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University of Kent

The BAME in Higher Education Ambition Scholarship

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5000 GBP
United Kingdom
Not specified
Application deadline


University of Kent stands for ambition, with their diverse community of staff and students committed to making a difference at regional, national and global level. It’s something they’re very proud of.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The University has developed a range of scholarships to support our final year undergraduate students choosing to progress to postgraduate study.

The BAME in Higher Education Scholarship is designed to support Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students of our Kent Community.

These awards are part of Kent’s efforts to support your further advanced education and facilitate a better tomorrow. They are designed to help you achieve your career goals and ambitions.

Applicable programmes


£5,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for fulltime UK students and a total of 12 awards will be available under this scheme for entry in September. (£2,500 per year will be available for part time UK students)


  • For current Kent Undergraduates with a 2.1 or first class degree continuing to Master’s study at any of Kent’s locations (UK Fee paying students)
  • For applicants who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME). Kent understands, at times, that ‘BAME’ does not fully reflect the complexity or nuances of diversity within the UK. Here, we use ‘BAME’ to highlight racial identities critically underrepresented within Higher Education—a focus this scholarship is intended to address.
  • Paid towards tuition fees. 
  • Postgraduate Taught programmes only.
  • Postgraduate Research Master’s students are not eligible as the fees are lower.
  • MArch students who are direct entrants from an UG degree are eligible.
  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma Students are not eligible. 
  • Students in receipt of this award are not permitted to also hold the Kent Graduate Ambition Scholarship or the Widening Participation Ambition Scholarship.
  • This award cannot be used in conjunction with any complete fee waiver. Successful applicants offered multiple awards must confirm which award they prefer to accept and any remaining scholarships will be made available to a reserve candidate.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

Applications for the BAME in Higher Education Scholarship should be made via your application portal, where you will be able to view any scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply.You will need to have received a formal offer for your programme in order to submit a scholarship application.In order to apply for this scholarship, you will need to submit the following documents:


x1 supporting academic or professional statement. Your programme application's First Referee will be used for this criterion.

200 word statement on “Why I have chosen to continue my studies at the University of Kent".

Please upload your statement in Word or pdf format. Other formats will be rejected. 

“You will be asked to confirm by way of a check-box that we may use the demographic information you supplied to us when you started at Kent to establish your eligibility for this award.


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