Deadline: April 2, 2012 and April 23, 2012
If you are a new student starting your studies in 2012, you may be eligible for additional financial support in the form of a University of Westminster National Scholarship. The scholarship is worth £6,000 and has been established to provide extra help for students from low-income backgrounds. It is jointly funded by the Government and the University.
We will be awarding scholarships to 222 new students in 2012. The allocation of scholarships is not automatic – students who believe they meet the eligibility criteria will need to submit a completed application form. We will send details of the application process, including application forms and submission deadlines, to all students who receive an offer of a place on a course. Information about the application procedure will also be available on this webpage throughout the year.
Am I eligible for a National Scholarship?
If you are a new Year 1 student starting at Level 4 in 2012 you can be considered for a National Scholarship Programme (NSP) award if you meet the following criteria:
- You have been allocated the maximum Living Cost Grant (also called Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant ) from Student Finance England.
- You have firmly accepted a place at the University of Westminster as your first choice through UCAS
- Your permanent registered home address is in England, or if you are a national from another EU state, you are applying for the fee-only element of the NSP award (£5000 maximum)
- Your level of progress and achievement in pre-university study is exceptionally high. This may be demonstrated by predicted or actual grades, or by marks above the level of those stated in our admissions offer, or by a portfolio of work which demonstrates outstanding creative potential.
- You sustain a good level of academic progress while on your course at Westminster with an average of 60% across all subjects for each year that you receive a scholarship .
- Your potential for personal and professional development is outstanding. This may be demonstrated by one or more of the following experiences or attributes or skills:
* spoken and/or written languages
* musicianship (with or without music qualifications)
* sports skills (in individual or team sports)
* community volunteering (in the UK or abroad)
* mentoring or peer support (in school or college)
* internships or work placements (paid or unpaid).
- Your 250-word statement in the Scholarship application clearly shows that you are an outstanding candidate and have the potential to make a valuable contribution to the University of Westminster, both while studying as a future ambassador for Westminster, and following graduation as a member of the Westminster Alumni Association.
How do I apply for the scholarship and when will I know the result ?
If you are offered a place at the University, you will also be invited to apply for a National Scholarship. We will send details of the application process, including application forms and submission deadlines, to all students who receive an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate course. The standard deadline for all Scholarship applications for undergraduates is 2 April 2012. Applicants for places in Media, Arts and Design courses must apply by 23 April 2012. All applicants will be advised of the outcome by late April, prior to their submission of firm acceptance decision to UCAS by 5 May 2012.
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