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The Gent-Rust Scholarship

The Gent-Rust Scholarship

Degree Type Postgraduate Award Type Scholarship Fee Status Type UK
Cash award of £7,000 for new postgraduates studying selected degree courses.

One scholarship is available to a full or part-time student from the UK applying for an MSc degree. It is funded by Mr and Mrs Gent, who are providing the scholarship to recognise and promote academic achievement, alleviate need and promote activity of benefit to society as a whole. These objectives will be taken into account when your scholarship application is considered.

Am I eligible?

  • Home fee status
  • Offer to study an MSc degree from one of the following departments: 
    • Biological Sciences
    • Computer Sciences
    • Earth Sciences
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Information Security
    • Physics
    • Economics
    • Health Studies
    • Psychology
  • Achieved, or on target to achieve, a 2:1 degree or higher.

  How do I apply?

Applications for this scholarship have closed.

If you've applied, we'll let you know from Monday 8 July 2024 if you've been successful. 

You must provide a supporting statement of no more than 400 words, which should include: 

  • 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 
  • your future aspirations and how the scholarship will help you achieve these and contribute to society
  • from a financial standpoint, what impact this scholarship would have on your education
  • any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.

It is expected that you would not have the means to undertake the proposed course of study without this scholarship. You will need to demonstrate this in your 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 so we encourage you to fully explain this in your statement.  

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

Applications which exceed the word count will automatically be rejected.

If you have any queries please email

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