Spotcap Fintech Fellowship

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.


Required Documents

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


Judging Panel


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.


About Spotcap

Spotcap provides loans to businesses by using a combination of new technology and human experts to address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.  Apart from operating in the UK, Spotcap is proud to partner with a traditional lender in Austria, who us the company’s technology platform to provide their business customers with a smooth and swift lending experience.