The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, recognises and rewards three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies

Internal / external funding: Internal
Type of funding: Scholarship (September intake only)
Nationality: All nationalities
Amount: • One half-scholarship covering half the fees for a standard programme duration • Two quarter-scholarships covering a quarter of the fees for one standard programme duration
Level of study: Undergraduate

Details

In accepting a scholarship from Regent’s University London, you will be required to sign up to our Scholars’ Charter. The Regent’s Scholars’ Charter sets out both the academic standards to which you must adhere and sets out the ambassadorial role you will take in order to positively raise the University’s profile.

If you wish to change your chosen degree programme after enrolling at the University, the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship can be transferred to your new programme within the Faculty of Business & Management or the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. The transfer must take place before the registration cut-off date. You must also meet any additional entry requirements relating to your new programme.

In order to maintain the scholarship for the full duration of your studies, you must pass each module at the first attempt with a mark of at least 60%.

Apply

This scholarship is awarded through competition.

To enter the competition for the 2018/19 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship, you should achieve at least three Bs at A level (or the international equivalent). You should also submit a 1,000 word essay explaining how you would help Regent’s University London uphold one of the following core values:

  • Equality, mutual respect, honesty and inclusion
  • Public benefit
  • Internationalism
  • Citizenship
  • Sustainability

You must submit your application and be holding an offer from Regent’s University London by 17:00 (UK time) on the closing date of 31 May 2018. We will not accept late entries.

Please email your entry to: scholarships@regents.ac.uk

If shortlisted, you will be invited to interview (face-to-face or Skype) with the Vice-Chancellor and a senior member of the External Relations department. Selections will be made on the basis of both the application and interview.

Many applicants will not have received the results of their secondary school qualifications by May. Where this is the case, we will offer you a conditional scholarship, based on your predicted grades, and operate a waiting list from June onwards. Final decisions and unconditional scholarship offers will be made in August, following the publication of exam results.

How we judge the competition

The scholarship panel are looking for students with an impressive track record of upholding one of the University’s core values, which can be demonstrated through activities such as a school project, extra-curricular activity, voluntary work, work experience or an internship.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate considerable promise in representing the University in an ambassadorial capacity at internal and external events. The 1,000 word essay should be well written, in a voice showing the confidence expected from a Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholar. This confidence will need to be corroborated at interview.

Applicable Programmes

The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship applies to all students joining undergraduate programmes.

It is not available to students in the first year of a degree programme with integrated foundation. However, Regent’s students enrolled on a degree programme with integrated foundation are eligible to apply for the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship once they have commenced their foundation-level studies. If successful, the scholarship would then apply to their degree-level studies.

The scholarship is not available to transfer students or students who join a degree programme with advanced standing.

Scholarships and bursaries are limited to one award per student, with the highest value scholarship or bursary applying in such cases where one student is eligible to receive more than one award.

If you wish to change your chosen degree programme after enrolling at the University, the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship can be transferred to your new programme within the Faculty of Business & Management or the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. The transfer must take place before the registration cut-off date. You must also meet any additional entry requirements relating to your new programme.

In order to maintain the scholarship for the full duration of your studies, you must pass each module at the first attempt with a mark of at least 60%.