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BUNAC Scholarships

The individual amounts awarded vary but a typical award is in the region of approximately £5,000 - £10,000 (External Link)

The BEST (BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust) scholarships offer financial assistance to eligible applicants who are looking to undertake postgraduate study in the USA or Canada. They are funded by the BEST Scholarship Trust which is an independent trust administered by BUNAC on behalf of the BEST trustees.

A number of scholarships are awarded each year from a fund of £50,000 allocated for the BEST Scholarships. At the judging stage, preference is given to those whose proposed study in North America is likely to do most to further transatlantic understanding and/or to those who are required to go to the US or Canada to do a specific course.

The BEST Scholarships are top-up funds, not a prime source of funding and candidates should be actively looking to secure funding from other sources while in the process of applying to BEST. Candidates cannot already be engaged in their course of study in North America at the time of application although they should be looking to apply to courses in their chosen field.

For further details and an application form please visit the BUNAC website. For further information on the BEST Scholarships please call the London BUNAC office on 033 3999 7516.

Criteria

Candidates must:
  • Be UK passport holder 
  • Be currently, or have been engaged in full-time tertiary education at a university or college of higher education in the United Kingdom
  • Have already applied for, but not yet started a post-graduate course in the US or Canada (the postgraduate qualification must be awarded by a US or Canadian institution)
  • At the judging stage, preference is given to those who proposed study in North America is most likely to do most to further transatlantic understanding and/or to those who are required to go to the US or Canada to do a specific course.
  • Not be permanent employees of BUNAC Travel Services Ltd

How to apply

Application forms are available online at BUNAC Scholarships & Awards 
Short listed applicants will be invited to London for an interview in June 

Deadline

The deadline for this scholarship for 2019/20 has passed. Details for 2020/21 will be published here when available


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