Sunday, March 23, 2008

Faculty of Business and Law International Scholarships 2008

The Faculty of Business and Law is pleased to announce 10 Scholarships for overseas students wishing to start courses in September 2008.

The Faculty of Business and Law is committed to supporting international students to benefit from study in the UK. These £1000 scholarships are equivalent to a reduction of around 10% on the full tuition fees, and will be paid towards the full tuition fees of overseas-status students from any country in the world who wish to study any of the following types of courses within the Faculty of Business and Law, at De Montfort University, Leicester:
Full-time undergraduate degrees (BA/BSc) in any subject
• Full-time Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters courses (PGDip/MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) in any subject
• Full-time MPhil/PhD research degrees in any subject

The scholarships are available for courses starting in September 2008 only (or between September 2008 and June 2009 for MPhil/PhD research degrees).

The £1000 scholarship will be made as a one-off payment and will be deducted from the full tuition fee at the beginning of the first (or only) year of study.

Students progressing to DMU through one of our established progression schemes or collaborative partnerships can also apply for these scholarships if they wish to.

Only overseas status students are eligible to apply.

We will award up to 10 x £1000 scholarships for the above courses starting in September 2008. There will be a limited number of scholarships awarded by Faculty:

Please note that a few of our courses are not included in this scholarship scheme. To confirm whether your choice of course is included in the scheme, please visit the website at

Scholarships will be awarded based on the submission of a 500 word essay, to be written by the applicant and assessed by a panel of Faculty representatives.

How to Apply

1. Choose the course to which you would like to apply.

2.Complete and submit an application form for the course you wish to study. Details of how to apply can be found online at and in our international prospectuses. If your application is successful, you will be sent an offer letter. You may already be holding an offer of a place on a course starting in 2008/09.

3. Once you have your offer letter (Conditional or Unconditional), and you wish to apply for one of the Faculty of Business and Law International Scholarships 2008/09, you must write a 500-word essay.
Please write 500 words (in English) on the following:

How will your study within the Faculty of Business and Law enhance your future?

After the deadline for applications, all essays will be assessed by a panel of Faculty representatives and the scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate well, in the opinion of the panel, the following:

• Excellent written communication skills
• Clear understanding of the course you wish to study
• Good understanding of what you hope to gain from UK Higher Education
• Good understanding of the employment sector you wish to enter after graduation and the skills you may need
• How this scholarship will help you with your studies and in the future
• Ambition for the future, motivation and enthusiasm for your subject and your studies
• Strong academic skills as evidenced by your prior qualifications and/or academic reference as part of your application form.

When complete, please email your essay, as a Word document attachment, to Simon Wragg, Marketing Manager, Faculty of Business and Law,

Please make sure you also provide your name, date of birth, email address and your application reference number with your essay.

Deadline for Applications
If you wish to apply for an International Scholarship you must have received your offer letter and submitted your essay by 1 August 2008. No essays received after this date will be accepted under any circumstances. You will receive an email acknowledgement of your essay submission when we receive it. Please make sure that you keep the acknowledgement as evidence of your application should it be required.

Allocation Process
Following the deadline of 1 August 2008, a panel of Faculty representatives will sit to assess all essay submissions. All successful applicants who have been awarded a scholarship will be notified by email and letter (standard mail) by 1 September 2008. The £1000 scholarships will be deducted from the full tuition fee of successful applicants when you arrive to enrol at DMU.

The Rules
• Overseas-status students only are eligible to apply for the scholarships.
• Both self-funding and sponsored students are eligible to apply.
• No cash alternatives will be offered and the scholarship cannot be transferred to any other course at DMU or to any other nominated recipient.
• Valid only for September 2008 entry (or between September 2008 and June 2009 for research applicants) – scholarships cannot be deferred with an application until September 2009 or later.
• For overseas students who are also entitled to a 5% discount for early payment of their fees in full at enrolment, the £2000 scholarship will be deducted first from the full fee, then the 5% discounted from the reduced fee.
• These scholarships will not be awarded in conjunction with any other scholarship, such as the Alumni Scholarships 2008 – students may receive one DMU scholarship only, normally the one of greater value.
• If an applicant is allocated a scholarship but then withdraws their application or does not enrol onto the course for any reason, the scholarship is forfeited.
• The University reserves the right to withdraw scholarships, or not allocate scholarships, at any point before they are allocated.