About the Fellowship
Running for its third consecutive year,the Fellowship awards one UK-based master’s or MBA student with an £8k scholarship. Launched in 2017, the initiative aims to encourage aspiring individuals interested in a career in financial technology – a relatively new sector which is increasingly struggling to attract qualified talent. More than 40 accredited UK-based universities have supported the initiative, including the University of Oxford, the University of Strathclyde and King’s College London.
2019 Award Details
Deadline: 15th August 2019
Study in: United Kingdom
Amount: £8,000 towards the cost of a master’s degree or MBA
Type of course: Taught, research, full-time and part-time programmes are all eligible
Year of study: Fintech-related subject (e.g. finance, business, management, engineering, computer science)
Number of scholarships available: One
To qualify for the Fintech Fellowship, applicants must cover the following criteria:
- Have an offer of admission to a master’s or MBA programme at an accredited British university
- Be a British citizen or resaident
- Study a Fintech-related subject, with an intention to work in Fintech upon graduation.
Applicants can upload their CV and cover letter via the Fintech Fellowship Webiste. Your cover letter should include the following points:
- Brief description of their background and achievements
- What sparked your interest in Fintech?
- How your studies would support a career in Fintech
Fintech Fellowship 2019 Timeline
30 April: Applications open
15 August: Applications close
6 September: Shortlisted candidates contacted
20 September: Winner notified
1 October: Official announcement of Fellowship winner
- Gregoire Michel, Head of Sector Programmes at Tech Nation
- Julian Wells, Director at Whitecap Consulting and Fintech North
- Emily Nicolle, Technology Editor at City AM
- Sarah Kocianski, Head of Research at 11:FS
- Ina Yulo, Manager, Global Head of FinTech and Financial Services, Bright Talk
- Niels Turfboer, Managing Director at Spotcap
Terms & Conditions
- In the case of two – year degrees, the Fintech Fellowship will only apply to the first year of study.
- Applicants must be able to cover the additional costs associated with completing their degree, including living costs and outstanding tuition fees.
- Applications submitted after the deadline indicated on the Fintech Fellowship website will not be considered.
- Applicants are required to disclose any other funding they are receiving or may receive.
- To read the full Terms & Conditions, please follow this link.
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