There are six different scholarships available at the ICMA Centre:
- Ambassador Scholarship – up to ten awards of £10,000 each for 2012
- CISI Stephen Cooke Scholarship Programme
- Solidus Securities MSc Scholarship**
- Academy of Economic Studies Scholarship
- Felix Scholarship
Deadline for applications: 16 March 2012. Applicants informed by 30 March 2012.
*Excludes CISI Stephen Cooke
and Felix Scholarship deadlines TBA.
**Candidates for the Solidus Securities MSc Scholarship will be considered in the summer.
Please note that applicants will have to submit an application for our MSc programmes and be offered a place before they can be considered for the scholarships.
We are delighted to introduce our new ICMA Centre Ambassador Scholarship. Next year (2012 entry) we will offer up to ten awards of £10,000 (against fees) each to students on the basis of academic excellence.
Winning this scholarship not only provides you with a very substantial discount but comes with a number of added benefits including publicity (both on the website and in external media) and a valuable role to include on your CV. Your role will include mentoring international students at the Centre and participating in open days so you can share your experiences with prospective students.
Scholarship Entry Criteria:
- Be of UK or EU nationality with an excellent level of spoken English (those whose first language is not English will require an IELTS score of 7 overall with no significant weaknesses in any component of the test).
- Partial scholarship awards will be available to outstanding candidates for the MSc in International Shipping and Finance Programme
All applicants for our full-time Masters programmes who meet the criteria will be considered for this scholarship. Successful applicants will be contacted via letter to arrange a convenient face-to-face or telephone/Skype interview. You will be notified within ten working days following the interview whether you have been awarded the scholarship subject to fulfilling any conditions attached to your offer of a place on the MSc programme. Please note that we expect demand to be high for this scholarship and the deadline for applications is Friday 16 March 2012.
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ISF Directors’ Scholarship Scheme
Partial scholarship awards will be available to outstanding candidates for the MSc in International Shipping and Finance Programme.
The CISI Stephen Cooke Scholarship Programme
The Stephen Cooke Scholarship is administered and awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment , the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK. The awards commemorate the Late Stephen Cooke, Chief Executive of a leading private client firm, Gerrard Vivian Grey, who had a particular passion for education. The awards are only open to students attending CISI Centres of Excellence. The purpose of the awards is to encourage students to focus on those standards needed for embarking on a successful career in the financial industry.
There are two tiers of Scholarship available to Masters students:
- One Premier Scholarship of £5000
- One General Scholarship of £3000.
The award for the premier scholarship are made on the basis of three factors:
- Submission of an essay
- General knowledge test
- Panel interview
Applicants need to be a registered student at an CISI Centre of Excellence and:
- be a postgraduate student, enrolled on a specified course at one of the CISI’s designated Centres of Excellence;
- must not have been a previous winner under the CISI Scholarship scheme.
For more information visit the CISI website.
Winner in 2011: Chardin Wese Simen – MSc student
Winner in 2010: Imran Khan – MSc student
Winner in 2009: Richard Hamilton – MSc student
Winners in 2008: Tamoor Ali and Philip Board – BSc students
Solidus Securities MSc Scholarship
The ICMA Centre is pleased to announce the Solidus Securities MSc scholarship, which has been established to support Greek students with a strong academic background who would benefit from financial support. This will be awarded annually to one Greek applicant to any full-time MSc programme at the ICMA Centre.
This unique scholarship includes:
- 50% of all tuition fees of any ICMA Centre MSc programme
- Optional 1-2 months summer training with Solidus Securities SA inAthens,Greece
Winner in 2010: Eleana Kitsara
Scholarship Entry Criteria
- Strong academic background (7.5 GPA in their first degree or equivalent)
- Evidence that the candidate would benefit from financial support (total family and/or personal income of less than 40,000 euro per annum – additional evidence will be required)
Academy of Economic Studies Scholarship
The ICMA Centre is pleased to announce up to five scholarships of a maximum of £15,000 for our full-time Masters programmes are now available to students studying at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
Scholarship Entry Criteria
- Achieved or expect to achieve excellent results at undergraduate level from aUK institution or the equivalent international qualification
- Submit a minimum GMAT score of 650
- Submit a statement (no more than 250 words) addressing the following statement: ‘Why ICMA should make this contribution to your education and how it may benefit you and the international securities markets?’
The ICMA Centre is pleased to announce up to three scholarships for Indian graduates taking up places in September/October 2010. Felix Scholarships are intended for scholars who would be unable, without financial assistance, to take up their place and who have not studied outside their home country.
The Felix Scholarships will cover full fees, living costs, a return air fare, and provide additional allowances for books, equipment, warm clothing etc. For more information please see
The Vetiva Prize
This prize is for the highest achieving full-time MSc Student from Africa graduating from the ICMA Centre, University of Reading. The prize includes a £1000, which will be presented upon graduation. The winner may be offered work opportunities with Vetiva and other Investment Banking firms that operate within the African Continent.
- The ICMA Centre will identify suitable recipients based on their examination performance and participation during the academic year;
- Applicants for the prize, may be asked to submit a short essay on a topic relating to African Financial Development (the precise title will be determined annually by the ICMA Centre);
- In the event of two or more candidates being ranked equally, Vetiva may then require an interview by the short listed candidates.
Winner in 2011: Chardin Wese Simen