Masters Scholarships 2016/17

We are pleased to confirm that the Santander Universities funded Masters Scholarships scheme for the academic year 2016/17 is now open for applications

Five Masters Scholarships of £5,000 each, funded through the Santander Universities agreement with the University, are available annually to full-time taught postgraduate students at Chester. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit to graduates of institutions in the Santander Universities network within the UK, Latin America, Portugal or Spain.

 

Eligibility

 

To be eligible for a Scholarship, students must: 

  • have accepted an offer of admission to a one year, full time taught postgraduate programme in any subject;

  • on admission to the University of Chester, be a graduate of one of the eligible institutions in the Santander Universities scheme (see below).

     

    Application procedure and selection criteria

    To apply, students must complete a Masters Scholarship application form. Applications should be submitted to the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office by 30 June 2016.

     

    The selection of the Scholars will be made by a panel chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and details of selected Scholars will be forwarded to Santander Universities for information. Applications will be judged on two criteria:

 

  • academic quality of the applicant;

  • potential for the applicant to benefit from the Scholarship.

     

    If any Scholarships remain vacant after September 2016, further applications will be accepted at any time until 9 December 2016. Vacant Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to eligible applicants meeting the quality criteria thresholds set by the selection panel.

     

    Eligible institutions

    For details of the eligible institutions in the Santander Universities scheme, please check the following websites: 

 

  • UK: http://www.gruposantander.es/univ_uk.html

  • Latin America: http://www.gruposantander.es/univ_latam.htm

  • Portugal: www.gruposantander.es/univ_por.htm

  • Spain: http://www.gruposantander.es/univ_espaya.htm

     

    Scholarship Terms and Conditions

    Details of selected Scholars will be forwarded to Santander Universities for information.

     

    The scholarships will be applied first to a discount on tuition fees for the academic year 2016/17, with any remainder provided as a contribution towards living costs. Scholarships may not be deferred to a later year.

     

    If a selected scholar holds a full or partial scholarship from another source, this must be disclosed and the University reserves the right to reduce the value of the Masters Scholarship accordingly. Scholarships may not be combined with the Golden Ticket discount for University of Chester graduates.

     

    The University reserves the right to reconsider the award of a Scholarship if the financial situation of a Scholar changes following the award.

     

    If a Scholar holds a conditional offer, the Scholarship will not be confirmed until all conditions are met.

     

    Scholarships are subject to availability of funds and details of the scheme are subject to change at any time.