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QS Undergraduate Scholarship

QS Undergraduate Scholarship
Value: Up to US$10,000
Recipient(s): 1
Level: Bachelors
Deadline: 30th April 2019 12am GMT

First offered in 2016/17, the QS Undergraduate Scholarship will award up to US$10,000 towards tuition fees, and is open to all talented students applying to start an undergraduate degree at a QS-ranked university.

Scholarship value: Up to US$10,000

Recipients: 1

Eligibility criteria: To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be accepted to study at a university featured in a QS ranking. This applies to all universities featured at any position in the QS World University Rankings®, QS World University Rankings by Subject, QS World University Rankings by Faculty, QS Top 50 Under 50, or QS University Rankings by Region. The scholarship will be awarded only to a student enrolling in the first year of an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree at a QS-ranked university.

Application process: First, complete the QS Applicant Survey. Then follow the link at the end of the survey to submit your application essay.

Essay topic: Choose a person who has had a significant impact on your life so far. This could be someone you know personally, or a famous person from the past or present. Explain how and why this person has inspired you, and how s/he has influenced your academic and professional goals.

You may wish to write about:

-          A family member or friend

-          An inspiring teacher or another professional

-          A famous scientist, artist or other celebrated personality

You should consider:

-          What makes this person inspiring?

-          How has s/he changed your attitude, behavior and/or ambitions?

-          How does this relate to your future academic and career plans?

Make sure your essay:

-          Sticks to the word limit (no more than 500 words)

-          Includes a short outline of your study plans and future ambitions

-          Follows a clear structure, with accurate spelling and grammar

Word limit: Maximum 500 words

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

Deadline: 30th April 2019 (midnight GMT)

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the QS Scholarships Team within a two week period following the application deadline. At this stage, you will be asked to provide proof that you have been accepted to study an undergraduate degree at a university featured in a QS ranking.

QS will transfer the scholarship funding to the university on behalf of the winner. The award can only be used to cover tuition fees.

If you’re applying to study a master’s or PhD, explore QS’s current range of postgraduate scholarships.

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Hello there :) I was wondering if we have to already be accepted for a university to enter this QS scholarship programme?
Thank you

Hi Maleesha, that's right, you must have a place at any QS-ranked university to be eligible for this scholarship. Best of luck with your application!

Thank you :)

Hello am Julienee from Nigeria, I jus finished my masters in Arts and design but trying to study medicine as a freshman in a any university in America or any other country other than Uk for experience purpose.. please how do I go about this, as I already have a bachelors and masters, thank you..

hi julina nice to meet u.. plz share me scholership update

i was just wondering does this scholarship only apply to international students

Hello, no - you can be a domestic student studying in your home country and still be eligible for this scholarship.

Hello, I go to CUHK-Shenzhen, which is a branch of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in mainland China. Am I eligible to apply for this scholarship seeing as while CUHK-Shenzhen is not ranked, I am technically an external student at CUHK under the university's regulations?

Hi Geoffrey, you are able to apply for this scholarship as the branch campus will be counted as Chinese University of Hong Kong, however you do need to be commencing the first year of an undergraduate degree in 2019 and not be currently studying it.

Hi, I have accepted an offer from the University of Sheffield and will start studying in September 2018. Am I still eligible for this scholarship?

hi have any scholarship update?

Hello, am Johnson(22) from Tanzania.
I have completed diploma of computer science & mathematics.
Am looking for fully funded scholarship of bachelor degree of computer science or information technology or information systems...
How can i apply?

Hi Johnson, please take a look at our list of computer science scholarships around the world

Is the scholarship still available ?
Please answer me !
- Zineb

Hi Zineb, yes, this scholarship is open for applications until 30 April 2019, and will continue to be offered on an annual basis.

Hi, I'm Nadia from Mexico and i am an undergraduate at Universidad de Monterrey in medical subject, and i want to apply for an scholarship due to my family's financial problems and i have good grades, how can i apply or get more information about it.

