In addition to the financial award, you receive regular training to develop the skills necessary to support and, eventually, deliver a range of activities in schools and colleges. You gain valuable experience through a range of outreach work which becomes increasingly varied and challenging as your skills progress.
There are up to 40 stipend awards available. Selection will be made on the basis of application, reference and interview. A reference will be requested from the last institution attended by the applicant.
Upon receipt of an eligible application, references will be requested from the scholarship contact at the applicant’s last institution. The scholarship contact will be given the applicant’s name and will be informed of their application to the Student Ambassador Stipend, but no other information will be shared.
Stipends will be awarded to the applicants who best meet the selection criteria. Whilst we would hope to offer awards to applicants from a number of eligible schools and colleges there will not be a specific allocation for each institution.
You can apply for a Student Ambassador Stipend if you are currently a student:
You must also be a UK or EU student and have applied to the University of Kent for an undergraduate programme which requires the payment of full fees.
Please note that KMMS students are not eligible for this scholarship.
You can apply via KentVision. Your login details will have been sent to you when we acknowledged receipt of your UCAS application. Log in to KentVision and then click ‘My Scholarships and Bursaries’ where you will see links to the scholarships for which you may be eligible. You should check your eligibility and the details of the scholarship before you apply.
If you have applied for a deferred place, you should apply for a scholarship in the same application cycle. If you are deferring your place, you will be unable to see the scholarship on your Applicant Portal therefore please email email@example.com to make them aware you wish to apply but are deferring your place and you will be sent an application form.
Please make it clear when you apply that you are deferring your place at Kent. Your scholarship application will then be held over until the following year when it will be considered along with other applicants from your school or college who are applying for entry in that year.
When selecting students for a Student Ambassador Stipend, University of Kent staff will use the following criteria. Successful students must demonstrate that they:
Applicants must also make a firm acceptance of an offer made to them by the University before 14 July in the year of entry*.
Students who have been notified that they will receive a Student Ambassador Stipend must register with the University of Kent within four weeks of the start of that academic year in order to receive the award.
The selection panel will also be looking for evidence of: