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Herringham scholarships

Herringham scholarships

Three scholarships are available to new full or part-time students with Home fee or International fee status, studying for a taught Masters degree within the Department of History (see list of eligible courses below).

Each scholarship is awarded as a tuition fee reduction of £7,900.

Am I eligible?

You need to have achieved, or be expected to achieve, a First Class Honours degree or equivalent. You must also hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study one of the following courses: 

  • MA History
  • MA Holocaust Studies
  • MA Crusader Studies
  • MA History: Hellenic Studies
  • MA Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
  • MA Medieval Studies

How do I apply?

Applications for 2022 entry are now 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) which should include: 

  • academic achievements you are particularly proud of
  • why have you chosen to do the degree you have applied for 
  • how will you use the 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 an 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 humanities-school@rhul.ac.uk

You will also need to ensure you have provided transcripts of your most recent qualifications before the scholarship application deadline. 

Three scholarships are available to new full-time or part-time students studying for a Masters degree for an eligible course within the Department of History.

 Eligibility

Three scholarships are open to new Masters students applying for one of the following courses: 

  • MA Holocaust Studies
  • MA History
  • MA Crusader Studies
  • MA History: Hellenic Studies
  • MA Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
  • MA Medieval Studies

and expected to have achieved, or are on target to achieve, a First Class Honours degree or equivalent.

Allocation

Students must submit a completed scholarship application form by the deadline, specified annually. This includes a scholarship statement (no more than 500 words), an academic reference (up to 200 words) and uploading transcripts to support the scholarship application. The academic reference must be on official headed paper and should be emailed to humanities-school@rhul.ac.uk before the scholarship application deadline.  

Payment

This scholarship is offered as a tuition fee reduction of £7,900. For full-time students, the tuition fee reduction 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. For part-time students, this will be split over the first two years of their study.

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 contact rhps@rhul.ac.uk

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