How I received my ARU Alumni scholarship


Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Course: MSc International Social Welfare and Social Policy
Category: Student Ambassador

12 April 2022

Choosing to study a master’s degree is a big commitment. There are many factors that go into this decision, and one of those is money. For me, money was one of my biggest concerns when going into postgraduate study, however being able to have a scholarship really helped ease some concerns.

As a current undergraduate student, you can receive an alumni scholarship if you continue your studies to a postgraduate level with Anglia Ruskin. It entitles you to 20% off a postgraduate taught degree fees if you receive a 2:2 or above, or a £400 discount when applying for a postgraduate research degree. The great thing is, this scholarship is applied automatically! When you apply to a postgraduate course, if you meet the requirements of the scholarship the applications team takes care of all the deductions so you don’t have to worry about a thing. I am so glad this scholarship was available to me, as it meant that my tuition fees were lessened, and one less thing to worry about so I can focus on my studies.

If you’re a current ARU student and not sure about the scholarship, or whether it applies to you, you can always speak to a lecturer of a faculty member. I spoke to my course leader about the scholarship, as I was unsure how to include it into my application, and was reassured that I didn’t need to include it as the scholarship is applied automatically.

If it hadn’t been for this scholarship, it would have made my payment instalments really unmanageable, and the focus would have been drawn away from my master’s as I would constantly worrying about money. It has meant that I can keep my job part-time, and I have more time to focus on my work and reach my full potential.

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