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
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
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
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
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 Universitys 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