St Andrews Wardlaw Scholarship

Application period opens
Friday 27 October 2023
Application period closes
This scholarship deadline has now passed (Wednesday 10 April 2024)
Entry
2024
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St Andrews Access Scholarship

The Wardlaw Scholarship scheme was established in 2004 through the generous donations from alumni and friends to provide financial assistance to academically gifted students who would otherwise struggle with the cost of studying at the University of St Andrews.

A number of different scholarships are available each year to new entrants. The value of individual scholarships usually range up to £4,400 per year, and most are awarded for the duration of a student’s course.

These scholarships are based on financial need, prospective students should demonstrate a below average household income at the time of application.

The Wardlaw is open to applicants with a fee status of ‘Home (Scotland)’ or ‘RUK’ (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Some Wardlaw scholarships have more specific eligibility criteria, usually relating to subject of study or where the student comes from, although additional criteria may also apply.

Value of award (per year)

Up to £4,400 towards maintenance (15 awards)

Maintenance is paid in ten monthly instalments directly to your bank account (BACS) from September to May, with a double payment in February.

Where maintenance is payable on this award you can choose to off-set all or part of your maintenance towards university accommodation during matriculation (registration).

Duration of award

The Wardlaw scholarship is paid annually for the duration of the student's undergraduate programme.

At what stage of my course application can I apply for this scholarship?

You can apply for the scholarship after you have submitted your course application for a place at the University of St Andrews. You do not need to wait until you have received an offer of a place before applying for the scholarship.

Application restrictions

Study level

Available to students studying at:

Undergraduate

Domicile for fee status

Scotland home, Rest of UK

Schools

Available to faculty members from:

Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Divinity, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics and Finance, English, Film Studies, Geography and Sustainable Development, History, International Relations, Management, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology and Neuroscience, Social Anthropology

Application assessment

Financial need (Hardship, means tested)

Available to

Prospective students

Mode of study

Full time, Part time - daytime

Geographical criteria

Scotland (UK/Home), England (UK), Northern Ireland (UK), Wales (UK)

Additional criteria

Selection is on the basis of financial need and donor specific criteria.

As part of the application you will be asked to upload the following document:

Household Income: Evidence of the income stated in your scholarship application as total household income. Provide all relevant forms of income for the current or most recent full year: employment/wage/salary statements (most recent three months), tax certificates or returns, confirmation letters from Department of Work and Pensions, award letters from Social Security Scotland, letters from local government, Council Tax statement, Tax credits, PIP, DLA, dividends, pension, annuity, where evidence is not available please provide bank statements/E-statements (most recent three months) to show receipt of income. Preferably pdf or similar small file size format and in English.

It is extremely important that you apply to us for funding giving complete and accurate information.

How to apply

This scholarship is available through the St Andrews Access Scholarship application in View and continue my scholarships and funding in the Scholarships and Funding section of My application.

After you have applied to a new course beginning in the academic year 2024-25, you will be provided with login details for the My application portal. You must allow at least two working days for processing and issue of your log in details before you can apply for this scholarship.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the University of St Andrews scholarships terms and conditions

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Requirements of the Wardlaw Scholarships

If you apply to the Wardlaw Scholarships, details from your UCAS application may be passed to the selection panel for the purpose of selection.

If applying to this scholarship, please be aware of the following requirements:

  • Core personal details may be passed to the benefactors of your scholarship. Your name, the name of your town of origin, school/college and subject of study will be passed to the donor of the scholarship with your consent.
  • Your scholarship award in subsequent years of study is conditional upon your successful completion of the academic requirements to progress in your proposed subject of study at the University of St Andrews. If your scholarship is subject-related then your award is usually also conditional upon your continuing to study that specific subject.
  • Attendance at Development related scholarship events (including invitations to meet the donors) is strongly encouraged. You will be invited to these as appropriate by the Development Office.
  • Submission of reports throughout the period of scholarship support. You are required to submit an Introductory Biography at the start of your award period and the Development Office will contact you towards the end of the academic session for a report on your time at St Andrews to share with the donors of your award. This will be an annual cycle for the duration of your award.

When will I know the outcome?

The outcome of your scholarship application will be available in My Application, Scholarships and Funding, View my funding applications by mid May 2024.