£9,250 University of Edinburgh 2023 The Andrea Levy Scholarship for for African & Caribbean Students

Written by David on February 17, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    9000 - 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

     Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

Because of a donation provided by the family of the late Andrea Levy, the University of Edinburgh is in the privileged position to be able to provide financial assistance to applicants of Black African and Caribbean origin who come from socio-economically disadvantaged homes.

In remembrance of the novelist Andrea Levy, winner of multiple awards, the Andrea Levy Scholarships will be awarded beginning in the year 2020. Although Ms. Levy was born in London to Jamaican parents, she maintained deep personal and family ties to Edinburgh and to Scotland. As a result, the University of Edinburgh feels privileged to be able to contribute to her legacy by acting as the host institution for this scholarship program.


About the Scholarship Provider:

It was founded in 1096, making it the oldest municipal foundation in the history of the English-speaking world and the sixth-oldest university in the United Kingdom. Edinburgh, Scotland is home to the prestigious Institute of Edinburgh. The University, which now encompasses more than 44,000 enrolled students and five distinct facilities across the city, is rapidly expanding. The art collections, rare books and manuscripts, musical instruments, natural history specimens, geological specimens, anatomical models, and rare publications housed by these institutions are among the world’s finest.

All first-year students who do not reside in Edinburgh will get a housing offer from the University of Edinburgh. Over 25 hotels and other lodging options are within easy walking or transit distance of Edinburgh’s downtown. About two kilometers from the city’s epicenter, Pollock Hall offers 1,900 rooms and on-site catering. There are both private and shared bathrooms accessible, in addition to the basic ones. There are also a number of dormitories and apartments spread out over the city that provide students the option of self-catering, with each apartment having the potential to host up to six individuals.


At the start of each school year, the University of Edinburgh offers a free accommodation counseling service to students who are looking for private lodging. For the past few years, 83% of their research has been regarded as either world-leading or globally exceptional, and they have won the renowned Queen’s Anniversary Award on five separate occasions. In addition, since 1967, its commercial service has helped 500+ businesses get their feet off the ground.

Of of Edinburgh University’s total student body of over 26,000 undergraduates and 15,000 graduate students, the vast majority are not from the United Kingdom. These children are able to take use of the excellent teaching and learning resources available at the school. For its innovative distance learning master’s programs that have revolutionized postgraduate education for trainee surgeons, the university was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2013. It was the first university in the UK to offer massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) to students all over the world. When it comes to innovative approaches to learning, universities often lead the way. With a staff of over 15,000 (of which 36% are international scholars), it is able to make a substantial, long-lasting, and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the United Kingdom, and the rest of the globe.


In 2015, the university’s Institute for Cardiovascular Science was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its study of coronary heart disease, which led to major reductions in mortality rates as a result of new medications and guidelines. This award was given to the Centre because of their efforts to reduce those rates. There is a rich tradition of discovery, creativity, and study at this institution. Professor Peter Higgs, who developed the Higgs boson theory and won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, and the Roslin Institute, which is linked with the institution, are both widely recognized as pioneers in this field. Based on the most current assessment of UK university research quality, 38% of the institution’s efforts were deemed to be world-leading, while 45% were deemed to be internationally good.

Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, is also a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. The city’s beauty and scientific fame have earned it the moniker “the Athens of the North” since the 18th century. One of the prettiest and greenest cities in Europe. As a major contributor to Edinburgh’s lively spirit, the University of Edinburgh is an indispensable part of the city. Edinburgh has been voted the “Favorite UK City” by readers of the Observer, Conde Nast Traveler (who were awarded best city), and the Guardian every year since 2001. Winner of the Award To get to Edinburgh from any other major city in the UK or beyond, you can take advantage of the city’s excellent transportation links.


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Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Edinburgh

Scholarship Country: United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth: £9,250

Study Level:  Undergraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • This scholarship will pay for the following:
  • your tuition fees*, in addition to a stipend in the amount of £5,000 each year to assist you with your living expenses.
  • The Scholarship is tenable for the duration of your chosen program of study, which is normally four years, but may be longer in some cases. This award will not have any bearing on whether or not you are qualified to receive an Access Edinburgh Scholarship (which ranges from £1,000 to £5,000 per year, depending on your circumstances), and you are free to hold both prizes at the same time. As a result, the total amount that can be contributed to your living expenses is up to £10,000 for each year of your course of study.
  • The total cost of your tuition fees, which for the majority of students enrolled in the “rest of UK” is £9,250 per year, will be covered in full by the scholarship. Your tuition will be paid by SAAS as long as you maintain a residence in Scotland.


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Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • In order to be eligible for this award, you must:
  • possess one of the following racial or ethnic groups: Black, Black African, Black Other, Mixed White/Black Caribbean, Mixed White/Black African, or Black from another mixed background with Caribbean ancestry. Any individual with Caribbean ancestry is especially encouraged to apply.
  • In the academic year 2023–2024, begin their first undergraduate full-time degree program at the University of Edinburgh.
  • been evaluated for fees as a “home” student (meaning that you ordinarily live in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland).
  • have an annual household income of less than £34,000.
  • In evaluating applications, we will consider the following:
  • Household income: Applicants with household incomes of $23,999 or less will receive priority. Also eligible to apply are candidates with family incomes of between £24,000 and £33,900.
  • Your 600–900 word application essay outlining the academic and/or personal accomplishments you are most proud of This could involve overcoming a tough personal situation. There is no right or wrong response, and we would love to hear your experience.
  • How the scholarship will help you succeed academically and why it would be advantageous to your studies.
  • How your education will help your neighborhood or society in the long run.
  • Additional variables – We may take into account any other personal or academic situations that may have influenced or impacted applicants’ educational pursuits up to this point. You may find more details about increasing access at the University of Edinburgh here.



The University of Edinburgh 2023 The Andrea Levy Scholarship for for African & Caribbean Students 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.


Application Procedure

  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit your application to the University of Edinburgh, please go to www.ed.ac.uk.
  • Before submitting an application, you are asked to confirm that you meet the requirements. It is possible that awards will be revoked if it is later discovered that successful scholars did not meet eligibility standards or that they provided misleading information.
  • You will be required to verify the following information as part of the application process:
  • Full name
  • Student number (for example, S1234567), or your UCAS number if you do not know it.
  • Educational plan or curriculum
  • Please provide the name of the university or college that you are presently enrolled in Ethnicity
  • Email address
  • Confirmation that you have applied for, been evaluated for, and expect to be receiving the maximum level of support from the government through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), Student Finance (England, Wales, or Northern Ireland), for tuition fees and maintenance loans, and that you have provided consent for your information to be shared with the University. In addition, you must confirm that you have provided consent for your information to be shared.
  • Affirmation that this is the very first undergraduate degree program that you have ever started, and that you have never before begun any other degree program.
  • Confirmation that you are aware that individuals from the outside community who are sponsoring this scholarship will be looking at your application and any other documentation that has been submitted as part of the selection process.
  • Acceptance of the fact that your UCAS references, which include both personal and supportive remarks, will be used in the selection process.
  • Those who have been shortlisted will be extended an invitation to participate in an interview in which they will be asked about their goals and given the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. There will be subsequent information and direction provided.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for  the University of Edinburgh 2023 The Andrea Levy Scholarship for for African & Caribbean Students  is April 14, 2023.

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