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The Gentian Scholarship for Access

The Gentian Scholarship for Access

This scholarship is for a talented student in financial need applying for a three year undergraduate degree in selected STEM subjects. 

The Gentian Scholarship for Access covers the full tuition fee for three years of undergraduate study at Royal Holloway.

Am I eligible?

You must have UK fee status and be a UK National, domiciled in the UK with expected or final grades at GCE A-Level of at least BBB or equivalent.

You must also meet two of the below background criteria:

a) Low performing school, based on whether the school or college performs below the national average at GCSE and/or GCE or equivalent qualifications

b) Disability

c) In care for more than three months

d) Mature students (aged 21 or over at the start of the course)

e) Resident in a lower participation in higher education neighbourhood

f) No parental experience of Higher Education

This scholarship is open to new UK undergraduate students applying for one of the following programmes:

Biological Sciences
BSc Biochemistry

BSc Biology

BSc Biomedical Sciences

BSc Ecology and Conservation

BSc Medical Biochemistry

BSc Molecular Biology

BSc Zoology

Computer Science
BSc Computer Science

BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

BSc Computer Science (Information Security)

BSc Computer Science (Software Engineering)

MSci Computer Science

MSci Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

MSci Computer Science (Information Security)

MSci Computer Science (Software Engineering)


Earth Sciences
BSc Digital Geosciences

BSc Environmental Geology

BSc Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry

BSc Geology

BSc Geology with a Year in Industry

BSc Petroleum Geology

MSci Environmental Geoscience

MSci Environmental Geoscience with a Year in Industry

MSci Environmental Geoscience with a Year of International Study

MSci Geoscience

MSci Geoscience with a Year in Industry

MSci Geoscience with a Year of International Study

Electronic Engineering
BEng Electronic Engineering

BEng Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry

MEng Electronic Engineering

MEng Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry

BEng Computer Systems Engineering

BEng Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry

MEng Computer Systems Engineering

MEng Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry

Physics
MSci Physics

MSci Astrophysics

MSci Theoretical Physics

MSci Physics with Particle Physics

BSc Physics

BSc Astrophysics

BSc Theoretical Physics

BSc Physics with Particle Physics


Mathematics
BSc Mathematics

MSci Mathematics

BSc Mathematics with Statistics

BSc Mathematical Studies

BSc Computer Science & Mathematics

BSc Mathematics & Physics

MSci Mathematics & Physics

 

How do I apply?

Scholarship applications for 2020 entry have now closed.

Please come back later this year for details of our 2021 entry scholarships. 

Please provide a scholarship statement which should be no longer than 400 words and should include:

• Academic achievements and other activities you are particularly proud of and why these really matter to you

• Why you have chosen to do the degree you have applied for

• Explain your need for this scholarship along with details of your personal background

The scholarships are available as a full tuition fee reduction. This is equivalent to the full annual Home tuition fee over the first three years of study, unless you spend a year abroad or on an industrial placement. In such cases, the tuition fee reduction will be applied in year four, instead of year three.

If you are on a four-year course, with no industrial placement, or a five-year course with an industrial placement, the scholarship will be paid in the first three years of the degree course only.

You need to achieve an average academic grade of at least 60 per cent, each year, in order to keep receiving the scholarship.

Read our full terms and conditions.

If you have any queries please email study@royalholloway.ac.uk

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