Student residents of London are now invited to be part of a scholarship programme at the University of London. This new scholarship is an effort to give opportunity to underprivileged student residents of London who exhibit incapacity to support their academic expenses not without the student grant. This is a distance learning program for students to study undergraduate programme. The University of London has catered a number of distance learning programs with their academic body, the University of London International Programmes. The academic body of the university has mastered this educational system as it is the oldest in the world as distance and flexible learning body which was established in 1858. Acquiring a degree with the university would mean an advantage and greater employability following the completion of studies or graduation.
Sir John Cass’s Foundation is awarding grants for schools, institutions and organizations to help young residents of inner London with disadvantage backgrounds. It has served the academic community for centuries since 1748 and is one of the oldest and the largest education charities of the world. This was started by Sir John Cass, a London politician and philanthropist of over 250 years ago. He dedicated his life in establishing the charitable group and granted all his fortune to this endeavor. Act of donations to fund the charitable cause have been keeping the foundation active and expanding in areas of education.
Eligible student applicants must be the following:
- A permanent resident of London and has lived for at least a year.
- Exhibit a low income background.
- Age must not exceed 25 years old
- studying part-time or full-time on a course that is at least one year in length
Document as a proof of incapacity to provide for their studies is required. This includes statutory provision of a part-time tuition fee loan and includes active financial obligations and commitment such as a single parent.
The grants for school in the Sir John Cass’s Foundation distance learning at the University of London will cover all tuition and examination fees as well as guidance and career support in the entire course study. There is no test requirement but must have an evidence of English Language proficiency from any of the following English language proficiency tests:
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English.
- City & Guilds International ESOL 8984 Mastery award.
- (IELTS) International English Language Testing System when an overall score of at least 6 is achieved with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-test.
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 54 or above, with at least 54 in both Reading and Writing elements.
- University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) Business English Certificate Level 3 only (BEC 3 award).
- (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language overall score of 87 or above with at least 21 in both Reading and Writing Skills sub-tests and at least 19 in both Speaking and Listening sub-tests.
Complete an online application form and submit as part of the application to an undergraduate course with the University of London International Programmes. And upload the scholarship application form under ‘Additional Educational Document’. Attach also additional documents such as financial evidence to support the application. Pay a minimal amount of £88 or $119 which will be credited to the scholarship grant upon successful application. Refund is available for unsuccessful applicants.
Deadline of the application is on October 1, 2017