Last updated on June 21st, 2020
The Westminster International Postgraduate Scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship to support outstanding international students from developing countries to pursue their Master’s degree in various fields at Westminster University.
Westminster International Postgraduate Scholarship
- You must hold a conditional or an unconditional offer from the University of Westminster to apply for the scholarship.
- You must be a citizen of a developing country. All countries are eligible EXCEPT:
- Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican City.
- Hold an undergraduate degree with the equivalent of a UK First Class Honours. Click here to check if you meet minimum requirements depending on the country where you have obtained/are obtaining your undergraduate degree.
- The program for your Post-graduate studies should not fall into one of the below categories:
- Postgraduate Diploma (e.g. Graduate Diploma in Law).
- Professional practice courses (e.g. RIBA pt III).
- Conversion courses.
- Integrated foundation year or masters.
- If you have completed your undergraduate education in a developed country at your own expense, you are not eligible for the scholarship.
- You must not be holding a Master’s degree. The only exception to this is where your Master’s degree is not equivalent to a British Master’s degree. To check if you’re Master’s degree is equivalent to a British one, click here.
- Hold an undergraduate degree with the minimum grade required by the program you are applying for.
- Proficiency in the English Language. The standard minimum entry level for Master’s is below. Please note that the required level will depend on the program you are applying for. Hence, some programs might ask for higher grades or scores.
- IELTS: 5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
- TOEFL: 88 Overall with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
- University of Westminster English Password Test: The university offers an English Proficiency exam which you can take in one of the University’s campuses in London. The test costs £60(approximately 78 US dollars). For more information about the English Password Test, click here.
- PTE Academic (Pearson English Language Test): 58 average with 51 in each component.
- Cambridge Assessment English:
- C1 Advanced, previously known as Cambridge English: Advanced and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum 162 in each component (some schools require a minimum of 169 in each)
- C2 Proficiency, previously known as Cambridge English: Proficiency and the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 162 in each component (some schools require a minimum of 169 in each).
The required documents for admission depends on the program you choose. These are the general required documents that you should have:
- Copies of your academic qualifications (diploma, transcripts, or certificate of your expected graduation date).
- Proof of English Language level.
- Copy of passport.
- A personal statement.
- Reference letters (Check the ‘Entry Requirements’ on the course page for the specific requirement).
- Admission/Acceptance email from the Admission office.
- Copy of your official transcript in English.
- A reference letter( Academic or professional).
- The scholarship application form.
- Personal Statement (500 words).
- Essay: Career Aspirations/ Development Plan (500 words).
- Optional: You can include one additional supporting document such as a CV or a second reference letter).
- You first need to have been successfully offered admission (conditional or unconditional) by the University of Westminster before you apply to the scholarship. Please note that it may take from 4-6 weeks to receive an admission offer from the university. Therefore, make sure you apply at least 6 weeks before the scholarship deadline.
- Gather all required documents for the university mentioned above in addition to the program-specific required documents stated in the page of the program you are applying for.
- Apply via the UCAS Postgraduate portal by creating an account. Note that some programs have alternative application methods. Please read the program page for the exact details.
- Once you receive an admission offer by the university, collect all documents required for the scholarship mentioned above and submit your application by POST before 5 pm on the 29th MAY 2020.
Applications by email or fax are not accepted.
The University of Westminster is a reputable university situated in the center of London and is ranked among the best in terms of location. It was the first polytechnic university in the UK and has a good reputation for its technical courses (i,e engineering subjects, computer science, etc..). In addition, Its media and design subjects have recently gained excellent reputations not only in the UK but in Europe as well.
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