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Bedford Society Access Scholarship

Bedford Society Access Scholarship

One scholarship is available for a new full-time or part-time student with Home or International fee status studying for a first taught Masters degree within one of the academic departments listed below. 

The scholarship is funded by the alumni and friends of Bedford College, one of the founding colleges of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College. Formed in 2013, the Bedford Society aims to ensure the spirit of Bedford College lives on by providing new scholars with access to financial support and opportunities for networking.

Scholarships are offered as a tuition fee reduction of £8,100.

Am I eligible?

You must have achieved, or be on target to achieve, a First Class Honours degree or equivalent and be able to demonstrate that without the financial support of the scholarship, you would not be able to undertake further study. 

You must have a conditional or unconditional offer to study a taught Masters course within: 

  • Department of Classics
  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Law and Criminology
  • Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Health Studies
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Psychology

How do I apply?

Applications for 2022 entry are closed. Applicants will be made aware of the outcome of their application after 26 July 2022.

 

You must provide a supporting statement of no more than 400 (please note that statements that exceed the word count will automatically be rejected) words, which should include: 

  • Academic achievements you are particularly proud of and why these really matter to you.
  • Why you have chosen to do the degree you have applied for. 
  • What your future aspirations are and how the scholarship will help you to achieve your future goals.
  • From a financial standpoint, what impact this scholarship would have on your education and special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.
  • It should also demonstrate an enthusiastic and authentic spirit of enquiry and indicate clearly how this scholarship would help you share and advance knowledge of future generations. 

Your statement will be judged on how effectively and convincingly you respond to the above. 

As well as your statement, you will need to upload your most recent grades transcript from your undergraduate degree.  Any applications that are submitted without an uploaded transcript will be rejected.

One scholarship is available for a new full-time or part-time taught masters student with Home or International fee status studying for a first Masters degree within one of the academic departments listed below. 

Eligibility

You must have achieved, or be on target to achieve, a First Class Honours degree or equivalent and be able to demonstrate that without the financial support of the scholarship, you would not be able to undertake further study. 

You must have a conditional or unconditional offer to study a taught Masters course within: 

  • Department of Classics
  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Law and Criminology
  • Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Health Studies
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Psychology

Please note: Only students applying to study for their first Masters degree will be considered for this scholarship.

Allocation

Candidates will be selected based on academic achievement and a scholarship statement (400 words). Along with the scholarship statement, applicants will need to upload their most recent grades transcript from their undergraduate degree. Candidates should be able to demonstrate that without the financial support of the scholarship, they would not be able to undertake further study. Shortlisted candidates may also be interviewed as part of the selection process for this scholarship.

Payment

This scholarship is offered as a tuition fee reduction of £8,100. For part-time students, this will be split over two years (first two years of study only).

Where an award is made, exceptionally, to applicant on a two-year full-time Masters course, no additional payment or tuition fee remission is offered in the second year of a two-year Masters degree.

A student who receives a full fee reduction as part of this award will not be able to avail any tuition fee discounts (including alumni discounts) in conjunction with this scholarship. Please refer to Tuition Fee Discounts (section 5) of the full terms and conditions document for more details.

Read our full terms and conditions.

If you have any queries please email rhps@rhul.ac.uk.

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