Vice Chancellor's scholarship

Our Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students whose exceptional academic achievement and extra-curricular achievements set them apart from their peers.

How to Apply

As part of the application you will need to submit a 500 word supporting statement outlining why you are suitable to receive this award.

You will need to submit supporting documentation including evidence of your extra-curricular activities. This would usually be via a certificate or letter from a senior member of the organisation.

Key Dates

Applications closed on June 30 2018.


  • You must be a UK or EU students to be eligible for this scholarship. International students should see our international scholarship information for details of the scholarships available to them.
  • If you are studying the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery you will not be eligible to apply.
  • You must be starting an undergraduate degree programme offered on the Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough campuses in the September Semester in the 2018 academic year.
  • Foundation, Extended, Degree Apprenticeship and Distance Learning degree programs and/or CPD and short courses are excluded.
  • You must be studying full time unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full time study.
  • You must achieve AAB grades or above (136 UCAS points) or an equivalent entry score.
  • Consideration will be given to;
    • Your extra-curricular activities and achievements, for examples in the areas of leadership, community service, volunteering, sport and other fields
    • Your experience, personal or financial hardship


£24,000 over 3 years. A cash payment of £8,000 per year will be made in two instalments.


3 years, payment of the scholarship in years two and three is conditional on continued satisfactory academic progress

Find out if you are successful

Your application will be assessed by a panel of ARU staff members and representatives from the Student Union (5 members in total) and you will be ranked based on the details you provide in your application and supporting documentation. You may also be invited to attend an interview to discuss your application.

Read the full terms and conditions

Please note: The current scholarship information is for the 2018/19 academic year only. Information for the academic year 2019/20 will be published when it becomes available.