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QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence

Scholarship for Academic Excellence
QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence
Value: US$10,000
Recipient(s): 1
Level: Masters / PhD
Deadline: 30th April 2017

QS is proud to announce the following scholarship exclusive to attendees of the QS World Grad School Tour. This scholarship is designed to identify applicants who possess exceptionally strong levels of academic excellence.

 Value: US$10,000

Recipients: 1

Criteria: To be eligible for the scholarship, you need to attend a QS World Grad School Tour fair and complete the QS Graduate Applicant Survey.

Application process: Complete your scholarship application and attach the required essay (see topic below).

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by QS Scholarship Team within two weeks after the deadline.The winner will be announced online, pending acceptance to a graduate (non MBA) program. 

Essay topic:  "Describe how you plan to build on your academic achievement to date to a) maximise the benefits that your imminent postgraduate program can offer you and b) once you have the postgraduate qualification, apply it in your place of work to general social, scientific or economic advantage."

Word Limit: Maximum 500 words

Deadline: 30th April 2017


Note:  QS is responsible to transfer the scholarship amount to the Business School/University where the winner has been admitted to. 

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Hi, When will the results for QS Academic scholarship 2017 be released?

Hi Riya, we'll decide the winner during May and we'll also publish an article announcing the winner, most likely in June. :)

Hello again!

Can someone please tell if this scholarship really exists? There is no way of continuing with the application after the fourth screen. How can I and the other students apply for it? Thank you!

Hi Marja, we've looked into this for you and can't see any issues with the survey - please could you tell me exactly what page you're experiencing the problem, and whether you experience any error message. 

Hello again!
I am still trying to complete the application survey, but with no success. At some point when I click to proceed the page gets blank.
How can I apply for this scholarship?

Thank you very much!


I have been trying to complete the application survey, but with no success. At some point when I click to proceed the page gets blank and doesn't load anymore. What should I do to get to apply for this scholarship?

Thanks you in advance!

I'm looking forward to applying for this scholarship. I've been trying to complete the applicant survey to apply, but at one point the survey just goes blank, and I can't finish it. Is there somthing wrong?
How do I send the essay?

I want to know about the eligibility for the scholarship. It says that one needs to attend the Tour to be considered. As the deadline for the scholarship is 30 th April I will be attending the Tour on 22 may 2017. Will I be considered eligible.

Hi Lubna, you can still apply for this scholarship as the event is only a month after the deadline - please mention in your application which event you're going to attend. We will then confirm your attendance and you will be considered for the scholarship. Hope this helps, and good luck!

Should I apply this scholarship only when I received offer from university or I may apply during my program application? thank you.

Hi Wing Yee, you can apply for this scholarship while your university application is still pending.

this amount is only to cover the tuition fees or it could be transfered to my account to cover the living cost

Hi Konstantinos, I'm afraid the QS scholarships are only available for tuition fees. We can only transfer the amount to the university to be used to cover fees, and can't transfer the funds directly to any individual.

Can I apply to this scholarship if I will be attending an MBA program? The description appears to contradict itself on this point.

Hi Dana. I'm afraid not. As the description says, this scholarship is only for non-MBA graduate programs (ie. other master's degrees and PhD programs). Our dedicated MBA scholarships are listed on our sister site,

Hi Sabrina, is there any scholarship for university prof. training in GIS & remote sensing? thank you

hello Sabrina , is this scholarship for business school only or for PhD student in engineering (urban planning) as well ? thank you

Hi Ahmed, this scholarship can be used for any postgraduate program, including a PhD in Urban Planning, at any university. :)

I want to know when will be the next QS school tour for the application ?

Hello, you can find your nearest upcoming World Grad School tour here, and can also sign up to be kept informed. :)


I want to know that Is my application details has been reached to you because I didn't receive any confirmation mail from your side, so please let me know about my application.

Thank you,
Digvijaysinh Chauhan

Hello! Was the 2016 winner already chosen and informed?

Hi Origa, yes, we've now selected and informed the winner - we'll be announcing who it is later this week. 

When will the winner of the 2016 scholarship be announced?

