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Southampton International Merit Scholarships 2020 Entry – Terms and Conditions

Please read this document carefully and ensure that you understand the conditions of these scholarships.

The University of Southampton reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship if award holders are subsequently found to be ineligible or if these terms and conditions are not adhered to.

1. Eligibility criteria

You will be considered eligible for a Southampton International Merit Scholarship if you meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You, the student, are liable to pay full international tuition fees and you will be self‐funding, i.e. you are not in receipt of a full or partial scholarship from another source or sponsored by one of the University’s international funding partners.
  2. You are in receipt of either a conditional or unconditional offer for a place at the University of Southampton for 2020 entry (September 2020) which you have accepted (non‐UCAS applications) or accepted firmly (UCAS applications).
  3. The programme you wish to study is eligible. See the Exceptions below.
  4. You must be classified as ‘Overseas’ for fees purposes.
  5. You meet the specific academic requirements of the scholarship. The equivalency of relevant international qualifications will be determined by the University’s standard admissions criteria.
  6. You pay any necessary tuition fee deposit by the date notified on your offer letter.

Country‐specific and academic criteria for the scholarships can be found here:

Undergraduate International Merit scholarships

Postgraduate International Merit Scholarships

2. Exceptions

Please note that scholarships are not available as part of this scheme for the following programmes:

The following categories of students are not eligible:

Students in receipt of the following funding are not eligible:

3. How scholarships are awarded

Your eligibility will be assessed when you make your application to study at the University.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. The criteria for scholarship awards are available on the appropriate International Merit Scholarships webpages for undergraduate and postgraduate (master's) courses. The equivalency of international qualifications will be determined by the University’s standard admissions criteria, and are available on request from the relevant Admission team. All decisions are final.

For country‐specific scholarships, eligibility will be determined by your nationality and qualification as indicated in your University of Southampton application, supported by your passport and your academic transcript.

You can only be in receipt of one Southampton International Merit Scholarship. If you meet the eligibility criteria for more than one scholarship, you will be awarded the scholarship of higher value.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive confirmation in writing.

4. Scholarship Conditions

All scholarships, unless otherwise specified, are non‐deferrable and apply to 2020 entry only. If you are offered a scholarship and then choose to defer your place to a later year, the offer of the scholarship will be withdrawn.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you must:

If you intend to apply for other funding, you must inform the Faculty Admissions team of any other scholarships/sponsorship you hold, or are awarded at a later date and this must be confirmed no later than 31 July 2020.

All decisions by the University of Southampton are taken in good faith and based on the information that you provide in your application form. If we discover that you have made a false statement or fail to provide significant and relevant information the University reserves the right to withdraw your scholarship.

5. Payment of the scholarships

Southampton International Merit Scholarships will be awarded for 2020 entry only and are non‐renewable after the 2020-21 year of study. In subsequent years, full international tuition fees will be payable, fixed at the full tuition fee rate for 2020 entry.

The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction and will be applied before any other discounts e.g. alumni discount.

The scholarships will normally be awarded in the first semester, but variations may apply, depending on each Faculty.

The University of Southampton scholarships are not available as a cash alternative.

6. During your studies at the University of Southampton

If you are awarded a scholarship:

7. Further information

For further information on any of the scholarships above, please email the International Office or contact the Admissions team for the awarding Faculty.

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