Aston University launches Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Excellence postgraduate scholarship

  • Applications are now open for the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Excellence Scholarship
  • Successful applicants will receive a £3,000 scholarship, paid as a bursary, to support with the cost of living
  • It forms part of the University’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in industry, technology and healthcare.

Aston University has launched a new UK postgraduate scholarship scheme.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Excellence Scholarship is aimed at graduates who are looking to make a difference by developing specialist skills, becoming an expert in their field or starting their own company.

Successful applicants will receive a £3,000 scholarship, paid as a bursary, to support with the cost of living. The bursary will be paid in three instalments of £1,000 each term, subject to successful progression through the course.

To apply, applicants must hold an offer for one of Aston University’s postgraduate MA or MSc courses* starting in September 2023 and will be required to submit a statement of no more than 500 words explaining how this scholarship and their postgraduate degree will help them in their career and to make an impact in their future organisation or in developing their own venture.

Professor Aleks Subic, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University, said:

“I am delighted to launch the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Excellence Scholarship.

“The University is committed to developing the next generation of leaders in science, technology and enterprise.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake high impact research in the heart of the new Birmingham Innovation Quarter (B-IQ).

“I look forward to receiving exceptional candidates who will shape and transform the future of their respective fields, empowered by the world leading knowledge and experience achieved through our strategic scholarship scheme.”

The closing date for applications is Friday 28 July.

You can find out more about the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Excellence Scholarship at Aston University here.

*Excludes students from the MSc Physician Associate Practice and Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists.

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