Applying for a University of Westminster Scholarship



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To apply for a scholarship offered by the University of Westminster you must complete a scholarships application form and submit it by the deadline (listed below). Please read the application guidelines to follow for further information.

Scholarship Application Guidelines

The following information is for students who are hoping to apply for a scholarship to study at the University of Westminster.

When can I apply for a scholarship?

You may only apply for a scholarship while you are holding an offer (either conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate course at the University of Westminster. Please do not submit an application for a scholarship prior to or along with your application to study. We can not consider scholarship applications from students who have already begun a postgraduate course of study at the University.

When is the deadline?

The deadline of receipt of your application for a scholarship is the end of second week in July before the following academic year of study.

For example, students hoping to begin studying in:

September 2000 or February 2001 the deadline is
Friday 14th July 2000

September 2001 or February 2002 the deadline is
Friday 13th July 2001

September 2002 or February 2003 the deadline is
Friday 12th July 2002

Late applications might be considered in the unlikely event that there are any unallocated scholarships.

Which scholarship do I apply for?

Please read the information on the individual scholarships carefully and insure that you apply for one which suits your situation. All scholarships have criteria and you must be able to show that you meet these criteria for your application to be considered.

What should I write in my letter of support?

Section B of the application is for you to write a letter of support (this should be approximately 400 words). This is your opportunity to explain to the scholarships committee why you should be considered for a scholarship. You must demonstrate that you not only meet the criteria but also what you expect to gain from the opportunity, how you will use your experiences in the future and what your long term goals/plans are. Please include any other information that you feel is relevant to your case.

What is ‘supporting documentation’?

In order for you to explain how you meet the criteria for a scholarship you may wish to include some additional papers, these are called ‘supporting documents’. Examples of these might be papers demonstrating academic merit (transcripts, certificates, school awards, recommendations from previous academic institutions) or papers indicating financial need (a reference from a previous financial supporter or copy of a recent bank statement). Please attach only relevant papers and keep your supporting documents to a minimum, the more documents you attach does not increase your eligibility to receive an award.

What happens after I have submitted my scholarship application?

Once we have received your application we will acknowledge receipt by sending you a letter. This will advise you that we have received your application and that it will be considered at the next Scholarships Committee meeting. It will also inform you by what date you should expect to hear the result of your application.

Who decides and how will I find out the result?

Decisions on scholarship applications are made by the Scholarships Committee. This committee is made up of staff from the University and includes representatives from the International Education Office, Registrars Office, Counselling and Advisory Department, Development Department and academic and research departments across the University’s four campuses. Once decisions have been made, the committee will write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application. Please note that the committee will not undertake or participate in any individual correspondence with applicants either before of after a decision has been made, the decision of the committee is final.

What do I do if I am awarded a scholarship?

If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an official letter from the scholarships committee informing you of the details of your award. All official arrangements will be made with you directly, and you will be invited to meet some of the scholarships committee when you arrive at the start of your course. During and after your period of study you may be asked to participate in promotional activities for the University, this may include receptions and social events, testimonial or publicity articles or even assisting with activities in your home country.

What do I do if I have any more questions?

If you require further information or if anything is unclear the Scholarships Administrator is available to offer impartial advise and assistance, however please note that they are not permitted to discuss individual applications or decisions made by the committee.

To receive a scholarships application form please contact the Scholarships Administrator at:

Scholarships Administrator
University of Westminster
16 Little Titchfield Street
London W1P 7FH

Fax: +44 (0)20 7911 5132

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