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QMUL announces record number of merit-based scholarships

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is proud to announce that a record number of merit-based scholarships will be offered in the 2017-18 academic year.

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Over 350 scholarships will be available to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students starting classes in 2017. This amounts to over £3m in scholarship funding, and significantly exceeds that provided in 2015 and 2016.

Professor Julia Shelton, Dean for Taught Programmes (Science and Engineering) and Chair for the Scholarship Committee, said: “We are proud to see a record number of scholarships on offer this year, following a steady increase over the past two years. This achievement further indicates our commitment to promoting excellence and encouraging students to continue to work hard.”

The scholarships are open to all students who meet the criteria, with some schemes specifically for Home, EU, or overseas students. The value and duration of scholarships vary between schemes, but many are worth £5,000 per year with a number covering full tuition fees and a living stipend.

“Getting a merit-based scholarship has been very rewarding in so many aspects. It is something I can talk about in job interviews as a means of demonstrating my academic abilities. It has also paved the way for me to cover my educational expenses. All in all, it has only made me more determined to achieve my end goal of graduating with a high grade,” Fayza Batool Din, who is in receipt of a Science & Engineering Excellence Scholarship, commented.

Stephan Chee, who also received a Science and Engineering Excellence Scholarship, said: “The scholarship has definitely motivated me to aim and achieve higher, with each subsequent renewal challenging me to do better”. 

A number of QMUL’s scholarships are offered in partnership with outstanding organisations, and the university continuously works with them to improve and increase the financial support available to students. Some of these partners include the Chevening Scholarship, the Commonwealth Scholarship schemes, and the Fulbright Scholar Programmes, as well as a number of universities, Local Authorities, and private donors.

In addition to our extensive scholarship schemes, QMUL offers a significant number of bursaries. These awards are designed to support students with lower household incomes.

More information regarding our scholarships, bursary, and partnership schemes can be found on our website.

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