Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

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

You should achieve AAB grades or above (136 UCAS tariff points), or an equivalent entry score. Your tariff points should come from qualifications taken in the 2018/9 academic year, and be obtained from two or more A-Levels or their equivalent.

Value

£24,000 over three years.

You’ll receive a cash payment of £8,000 per year in two instalments. Payments are made via BACS to a UK bank account.

Duration

Three years (pro rata for eligible courses of a different duration); conditional on continued satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility

To apply for our Vice Chancellor's Scholarship you must:

  • achieve AAB grades or above (136 UCAS points), or an equivalent entry score. Your tariff points should come from qualifications taken in the 2018/9 academic year and obtained from two or more A-Levels or their equivalent
  • be a UK or EU student. International students should refer to our International Excellence Scholarship
  • be starting an undergraduate degree course on our Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough Guild House campuses in September 2019
  • be studying full-time, unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time study.

Applicants for our MBChB Medicine are not eligible to apply.

Foundation, extended, degree apprenticeship, distance learning degree programmes and/or CPD and short courses are also excluded.

As well as your academic achievements, we will be assessing:

  • your extra-curricular activities and achievements, for example in the areas of leadership, community service, volunteering or sport
  • your experience; personal or financial hardship.

How to apply

Complete an application form and submit a 500-word supporting statement outlining why you’re suitable for this scholarship.

Scholarships application form

You may need to submit supporting documentation including evidence of your extra-curricular activities. This is likely to be certificate or letter from a senior member of the organisation(s) you’ve been involved with.

Key dates

Apply by 12 April 2019.

How we assess your application

Your application will be assessed by a panel of ARU staff and representatives from the Students’ Union. You’ll be ranked based on the details you provide in your application and supporting documentation; we may also invite you to an interview to talk about your application.

Read the full scholarships terms and conditions