Scholarship applications for September 2021 course entry open in March 2021 and for January 2022 entry they open in October 2021.

You must hold an offer to start an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of Westminster in the relevant academic year before you can apply for a scholarship. Please note that it can take up to 6 weeks to receive a course offer.

Applications close at 5pm (UK time) on the dates shown – please see the individual scholarship information pages for closing dates and eligibility criteria.

The reference letter should be written by someone who knows you well in either an academic or professional capacity, ie a teacher, lecturer or employer. It should be written, where possible, on the headed paper of the school, university, organisation or company.

The reference provided should be written specifically in support for your scholarship application and the referee should provide their views on why your academic abilities, personal qualities and financial circumstances would make you a suitable recipient for a scholarship. It may therefore be useful to discuss your plans with your referee now, before you apply, so that they are more fully able to comment on your plans, goals and capabilities.

When an application is received, the Scholarships office will record this on the University admissions database. This will automatically generate an email acknowledging receipt of your application. At peak volume times, this can take up to seven working days.

The scholarship offer cannot be deferred to another academic year. If you defer your year of entry the scholarship offer is withdrawn and you must then reapply.

If an awardee decides to change programmes, the student will be entitled to keep the scholarship provided that the new course and mode of study meet the eligibility criteria. All changes must be approved by the Scholarships Office beforehand.

The Graduate School offers a number of studentships for PhD students. For further information on funding at the PhD level visit the research studentships web page or email [email protected].

No, students that have been awarded a scholarship must meet the conditions of their course offer prior to benefiting from the scholarship.

All of the scholarships listed on our scholarships page are only open to applicants that have not yet started their studies at the University of Westminster.

For bursaries and awards offered to current students please look at our Bursaries and awards for current students page. Further advice is available on our Other Funding Options page.

Yes, we are happy to accept scholarship applications from transfer students as long as you apply within the set deadlines and before you start your studies here.

Please see our overseas academic qualifications equivalency guide (PDF).

If you are unsure or your country is not listed, please contact the Scholarships Office: [email protected].

The University’s deposit scheme for international students means that if you hold an unconditional offer you will be required to make a payment of £4,000 before you are given a CAS letter (Certificate of Acceptance), which may be used to apply for your visa for entry to the UK.

As a scholarship applicant, you can wait until you know the outcome of your scholarship application before paying this deposit. It is recommended that you check with the UK Visas and Immigration on how long it takes to process visas during the June to August period.

If you’re coming to Westminster to study regardless of whether or not you get a scholarship, you should try and pay the deposit as soon as possible.

If you already have an ELQ you are ineligible to apply for a scholarship. So, if you are a graduate applying for another undergraduate degree or a Masters graduate applying for a postgraduate degree you are treated as an ELQ student.

The only exception to this is if your international Masters qualification is regarded as equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree. Please see our overseas academic qualifications equivalency guide (PDF).

Please contact the Scholarships Office on [email protected] if you are unsure.

Yes. You are welcome to apply for as many external awards as you wish, as well as one type of scholarship from the University of Westminster.

Please note that if your course falls into one or more of the below categories then you are not eligible to apply for a scholarship:

  • Postgraduate Diploma

  • Professional courses (eg RIBA pt III, ACCA, CIMA, CiLEX)

  • Conversion courses (eg Graduate Diploma in Law)

  • Integrated Masters/MPhil/PhD student

  • Part-time undergraduate course

As an EU student with pre-settled or settled status and paying Home fees you are eligible to apply for our undergraduate scholarships if you qualify to receive the maintenance loan from SLC (Student Loans Company) and meet all other scholarship conditions.

If you are applying for a postgraduate course and you have Home Fee status, you can apply for our Home Postgraduate scholarships.

If you are an EU student paying Overseas fees, you are eligible to apply for our International Postgraduate Part Fee Scholarship.

All financial transactions regarding tuition fees will take place between the Scholarships Office and the University of Westminster directly within the first semester of each academic year.

If you receive a cash payment scholarship, it will be paid into your nominated UK bank account at the end of January/beginning of February of each academic year. Students will not receive the yearly allowance if they are on a repeat year or a placement/sandwich year.