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Arts Excellence Scholarships 2020

Arts Excellence Scholarship

The scholarships will be automatically awarded to all entrants for eligible Faculty of Arts undergraduate courses who achieve AAA+ or equivalent (read our qualification equivalency criteria) who have applied in 2019/20 through the main UCAS entry route, adjustment or clearing. Awards will be made for just the first year of study to all students who meet the academic threshold, are UK-domiciled and who are studying an eligible single honours or joint honours degree.

Availability of scholarship

The awards are available for the 2020 intake year for students who will be studying the first year of their undergraduate degree for the first time in the 2020/21 academic year.

Scholarship funds

Each successful student who meets the criteria will be awarded £1000 each under this scholarship.

Payment

The scholarship will be paid into the student’s nominated bank account. Students will receive an instalment per term of about a third of the yearly total. The first payment is usually made before the end of October and then the subsequent instalments are paid in the first week of terms 2 and 3. A confirmation email from the University of Warwick’s Student Funding service will let the student know in advance the actual amounts and payment dates.

Withdrawal

Students will only receive the scholarship for the time they are fully enrolled at the University. If they withdraw during the year and have received a payment after their last date of attendance, they may need to repay the scholarship and should speak to studentfunding@warwick.ac.uk as soon as possible to discuss their individual situation.

Transfer to a course outside the scholarship scheme

Students will only receive the scholarship for the time they are fully enrolled on a course that is eligible for the scholarship. If they transfer to another course outside the Scholarship Scheme in the year of award and have received a payment after their last date of attendance, they may need to repay the scholarship and should speak to studentfunding@warwick.ac.uk as soon as possible to discuss their individual situation.


Qualification equivalency criteria:

A Levels

AAA is the minimum requirement at A Level. Eligible grade profiles would be: AAA; A*AA; A*A*A; A*A*A*.

BTEC

For those courses that accept the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma, the equivalent grades would be D*D*D*. In the Faculty of Arts, most of our courses consider BTECs alongside an A level, so for admissions we would look at an A level BTEC combination on a case-by-case basis and advise candidates accordingly.

Where courses also accept CTECs the equivalency would be the same as for the BTEC as above.

International Baccalaureate

AAA+ at A Level would equate to a total of 38 points overall (and above) in the International Baccalaureate. In addition, applicants should have met or exceeded any specific subject requirements in their offer, which obviously varies according to the course.

Cambridge Pre Us

AAA+ at A Level would equate to grades of D3, D3, D3 and above in Cambridge Pre Us. Grades D1 and D2 are higher than this, so any combination of three grades from: D1, D2, D3 would be acceptable.

Again, as with the BTEC, our applicants often take a combination of A Levels and Pre Us and we would look at the A Level Pre US entry combination on a case-by-case basis and advise candidates accordingly.

European qualifications

Applications including European qualifications will looked at on a case-by-case basis and candidates will be advised accordingly.