Alumni awards

Alumni awards

Kent graduates - take your ambition further and make a difference in tomorrow's world

Kent has over 100 awards for progressing Kent students with a First or 2.1 degree undertaking postgraduate study at any of our locations in the UK and Europe.

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The “Ambition” Scholarship for 2024 University of Kent graduates

Available to students progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study at Kent, who have achieved at least a 2.1 in their undergraduate degree.

These scholarships provide £1,500 towards the cost of tuition fees for 40 UK students, and £3,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for 20 overseas students.


The Widening Participation Ambition Scholarship for 2024 University of Kent graduates

Available for applicants progressing directly from undergraduate to postgraduate study at Kent.

This scholarship consists of £5,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for full-time UK students for entry in September 2024. (£2,500 per year will be available for part time UK students).


The BAME in Higher Education Ambition Scholarship for 2024 University of Kent graduates

Available to current Kent undergraduates with a 2.1 or first class degree continuing to Master’s study at any of Kent’s locations (UK fee paying students)

£5,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for full-time UK students who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME). Kent understands, at times, that ‘BAME’ does not fully reflect the complexity or nuances of diversity within the UK. Here, we use ‘BAME’ to highlight racial identities critically underrepresented within Higher Education—a focus this scholarship is intended to address.


Scholarship for conversion MSc in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

Available for under-represented students (e.g. female, black, disabled, low socio-economic background) with an undergraduate degree not from core-STEM subjects.

Funded by the Office for Students (OfS), this £10,000 scholarship aims to increase the supply of digitally skilled workers by converting graduates who did not study a STEM undergraduate degree.


Loyalty Discount for UK or Home Fee paying students - exclusively for Kent graduates

Available to Kent graduates who have spent a period of at least 12 months away following their undergraduate degree (non-direct entrants) and are progressing to postgraduate (taught) study. 

This scholarship is a fee discount of £1,500, awarded for the first year of registration only. For part-time students, the discount will be split equally over two years i.e. £750 per year for home fee paying students.


Kent Business School Loyalty Award

10% Loyalty Award to University of Kent students who achieve a 2.1 or 1st in their undergraduate degree and who wish to continue with their postgraduate education at Kent Business School.


Alumni Excellence Master's Scholarship - SSPSSR

The School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research (SSPSSR) is delighted to offer this award to recognise the potential and ability of its students and alumni, and to help facilitate progression to master’s level study. Students who are in the final year of a bachelor’s degree at Kent, or who have completed a bachelor’s degree from Kent, are eligible and encouraged to apply. 

Stay on, stand out

Master your expertise within a familiar and supportive community. Kent’s postgraduate programmes are designed to help you sharpen your focus and take a step up in our career. You’ll build your skills and develop connections ready to take on tomorrow's world. Find out more on our dedicated page to see why you should #stayon and #standout.