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Annual Fund postgraduate scholarships

Through the generous support of Kingston alumni to the Annual Fund, we offer approximately 20 postgraduate scholarships to UK and EU students (classified as 'home' students for fees purposes) each year. The aim is to encourage academic excellence and allow talented graduates to continue to higher levels of learning and research.

A limited number of scholarships for courses in the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Computing that have January 2021 start dates will be available. Applications for these are welcomed until the deadline of 1 December 2020.

The scholarship offers a £3,000* (full time) or £1,500* (part time) reduction in fees for taught masters courses in the:

Alternative scholarships are available for UK and EU students and international students.

Other financial support is also available for postgraduate students.

* Please note that the Annual Fund scholarship cannot be combined with other Kingston University scholarships or discounts. Therefore for Kingston University undergraduate students or alumni who are eligible for a 15% or 10% fee discount, the total discount they would receive for each year of their course, if awarded an Annual Fund postgraduate scholarship, would be £3,000 (full time courses) or £1,500 (part time courses).

Selection criteria

To be considered, you must:

  • have already received an offer of a place to study at Kingston on an eligible course
  • be classed as 'home' for fees purposes
  • have a first-class honours in a previous degree with additional evidence of academic excellence

Please note that financial need is not a consideration that will be taken into account.

Unfortunately this scholarship is NOT available:

  • to students who have already started their postgraduate studies
  • for those classed as 'overseas' for fees purposes
  • for courses in the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
  • for students with previous degrees 2:1 or below
  • for PhD study, for Masters by Research, or for the MBA

Your application will be judged on:

  • your academic success to date as evidenced by certificates, transcripts, documented awards and your academic reference(s)
  • your academic potential, as evidenced by certificates, transcripts, documented awards and your academic reference(s)
  • your demonstration (in your personal statement in the application form) of the impact studying this course will have on your future and the wider world

How to apply

  • Completed application form (Word)
  • Academic letters of reference
  • Copy of academic transcripts
  • Copies of any certificates relevant to prizes or awards

N.B.  If your institution offers the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) instead of an academic transcript, you will need to provide access to your electronic record.

Scholarships for courses starting September 2020 have now all been allocated.

Details of how to apply for a scholarship for entry in September 2021 will be posted here once applications are open.

** Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for this application entry. **

Please email your completed application and supporting documents to:

Further information

Please note that Kingston University reserves the right to withdraw or amend a scholarship without prior notification. Scholarships are offered subject to funding and availability.

If you have any questions about the application and selection procedure, please read our FAQs or contact us at or on +44 (0)20 8417 3299.

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