Postgraduate scholarships & Prizes

ICMA Centre Masters Scholarships

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

Please note: All ICMA Centre scholarships for 2017/18 have closed. Please check back soon for information on scholarships for 2018/19.


To apply for one of our Masters scholarships:

  1. First, submit your application for one of our ICMA Centre Masters 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 2017/18 MSc applicants only. See the bottom of the page for scholarship terms and conditions.

Scholarships for 2017/18 have closed. Please check back soon for information on scholarships for 2018/19.

Number of Scholarships: up to 7
Degree subject: Available only to MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking (ISIB) applicants
Criteria: Available to all applicants. Good University degree and at least 2 years work experience in Banking/Finance/Consulting.
Award: 60% fee reduction
Closing date: Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis.
Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the programme Director

Scholarships for 2017/18 have closed. Please check back soon for information on scholarships for 2018/19.

Number of Scholarships: up to 7
Degree subject: Available only to MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking (ISIB) applicants
Criteria: Available to EU/UK candidates only. Minimum 2:1 or equivalent from an overseas institution. Priority will be given to candidates with work placement experience in Banking/Finance/Consulting and/or a First class undergraduate degree. Candidates also need to satisfy the English language entry criteria where applicable
Award: 50% fee reduction
Closing date: Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis.
Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the programme Director

Scholarships for 2017/18 have closed. Please check back soon for information on scholarships for 2018/19.

Number of Scholarships: up to 15
Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Masters Programme excluding MSc ISIB
Criteria: Available to EU/UK candidates only. Minimum 2:1 or equivalent from an overseas institution. Priority will be given to candidates with relevant work placement experience and or a First class undergraduate degree. Candidates also need to satisfy the English language entry criteria where applicable.
Award: 50% fee reduction
Closing date: Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis
Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the programme Director

Scholarships for 2017/18 have closed. Please check back soon for information on scholarships for 2018/19.

Number of Scholarships: up to 10
Degree subject: MSc International Shipping and Finance
Criteria: Available to all MSc International Shipping and Finance applicants. Minimum 2:1 or equivalent from an overseas institution. Priority will be given to candidates with work placement experience in Shipping and or a First class undergraduate degree. Candidates also need to satisfy the English language entry criteria where applicable.
Finance: £5,000
Closing date: Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis.
Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the programme Director

Scholarships for 2017/18 have closed. Please check back soon for information on scholarships for 2018/19.

Number of Scholarships: up to 4
Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Masters Programme
Criteria: Available to Chinese applicants only. Priority will be given to applicants 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. Candidates also need to satisfy the English language entry criteria where applicable.
Finance: £5,000
Closing date: Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis.
Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the programme Director

Scholarships for 2017/18 have closed. Please check back soon for information on scholarships for 2018/19.

Number of Scholarships: up to 4
Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Masters Programme
Criteria: Be of Indian nationality and domicile, and have graduated from a reputable University with a First class UK degree equivalent. Candidates also need to also satisfy the English language entry criteria where applicable.
Award: £6,000
Closing date: Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis.
Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly

Scholarships for 2017/18 have closed. Please check back soon for information on scholarships for 2018/19.

Number of Scholarships: up to 4
Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Masters Programme
Criteria: Be of Thai nationality and have graduated from a reputable University with a First class UK degree equivalent. Candidates also need to also satisfy the English language entry criteria where applicable.
Award: £5,000
Closing date: Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis.
Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the programme Director

Scholarships for 2017/18 have closed. Please check back soon for information on scholarships for 2018/19.

Number of Scholarships: up to 2
Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Masters Programme
Criteria: Available to all non-EU/UK applicants with a good University degree
Award: £5,000
Closing date: Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis.
Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15min interview with the programme Director

Degree subject: Any full time ICMA Centre Masters Programme
Criteria: ICMA Centre Alumni
Finance: Awards of £2,000 towards tuition fees

Eligible students will be picked-up automatically

Scholarships for 2017/18 have closed. Please check back soon for information on scholarships for 2018/19.

Degree subject:
Any full time ICMA Centre Masters Programme
Criteria: Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest undergraduate students
Award: Up to £15,000 towards tuition fees
Closing date: Scholarships are offered on a rolling
Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 15 min interview

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 ICAMA 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.