx. 8 minutes. If offering two instruments or instrument and voice, one work should be prepared on each. Candidates will also have a chat with the audition panel (made up of Music Centre staff) about why they would like to become a scholar, how committed they are to music, and to allow the candidate time to talk about their musical background, interests and ambitions.

Contact Details:

music.centre@warwick.ac.uk



UG Sanctuary Scholarships

Applications to the Sanctuary Scholarships are now closed for 22/23 entry. The next round of applications is likely to be for autumn 2023 entry and more information on this will be updated in due course.

The University of Warwick is located on the outskirts of the city of Coventry which is recognised as a 'City of Sanctuary'. The 'City of Sanctuary' movementLink opens in a new window is committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. The University of Warwick is committed to creating a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary within, and beyond, our campus, and was successfully awarded University of Sanctuary status in 2017.

Scholarships are available to students who are seeking asylum in the UK and are not entitled to receive statutory student financial support from Student Finance England (Wales or Northern Ireland) or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

Please note that there are limited numbers of Sanctuary Scholarships and not all applications will be successful.

We welcome applications from prospective students who are at risk as a result of the war in Ukraine as well as those from any other country.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants who do not meet the full criteria will not be considered for an award.

You must ensure that you meet one of the Asylum eligibility criteria outlined below in order to apply and all three of the Education eligibility criteria. You must be able to provide documentary evidence to verify your circumstances in relation to each criteria.

Section 1: Asylum eligibility criteria (you must meet ONE of these):

  • You have sought asylum in the UK or were included as a dependant (spouse/child) on an application for asylum, or one of the UK visa concessions for Ukrainian nationalsLink opens in a new window. Please note: Spouses/civil partners must have been the spouse/civil partner on the date on which the asylum application was made. Children/step-children must have been aged under 18 on the date on which the asylum application was made.

OR

  • You have received a decision on your claim for asylum, which has resulted in an award of DLR (Discretionary Leave to Remain), LLR (Limited Leave to Remain), Humanitarian Protection, or some other form of temporary status.

Section 2: Education eligibility criteria (you must also meet ALL THREE of these):

1. You must also hold a conditional or unconditional offer (or be awaiting a decision) for one of the following courses starting in September 2022:

  • Foundation Programme
    • International Foundation Programme
  • Undergraduate course
    • Full-time course which lasts up to three years
    • Part-time course

Please note the following Ineligible courses:

  • Courses taught at Partner Colleges
  • 4-year graduate entry MBChB course
  • Year 1 Foundation courses in the Warwick Business School
  • Module based courses
  • Non-degree awards (Higher Education Diploma, Higher Education Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma)

2. You are unable to access UK Government Student Financial Support (Tuition and Maintenance Loans) because of your current immigration status.

3. You have not obtained an undergraduate degree or degree equivalent qualification from another institution or country.

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The successful applicants will receive:

  • Full Tuition Fee Support: Students will be offered a non-repayable 100% tuition fee waiver until such time as you are awarded status that enables you to access student finance.
  • Maintenance Support: Students will be awarded a non-repayable grant equivalent to the maximum government Maintenance Loan for 2022-23, £9,488* for students living away from the parental home and £7,987* if they are living in the parental home towards living costs and course-related expenses, until such time as you are awarded status that enables you to access student finance.
  • Awarded scholars also will be considered for additional funding equivalent to the Warwick Bursary, this will be managed by the Student Funding Team.

* We are awaiting confirmation of government guidance and regulations for 2022/23, and expect to update this page shortly.

Further Information:

  • Where an application has been submitted via UCAS, Warwick must be your firm choice in order for a funding offer to be made.
  • Warwick Undergraduate Sanctuary Scholarships are payable in each academic year of your course until such time as you (or your parents or spouse/civil partner) are granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK, and you become able to access UK Government Student Financial Support (Tuition and Maintenance loans). Your award will then cease from the start of the next academic year.
  • If you are awarded a Sanctuary Scholarship but do not meet all your academic conditions, your scholarship offer cannot be deferred. If you defer your course entry start date in order to achieve your offer conditions, you will have to apply again for Sanctuary Scholarship for your new year of entry.
  • If you meet your academic course conditions but are not awarded a Sanctuary Scholarship, you can still start your studies on a self-funded basis.

Please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria in full and read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

Please read the guidance notes fully before completing the application on-line form and before contacting the University with any further questions about the application form, as you may find your answer in these notes. Guidance notes are to help you complete the application form for the UG Sanctuary Scholarship.

Application Deadline:

Applications to the Sanctuary Scholarships are now closed for 22/23 entry. The next round of applications is likely to be for autumn 2023 entry and more information on this will be updated in due course.

This is an open scheme and applications will be considered at any time. However, it may not be possible to commence study until a later point.

Next Steps:

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by email and the application will only be accepted if it is accompanied by a referee's supporting statement and signature. We may contact you and/or your referee to request further information or supporting documentation if required. You will be contacted within 6 weeks of applying to advise you of the outcome or progress of your application.

Please note that there are limited numbers of Sanctuary Scholarships and not all applications will be successful.

Contact Details:

If you have any queries about any aspect of the scheme, please email the Doctoral College, who manage these scholarships, at doctoralcollege at warwick dot ac dot uk.



