60 scholarships for Clearing students

The University of Westminster is offering scholarships to students through Clearing for the first time

The scholarships are designed to encourage those students who may have been put off applying to university, or applying to a London university due to the costs of education and living in the capital.

Each scholarship is valued at £1500 per year for three years, and is part of the university’s commitment to widening participation in education and acknowledging both the costs and benefits of studying in the capital.

The scholarships are open to A-Level and International Baccalaureate students from the UK, EU and International applicants who achieve at least one grade or one IB point over the published standard entry requirement for their course.

Each scholarship is valued at £1500 per year for three years, and is part of the university’s commitment to widening participation in education

The scholarships can be taken as cash for living expenses for Home and EU students, and can be used as a fee waiver for overseas students.

Students being considered for these scholarships will participate in a telephone or Skype interview as part of the selection process.

The scholarships, worth £4500 for the three years, are unlikely to make a significant dent in the estimated total cost of an undergraduate degree of £50,000. But they are nonetheless encouraging evidence that universities are taking seriously the burden undergraduates undertake.

Adrian Dutch, Director of Global Recruitment and Admissions says: “At Westminster we already offer a raft of scholarships aimed at students coming in through traditional UCAS application methods. Our Clearing specific scholarships have been designed to show all students that financial support is still available and that we are committed to supporting them through higher education regardless of how they applied or their background.”