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Stationers’ Data Publishing Bursary

About the award

Level: Masters
Course: Big Data Science MSc
Country: Home
Value: £9,000
No. of awards: 1
Deadline: Friday 9 August 2024

More information

The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, usually known as the Stationers' Company, is one of the livery companies of the City of London. The majority of company members work in, or supply, the paper, print, publishing, packaging, office products, newspaper, broadcasting and online media industries.

The Stationers’ Data Publishing Bursary offered by the Stationers’ Company is available for students with an offer to study for the Big Data Science MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London. 

The student who receives the Bursary will:

a.     be offered a mentor organised by the Stationers’ Foundation;

b.     be awarded a Certificate at a ceremony at Stationers’ Hall in the year of their studies; and

c.      on the successful award of an MSc and a letter of recommendation by the Bursar’s mentor the student will be made a Freeman of the Stationers’ Company without any fee, namely, “fee or fine” for an initial period of three years.

The Bursary will be offered to the successful applicant as a discount made against the tuition fee applicable to  Big Data Science MSc programme.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the bursary, students must: 

  • have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on the MSc Big Data Science at Queen Mary University of London (the Bursary cannot be transferred to a different programme of study)
  • have UK residency and be eligible for ‘Home’ student tuition fee rate.
  • Applicants must normally be under 30 on 1st September 2024, although applications will be considered from older students on a case-by-case basis. 

Selection criteria

The Bursary will be offered to a candidate satisfying the above criteria and best able to demonstrate:

  • Academic merit and/or relevant vocational or professional experience.
  • Need for financial support. 
  • Commitment to enter the UK Content and Communication industry and the D2B sector of data publishing and business information.
  • Awareness of and the potential to benefit from and contribute to the Stationers’ Company.

If shortlisted for the award, you will be required to attend an interview at Stationers’ Hall or at Queen Mary University during September 2024.

How to apply

You must read the Stationers Bursary Guidelines [PDF 204KB] before completing the application form.

Please download the Stationers Bursary Application Form [DOC 334KB] and submit your completed application to the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

Please complete the Application Form (Word document) and insert your two references and any financial evidence directly into your Application Form and submit ONE document.

Terms and Conditions

  • The Bursary is offered as a fee discount for the Big Data Science MSc programme. The Bursary cannot be transferred to a different programme of study and no cash alternative is available.
  • The Bursary will normally be available only to students who have been in attendance, as defined by the University. Students who withdraw from Queen Mary part way through an academic year will not be eligible to receive the Bursary in respect of that year. Any tuition fee discount applied to the student for that academic year as a result of the Bursary will be withdrawn and the full cost for that period will be applied. The student will be liable to repay any underpayment that may result from this.
  • Queen Mary will have discretion to withhold payments to any student which is in line with established disciplinary practices. 
  • Students who are repeating their studies are not eligible for the Bursary.
  • Students who interrupt their studies part way through an academic year will be eligible to receive the Bursary for the academic terms they have completed in full. The amount of the Bursary will be calculated on a pro rata basis and is in line with Queen Mary Tuition Fee Policy.
  • Please notify us in your application if you have applied for any other funding opportunities.

For more information about The Stationers' Company bursary scheme, please visit The Stationers' Company website.

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