Albukhary Undergraduate Scholarships

Open to International only.

This is a competitive scholarship based on academic merit and financial need and it has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Albukhary Foundation, a charity based in Malaysia with a focus on facilitating access to world-class education.

Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a national of one of the countries listed below (Proof of nationality will be requested when a scholarship is offered):
    • Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan
    • Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Overseas Territories, Brunei, Burma
    • Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba
    • Dijibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DR Congo
    • East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia
    • Falkland Islands, Fiji
    • Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Guyana
    • Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong
    • Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel
    • Jamaica, Japan, Jordan
    • Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya
    • Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montserrat, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique
    • Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria
    • Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands
    • Republic of Congo, Russia, Rwanda
    • Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenadines, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria
    • Taiwan ROC, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad; Tobago, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu
    • Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
    • Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
    • Yemen
    • Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Be in receipt of a conditional or unconditional offer of study for a full-time three year undergraduate course in the following subject areas: Business, Economics and Engineering:
    • BSc Accounting and Finance
    • BEng Automotive Engineering
    • BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering
    • BEng Civil Engineering
    • BEng Computer Systems Engineering
    • BASc Global Sustainable Development and Business Studies
    • BSc Economics
    • BSc Economics and Industrial Organisation
    • BSc/BA Economics, Politics and International Studies
    • BSc/BA Economics, Psychology and Philosophy
    • BASc Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development
    • BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • BEng Electronic Engineering
    • BEng Engineering
    • BEng Engineering Business Management
    • BSc/BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics
    • BSc Management
    • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
    • BEng Mechanical Engineering
    • BSc MORSE
    • BEng Systems Engineering
  • To be considered you must have applied for one of the above courses before the UCAS application deadline of the 26th January 2022.

Scholarship Criteria:

A selection panel at the University will review all applications. Shortlisted candidates for the Albukhary scholarships will also be reviewed by the Albukhary Foundation. By applying for this scholarship you are agreeing for the University to share your application with the Albukhary Foundation.

Shortlisted candidates for these scholarships will be asked to provide a personal statement indicating financial need and may be required to provide other financial statements as evidence in support of their financial need claim. Statements from shortlisted applicants will be shared with the Albukhary Foundation.

An individual’s financial need is taken into consideration during the selection process, meaning scholarship offers may vary. The scholarships are not deducted from the tuition fees but are awarded as a living stipend.

Source of Funding:

Yayasan Albukhary FoundationLink opens in a new window

Fee Status:

Overseas

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Number of Awards Available:

There are 10 Albukhary scholarships available for 2022 entry.

Value of Awards:

The scholarship provides a maximum of £20,000 over three years.

Eligible international applicants have been contacted with details on how to formally apply for this scholarship, and the application portal is now open.

Application Deadline:

Applications have now closed.

Next Steps:

The University will start assessing applications as offers are made by Admissions. You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email once all applications have been assessed and we have met with the Foundation. Results are anticipated to be released in late July, though this is subject to change.

Contact Details:

scholars at warwick dot ac dot uk

Alternatively you can take a look at our FAQ page.



Director's Scholarship

Open to UK and International.

Our prestigious Director's Scholarship is reserved for an outstanding students who can demonstrate exemplary prior academic achievements and commitment to their future studies and degree.


Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants who have received an offer for the Warwick IFP (for any course) and paid their academic deposit before 30th June 2022

In order to be eligible, you must:

What are we looking for?

Initially, we will be reviewing your Personal Statement, so please ensure that you pay attention to our guidance before making your application.

We want to see a student with lots of academic potential, who has a clear enthusiasm for their particular subject area.

A strong answer to the third question in your Personal Statement will be particularly important.

Fee status:
Home and Overseas

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Number of Awards Available: Two

Value of Award: £5,000 IFP tuition fee reduction

We'll be automatically considering all applicants who have accepted a Conditional Offer and paid their academic deposit for the course by 30th June 2022, and will be shortlisting these applicants based on their Personal Statement and academic background.

We will then invite shortlisted students to take part in an online video interview with either our Head of Department or Director of Studies in early July. Scholarship winners will be announced by the end of July.

If you have any questions about the scholarship process, please contact ifp at warwick dot ac dot uk

Terms and Conditions
  1. In order to be considered for any of our academic scholarships, you must submit an application for the Warwick IFP 2022-23 programme, receive an offer of a place and pay the £2,000GBP academic deposit by 30 June 2022.
  2. In order to be eligible for any of our scholarships, you must be self-funding and not in receipt of any other fee scholarships or fee award from the University of Warwick or elsewhere.
  3. The department reserves the right to re-distribute the award of scholarships or not issue scholarships in the event that candidates for any scholarship category do not meet the criteria for a successful award.

If you have a question

We hope that you should be able to find all the information you need about the scholarships available at Warwick, but if you still have a question please contact our scholarships team.

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“Being awarded a scholarship from one of the top universities in the UK is a feeling like no other. For me, it was a culmination of years of hard work and dedication in building my profile. To be recognized by an institution at the calibre of Warwick felt extremely amazing, and I am grateful that the scholarships team awarded me the scholarship.”

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