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
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:
BSc Biomedical Sciences
BSc Ecology and Conservation
BSc Medical Biochemistry
BSc Molecular Biology
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)
BSc Digital Geosciences
BSc Environmental Geology
BSc Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry
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 with a Year in Industry
MSci Geoscience with a Year of International Study
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
MSci Theoretical Physics
MSci Physics with Particle Physics
BSc Theoretical Physics
BSc Physics with Particle Physics
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
Terms & conditions
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.