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Study in UK: 300 Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarships for Second Degree Studies

Application Deadline: 31st March 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the 300 Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarships for Second Degree in Medicine Fields & Postgraduate Studies in all Fields. Interested students should see the details below.

Study in UK: 300 Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarships for Second Degree Studies

Scholarship Details and FAQs

Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarship for second degree students of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, and postgraduate students in all fields of study 2018/2019.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for submissions is either 31st March 2018, or the first 300 completed applications received, whichever comes first.

Is the scholarship offered annually?


Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?


In which host country will I be studying?


Scholarship Description

Founded in 1919 by the businessman and philanthropist Sir Richard Stapley (1843-1920), the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust supports the work of mature students of proven academic merit, and in financial need, who are pursuing further degree qualifications at an institution in the UK. Open to students from all countries, applicants must be resident in the UK at the time of applying, as well as during their course of study.

The Trust funds students pursuing degrees in medicine, dentistry and veterinary studies and postgraduate degree students from all fields of study. Applications are welcome from students beginning their first year of study, as well as from those already embarked on their degree course.

What is the course level?

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, you must be:

a) over the age of 24 on 01 October of the proposed year of study
b) either accepted on, or applying for a place on a degree course in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies taken as a second degree, or accepted on, or applying for a full- or part-time place on a Masters or Doctoral degree programme in any discipline, at a UK university
c) already resident in the UK at the time of application, and resident in the UK during the course of study.
d) be facing demonstrable financial need in the academic year for which funding is applied (details about how this is calculated are in the application pack).

NB: if you are a postgraduate student, or applying for a place on a postgraduate degree course, you must hold a first- or strong 2.1 honours degree (at least 65%) from a UK institution (or its equivalent from a non-UK institution) or hold a Masters degree from a UK institution, or its overseas equivalent.

We do accept applications from final year BA/BSc students, but the awarding of any grant is contingent upon the outcome of their first degree.

Selection Criteria

Awards are competitive and made on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Number of Awardees


What are the benefits of the scholarship?

Grants are normally from £400 to £1,200 in value. They are intended to cover the shortfall incurred by educational and subsistence expenses upon payment of tuition fees.

How long will the scholarship last? of Scholarship

All grants are awarded for a full year of academic study and for one year only.  Applicants for full time postgraduate degree courses may be supported for up to a maximum of three years, but new applications must be submitted each year. Part-time postgraduate courses can be funded for a maximum of six years, but new applications have to be submitted each year.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

The Trust encourages electronic application submissions, and an electronic pack can be requested from the administrator at mailto:admin@stapleytrust.org?subject=Query%20from%20Stapley%20Trust%20website. If you do not have regular access to the internet, you are still welcome to apply; please request a printed application pack from the following address:

The Stapley Trust
P. O. Box 839
Surrey TW9 3AL

It is important to visit the Scholarship Webpage to go through requirements for application before applying for this scholarship.

Scholarship Webpage

Please Note:

Before award money can be released, applicants must confirm any other grants obtained, and their amounts. Should a successful applicant have received a major award, or additional money from other granting bodies equivalent to a major award, the grant awarded from the Stapley Trust may be reduced or withdrawn. Students already holding a major award cannot apply.

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