A key aspect of the University’s mission is to prepare students for the global economy and to enhance international and multicultural understanding within the University and beyond.
In support of this mission, the University of Hertfordshire will offer 130 achievement-based partial international scholarships, worth £2,000 each, to international students taking up a place in 2012/13. These scholarships, known as the Chancellor’s International Scholarships, are designed to support our international community and to ensure that the University continues to attract the most talented students from across the world.
All new full-time overseas fee paying international students with an offer of a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme for 2012/13 entry will be eligible to apply for the scholarships, which will be payable in the form of a £2,000 reduction against the first year’s tuition fees. This scholarship is for new students only; students who are already studying on a degree programme at the University cannot apply for this scholarship.
The Chancellor’s International Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential and the ability to make a significant ongoing contribution to the university community.
The following information is designed to provide candidates with broad guidelines on the criteria for the award of the Chancellor’s International Scholarship.
It is important to note that this information is intended for guidance only. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to the best candidates and there is no guarantee that students who meet the minimum requirements outlined below will be successful in the overall competition.
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following.
Overseas fees status
Candidates must be eligible to pay the University’s full -time overseas tuition fee.
Conditional or unconditional offer-holder
Candidates must have applied to the University and have been issued with a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught degree programme for entry in September 2012, prior to applying for a Chancellor’s International Scholarship.
Successful candidates will be required to achieve the equivalent of a UK First Class or strong Second Class bachelor degree. As a general guide, this would equate to:
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) marking systems: a score of 3.0 or above (where the maximum score is 4.0), or of 4.0 or above (where the maximum score is 5.0)
Percentage marking systems: the marking scale used in percentage-based grading systems varies widely between countries, subjects and institutions. As a result, when deciding whether a candidate’s grades represent outstanding academic performance, the University’s experience and knowledge of the country’s educational system, of the student’s subject area and of the marking systems used by individual institutions will be taken into consideration.
Where appropriate, the overall ranking of the candidate within their cohort will also be taken into account.
Successful candidates will be required to achieve the equivalent of 360 UCAS points or above at UK A Level.
The marking scales used to assess performance in school-level qualifications vary significantly between type of qualification, country and individual subject areas. As a result, when deciding whether a candidate’s grades represent outstanding academic performance, the University’s experience and knowledge of the relevant educational system, qualification and marking scheme will be taken into consideration.
The information provided by the candidate in their personal statement will be considered alongside the evidence of their academic potential, as assessed through the candidate’s formal qualifications. The personal statement (of no more than 500 words) allows the candidate to demonstrate:
- Other achievements or involvement in extra-curricular activities
- Relevant work experience
- The potential to benefit from the experience of studying at the University of Hertfordshire, and to make a significant ongoing contribution to the University community.
Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate a good level of English Language proficiency, as evidenced by achieving IELTS 6.5 (or the equivalent) or higher. The following will be considered acceptable as evidence that the candidate has achieved the required level of English Language:
- IELTS 6.5 or above
- TOEFL 92 (IBT) or above
- GCSE English B or above
- PTE 60 or above
How much are the Chancellor’s International Scholarships worth?
Each scholarship is worth £2,000, payable for the first year of study only.
How do I apply?
Complete the application form and forward it to the address below:
International Admissions Team
University of Hertfordshire
You can also scan and email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mark the subject line of your e-mail, “Application for International Chancellor’s Scholarship”
What should I write in the supporting statement?
In no more than 500 words you must explain why we should consider you for the UH Chancellor’s International Scholarship. You should demonstrate:
- Other achievements or involvement in extra-curricular activity
- Relevant work experience
- What you expect to gain from the opportunity of study at the University of Hertfordshire (UH), and the contribution you will make to the UH community
- How you intend to use the experience and knowledge in the future and an outline of your career aspirations
The scholarship application deadline for students joining the University in January 2013 is Friday 30 November, midnight UK time. Results will be communicated during the week commencing 17 December 2012
For more information, please visit official website: www.herts.ac.uk.
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