About the Scholarship:
The College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities Minority Ethnic Masters Scholarships for the academic year 2023–2024 are part of the University of Leicester’s initiative to increase the participation of minority students. This scholarship offers up to ten awards to eligible students. The scholarship likely includes a tuition fee waiver.
About the University of Leicester:
The University of Leicester is committed to cultivating progressive citizens and is a premier British institution dedicated to achieving global excellence through groundbreaking research and inspirational education. The university has a history of promoting equitable and inclusive access to higher education.
The University of Leicester is a public research university located in Leicester, England. Its main campus is situated south of the city center near Victoria Park. The university’s predecessor, University College, Leicester, was granted university status in 1957 through a generous donation from the Baxter family, prominent textile manufacturers.
In the academic year 2021–2022, the university generated £339.4 million in revenue, with £64 million coming from research grants. The institution is renowned for its pioneering work in genetic fingerprinting and its contribution to the discovery and DNA identification of King Richard III’s remains in Leicester. In 2021, the university faced an academic boycott following the dismissal of tenured faculty members.
The University of Leicester was named University of the Year by The Times Higher Education in 2008 and has received seven Times Higher Education awards consecutively. It consistently ranks among the top 20 universities in the UK in The Times Good University Guide and The Guardian. In 2017, it was ranked 25th by The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
The College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities Minority Ethnic Masters Scholarships will be awarded to ten recipients. The scholarship covers full tuition fees and includes career development support and mentorship to help students apply for the Minority Ethnic Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) program.
To be eligible for the College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities Minority Ethnic Masters Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- UK citizens with legal status.
- Self-identify as being from an ethnic minority.
- Enrolled full-time in a master’s degree program at the University of Leicester, starting in September or October 2023, offered through either distance learning or on-campus.
To apply for the scholarship, students should submit their admissions application through the university portal. All eligible applicants will be considered for the College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities Minority Ethnic Masters Scholarships.
Additional documents required for enrollment include:
- Transcripts and academic credentials
- Personal statement and research proposal
- Two written references
- Evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS)
Applicants must complete the Minority Ethnic Scholarship application form by June 30, 2023 (5:30 p.m. GMT). The application form includes a personal statement of up to 750 words addressing various topics related to the chosen master’s program, academic and professional experience, development goals, and potential research project.
Applications will be evaluated based on overall strength, taking into account academic achievements and the personal statement.
Important Tips for Applicants:
- Submit the Minority Ethnic Scholarship application form by the June 30, 2023 deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Conditional offer letter requirements must still be met if you have a conditional offer of a spot at the university.
For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Sarah Graham, CSSAH’s Deputy Dean of Education, at:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: +44 (0)116 252 2628
Applications for admission and scholarships must be submitted by June 3rd and June 30th, 2023, respectively.