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Dr Pirkko Koppinen Scholarship

Dr Pirkko Koppinen Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a new full-time student with Home or International fee status applying for MA Medieval Studies.

It is available as a tuition fee reduction and living costs contribution (where applicable) to the value of £12,000. 

Am I eligible?

You must hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study MA Medieval Studies at Royal Holloway.

You will need to have achieved, or be on target to achieve, a 2:1 degree or higher.

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 longer than 500 words (please note that statements that exceed the word count will automatically be rejected). This should include: 

  • academic achievements you are particularly proud of
  • why have you chosen to do the degree you have applied for 
  • how you plan to use this MA in your future research and career path and how will the scholarship help you achieve it.

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.

You must have a written academic reference letter (up to 200 words). This must be submitted from an academic who has previously supported, taught or worked with you. Please ask the academic to email their reference letter (on official headed paper) directly to

One scholarship is available to a new full-time student studying for an MA Medieval Studies degree.


This scholarship is open to new full-time students, applying for the following course:  

  • MA Medieval Studies 

Applicants to the Dr Pirkko Koppinen scholarship are expected to have achieved, or be on target to achieve, a 2:1 degree or higher.


Students must submit a completed scholarship application form by the deadline, specified annually. This includes a scholarship statement, an academic reference and uploading transcripts to support the scholarship application. The academic reference should be emailed to  (on official headed paper) before the scholarship application deadline. 


The scholarship is £12,000 to cover tuition fees and a contribution towards living costs. The scholarship will offer a tuition fee reduction and any remainder will be paid, in instalments, directly to the recipient as a contribution towards living costs. This scholarship is only available for one year of study. No additional payment is offered in any following years if the duration of the course is longer than one year.

Please Note: Students who receive 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 on how the tuition fee discounts (if eligible) will be applied.

Read our full terms and conditions.

If you have any queries please email 


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