Introduction

We are working with Hult International Business School and Birkbeck, University of London to help Camden residents of all ages realise their potential through a range of scholarship opportunities. Courses start in September 2021.

Benefit eligibility

If you are living at home, your parents’ entitlement to housing benefit will not be affected.

If you are claiming housing benefit, your entitlement may be affected.

Find out more: housing and council tax reduction.

Contact us

If you have further questions or would like to find out more about any of the scholarship programmes, email emmanuel.oloruntola@camden.gov.uk.

Hult International Business School - Undergraduate programme

The Hult undergraduate scholarships have now changed. The new scheme allows for multiple opportunities for Camden school leavers.

Hult International Business School strives to be the most relevant business school in the world. It is amongst the top 1% of business schools having triple-crown accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) and is a leader in business education from undergraduate education and postgraduate qualification (MBA and Masters programs), through to executive education at Ashridge. The school has campuses in Boston, San Francisco, Dubai and London with rotation campuses in Shanghai and New York, and the undergraduate program (the Bachelor of Business Administration) runs in Boston, San Francisco and London.

The London undergraduate campus based in Aldgate is offering the following opportunity:

Hult Scholar Grant

The Hult Scholar Grant is a full tuition scholarship for a full time, 3-4 year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree studying at Hult’s undergraduate campus in Aldgate.

Eligibility

Hult Scholars are dynamic thinkers, high achievers, and influential leaders. They embody the Hult DNA by being entrepreneurial, open-minded, and learning by doing. Hult Scholars have exceptional academic accomplishments and require significant financial support to aid in their education. Hult Scholars are nominated by their teachers, career advisors and or heads of sixth form.

How to apply

  • Ask a school counsellors, careers advisors and or heads of sixth form to nominate you – refer you to the careers advisor.
  • Careers advisors are asked to complete a form and letter of recommendation. Students are asked to submit an essay in response to question set by Hult.
  • For further information and how to apply please contact Mike Montgomery at: mike.montgomery@hult.edu
  • The Hult Scholar Grant covers full tuition and new student fee only.
  • Application deadline for early decision: 15th November 2020
  • Application deadline: 15th January 2021

For more information about Hult and the Hult Scholar Grant please visit: www.hult.edu/en/programs/undergraduate/

Hult International Business School - Postgraduate programme

The renowned Hult International Business School, based in Bloomsbury, is offering the following postgraduate opportunity:

  • a fully-funded one-year intensive postgraduate Master of International Business degree – including practical experience with a social enterprise or small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)

Eligibility

  • the scholarships are open to Camden residents only
  • graduates with any undergraduate degree
  • priority will be given to residents facing financial hardship.

How to apply

Please complete the application form: Camden Scholarship Application Form (Word).
When submitting your application form, please also attach the following:

  • personal statement explaining why you would benefit from this opportunity (two pages maximum)    
  • two personal references (work or academic) in the form of written statements from each referee detailing your suitability for the course

Application deadline: midnight 21st May 2021

Please email your application form and the attached documents to economicdevelopment@camden.gov.uk.

All scholarships will start in September 2021.

Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London, located in Bloomsbury, is offering two scholarship places to Camden residents for any of their undergraduate level courses starting in October 2021.

Birkbeck is different: their classes are held in the evening, so your days are free - to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing. To find out more about the university, courses and events, please visit their website at www.bbk.ac.uk.

All students will need to apply to the course they intend to study at Birkbeck, University of London concurrent to the scholarship application process.

Two full scholarships are available for the following undergraduate courses at Birkbeck starting in 2021/22:

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration for the Camden scholarship, you must meet all four of the primary criteria (with evidence supplied) and two or more of the additional criteria below:

Primary eligibility criteria – must meet all four:

  • Resident of the borough of Camden whose nationality or residency status meets student finance criteria.
  • Household income of less than £25,000 a year (this will be checked)
  • Must not currently be at university in the UK or overseas
  • Must not already have a full undergraduate degree from either a UK or an overseas university (e.g. BA, BSc, LLB)

Additional criteria – applicants must meet at least two:

  • Have a disability
  • Be over 21 years old
  • Have limited or poor prior education attainment (for example, left school with no qualifications, low grades at GCSE)
  • Have no qualifications higher than Level 2 (i.e. O Levels, GCSE or equivalent)
  • Have been out of formal education for nine years or more.
  • Be from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background
  • Hold non-traditional university-entry qualifications (i.e. Access to HE Diploma; Intermediate, Advanced or BTEC Apprenticeship, BTEC First, BTEC National or equivalent)
  • Hold refugee or humanitarian protection status
  • Be a single parent / in receipt of child benefit
  • Be a care leaver
  • Be in receipt of means-tested benefits or living with parents in receipt of means-tested benefits

Applicants will also need to show, through their personal statement:

  • Evidence of why now is the right time for them to go to university
  • Understanding of how the course will help them with their future plans and why Birkbeck is the right university for them
  • Evidence of recent preparation activities for university and commitment to success
  • Inclination for volunteering/community engagement in Camden
  • Awareness of demands and what support they might need to enable them to succeed on the course
  • Consideration of the financial impact of studying at university on living costs and evidence that this scholarship would remove a significant financial barrier to study

Please see the FAQ document for further information.

To apply for the scholarship, please complete:

Send to economicdevelopment@camden.gov.uk

Timeline

The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 25th June 2021.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome by W/C 5th July 2021 at the latest.
The Camden Scholarship 2021 application process is separate to the Birkbeck, University of London course application. All applicants will need to have completed both applications by the deadline of the Camden Scholarship 2021 process.

Help with university applications

Birkbeck has a number of resources to support prospective applications in preparing for university study, especially those returning to study after a break. Please see the following link or contact getstarted@bbk.ac.uk for further information about upcoming events.

Next steps
1.    Register your interest through completing the form.
2.    You will be contacted by the Inclusive Economy service who will discuss your circumstances and any support you may require. The Inclusive Economy service will also explain the next steps in making an application for the scholarship.
3.    You will be sent the application pack for the scholarship and signposted to further support from Birkbeck.
4.    You will need to make the application for your chosen course at Birkbeck alongside the scholarship application.

Return the Register of Interest form to economicdevelopment@camden.gov.uk with the subject line ‘Birkbeck Scholarship’ to continue the process.