Undergraduate Scholarships and Loans

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence 2015

For information about this scholarship for 2014 visit the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence 2014 page.

Scholarship details

Value

This scholarship is worth £2,000 a year, renewable on an annual basis (subject to good academic progress). It may be held in conjunction with a University bursary.

Who is eligible

Traditionally, this scholarship has been awarded to all those who achieve AAA at A level (or specified equivalents). For our 50th Anniversary (2015), we have extended this scholarship to include those who achieve AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is either Mathematics or a Modern Foreign Language.

The scholarship will be awarded to UK, EU and Overseas applicants to the University of Kent that meet all the criteria below:

  • are entering the first year (Stage 1) of undergraduate degree study at the University of Kent’s Canterbury or Medway campus from September 2015,
  • has achieved the required grades for at least one of the qualifications specified below,
  • has not attained any qualification higher than those listed below (i.e. does not already hold an undergraduate degree),
  • has satisfied conditions of entry to the University of Kent.

How to apply

There is no separate application form to complete. If you have applied to the University of Kent and have attained the necessary grades, your scholarship will be confirmed by email in September 2015.

Qualification

Grades required

A levels

AAA / A*A*A* / A*A*A / A*AA / A*A*B / A*AB / A*A*C

International Baccalaureate

35 points or more, including a minimum of 15 points for Higher Level subjects

Access to HE Diploma

Overall Pass - must include 45 Level 3 credits at 'Distinction'

Cambridge Pre-U

D3,D3,D3 / D2,D2,M2 / D2,D3,M2 / D2,D2,M3

Scottish Highers

A, A, A, A, A / A, A, A, A, B / A, A, A, B, B

Irish Leaving Certificate

A1, A1, A1, A1

BTEC National Extended Diploma (QCF)

Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction (D*D*D)
Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (D*DD)
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

Two A levels + one BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

A*, A*, Distinction * (A*A*D*)
A*, A, Distinction* (A*AD*)
A, A, Distinction* (AAD*)
A, A, Distinction (AAD)

BTEC National Diploma (QCF) + One A level

Distinction*, Distinction*, A* (D*D*A*)
Distinction*, Distinction, A* (D*D A*)
Distinction, Distinction, A*(DDA*)
Distinction, Distinction, A (DDA)

One A level + two BTEC Subsidiary Awards (QCF)

A*, Distinction*, Distinction* (A*D*D*)
A, Distinction*, Distinction (AD*D)
A, Distinction, Distinction (ADD)

One A level + two OCR National Certificates

A*, Distinction, Distinction (A*DD)
A, Distinction, Distinction (ADD)

Two A levels + one OCR National Certificate

A*, A*, Distinction (A*A*D)
A, A*, Distinction (AA*D)
A, A, Distinction (AAD)

BTEC National Qualification: Two 90 Credit Diplomas (QCF)

Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*D*)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction (D*D*D*D)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (D*D*DD)
Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (D*DDD)
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDDD)

BTEC National Qualification:  One 90 Credit Diploma (QCF) + One Subsidiary Certificate (NQF)

Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*D*)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction (D*D*D*D)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (D*D*DD)
Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (D*DDD)
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDDD)

BTEC National Qualification: One Diploma (QCF) + One Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction (D*D*D)
Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (D*DD)
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

BTEC National Qualification: Three Subsidiary Diplomas (QCF)

Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (D*D*D*)
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction (D*D*D)
Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (D*DD)
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

BTEC National Qualification: One Certificate (NQF) + One Award (QCF)

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

BTEC National Qualification: Three Awards (NQF)

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

BTEC National Qualification: One Diploma (NQF)

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (DDD)

The University wishes to acknowledge and reward applicants offering  A levels or IB Highers in  Mathematics and/or Modern Foreign Languages*  with a more flexible academic scholarship offer level in addition to the above criteria:

Qualification

Grades required

A levels (incl. Mathematics or approved Language)       

AAB

IB (incl. Higher Level 6 in Mathematics or approved* Language)     34 Points overall Min. 15 Points in HL)
Two A levels (including Mathematics or approved* language) + one BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) A, B, Distinction (A,B,D)

BTEC National Diploma (QCF) + One A level (either Mathematics or approved* Language)

Distinction, Distinction, A (D,D,B)

One A level (either Mathematics or approved* language) + two BTEC Subsidiary Awards (QCF)

B, Distinction, Distinction (B,D,D

One A level (either Mathematics or approved* language) + two OCR National Certificates

B, Distinction, Distinction (A,D,D)

Two A levels (including Mathematics or approved* language) + one OCR National Certificate

A, B, Distinction (A,B,D)

*= Approved Languages: Modern Foreign Languages (excluding English, Classical and Biblical Languages)

 

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Last Updated: 14/10/2014