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MA/MSc Scholarships and Bursaries: 2014 entry

100 Postgraduate Scholarships


Available for all Aston LSS students who hold a First Class Aston undergraduate degree, the LSS Excellence Bursary provides an additional 5% discount on your Masters Tuition Fees which complements the existing 20% Aston Graduate Discount. In total, the LSS Excellence Bursary and the Aston Graduate Discount amount to 25% off your Masters Tuition Fees reflecting our commitment to support the top undergraduate students in the School of Languages and Social Sciences.

If you have any queries contact: lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk

CELCA Scholarship: For MA students with native speaker competence in English    

£2000 towards the cost of your tuition fees

The School of Languages and Social Sciences offers 3 x £2000 bursaries towards the cost of the MA/MSc tuition fees for students with native speaker competence in English. In return, the students will complete up to six hours a week pastoral work for the School. 

The exact nature of this work will be decided at the beginning of the programme but may include providing support to international Postgraduate and International Year Abroad students, the IELTS team, deliver speaking classes for our IYA (International Year Abroad) and KYA (Kansai Year Abroad) students, help conference and workshop organisers, academic visitors or students with special needs. The work will often take place at different times every week - depending on the projects you support. 

If you wish to be considered for the bursary, you must submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following:

What do you consider to be your major strengths and weaknesses? How would you be able to support international students on programmes in the School of Languages and Social Sciences?

How to apply: 

Email your completed essay to lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.ukNOTE: Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for an MA programme (taught on-campus) at LSS commencing at Aston University October 2014.

For further information, send your enquiries to the above email address or telephone +44 (0)121 204 3762. 

Deadline for submission of all application essays is 15th July 2014

PLEASE NOTE: you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships if you already hold a Commonwealth Scholarship or Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship. 

Scholarships for all MSc/MA students     

The School of Languages and Social Sciences offers 7 x £2000 scholarships towards tuition fees in the 2014/15 academic year, for all MSc/MA applications: full-time, part-time, on campus and distance learning students.

If you wish to be considered for the scholarship, you must submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following:

How will the LSS MA/MSc Scholarship help achieve your academic and professional career goals?

How to apply:

Email your completed essay to lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.ukNOTE: Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for an MA/MSc programme at LSS commencing at Aston University October 2014.

Deadline for submission of all application essays is 15th July 2014

PLEASE NOTE: you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships if you already hold a Commonwealth Scholarship or Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship. 

LSS Overseas Students Scholarship

The School of Languages and Social Sciences offers 1 x £5,000 scholarship towards tuition fees in the 2014/15 academic year, for overseas students on MA applications: full-time, on campus students.

If you wish to be considered for the scholarship, you must submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following:

How might an Aston MA enhance your career prospects? How would you benefit from a scholarship and what difference would it make to you?

How to apply:

Email your completed essay to lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.ukNOTE: Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for an MA programme at LSS commencing at Aston University October 2014.

Deadline for submission of all application essays is 15th July 2014

PLEASE NOTE: you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships if you already hold a Commonwealth Scholarship or Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship. 

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