Course(s) Offered: All courses
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: King’s College London
Country to Study in: UK
The Desmond Tutu Scholarship is one of the new King’s Scholars Scholarships which will directly benefit students entering higher education in 2016. King’s College London is very pleased to announce the establishment of this new award, as part of the King’s Scholars schemes for 2016 entry.
The Desmond Tutu Scholarship award is available to all students starting undergraduate study at King’s College London in September 2016.
King’s College London is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. The institution looks for students who are pursuing higher learning so that they can play a part in making the world a better place.
All undergraduate degree students starting at King’s in 2016, who do not already have a previous degree from a UK, EU or international institution, are eligible to apply, though the selection criteria below will be applied to each applicant.
In order to be eligible* to apply for the Desmond Tutu Scholarship, students must:
- must be undertaking a first degree;
- not hold a first degree from a UK, EU or other international institution;
- not be NHS-funded in their first year of study;
- will only be considered if you are subsequently confirmed as holding an offer from King’s;
- submit an essay, not to exceed 1,000 words, titled: “How do you think an education at King's College London would help you to serve society once you graduate?”
- submit a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) which demonstrates existing work in service to society.
Citizens of ALL countries
King’s College London, UK
Fields of study
All Undergraduate courses offered at the college
Number of awards
There will be a total of 24 scholarships available
The scholarship is payable in year one of your course of study and will be paid to as a single cash bursary in October 2016.
Each scholarship will be paid as a cash bursary of £1,000 and scholars will be invited to a number of events throughout the year including a welcome dinner for all Desmond Tutu scholars hosted by the VP Education.
Method of Application
Students wishing to apply for the scholarship need to have received an offer to study at King’s and must submit an essay and a scholarship application to the Student Funding Office by the deadline date below. You can download the application form from the official website (link to it is below).
The word limit is 1,000 words. The essay title is: How do you think an education at King’s College London would help you to serve society once you graduate?
The criteria for evaluation of the essay:
- the academic merit of the assignment – a clear and fluent style with a well focused and structured argument;
- an understanding and exposition of how skills learnt at the College will be able to translate into action to serve society.
Your essay and scholarship application must reach the Student Funding Office by 5pm (17:00 GMT) Friday 1 April 2016.
Successful applicants will be notified. The selection of candidates is a matter of academic judgement. All decisions of the panel are final.
King's College London (informally King's or KCL) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. King's was founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington and received its royal charter in the same year, making it arguably the third-oldest university in England.
King's became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London in 1836 and has grown through mergers, including with Queen Elizabeth College and Chelsea College of Science and Technology (in 1985), the Institute of Psychiatry (in 1997), and the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery (in 1998).
Application Deadline: 1 April 2016
Open to International students: Yes
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