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The Gent-Rust scholarships

The Gent-Rust scholarships

The donors Mr and Mrs Gent are funding a scholarship for new full-time or part-time UK Masters students to support their study at Royal Holloway, alleviating some of the financial burden of undertaking studies here.

The scholarship is awarded as a tuition fee reduction of up to the value of £10,000 (If the tuition fee is less than £10,000 the scholarship will only cover the value of the tuition fee).

Am I eligible?

This scholarship is open to a new full-time or part-time student from the UK, applying for one of the following degrees and expected to have achieved, or are on target to achieve, a 2:1 or higher:

  • MSc Physics by Research
  • MSc Biological Science by Research
  • MSc Computer Science by Research
  • MSc Data Science and Analytics
  • MSc Energy Geoscience
  • MSc Engineering Management
  • MSc Electronic Engineering by Research
  • MSc Information Security
  • MSc Economics

 How do I apply?

Applications must be submitted through RH Direct by 11.59pm (UK time) 11 July 2022. Applicants will be made aware of the outcome of their application after 26 July 2022.

Applications must include the following:

A scholarship statement covering the following points with no more than 400 words per question (please note that statements that exceed the word count will automatically be rejected):

  • academic achievements and other activities you are particularly proud of and why these really matter to you
  • why have you chosen to do the degree you have applied for 
  • what are your future aspirations and how will the scholarship help you achieve these and contribute to society
  • from a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education
  • state any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.

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

The following must also be provided:

  • 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.

  • It is expected that you have achieved, or are on target to achieve, a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent, and would not have the means to undertake the proposed course of study without this scholarship. You will need to demonstrate this in the application.

  • The strength of your previous academic background will also be considered. This will be assessed via the documents submitted as part of your degree application. Considerable importance will be attached to what you have done and hope to do in areas outside the field of their studies.

 

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to new full-time or part-time students from UK, applying for one of the following programmes:

 

  • MSc Physics by Research
  • MSc Biological Science by Research
  • MSc Computer Science by Research
  • MSc Data Science and Analytics
  • MSc Energy Geoscience
  • MSc Engineering Management
  • MSc Electronic Engineering by Research
  • MSc Information Security
  • MSc Economics

and expected to have achieved, or are on target to achieve, a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent, who would not have the means to undertake the proposed course of study without this scholarship. You will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Allocation

Candidates will be selected based on their academic achievement and a scholarship statement. Candidates should also note that considerable importance will be attached to what they have done and hope to do in areas outside the field of their studies. The strength of a candidate’s previous academic background will also be considered. This will be assessed via the documents submitted as part of their degree application. The donors will also be involved in the decision-making process for this scholarship.

Payment

The scholarship is awarded as a tuition fee reduction of up to the value of £10,000 (If the tuition fee is less than £10,000 the scholarship will only cover the value of the tuition fee). For full-time students, this scholarship is offered as tuition fee reduction of up to £10,000 in the first year of a Royal Holloway degree. No additional payment is offered in any following years. For part-time students, the tuition fee reduction of up to £10,000 will be split equally and awarded in the first two years of study only.

The scholarship will be paid directly into the Royal Holloway Tuition Fee account on behalf of the individual scholar.

Please Note: If the student is eligible for any automatic Royal Holloway tuition fee discounts (including Alumni discount) *, such discounts are not available in conjunction with any scholarship which offers a full tuition fee reduction (including those with an additional cash award) or with CPD courses.

Where a discount is applicable:

  • The discount is made on the fee amount payable following any other reductions, i.e. a scholarship, early payment discount
  • The discount is available on the tuition fees for the first year of study only, whether full or part-time.

*Please refer to Tuition Fee Discounts (section 5) of the full terms and conditions document for more details.

Other terms and conditions

All recipients of the Gent Rust Scholarship are required to commit to participating in the following activities:

  • Produce a ‘Student profile’ to be featured on Royal Holloway’s website and in publications such as the prospectus;
  • Help to promote scholarships and their respective academic department

(Scholars may be asked to participate in occasional promotional activities and to be interviewed, photographed and/or filmed by the university for promotional purposes.  Prior consent of the scholars will be requested in advance for this);

  • Provide letter of thanks to the Donor;
  • Meet the Donor on at least one occasion during each academic year;
  • Provide a summary of their experiences and future hopes at the end of their course;
  • Agree that Royal Holloway can share their final classification with the Donor.

Read our full terms and conditions.

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

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