Postgraduate Scholarships & Prizes

ICMA Centre Master’s Scholarships

The ICMA Centre offers a range of Master’s scholarships to help encourage exceptional students from across the globe to pursue their interest in finance.

The scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of evidence of academic excellence and relevant placement exposure or work experience.


To apply for one of our Master’s scholarships:

  1. First, submit your application for one of our ICMA Centre Master’s in Finance programmes, click here to view our programmes and apply
  2. Check that you are eligible to apply for your chosen scholarship by looking at the criteria below
  3. Fill out the scholarship application form and submit your application

The below scholarships are for 2018/19 MSc applicants only. See the bottom of the page for scholarship terms and conditions.

Number of Scholarships: up to 12

Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Master’s Programmes

Criteria: 

  • Available to EU/UK candidates only
  • Minimum 2:1 in UG degree or equivalent from an overseas institution. First class UG degree or equivalent desired
  • Relevant work or placement experience desired
  • If UG degree was not in English, IELTS of 7.0 with no element under 6.5 required (or TOEFL of 100 with no element under 21) .

Award: £5,000 fee reduction

Closing date: Interviews are conducted in the last week of November, last week of February and last week of April. The scholarship panel meets shortly after to award scholarships

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the Programme Area Director

Number of Scholarships: up to 2

Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Master’s Programme

Criteria: 

  • Available to applicants from North or South America only
  • Minimum 2:1 in UG degree or equivalent from an overseas institution. First class UG degree or equivalent desired
  • Relevant work or placement experience desired
  • If UG degree was not in English, IELTS of 7.0 with no element under 6.5 required (or TOEFL of 100 with no element under 21)

Award: £5,000 fee reduction

Closing date: Interviews are conducted in the last week of November, last week of February and last week of April. The scholarship panel meets shortly after to award scholarships

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the Programme Area Director

Number of Scholarships: up to 2

Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Master’s Programme

Criteria:

  • Available to Chinese applicants only from the 39 Chinese Universities on the Project 985 list with a final average of at least 80% or a first-class degree from a UK University
  • Relevant work or placement experience desired
  • If UG degree was not in English, IELTS of 7.0 with no element score less than 6.5 (or TOEFL of 100 with no element under 21)

Award: £5,000 fee reduction

Closing date: Interviews are conducted in the last week of November, last week of February and last week of April. The scholarship panel meets shortly after to award scholarships

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the Programme Area Director

Number of Scholarships: up to 2

Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Master’s Programme

Criteria:

  • Available to applicants from Thailand only
  • First class or equivalent UG degree from a reputable Thai university
  • Relevant work or placement experience desired
  • If UG degree was not in English, IELTS of 7.0 with no element under 6.5 required (or TOEFL of 100 with no element under 21)

Award: £5,000 fee reduction

Closing date: Interviews are conducted in the last week of November, last week of February and last week of April. The scholarship panel meets shortly after to award scholarships

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the Programme Area Director

Number of Scholarships: up to 5

Degree subject: MSc International Shipping and Finance

Criteria:

  • Available to candidates around the world
  • Minimum 2:1 in UG degree or equivalent from an overseas institution. First class UG degree or equivalent desired
  • Relevant work or placement experience desired
  • If UG degree was not in English, IELTS of 7.0 with no element under 6.5 required (or TOEFL of 100 with no element under 21)

Award: £5,000 fee reduction

Closing date: Interviews are conducted in the last week of November, last week of February and last week of April. The scholarship panel meets shortly after to award scholarships

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the Programme Area Director

Number of Scholarships: up to 2

Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Master’s Programme

Criteria:

  • Be of Indian nationality and domicile and graduated from a reputable university with a first-class UK degree equivalent
  • Relevant work or placement experience desired
  • If UG degree was not in English, IELTS of 7.0 with no element under 6.5 required (or TOEFL of 100 with no element under 21)

Award: £5,000 fee reduction

Closing date: Interviews are conducted in the last week of November, last week of February and last week of April. The scholarship panel meets shortly after to award scholarships

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the Programme Area Director

Number of Scholarships: up to 2

Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Master’s Programme

Criteria:

