BA International Honours Scholarship: Scholarship for Excellence

2018 entry

The BA International Honours Scholarship is available to students entering first year of the BA International Honours Programme commencing at St Andrews. The Selection Committee seeks applicants who are gifted students with academic excellence. The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events and contribute to various University publications.

For further information about the William & Mary joint degree programme, please visit the William & Mary webpage.

Eligibility

Geographical criteria

Scotland; England; Northern Ireland; Wales; EU; International.

Domicile for fee status

Scotland; England; Northern Ireland; Wales; EU; International.

Level of study

Undergraduate

Year of entry

Entrant students in 2018

Subjects

BA International Honours (Classics, Film Studies, Economics, English, History or International Relations).

The scholarship is not transferable to any other degree programme outside of the BA International Honours.

Schools

Schools of Classics, Economics & Finance, English, History or International Relations, or Department of Film Studies.

Other criteria

  • Only available to students entering first year of the BA International Honours commencing at St Andrews.
  • The Selection Committee seeks applicants who are gifted students with academic excellence.  The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events and contribute to various University publications. 
  • You will be required to provide a statement of motivation in support of your application (recommended not more than 250 words). This should include your reasons for applying for the Scholarship, explaining how you would expect to benefit from the opportunities the award provides, and describing how you think you might contribute to the community on the dual degree while studying at both the University of St Andrews and the College of William & Mary. 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be expected to engage with our Student Ambassadors Scheme. Work through the scheme is varied, but will likely entail engaging in outreach activities and assisting our Admissions staff with events aimed at prospective students and offer holders to help share your experience of being a student in St Andrews.
  • You will also be required to provide two references; both an academic and personal letter of recommendation (not more than 200 words each). The academic reference could be from a teacher, college counsellor or someone who knows your academic capabilities well. The personal reference should be given from a non-family member who will serve as a personal character reference. For example an academic advisor who is aware of your personal attributes, a current or former employer, senior staff member in an organisation where you have volunteered.

What does it cover?

Duration

4 years

Value (per year)

From $6,000 (USD) per annum

Type of award

Contribution towards tuition fees.

Number of awards available

4

(Note: all scholarships will only be awarded if suitable candidates are found)

How to apply

This scholarship is available for application through Scholarships and Funding. After you have applied to a new course beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, you can access Scholarships and Funding through My Application.

When do applications open?

October 2017

Scholarship application deadline

16 March 2018

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

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

When will I hear if my application has been successful?

The outcome of your scholarship application will be available on "View my applications" in the Scholarships and Funding section of My Application by Mid April 2018.