Scholarships for Students
Scholarships for Students at the University of Edinburgh include the University of Edinburgh Coca-Cola Scholarships, Deutsche Post DHL Undergraduate Scholarships, Konstantinos Tourlas Bursaries, University of Edinburgh Science and Engineering Scholarships, Bank of England Scholarship Programme and The Reuben Singh Scholarship.
As well as the University of Edinburgh Coca-Cola Scholarship which is specific to the University of Edinburgh you can read about the general requirements for the Coca Cola Scholarship, similar scholarships you might be interested in include the Pepsi Scholarship, McDonalds Scholarship and Burger King Scholarship, other university scholarships to consider are Nottingham University, University of Kent, University of Glasgow, Kingston University London, Cardiff University and the University of Bristol.
The University of Edinburgh Coca-Cola Scholarship
The University of Edinburgh Coca-Cola Scholarship is for students resident in the European Union and not resident in the United Kingdom, students apply for this scholarship whilst they are resident in Europe and then once their scholarship application and place at Edinburgh University has been conformed the student can study in Edinburgh.
Tuition Fees Paid
The Coca-Cola Scholarship pays for all tuition fees for all years of your undergraduate study and provides a maintenance allowance for the students living expenses, the scholarship is open to all students who are resident in the European Union (but not the United Kingdom) whose personal circumstances mean that it would be difficult or impossible to attend the University of Edinburgh without the scholarship, this generally means that the student has insufficient funds to pay for tuition and living expenses themselves and without the scholarship would not have the money to attend the University of Edinburgh.
The Coca-Cola Scholarship is a merit based scholarship meaning that as well as needing the money to finance your education students must also compete against each other to win the scholarship, students with the best school grades and the ability to show outside interests as well as academic qualifications will be selected for the award.
The scholarship is only available to full time courses of study at the University of Edinburgh for the undergraduate (first degree) programme, postgraduate study is not possible with this scholarship.
European Union Students
European Union students will need to apply through University and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) for a place on an undergraduate course at the University of Edinburgh once the student has been offered a place on the course they can then apply for the Coca-Cola scholarship through the University of Edinburgh admissions department who will provide the Coca-Cola scholarship application form.
Students already studying at the University of Edinburgh for a undergraduate degree or pathways or access to learning course are not eligible to apply for the scholarship as students must apply from their home country within the European Union and not once they have arrived in the UK, the thinking behind this is that the scholarship is to encourage poorer students to apply for a degree course and not to finance students that have already managed to travel overseas for their education.
If the student gets the Coca-Cola scholarship and then leaves the university or does not attend all classes or receives an unsatisfactory progress report form the university then the scholarship will be stopped and the student will be unable to continue their education so it's vitally important to maintain a good rate of progress on your degree programme.
The Deutsche Post DHL Undergraduate Scholarship
The Deutsche Post DHL Undergraduate Scholarships from the University of Edinburgh provides fifteen scholarship places every year for undergraduate students studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) courses, any STEM course offered by the University of Edinburgh's undergraduate programme may be selected, the reason scholarships like the DHL scholarship wish to increase the number of STEM graduates is that students with these skills are in high demand by all employers including DHL.
All Undergraduate Tuition Fees Paid
The Deutsche Post DHL scholarship pays all undergraduate tuition fees for the full length of the course as well as offering a maintenance allowance of £2,000 per year for students living costs. The DHL scholarships are competitive which means that students will be compared against other scholarship applicants and the fifteen best students that have applied will be offered the scholarships.
Whilst scholarship applicants might be concerned that they do not have a good chance of winning the scholarship it must be remembered that not all students will apply for the scholarship and only those students that apply can be considered for the scholarship, also there are fifteen scholarships available which greatly increases the chances for all students.
Students will need to have applied to a full time undergraduate course in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh before they apply for the scholarship, students will need to receive their confirmation of a place at the University of Edinburgh and then apply to the applications department at the university for the Deutsche Post DHL Scholarship application form.
Apply Through The UCAS System
Students will need to apply through the UCAS system and UK as well as European Union students are eligible unlike the Coca-Cola scholarship which is not open to UK students. Students not receiving a satisfactory term report from the university will find their scholarship is cancelled and they will be unable to continue their studies so students need to maintain progress on the course.
All STEM courses offered by the University of Edinburgh are available for the Deutsche Post DHL Scholarship including BSc (Hons), BEng (Hon), MPhys, MEng (Hon), MChemPhys, MChem (Hon) and MEarthSci. Popular courses for this scholarship include Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science, Astrophysics, Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, Economics and Mathematics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Geography.
Scholarship applicants will need to know the name of the course they have been accepted onto at the University of Edinburgh as well as the department in which they will be studying, students will also need to provide details of any family members that have studied for a degree, generally the scholarship programme is looking to provide education for poorer students who have not had anyone in the family study for a degree before.
