Application criteria

General criteria

If you answer yes to any of these question you will not be eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Have you applied for a scholarship within the last 2 years and been unsuccessful? (Postgraduate students only) As a result of the University’s two-year reapplication rule, postgraduate applicants who unsuccessfully applied for a scholarship in January 2015, September 2015 or January 2016 are ineligible to apply for a scholarship for September 2015.
Do you already have an equivalent level qualification? If you already have an Equivalent Level Qualification (ELQ) you are ineligible to apply for a scholarship. So, if you are a graduate applying for another undergraduate degree or a Master’s graduate applying for a postgraduate degree you are treated as an ELQ student.

The only exception to this is if:

  • You are a postgraduate applicant with a Master’s degree applying for a PhD programme

or

  • Your international Master’s qualification is regarded as equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree.
Have you already obtained a degree in a developed country at your own expense? If you have already obtained a degree in a developed country, you will not be eligible to apply for one of our full scholarships (covering flights, accommodation, tuition fees and living expenses).

You may, however, apply for one of our tuition fee award scholarships, providing that you meet the eligibility criteria.

Academic criteria

All University of Westminster scholarships are awarded in part on the basis of academic excellence.

Undergraduate students (International and UK/EU):

Academic excellence is a criterion for all our undergraduate scholarships. As we have students applying from various different education systems from across the world, we do not provide a fixed interpretation of academic excellence; however, your exam results must demonstrate a high level academic achievement in order to be competitive.

Postgraduate students:

Our postgraduate scholarships require different undergraduate degree requirements depending on the value of the scholarship: 

Full scholarship (Flights, accommodation, tuition fees and living expenses) Equivalent of a UK First Class undergraduate degree
Full tuition fee award (Fee only) Equivalent of a UK First Class undergraduate degree
Half or part tuition fee award (Fee only) Equivalent of a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree

International applicants who are unsure whether or not they meet the academic criteria can contact the Scholarships Office for further guidance.

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