Tips on how to apply

Starting your application

Start your application early! Give yourself time to best represent why you should be awarded the scholarship. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Find out about the background of the scholarship

Some scholarships are donated by individuals or organisations who have a very specific purpose in mind. Read the background of the scholarship and ensure you can explain how you fit the specific criteria of the scholarship.

Answer questions completely and using formal language

Each scholarship is carefully and thoroughly assessed so it is important that you fully answer each question to the best of your ability. Take care with your spelling and grammar to make the best impression. Parts of your application may be read by Academic staff and Donors as well as the scholarships team.

Difficult personal circumstances

If you are asked to describe difficult circumstances be assured that the information you supply is strictly confidential. Many scholarships are aimed specifically at supporting our most disadvantaged students.  You should provide as much detail as you are comfortable with supplying.

The staff assessing your application are only able to make decisions based on the details you provide and are looking for an explanation of the impact your difficult circumstances have had on your life and studies.

Before you submit

Before you submit your application be certain that you have answered all questions, signed and dated the application form (where applicable) and included all requested supporting documentation.

Submit all documents at the same time because the scholarships team may not be able to accept or match late documents to your application – and this would be a great disadvantage. Your application may be ineligible.

Applying for more than one scholarship

You may apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible. Keep in mind some scholarships only allow you to hold one scholarship at a time and you may have to choose, but others allow you to hold more than one at a time.

Supporting Documentation

Go to the Supporting documentation page to find out what documentation needs to be provided for each eligibility criteria

Ensure that you submit all required supporting documentation in a single file to The Scholarships team receives hundreds of applications per year and if one of your documents is not matched to your application you will be at a disadvantage.

The Scholarships team can’t follow up missing documents.

Personal Statements

Most scholarship applications will require a written statement from you, often with specific questions you need to answer.

It is important you pay attention to the question, and keep in mind the intention of the scholarship. You should give a complete and comprehensive explanation to give your application the greatest advantage

Most Donors of scholarships have very specific ideas about the students they would like to support and the questions in applications are designed to identify the most suitable student for the award.