The University of Westminster is overjoyed to announce that Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will be supporting the education of students from minority and underrepresented groups by way of scholarship funding. With this statement, both Sony Interactive Entertainment and the University of Westminster have demonstrated their commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. The mission of both the University and SIE is to help people from all areas of life develop to their fullest potential by providing them with the resources and support they need.
Students of African or African-American descent studying computer science or engineering at Westminster College’s graduate level are eligible for this grant. The scholarship is intended to inspire winners to think about and pursue professions in the video game and entertainment technology industries.
About the Scholarship Provider:
In 1838, the Royal Polytechnic Institute was founded, laying the groundwork for what is now the University of Westminster. It is considered by many to be one of the oldest and most prominent educational facilities in the United Kingdom. The name “University of Westminster,” which means “University of the Royal Court” in English, was bestowed upon the school in 1992. Dr. Peter Bonfield OBE serves as Vice Chancellor, and Lady Frances Sorrell serves as Chancellor, of the university. Its main campus may be found on Regent Street in the middle of London, and it also has branches in Fitzrovia, Harrow, and Marylebone. The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) is one of many European organizations with which the institution has partnered. Other partners include the European Foundation for Management Development, Universities UK, and the European Institution Association.
The three colleges, twelve schools, and sixty-five departments and research institutes at the University of Westminster make up the institution’s organizational structure. There are 231 graduate-level classes and 99 professional- and short-term courses available. These courses can be taken on a full- or part-time basis, with rolling admissions, or via distance learning. Research grants, awards, and contracts provide the institution with a significant amount of money, totaling £22 million. Authors Mary Jo Bang and David Gascoyne and architects Sir Thomas Bennett and Fougasse are just a few of the famous people who have obtained degrees from this university. Notable comedians Charlie Brooker, Asif Kapadia, and Tej Lalvani, as well as businesspeople Sinclair Beecham, Julian Metcalfe, and Robert Bellinger, are all alumni of the university. Sir George Cayley, the “Father of Aeronautical Engineering,” Charles Algernon Parsons, a pioneer in the construction of steam turbines, and Tom Ang, a BBC television presenter, are just a few of the notable faculty members. Notable alumni also include media historian and BBC expert Jean Seaton, political theorist Chantal Mouffe, and modernist poet Ezra Pound.
With 1,750 beds spread across six buildings, the institution is the largest provider of university housing in the country. If a student is unable to live in university accommodation, the school will help them look for alternatives in the local community. The university’s bus system provides easy access from all of the dorms to the rest of campus.
Scholarships and grants are not provided by Westminster University itself, although there are many other opportunities for financial aid, including the Brittan Scholarship, the Brian Large Bursary Fund, and the Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship. Westminster has a reputation for providing students with life-changing opportunities, both personally and professionally. The university hosts numerous opportunities for its international student body to engage in cultural, athletic, and social activities. English language programs, a helpful support staff, and a wide variety of extracurricular activities are just some of the ways that the school helps international students adjust to their new home. London’s rich history as a hub for global finance, design, and entertainment provides a stimulating environment for learning. The campus of the University of Westminster is the starting point for a London-wide educational adventure.
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): University Of Westminster
Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
Scholarship Worth: £10,000
Study Level: Postgraduate
Nationality: International Students
Winners will receive a total of £10,000 in November; £5,000 will be paid directly to the university to cover tuition costs, and the remaining £5,000 will be transferred into the recipient’s bank account. Grant eligibility is limited to the first year of study for students enrolled in postgraduate or part-time programs that are two years in duration.
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Eligibility for Scholarship.
- For your application to be considered, you must:
- Possess the Home student status for tuition fee purposes and have received an offer from the University of Westminster to begin postgraduate study in the School of Computer Sciences and Engineering in September 2023.
- You need to be Black or of Black and other ethnicities to qualify.
- Possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.1-grade point average
- Successful students will automatically be invited to join the Level Playing Field Scholar Group, and at the end of each school year, they will be asked to report on their academic performance and professional growth.
- In making their decision, they will take into account both personal declarations and proof of financial need.
The University Of Westminster 2023-2024 Level-Playing Field Scholarship (Postgraduate) supported by PlayStation Career Pathways Program, is open to all international students.
If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.
- Is this something in which you could be interested? To submit an application, please visit www.westminster.ac.uk on the University of Westminster’s website. The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. (GMT) on October 6, 2023.
- Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected] with “PG Level-Playing Field Scholarship” and your University of Westminster ID number in the subject line.
The application deadline for the University Of Westminster 2023-2024 Level-Playing Field Scholarship (Postgraduate) supported by PlayStation Career Pathways Program, is October 6, 2023.