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    Sacred Heart Scholarship 2015-16

    Description of the Scheme and Eligibility

    The University of Roehampton and the Society of the Sacred Heart have established a scholarship fund to encourage postgraduate research studies in areas which promote international understanding and which enable candidates to work more effectively in their communities upon completion of their studies.
    The scholarships are available to academically excellent students from both within and outside the UK to follow a research programme in any discipline at the University of Roehampton.
    The scholarship will usually consist of the tuition fee and free or subsidised accommodation fees on the University of Roehampton campus.

    Eligibility criteria

    Students on postgraduate research programme (MPhil and PhD only) from within and outside the UK who:

    • are intending to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Roehampton
    • have an excellent academic record or equivalent life experience
    • have a commitment to contributing to the wider community
    • may otherwise be unable to pursue their studies
    • are likely to make a contribution to international understanding and intend to contribute to their own communities following graduation.

    General conditions of scholarships

    The main criterion for the award is academic excellence. However, excellence in other areas of the candidate’s past work or volunteer experience may also be considered. The Awarding Panel will also take financial need or other compelling circumstances into account.

    Scholarships for MPhil and PhD will be for a maximum of 3 years for full-time students or 5 years for part-time students.

    Scholarships are awarded subject to acceptance for admission to a research programme of study at University of Roehampton and the requirements of any regulations that pertain to this.

    Scholarships are for the duration of the course as described above, but are subject to compliance with the University Code of Conduct and a successful annual report on the student's work during the year submitted by their academic supervisor or equivalent. The University reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship if these conditions are not met. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in promotional activity. We reserve the right to use the names, photographs and recordings of them on the website and in any other publicity. Any personal information we hold will be used in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

    How to apply?

    Applications for the scholarship should include a statement indicating why the candidate wishes to pursue their studies at Roehampton, and indicating how the candidate intends to promote international understanding and contribute to their communities following graduation. Applicants must also send the names and contact details of two referees and proof of eligibility. This should include:

    • reference to their acceptance (conditional or unconditional) by the University of Roehampton to pursue graduate research studies on one of the eligible programmes;
    • any other information that the candidate feels is relevant to their application.

    Completed application form along with 2 reference letters should be emailed to: scholarships@roehampton.ac.uk
    or alternatively, applications can be posted to:

    Student Funding Office, University of Roehampton, Erasmus Building, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU.

    The applications deadline for the academic year 2015-16 will be 8th May 2015. Successful applicants will be advised in the first week of June 2015.

    Awards will be made by the University of Roehampton Sacred Heart Scholarship Panel. The Panel may request additional information relevant to the application and a written letter of support will normally be sought from an academic member of staff. The Panel reserves the right to change the terms of and eligibility for the scheme at any time and all decisions are final.

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