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Masters scholarships and funding

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 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 scholarships are for 2021/22 MSc applicants only, and you must have received an offer on your chosen programme before applying for a scholarship. See below for scholarship terms and conditions.

ICMA Centre and scholarships by region

Europe and UK Scholarships

Masters
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on Any qualifying course
Award value A number of awards are available, ranging from £2,000 to £8,000.
Closing date Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible.
Criteria:

Regional Scholarships are available across all Henley Masters programmes.

You must meet our academic and English entry requirements for your programme. Awards will be allocated based on academic merit and/or professional/internship experience.

How to apply:

Before applying for a scholarship, you need to have applied and received an offer for your chosen Masters programme.

You will then be eligible to apply for the scholarship. The Scholarships Team will present all applications to the Scholarships Panel for consideration on a monthly, rolling basis.

Asia Scholarships

Masters International
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on Any qualifying course
Award value A number of awards are available, ranging from £2,000 to £8,000.
Closing date Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible.
Criteria:

Regional Scholarships are available across all Henley Masters programmes.

You must meet our academic and English entry requirements for your programme. Awards will be allocated based on academic merit and/or professional/internship experience.

How to apply:

Before applying for a scholarship, you need to have applied and received an offer for your chosen Masters programme.

You will then be eligible to apply for the scholarship. The Scholarships Team will present all applications to the Scholarships Panel for consideration on a monthly, rolling basis.

Masters in Finance Scholarships

Finance (ICMA Centre) Masters UK International
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on:
Award value A number of awards are available, ranging from £2,000 to £8,000.
Closing date Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible when scholarship applications open.
Criteria:

You must meet our academic and English entry requirements for your programme. Awards will be allocated based on academic merit and/or professional/internship experience.

Interview:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview with the Programme Director.

How to apply:

Before applying for a scholarship, applicants need to have applied for a place on our Masters in Finance or Masters in Investment Management programme.

After applying for the programme applicants are eligible to apply for a scholarship when scholarship applications open. Once received the Scholarships Team will present all applications to the Scholarships Panel for consideration.

Africa Scholarships

Masters International
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on Any qualifying course
Award value A number of awards are available, ranging from £2,000 to £8,000.
Closing date Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible.
Criteria:

Regional Scholarships are available across all Henley Masters programmes.

You must meet our academic and English entry requirements for your programme. Awards will be allocated based on academic merit and/or professional/internship experience.

How to apply:

Before applying for a scholarship, you need to have applied and received an offer for your chosen Masters programme.

You will then be eligible to apply for the scholarship. The Scholarships Team will present all applications to the Scholarships Panel for consideration on a monthly, rolling basis.

Americas Scholarships

Masters International
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on Any qualifying course
Award value A number of awards are available, ranging from £2,000 to £8,000.
Closing date Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible.
Criteria:

Regional Scholarships are available across all Henley Masters programmes.

You must meet our academic and English entry requirements for your programme. Awards will be allocated based on academic merit and/or professional/internship experience.

How to apply:

Before applying for a scholarship, you need to have applied and received an offer for your chosen Masters programme.

You will then be eligible to apply for the scholarship. The Scholarships Team will present all applications to the Scholarships Panel for consideration on a monthly, rolling basis.

Australia Scholarships

Masters International
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on Any qualifying course
Award value A number of awards are available, ranging from £2,000 to £8,000.
Closing date Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible.
Criteria:

Regional Scholarships are available across all Henley Masters programmes.

You must meet our academic and English entry requirements for your programme. Awards will be allocated based on academic merit and/or professional/internship experience.

How to apply:

Before applying for a scholarship, you need to have applied and received an offer for your chosen Masters programme.

You will then be eligible to apply for the scholarship. The Scholarships Team will present all applications to the Scholarships Panel for consideration on a monthly, rolling basis.

Bucharest University of Economic Studies Scholarship

Finance (ICMA Centre) Masters International
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on Any qualifying course
Award value One award available, ranging from £2,000 to £8,000.
Criteria:

The BUES Scholarship is open for 2021 candidates.

This page will soon be updated with further information about how you can apply.

Other scholarships

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

University of Reading General Scholarships

Masters UK International
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on Any qualifying course
Award value UK/Republic of Ireland students – £2,000 each | International students – £4,000 each
Closing date 20 July 2021

University of Reading EU Bursary 2021

Masters International
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on Any qualifying course
Award value £6,000 bursary
How to apply:

For further information, please see the University website.

Henley Business School and Reading University Alumni Discount

Masters
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on Any qualifying course
Award value Awards of £1,500 towards tuition fees
Closing date Eligible students will be picked up automatically
Criteria:
  • Henley Business School and University of Reading Alumni
  • Studying any Full-time ICMA Centre Masters programme
Contact:

Admissions: admissions@icmacentre.ac.uk | +44 (0)118 378 6497

University of Reading Felix Scholarships

Masters PhD / DBA
Accepting applications Applications for 2021 now open
Open to students enrolled on Any qualifying course
Award value Tuition fees and stipend to cover living expenses
Number available Up to six
Closing date Applications are now open. The closing date will be on 30 January 2021.
Criteria:
  • You must be an Indian national and not currently be living or studying outside of India.
  • You must have not previously studied for one year or more outside India.
  • You must have at least a first-class bachelor's degree from an Indian university or comparable institution. Those with an upper second-class degree at a bachelor's level may be considered if they hold a first-class degree at master's level.
  • You must not hold a degree from a university outside of India.
Contact:

Admissions: admissions@icmacentre.ac.uk | +44 (0)118 378 6497

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 £1,000, 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.

Our most recent Vetiva Prize winner: Olankule Olaboopo

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

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. Candidates in receipt of a partial tuition fee scholarship from an outside organisation or another University of Reading award (e.g. alumni discount) can combine the scholarships, provided that they do not amount to more than the total cost of tuition. We will not give a University of Reading Scholarship to anyone who already has a full scholarship to pay for their tuition fees. Scholarship offers are being made for the current academic year and will only be confirmed for offer holders who have paid their deposits.

The award itself is an excellent addition to your CV and as an ICMA Centre Scholar you will have the opportunity to participate in events and share your experience with prospective candidates.