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President’s Scholarships for international master’s students at King’s College London in UK, 2015


King’s College London delighted to offer 20 President’s Scholarships, each worth £10,000, for any of our full-time master’s programmes. These scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, achievement and potential.

King’s College LondonApplications are open now and until 31 March 2015 at 17.00 GMT. Give yourself the best possible chance of succeeding and joining the top 20 applicants for this award by reading the requirements and processes now.

Study Subjects: Any of the courses offered by the King’s College London in UK.

Eligibility to Apply:

  • Be due to commence a full-time postgraduate master’s programme at King’s College London in the 2015/16 academic year;
  • Be liable to pay tuition fees at the international/overseas (higher) rate;
  • Have achieved or be predicted to achieve a 1st class undergraduate degree or equivalent in advance of commencing their chosen postgraduate master’s programme;
  • Complete and submit the required application documentation by the 31 March 2015 at 17.00 GMT.

Please note that:

  • If you are already registered on the respective postgraduate programme you are not eligible to apply;
  • If you will pay tuition fees at the Home/EU rate you are not eligible to apply;
  • These scholarships cannot be held on a part-time basis;
  • For programmes longer than 12 months, the scholarship will be paid during the first year only;
  • If you are applying for the 2 year MPhilStud Philosophy programme you are eligible;
  • Distance learning programmes are also eligible;
  • As the award provides partial funding only, you must be able to confirm that you have/are seeking the means to support any outstanding fees/costs not covered by this scheme, i.e. through other funding awards or self-funding.

Number of Scholarships: 20

Scholarship Value: £10,000

How to Apply?

Applications will be invited from 1 December 2014 and will close on 31 March 2015 at 17:00 GMT sharp.

To be considered for the award, you must, by the application deadline of 17:00 GMT, 31 March 2015:

1) Have submitted a complete online admissions application for a postgraduate master’s programme at King’s College London.

Admissions applications must be ‘complete’ in order for an application to be considered for funding, and for an admissions application to be deemed ‘complete’ it must contain all the relevant supporting documentation, such as references, transcripts, and English language scores. It is your responsibility to ensure that all supporting materials are submitted to King’s by the funding deadline of 31 March 2015, 17:00GMT. *

AND

2) Submit a Graduate School PGT online funding form. Note that this online funding application form should only be completed once an admissions application has been submitted to King’s.

As part of the Graduate School PGT online funding form, you will be asked to provide:

  • Personal details i.e. name, admissions ID/reference number, date of birth and email address
  • Previous qualifications
  • English language proficiency
  • Details about the postgraduate taught (PGT) programme
  • A personal statement
  • Confirmation that you are seeking / have secured funds to cover any remaining fees/costs not covered by the Graduate School awards.

Failure to submit both application forms, as appropriate, by the application deadline will result in the application being ineligible.

*If you have already applied for admissions, or hold a place but deferred entry to 2015/16, you will not be required to submit an admissions application again.

Process of Selection:

Once the application deadline has passed, the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support (PGSS) will check your eligibility and (if eligible) your faculty will be asked to consider your application. Please be aware that in order to receive the scholarship you must attend King’s in September 2015 to study the programme associated with your scholarship application.

Note that, where eligible, you may be considered for more than one type of scholarship scheme, and if successful, you may be permitted to hold more than one type of award, as long as the funds are not seen to be overlapping. Please refer to the ‘Conditions & Regulations of Funding’ section for further guidance.

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic merit / degree qualifications;
  • Professional qualifications achieved, where relevant;
  • Strength of personal statement;
  • Your future plans, and what you plan to do with the postgraduate taught degree;
  • Confirmation of other funds sought/secured, whether from other scholarships or family/self funds. Note that preference may be given to you if you have already secured some ‘partial’ funding from alternative sources towards the cost of the postgraduate taught degree programme;
  • Preference may be given to you if you have not previously undertaken a postgraduate degree programme.

Your faculty will provide details of their preferred candidate(s), together with a list of reserve candidates, by the end of May 2015.

Notification about Scholarship Result:

All results will be announced via email in the first instance.

If you are deemed ineligible by the PGSS office for any of the Graduate School PGT funding schemes, as covered by the online PGT funding form, you will be informed about your ineligibility within three weeks from the application deadline.

If you are deemed eligible for the award you will be informed about the outcome of your application towards mid/end of May 2015.

If you are selected for the award you will be asked to provide a decision as to whether you would like to accept or decline the award by a given deadline. If you fail to respond by the given deadline or decline the offer, your award will automatically be transferred to a reserve candidate who is next in-line for the award.

No further allocation or reallocation of awards should occur beyond the end of July 2015.

Deadline: 31 March 2015 at 17.00 GMT

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