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Funding and scholarships

Available funding

General Scholarships

The School of Economics and Finance is pleased to offer up to 60 scholarships to outstanding applicants. The scholarship value is £5,000 and is open to all postgraduate taught courses in the School.

Eligibility requirements

Scholarships will be awarded on purely on the basis of demonstrated potential for academic excellence on the programme applied. The potential for excellence will be judged to be demonstrated if the application:

  • Shows that it exceeds our minimum entry requirements by a significant margin and/or otherwise outperforms applicants competing for the scholarships under consideration
  • Shows excellent performance on specific modules considered relevant and valuable preparation for the programme applied to, e.g. on quantitative and economics/finance modules

Additional considerations

As well as the quality of your undergraduate transcript, we take into account additional information outlined below:

  • Preference is given to applications for MSc Economics, MSc Finance, MSc Investment and Finance, MSc Investment Banking , MSc Finance and Econometrics, MSc Behavioural Finance
  • Weight will be given to applicants who are attending or graduated from a top 100 university according to Shanghai Ranking, Top Universities, The Guardian, and Times Higher Education
  • In order to maintain the diversity of our student intakes, students studying in the following countries will be given preference: Bangladesh, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

How to apply

Eligible applicants will be contacted by the school once an offer has been made.

Deadline

Please note, applicant will be required to return the completed scholarship form within a month of receiving it from the School of Economics and Finance. Additionally, due to the high volume of qualified applicants, there may be a delay in application turnaround time and we encourage you to apply early.

Contact

Sarah Riley
Email: s.riley@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)20 7882 8848

MSc Law and Finance Partial scholarship

The School of Economics and Finance and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) are offering two partial scholarships worth one third of the tuition fee.

How to apply

Students will need to complete the online application form: MSc Law and Finance Partial Scholarship Application Form, to apply for one of the partial scholarships by 13th March 2017. You must hold an offer to study on the course before we can consider you for a partial scholarship. We therefore recommend that you apply for admission to the MSc Law and Finance course by 13th February 2017.

Late or incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered.

For further detail please visit the following website:
http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/index.html

LLM in Law and Economics

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and the School of Economics and Finance are offering two partial scholarships worth 50% of the tuition fee.

How to apply

Students will need to complete the online application form: LLM Law and Economics Partial Scholarship Application Form, to apply for one of the partial scholarships by 13th March 2017. You must hold an offer to study on the course before we can consider you for a partial scholarship. We therefore recommend that you apply for admission to the LLM Law and Economics course by 13th February 2017.

Late or incomplete partial scholarship applications will not be considered.

For further detail please visit the following website:
http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/index.html

Coursework Prizes

In 2017/18 the School will make available a number of prizes to reward, in each compulsory module, those students who have excelled in coursework, by achieving the highest overall grade for their MSc programmes.

A prize of £100 will be awarded for the highest midterm/coursework mark per compulsory module. If more than one student achieves the same highest mark, the prize money is split between the students with a minimum of £50 prize. This will include joint programme students.

A prize of £1000 will be awarded for the best overall college mark for each MSc Programme. MSc programmes run jointly with another School will not be eligible for the overall prize.

Santander Masters Scholarship


ScholarshipCourseNumberValueHome/EU/Overseas
Santander Masters ScholarshipAny one-year Masters Course1 available for courses across the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences£3,000Home/EU/Overseas

European Training and Mobility Research Fellowships

Research Students from the European Union may be able to apply for Training and Mobility in Research Grants to fund their research – please visit the CORDIS website at for further information.

Overseas Research Students Awards

These are available to non-EU research students, and if successful you will be awarded the difference between Home and Overseas fees. For further information please visit the Universities UK website.

British Council

The main source of funding for overseas students is the British Council – please contact them when applying for your course for more information.

Postgraduate loans 2017

A government-backed postgraduate loan scheme will be available for students from September 2017.

Loans of up to £10,000 will be available for students aged under 60 wishing to undertake a postgraduate taught masters in any subject. A separate PhD loan of up to £25,000 has also been announced to fund doctorates and research masters degrees. Details of the PhD loan scheme are yet to be confirmed so keep an eye on the website below.

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