International Excellence Scholarship

Our International Excellence Scholarship is awarded to students who can demonstrate exceptional academic and extra-curricular achievement.

As well as looking at academic excellence, we’re interested in why you want to study at ARU, your career goals, work experience, and relevant activities you take part in outside your studies. We’ll ask you to write a short supporting statement when you apply for the scholarship.

Please note: this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships, or the international early payment discount.

Value

The total value of this scholarship is £4,000.

Duration

This scholarship is a fee discount. We'll deduct it from the tuition fees in your first year.

Eligibility

To be eligible for our International Excellence Scholarship you should accept your offer from ARU and be: 

  • an international student
  • starting a course in the 2019/20 academic year, at our Cambridge or Chelmsford campuses
  • studying a three-year bachelor degree or a postgraduate taught degree (this includes our PG Dip Legal Practice Course)
  • studying full-time, unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time study.

Undergraduate students should have achieved ABB grades or above at A-level (or equivalent). Postgraduate students should hold a 2:1 or above (or equivalent).

Degree apprenticeships, foundation degrees, distance learning or work-based degrees, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, and students joining a Masters with credit are excluded.

How to apply

September 2019/January 2020 application form

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

You will also 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 13 July 2019 if you are starting a course in September 2019. We will let you know if your scholarship application has been successful by 30 July 2019.
  • Apply by 30 November 2019 if you are starting a course in January 2020. We will let you know if your scholarship application has been successful by 17 December 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




Additional scholarship information

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has information about fees and funding for international students looking to study in the UK. Visit https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Postgrad Solutions, Global Study Awards, and Chevening all offer bursaries and scholarships.

Postgrad Solutions study bursaries 2018/19

Global Study Awards

Chevening