Hi Maria Clara, we'll be publishing an article to announce the winner shortly after next week's rankings launch. :)


Can I ask you please, if I already attended one of the events and completed the Survey, should I get any confirmation by e-mail, that my application recieved? Still I haven't recieved any letter, and the deadline is today. How and when will I know the result?


I applied for Scholarship For Academic Excellence and during the survey, I marked that I would not participate of the World Grad School Tour but today I registered to the event on 5th september at São Paulo. How can I change the answer on the survey? Should I send an email for Qs team to officialize my inquire?


Hi. I applied to the scholarship yesterday but I didn't receive any confirmation email. How can I know that my essay was successfully sent?
Thank you

Hi Laura,

Thank you very much for your reply. If my applied scholarship can cover the majority of tuition fee, while the rest will be covered by QS ($10,000), however, there will be still some amount of QS scholarship left, how will be left money be used?
If I apply for the accommodation in the university and I need to pay for the university, can the QS scholarship be used for cover this accommodation fee please?

Thanks again


Hi Jessie, if the QS scholarship is in excess of the amount of money you need for your tuition fees (for example, if your fees are half the amount of the QS scholarship) I'm afraid you will only be able to use that amount for tuition fees - you will only receive the amount you need for tuition fees and cannot use the remaining money to fund anything else. Hope this helps.

Hi there,

I have been admitted into PHD study in UK in 2016. I've submitted the application for scholarship covering the tuition fee. If I'm luckily awarded the scholarship, can I still apply for QS Scholarship for Academic Excellence (US$10,000)? It says above QS is responsible to transfer the scholarship amount to the university. If I will be awarded the tuition fee scholarship, can the transferred money used as my living expenses? Thank you very much


Hi Jessie. I'm afraid the QS scholarships are just available for tuition fees; we can only transfer the amount to the university to be used to cover fees, and can't transfer the funds directly to any individual. You can of course still apply in case you don't receive the other fees scholarship you've applied for. Best of luck!

Hello, My name is Barbara and I attended the QS fair in São Paulo, Brazil last month. I would like to apply to the QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence program. However the master classes start only in March 2017 in Australia. Could I already apply for it?
Thank you.

Hello, I am Karen López D. I attended the QS World Grad School Tour in Bogotá-Colombia in September 2nd, wanting to apply to the QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence program, But I never received the QS Graduate Applicant Survey or any new about the call, I still want to participate in the call, can you help me please?
Thanks for the information you can provide.

Hi Karen, you can still apply for this scholarship - simply click the link above to complete the QS Graduate Applicant Survey. :)

What happens if there are no events where I live before the application deadline? How could I apply?

Hi Bernarda, you can still apply if the event is a few months after the scholarship deadline - please mention in your application which event you're planning to attend. We will then confirm your attendance and you will be considered for the scholarship. Hope this helps! 

I attended the Bogotá, Colombia Fair and would like to apply to this scholarship 2016-2017. I already submitted a survey, but I am unable to find the application log-on page without taking the survey again. I have written [email protected] but have not received an answer yet. Can you please send me the link to the application form.

Hi, my Name is Luã Monteiro and I am having problems to attach the essay for QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence. Now the system is not allowing me to make a new application because I already did it once. Best Regards

Hi i want to study in Canada . especially intersted in Edmonton and Alberta universities. i want to get full scolarship. how to find scolarships for ch
osen university ,for example universities mentioned above?

Hi Zaur, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in Canada. :)

Hi QS, I Was wondering if these scholarships are for only the specific schools you have up on your webpage or any credible university elsewhere around the world. And the Nairobi-Kenya Fair later on this year has inadequate information, kindly help.

Hi Seleyian, this particular scholarship is for any university. We'll always clearly state when a scholarship is for a particular university. Sorry you found the information inadequate - we're still finalising the details of this event. In the meantime you can sign up on the event page to be informed with more details, including the confirmed date. Hope this helps. 

Hello, it is already July and the winner has not been announced. Was the winner of this scholarship notified already?

Hi Fiorella, the winner will be announced next week on the site. I apologise in the delay to the results! Laura