  • Available to all non-EU/UK applicants
  • First class or equivalent UG degree from a reputable university required
  • Relevant work or placement experience desired
  • If UG degree was not in English, IELTS of 7.0 with no element under 6.5 required (or TOEFL of 100 with no element under 21)

Award: £5,000 fee reduction

Closing date: Interviews are conducted in the last week of November, last week of February and last week of April. The scholarship panel meets shortly after to award scholarships

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the Programme Area Director

Number of Scholarships: up to 1

Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Master’s Programme

Criteria:

  • Available to Academy of Economic Studies UG students in Bucharest
  • Minimum 2:1 UK degree equivalent. First class UG degree equivalent desired
  • Relevant work or placement experience desired
  • If UG degree was not in English, IELTS of 7.0 with no element under 6.5 required (or TOEFL of 100 with no element under 21)

Award: Up to £15,000 towards tuition fees

Closing date: Interviews are conducted in the last week of November, last week of February and last week of April. The scholarship panel meets shortly after to award scholarships

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the Programme Area Director

Other scholarships

As well as our dedicated ICMA Centre scholarships, there are also a number of other opportunities available that students can take advantage of.

Degree subject: Any full time Henley Business School Masters Programme (excluding Real Estate & Planning courses)
Award: One award of £10,000 towards tuition fees
Criteria: To be considered for this Bursary, you will need:

  • A confirmed offer on a Henley Business School Masters programme (excluding Real Estate a& Planning courses) commencing in 2016
  • To demonstrate a strong financial need
  • Able to illustrate how you will make a positive contribution to the programme, and how you plan to use the knowledge and skills developed through your Masters upon graduation.

To apply, please download a Henley Alumni Bursary Masters Application Form along with your supporting statement, of no more than 1,000 words, with details of how you meet the entry criteria plus any additional supporting information.

Bursary applications are considered by the Henley Alumni Fund’s Disbursements Panel at Henley Business School and their decision is final and not open to discussion or appeal by applicants. Candidates who are awarded a bursary will be notified on 4 August 2017; those who have not been awarded a bursary will not be notified.
Closing date: 5PM on 7 July 2017

Click here to apply for 2017-18

Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Masters Programme
Criteria: Henley Business School and University of Reading Alumni
Finance: Awards of £1,000 towards tuition fees
Closing date: Eligible students will be picked up automatically
More details: Link or email admissions@icmacentre.ac.uk

Degree subject: Any full-time MPhil/PhD programme or Taught masters
Criteria: From India and other developing countries
Finance: Tuition fees and stipend to cover living expenses
Closing date: Rolling
More details: Link or email admissions@icmacentre.ac.uk

Degree subject: Funds MSc + PhD (1+3) programme and all ICMA Centre MSc programmes are eligible (MSc in Financial Research is recommended)
Criteria: EU (Home)
Finance: Tuition fees and stipend to cover living expenses
Closing date: Rolling
More details: Link or email admissions@icmacentre.ac.uk

Degree subject: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Finance: Various
More details: Link or visit the Helpdesk in the Carrington building, call 0118 378 7430 or email helpdesk@reading.ac.uk

Prizes

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.

Prize Criteria

  • 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 2016: Ahmed Tarek

ICMA Centre and ALBA Graduate Business School Academic Achievement Prize for MSc International Shipping and Finance

The ICMA Centre awards a prize of £500 each year to the student who achieves the highest mark in MSc International Shipping and Finance.

ICMA Centre Undergraduate Academic Achievement Prize

Each year the Centre awards a prize of £500 to the final year BSc student who achieves the highest mark for their degree.

ICMA Centre Postgraduate Academic Achievement Prize

Similarly to the Undergraduate Academic Achievement, the ICMA Centre also awards a prize of £500 to the student who achieves the highest mark across all ICMA Centre Master’s Programmes.

Terms & conditions of scholarships

Scholarship applications are reviewed by the Henley Business School Scholarship Panel who will base their decisions on a range of factors including academic excellence and the degree to which the student has demonstrated their suitability for an award. Scholarship offers are made as fee reductions/waives. The exact scheduling of those may be obtained from us upon request. If applicants are offered multiple awards, only one can be accepted. Scholarship offers are being made for the current academic year and will only be confirmed for offer holders who have paid their deposits.