Find all the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Partner Scholarship, how to apply and what happens next.

FAQ list

The deadline for the submission of partner scholarship applications will be 1 June. The school or college will need to submit Nomination form to the University by 30 June in the year of entry.  

We will be looking for evidence that you meet the selection criteria so you should explain how you meet these criteria, giving evidence where appropriate. Whilst elements of your UCAS personal statement may be relevant it is unlikely to address the selection criteria for this award so you should not simply copy and paste it into your scholarship application. Instead, treat this like a job application by adapting your statement to the demands of this particular position.  

For part-time students the value of the financial support available will depend on the student's level of study, i.e. if a student is studying 50% of a full-time course they would be eligible for 50% of the scholarship award per annum for the duration of the degree programme.  

Yes. You should submit your UCAS form in the usual way, indicating that you wish to defer your place for a year. You should then email scholarships@kent.ac.uk to make them aware you are deferring your place and you wish to apply for a Partner Scholarship. The Scholarships Team will send you an application form by email. Please ensure you clearly indicate at the beginning of your statement that you wish to defer your place. 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.  

The University will assess the eligibility of scholarship applicants on the basis of the published criteria. If we receive an application from a student who does not meet these criteria the application will be rejected.

Our decision should be considered as final; no correspondence will be entered into in relation to issues of eligibility. However, you are able to appeal if you believe that an incorrect assessment has been made of your eligibility against the published criteria.  The appeal should be sent to scholarships@kent.ac.uk for consideration.

Each partner school or college is responsible for nominating candidates for partner scholarships and creating a reserve list, therefore your school or college should inform you about the outcome of your application. The outcome of your scholarship application will be confirmed via your applicant portal by 15 September. If your application has been successful, you will also be contacted by the Scholarships Unit. Partner scholarships will be confirmed in September so if you have been successful the University will contact you by email.  

Scholarship funds are normally paid directly into the student's bank account in nine monthly instalments from October to June each year.  

No. You may use the scholarship funds in any way you wish.  

No; it is an award, not a loan.  

A change of course at Kent will not affect your scholarship as long as you the course is at either the Canterbury or Medway campus and you do not change your mode of study, i.e. from full-time to part-time or vice versa.  

No. If you progress to the next stage of your degree, your payments should resume automatically at the beginning of each academic year. For full details please see the Scholarships website.

You will not receive any further payments once you have left the University but you will not be expected to repay any scholarship funds that you have received whilst enrolled on an eligible programme at Kent.  

You must proceed at each stage to the subsequent year of your programme of study at the first attempt without trailing any failed modules.  

Your scholarship award will continue while you are on your year abroad or placement year.  

Your school/college has provided us with details of who will be undertaking this selection process. If you would like to know who this is, you can email outreach@kent.ac.uk to request this information. If we do not receive this information from your school/college by the given deadline, Partner Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the personal statement you provided when applying for the scholarship.


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