Hello! its me Giridhar khadka from Nepal. I am bachelor second year running . Can you find me a scholarship for me ? l've scored 70.5% in 12.

Hello! Im ahamed from Srilanka. I am an undergraduate at a state university in srilanka. I am not willing to study in SL farther because i'm not pleased with the current syllabus. I wish to apply for a fully funded scholarship abroad where i can pursue my degree.
Please respond if there is any possibility
Thank you.




Hi Rita, we have emailed all the shortlisted candidates for the QS scholarships, so I'm afraid that if you didn't receive an email this means you were unsuccessful at this time. 


I'm a shortlisted candidae but I have emailed [email protected] three times and I haven't received any response.

Is it normal?

Thank you,

Hi Erfan, please could you check you've sent the emails to the correct email address - the address for our scholarships team is 

I m from India I want to study in USA I have no money for this
I have 6 bands in ielts exam 72% in 12th non medical 2017 pass out please help me

Hello, you can find scholarships to study in the US here


I'm from Cambodia and I will be finishing grade 12 at the end of the year. Is there any scholarship available for me?

Hello, I don't know of any scholarships specifically for students from Cambodia, but we do have a wide range of scholarship listings for different subjects and study destinations, which you can browse from here

Good day,am Mercy Akinwunmi from Nigeria.I was given admission into OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY to study Computer science and Marshall universityto study Electrial and computer engineering.And I will grateful if QS could render some support in the payment of the tuition fee only.THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Hi am Ravichandran from Chennai India. Am Diploma in Mechanical Engineering I want to study in supply chain management courses or Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. please suggest me. which college give scholarship.


Hello I have an offer from Imperial College London to read Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It is an undergraduate course but it is also an integrated masters course so bachelor's level study is combined with masters' level study later on. So am I eligible for this scholarship?

Until u are offered means u are eligible

Hi my name is Winners Ngobeni from South Africa, I would like to get admission and study at any QS recognized University in Ireland, Australia or London. Please also helpe on how to apply for QS undergraduate scholarships. I need to study media & communication or political science

Hii. I had a diploma in AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING. And now I want to continue my further education (bachlore) in Canada OR south Africa. So kindly guide me about the admission procedure. It would be a great help to me.

Hi Ankit, please take a look at our guides on studying in Canada and South Africa, as both contain advice on the admissions procedures for each country. Hope this helps! :)

Hi, I am interested in a scholarship to study veterinary medicine or animal science. Currently I hold a diploma in animal sciences with a seven year field experience. Am from Zambia. I need help on the application procedure. Which one comes first; applying for a scholarship or an institution of choice?

hey... I'm from sri lanka and I'm intrusted in a bachelor degree on automotive engineering if anyone would sponsor me or guide me it would be a great help. Being a automotive engineer is my dream

Hello...! I want to study in spain for bechlor degree in business...! Guide me about this plz...!!!

hi how do i know which universities are featured in the QS program? do i first apply for admission in the universuty then scholarship or the other way??

Hi Florence, you'll need to have been accepted by your chosen university to apply for this scholarship - the university simply needs to have been included in any QS ranking.

which one comes first accepted by the university or applying for the scholarship
if the university is first how i can apply for it ?

Hi, please I will to go for undergraduate program in any country you guys prepare for me, please help me, really have a passion to study mechanical engineering in abroad, thank you

Hello, I'm looking for bachelor scholarship in UK,America,Canada
My english level is upper inermediate.
May i hope to get scholarship?

I complete my bachelor degree in economic i would like to prefere the abroad to prepare my master degree please try to help me u can contact in my gmail send me

Hi Khalid, I'm afraid we can't reply to individual questions via email, but if you post your query here I'll do my best to help. :)

Hello, I was applying for the QS bachelor scholarship and during filling the application I did not found my nationality Palestinian or my country Palestine, so what should I do?

Hi Mustafa, please could you email [email protected] explaining the issue you're having. Thank you.

How do I submit the essay.?

Hello, is possible to apply for 2019 academic year.?

Hello, you should submit your essay after completing the applicant survey.