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QS Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship for QS Undergraduate Scholarship
Value: US$10,000
Recipient(s): 1
Level: Bachelors
Deadline: 30th April 2021 midnight GMT

QS is proud to announce the QS Undergraduate scholarship.

Scholarship value: US$ 10,000

Recipients: 1

Deadline: 30th April 2021 (midnight GMT)

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. You must start your first year of study in the next academic year
  2. You must study at a bachelor/ undergraduate level
  3. You must be admitted to study at a university featured in a QS ranking at any position. Please check here: QS World University Rankings®QS World University Rankings by SubjectQS World University Rankings by FacultyQS Top 50 Under 50, or QS University Rankings by Region
  4. You must have accepted an offer from a school by the time we select a winner in May
  5. The scholarship must go towards your tuition fee 

To apply for the scholarship, please write an essay on the below topic:

Essay topic:  

Choose a person from the list below and explain how they contributed to the Sustainable Development Goals* set by the UN for 2030 and why you find this person inspirational. You can also pick up an action/certain event from his/her life that inspires you.

Nelson Mandela

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Stephen Hawking

Blake Mycoskie

Elton John

Greta Thunberg

Emma Watson

Aung San Suu Kyi

Oprah Winfrey

Word limit: Maximum 500 words


* The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal


Please indicate your full name and the scholarship title at the beginning of your essay. These words will not count towards the word limit.

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I am starting university in Fall 2021, can I apply for this scholarship this year? I am a little confused what "next academic year means"

Hi Sabrina, If you're starting in Fall 2021 you are eligible to apply this year

hi, I am in 12 and going to give my 12th exam this Feb. I am an average student but I am interested in learning architecture abroad so is it possible to get a full scholarship to learn abroad after 12 for me without spending much?

hi I am in 12 and I am going to give the 12th exam in this Feb. I am interested in studying architect

I want to study abroad with scholarship

hello, must i be enrolled in a university as as i can be elligible for this scholarship?

Hi, Yes you must have received an offer at an approved university to be eligible for this scholarship. You can view the full criteria to apply for a QS scholarship here.

Hi, Do I need to add a title to my essay? or just the Scholarship title is enough? Thank you

I'm going to study piloting, am I eligible for the scholarship

Hi am Rwandan called Ruhinda Derrick am very happy to apply for bachelor

I'm interested in this undergraduate scholarship but I'm from the South Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea. I'm I eligible for to apply?

Hi Joshua, So long as you have received an offer from an eligible university, you are able to apply for the scholarship. 

so you need to receive first an offer from Griffith University QLD before start anything?

I wish I could get this scholarship so that I can get good education and good place in respected university so that I can I have a bright future earning great knowledge.

There was a different essay here last month which I applied for. I have not received any feedback. I would like to know when the winners will be announced.

Hello please I plan on applying for your scholarship but then I've bought different forms so should I be picked this year, can I continue from level 200 in any of your schools if I win the next year's scholarship?

Salut !!!! please I need to know if this scholarship will be written before or after I get into any university of my choice

i have a question.Can anyone apply for the scholarship twice using same email addersse and name?

Hi, I'm Jéssica from Brazil. I'm going to apply to the University of Nottingham (UK) in September 2020. So I would like to know if I am available to apply to the QS Undergratuate Schorlarship 2020, which is necessary write a essay, as a exchange student.

Hi Jessica, Yes you can apply for the QS Undergraduate Scholarship 2020

Am happy to apply as bachelor in University

I am hoping to get a scholarship and study abroad

I'm going to apply to universities for fall 2021. Can I apply for this scholarship?

Hi, Yes you can apply for this scholarship

Hi Im Mazen ,
does this scholarship apply to me I'm in the 12th grade

I'm currently in the University of Sierra Leone Fourah Bay College but my dream is to study Abroad, I had applied to many colleges and universities across the globe but the tuition fee is so high and I'm living with my uncle, I had lost my biological parents while I was a kid as you know life in Africa to be specific West Africa, precisely Sierra Leone ; life is hard for the less privilege here so if I'm giving this opportunity it would be a dream comes true. Thanks

Is the application free

Are international students who come from Eastern European countries eligible for this scholarship? I am internested in studying in England. Since this scholarship determines whether or not I am going to accept the offer from university, is there any other way to apply for it? I could provide you with my grades and an offer I got from university.


Can you apply if you are currently enrolled in 4- year university in the USA?

Yes, it is also my wish
It must be great if such chance come knocking on my door

Why when I'm sinning my application my gmail address is not accept here and i can't move for the next step ... ?

I don't have my father. I and my family are poor scholarship is my hope to change my life and make my dream come to pass

I don't have my father,I and my family are poor scholarship is my hope to change my life and make my dream come to pass. I love u all

I intend to start a Double Diploma by 2022, Can I apply for this scholarship? When is the best period to apply?

I am currently studying in 12th grade and finish it at the end of march 2020.
So, can i apply for this scholarship?

Thank u I will read very well

Hello! I want to know if the scholarship has been sent to the winner. Thank you !

Thank you so much but can you please send me your your WhatsApp number

Hola, buenas:
Soy estudiantes de la UNAM,Facultad de Ciencias. Me gustaría participar para la beca, ya hice lo demas pero no sube al siguiente paso. Ya he estado en el QS Mejores estudiantes de la zona Metropolitana y QS Rankia Internacional de Estudiantes el año pasado, ¿con esto soy candidato para la beca o necesito otras cosas mas?

Am I supposed to get a notification post submission?

Hi Ahmed, no we don't send confirmation emails. Best of luck with your application!

I have submitted my application. Why the figure of recipients doesn't go up?

I want to apply for this scholarship. How to apply, please tell me someone?

Hello, I have some questions about the scholarship. First, when will the scholarship winners be announced (I know it says May, but is there another, more precise, date available)?
Second, will all contestants receive an update email with the results (even if it's not positive), or will the winners be the only ones to receive an email?

Hi Julian, I can't tell you a specific date for when winners will be decided unfortunately, as it will depend on the time needed to read through applications and make a decision, but we hope to announce a winner for this scholarship within the next two weeks. You will receive an email informing you whether or not your application's been successful. Good luck!

Also, will you receive an email as to if the application has been received?

Hi Celine, you will not receive a confirmation email, but you could check with our scholarships team at [email protected] if you're unsure if your application was received. 

When will the 2019 winner be announced?

Hi Celine, I can't tell you a specific date but we do hope to announce the winner in the next two weeks from today (2nd May). Good luck!