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Rising Stars Scholarship

Rising Stars Scholarship

Full tuition fee reduction for three years for students from and living in the UK.

Do you strive to succeed and go the extra mile in all you do? You could be a Royal Holloway Rising Stars scholar.

Three scholarships are available to new undergraduate students who demonstrate:

  • Academic excellence
  • Commitment to one or more of Royal Holloway values (see application guidelines below)
  • Determination to succeed.

Am I eligible?

  • Home fee status
  • Strong academic record with high predicted A-level (or equivalent) grades, including those with contextual offers (As a guide, previous applicants have been predicted AAA or equivalent).
  • Hold a current conditional or unconditional offer to study any undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway.

How do I apply?

You must submit your application via RH Direct.

You will need to write a statement explaining why you think you should be awarded the scholarship. Read the guidelines below for information on what you must include in your application.

The deadline for applications is 28 April, 2023. We will let you know the outcome of your application from 18 May, 2023.

Please provide a supporting statement of no more than 400 words. You must include:

  • How you have made a difference through your achievements, demonstrating outstanding skills relevant to one or more of Royal Holloway’s values.
    • Excellence 
    • Fairness
    • Freedom
    • Creativity
    • Collaboration
    • Inclusivity
  • Academic achievements you are particularly proud of
  • Why you selected your chosen degree, your future aspirations and how the scholarships will help you to achieve your goals.

You are encouraged to include examples in your application. This can include a wide range of activities, for example, but not limited to: entrepreneurship; managing a project or group activity; membership of a group striving for positive change; holding a position of trust in a group outside school or college, or extra-curricular activities such as sports or religious groups, the Duke of Edinburgh Award or NCS (National Citizens Service) The Challenge.

Your application will be scored based on how effectively your statement answers the above.

Applications which exceed the word count will automatically be rejected. 

If you have any queries please email  

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