Two Hundred Word Essay
Students will also need to write a two hundred word statement about the difference that winning this scholarship will make to them and the difference that gaining a degree will make to them as well as why the university should award them the scholarship.
The scholarship application form is very easy to complete with the personal statement being the hardest questions to answer, it's one of the shortest scholarship application forms I have seen with no need to provide financial details for the student or their family.
Konstantinos Tourlas Bursaries
The Konstantinos Tourlas Bursaries are only for students from Greece, Spain, Italy or Portugal who are nationals (citizens) of these countries, the award specifically targets these poorer countries within the European Union. The bursary is for an undergraduate course of study at the University of Edinburgh.
The bursary continues for as long as the student is studying for an undergraduate degree, the award is for £2,000 per year, the award is made on the grounds of academic merit and financial need which means that the student must be poor and unable to finance their own education and have good grades from school to show that they are capable of passing their undergraduate degree.
Bank of England Scholarship Programme
The Bank of England Scholarship Programme is a partnership between the Bank of England, the Windsor Fellowship and the University of Edinburgh. The scholarship is only available to students with black or mixed African or Caribbean background, the award is a full scholarship to completely support the student whilst they are studying for their degree, the award includes £30,000 for living costs (entire award for living costs for the duration of your degree), students will also have paid internships and companies working within the field of their study, so not only will the scholarship student get the money from the paid internship they will also get valuable skills from the internship and a chance of full employment after graduating.
Mentoring For Academic Progress, Personal And Professional Life
Students will also receive mentoring on both their academic progress, personal and professional life. The scholarship is available to students who are eligible to live and study in the UK, this can be international students with the appropriate student visa and right to work as paid interns. Potential scholarship students will also need 260 UCAS points where their grades at A-level or similar international qualifications will determine how many UCAS points they qualify for.
Students must also have a household income of less than £50,000 per year and be applying for a full time undergraduate course of study at the University of Edinburgh. Applications can be made through the University of Edinburgh Admissions Department or directly from the Windsor Fellowship (students will need to have applied for a place at the University of Edinburgh prior to applying for the scholarship).
After completing the application form, students successfully shortlisted will have to attend a video interview over Skype with the Windsor Fellowship, candidates who pass the video interview will then be invited to the Windsor Fellowship assessment centre for a face to face interview and tests, then there will be a final stage assessment with the Bank of England staff in attendance.
The Bank of England African and African Caribbean Scholarship Programme
The Bank of England African and African Caribbean Scholarship Programme is for students from a Black or Mixed African or Caribbean background who would like to gain experience working at the Bank of England and receive a full scholarship for their first degree. Students looking to apply for this scholarship will need to show what the Bank of England call Social Mobility and Financial need which means that the household income is below £50,000 or that the student is in receipt of free school meals, housing benefit or other government benefits like family tax credits.
Free Undergraduate Degree Paid For By The Bank Of England
Successful candidates will not only have a free undergraduate degree paid for by the Bank of England but they will also be able to work for the Bank of England during the university summer holidays, this work experience is paid. Whilst the full award for student living expenses is £30,000 ten thousand pounds will be paid to the student each year assuming a three year undergraduate degree programme is followed.
Potential scholarship students do not need to be British Citizens, but they must have the right to study in the UK and work the summer holidays in the UK. Whilst 30 UCAS points are needed to be eligible for this scholarship, students with BBB at A-level (grade B or above in three subjects) may also apply (if not applying to the University of Edinburgh directly through the UCAS system).
Your Need 300 UCAS Points To Be Considered For The Scholarship
Potential scholarship applicants should be aiming for 300 UCAS points to be considered for the scholarship with the minimum grades requested for the scholarship being 260 UCAS points or BCC at A-level (one grade B and two grade C's or above in three subjects), students will also need five GCSE subjects between A* and C grade including Mathematics and English.
Scholarship applicants must also be attending a state school in their country and not a private school.
The Reuben Singh Scholarship
The Reuben Singh Scholarship from the University of Edinburgh is a undergraduate scholarship programme for students who have a confirmed place at the University of Edinburgh, students should apply for an undergraduate degree of their choice at the University of Edinburgh then when they have confirmation from the university that they have been accepted onto the course the student can then apply for the scholarship directly from the university.
The scholarship award is for £9,000, this is a single payment for one year of study at university and is to be used for paying the university tuition fees. The scholarship is for students that have entrepreneurial skills and have shown evidence of their entrepreneurial activities, possibly the student ran some form of business, the potential student will also need to submit a two thousand five hundred word essay on their understanding of the future of business and what entrepreneurial means to the applicant as well as their thoughts on the next big business opportunity in their home country.
The applications are submitted to a judging panel who will invite a shortlist of candidates for interview.