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QS Undergraduate Scholarship

QS Undergraduate Scholarship
Value: Up to US$10,000
Recipient(s): 1
Level: Bachelors
Deadline: 30th April 2018

New for 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 2018

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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Is education gap matter I want to study abroad Canada, AUSTRALIA, USA about primary education course in Bachelor is this course available.....

Please is the scholarship given be just once or it will be continually renewed when it is finished??

Hi Victor, I'm afraid the scholarship is awarded once to the winner and is not renewed each year. We will offer the Undergraduate Scholarship once every year.

hello who can consult me applying to kaist orkorean universities

I completed my masters degree in accounting last year..I want to go canada for higher education.how can I get scholarship in Canadian university???

Hi Mohshin, we've listed a range of scholarships to study in Canada here, and our guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad includes advice on submitting the perfect scholarship application. :)

I applied for this scholarship about 3 months ago (before going to a QS event). When I applied, I wrote that I would be attending a QS event in the near future. Now that I have gone to a QS event do I have to apply for the scholarship again or will they somehow know that I attended the QS event?

Hi hope u fine. i want to ask whether the scholarship be only for ist academic year OR will continue till completion of undergraduate program?

i was finish the applicant but where i must upload my essai? are you know mehmood

Hi Mehmood, the scholarship is only available for the first academic year. 

Am I eligible for it?and how can get started for the test

Hi! I hope every one is fine,I finished my higher secondary leve.I am a Tanzanian.and am seeking for sponsorship .please may I get advice...

Hi Stephano, as mentioned in the article above, in order to be eligible for this scholarship you should be accepted to study an undergraduate degree at any QS-ranked university. There's no test, but you'll need to complete the applicant survey and submit a scholarship essay. 

I need an undergraduate scholarship.How I can manage one?

I am looking forward to do a undergraduate MD Degree from Riga Stradins University. Is it possible to get this scholarship if i win incase. Waiting for your reply

i wish to get scholarship for my son who wish to pursue his bachelor level study in Business management he has 9.2 CGPA in 10+2 Commerce stream in session 2016-17. Kindly help

Hello every body I have completed the bachelor request scholarship but I have no idea that Am I insist of it or not

Hello,My name is Akanksha and I am currently in 11th grade(junior year) . I wanted to know if I applied now and got selected for the scholarship will it be valid if I joined the university after 2 years

hi everyone,i need a scholarship in medical university,here anyone have any information about that , please help me.i will be thanks,

Hi Malik, please take a look at our list of medical scholarships around the world. Hope this helps. 

my son has more interest in video game development and designing , he decided to follow a degree programe in Canada as a international student with scholarships, please can you help me, I will be grateful if you replay thanks a lot.
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Hi Seenivasan, your son might be interested in applying for one of these scholarships to study in Canada. More information about studying in Canada can be found here. Hope this helps!

Hi,my name is. Adili blessing from Nigeria,please am interested in this scholarship, I don't know how to apply, I have finish my secondary school but no money to further into university, please can you help me,i will be grateful if you reply thanks

Hello, as it states in the text above, you'll need to firstly submit the QS applicant survey and then submit your application essay at the end of the application process. Your essay should be about a person who's had a significant impact on your life so far. Hope this helps, and good luck!

Hello, I was accepted at the Universidad de Salamanca to study, starting spring 2018 with a 100% tuition scholarship. if I won this scholarship, would it be possible to use the money for maintenance instead of tuition? Thank you

Hi Gabriela, I'm afraid this scholarship can only be used to cover tuition fees. 

I am planning to pursue my UG degree after my school-leaving exams complete in March 2018. So should I apply this year or next year?

Hi i am tunisian and i wish to complet my studies in singapore airlines scholarship but i dont find any way to apply on it and i dont know if it is closed or not (deadline date)

Hello, I am currently about to start my Engineering IFP course in University of Bath. I graduated with a regular US high school diploma from Al Mawakeb School in Dubai, UAE. Am I eligible for the scholarship? If so, when is the best time to apply? Your response would be immensely helpful and appreciated!

Hi Dina, this scholarship is only for bachelor's degrees - however, if you progress to a bachelor's degree after your IFP course you'll become eligible for this scholarship. :)

Hello am in my 2nd year can i also be part? thank you

Hi Muhumuza, I'm afraid not, as this scholarship is only available to a student enrolling in their first year of an undergraduate program. 

Hello, is it possible to know when the winner will be announced and how ? Thank you in advance!

as deadline for undergraduate scholarship has been pass so i want to know about the announcement for the winner of that scholarship.

Hi Sabrina
how much more time it will take to announce the 2017 winner of the QS undergraduate Scholarship?

Hi Ehsen, we've announced the winner here

Hi Sabrina
i want to know about the winner of undergraduate scholarship 2017 as QS have advertise enteries for 2018 undergraduate scholarship ?

Hi Ehsan, we've now published an article announcing the 2017 winner of the QS Undergraduate Scholarship, which you can read here. :) 

Hi Ehsan, we'll be publishing an article to announce the winner of the QS Undergraduate Scholarship soon, so please watch this space. :)

Thanks Sabrina

Hi Ehsan, we're in the process of shortlisting entries at the moment, and I believe the winner will be chosen at the end of this month. 

Can I only be eligible to win if I have attended a QS fair? And what should I put in my application I have not attended one.

Hi Bethany, you don't need to have attended a QS fair to apply for this scholarship - you simply need to have been accepted to study at a QS-ranked university. :) 

Hello! When I was completing the applicant survey, my email was considered as NON existent. It's impossibile as I work with it. I really don't know what to do and the deadline is nearer and nearer. Please help me.

Hi Kaoutar, please could you email [email protected] with information on the issue you're having, and the scholarships team will do their best to help. 

Hi Sabrina. One more question I have. can you divide the total amount over 4 years? I mean can the recipient asks you to give 3000$ for each year and 1000$ for the last year?

Hi Sabrina, Thanks for answering the questions.Right now I'm accepted to a university but I will defer my enrolment to next year. Do you defer the award to another year if I receive it this year?

Hi Erfan, unfortunately the scholarship can't be deferred for a year if you win.

Hi Erfan, I'm afraid not - if you win, the scholarship will be awarded as a one-off bank transfer to your university and can only be used for tuition fees. You're unable to spread the scholarship amount over several years. 

Hi, I've got a conditional offer from Ryerson university in Canada and I'm very interested in this scholarship. I'm wondering if international students are also eligible for this scholarship! Plus, actually I'm not 100% sure if I will accept the offer from Ryerson yet. Is it fine to submit the application even in this case? It will be certain whether I'll go to the university or not after this month.