The University of Surrey is awarding a prestigious award that recognizes academic excellence and is awarded to selected students starting a degree at the University of Surrey in September 2022 and February 2023.
The University of Surrey is a public research university in Guildford, Surrey, England. The university received its royal charter in 1966, along with a number of other institutions following recommendations in the Robbins Report. The institution was previously known as Battersea College of Technology and was located in Battersea Park, London. Its roots however, go back to Battersea Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1891 to provide further and higher education in London, including its poorer inhabitants. The university’s research output and global partnerships have led to it being regarded as one of the UK’s leading research universities.
The university is a member of the Association of MBAs and is one of four universities in the University Global Partnership Network. It is also part of the SETsquared partnership along with the University of Bath, the University of Bristol, the University of Southampton and the University of Exeter. The university’s main campus is on Stag Hill, close to the centre of Guildford and adjacent to Guildford Cathedral. Surrey Sports Park is situated at the nearby Manor Park, the university’s secondary campus. Among British universities, the University of Surrey had the 14th highest average UCAS Tariff for new entrants in 2015.
A major centre for satellite and mobile communications research, the university is in partnership with King’s College London and the Dresden University of Technology to develop 5G technology worldwide. It also holds a number of formal links with institutions worldwide, including the Surrey International Institute, launched in partnership with the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics. The university owns the Surrey Research Park, providing facilities for over 110 companies engaged in research. Surrey has been awarded three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for its research, with the 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranking 78% of the university’s research outputs as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. It was named as The Sunday Times University of the Yearin 2016.
The chancellor of the university is Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Current and emeritus academics at the university include ten Fellows of the Royal Society, twenty-one Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, one Fellow of the British Academy and six Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences. Surrey has educated many notable alumni, including Olympic gold medallists, several senior politicians, as well as a number of notable persons in various fields including the arts, sports and academia. Graduates typically abbreviate the University of Surrey to Sur when using post-nominal letters after their degree.
Eligibility criteria for the Vice-Chancellors Excellence International Masters Scholarships at University of Surrey
- Applicants must be self-funded international fee-paying students.
- Applicants must have applied to a full postgraduate programme.
- Applicants need to hold or be expecting to hold a bachelor’s degree in high regard.
Eligible Countries: International
Value of Award: £10,000
Number of Awards: Not Specified
Method of Application: Applicants must log in to the university portal to apply to any desired programme. Students interested to apply for the scholarship will have to fill the scholarship application form.
- 30 June 2022 (for students starting in September 2022)
- 30 November 2022 (for students starting in February 2023.