Distance Learning Scholarships at University of London in UK, 2017


The University of London is offering distance learning scholarships for students of UK. These scholarships will be awarded to 18 students to study undergraduate programme.

The new scholarships aim to support Londoners reach their potential and take advantage of the academic and employment possibilities that the city has to offer.

The University of London is a collegiate research university located in London, England, consisting of 17 constituent colleges, nine research institutes and a number of central bodies.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to study for a University of London undergraduate degree by distance and flexible learning.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded for studying all the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The full scholarship is £7,000 per recipient, including guidance and careers, support throughout the course. Throughout each year of the course, Sir John Cass’s Foundation Distance Learning Scholarship Programme students will be supported through a range of measures including a custom-built careers programme, designed and delivered by The Careers Group, University of London. As part of the careers support, each student will receive:

  • A careers induction at the start of the academic year, at the University of London, where students will be introduced to their Careers Consultant and receive an outline of the careers support they can expect to receive during their studies
  • Three one-hour careers guidance appointments throughout the year focused on developing the student’s employability skills and confidence
  • Access to careers resources, including careers information help-sheets and the JobOnline portal
  • The opportunity to take an ‘Employability Health Check’ at the start of each academic year to evaluate their professional skills and measure their readiness to embark on a career
  • Support from an alumni mentor as part of a mediated mentoring programme from their second year of study. The mentor will have connections to the student’s field of study, chosen employment areas or other suitable factors.

At the start of their course, all scholarship recipients will receive a tour of the University of London campus and an introduction to the University’s student community, facilities and services

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Applicants for the Sir John Cass’s Foundation Distance Learning Scholarship Programme must be:

  • Resident in London
  • Under 25 years old
  • Able to demonstrate that without the scholarship they would not be able to undertake an undergraduate degree programme.

Applicants will also need to show that they cannot appropriately support their studies through other means, such as the statutory provision for a part-time tuition fee loan. This may include existing financial commitments or other obligations such as being a carer or a single working parent.

Nationality: Students of UK (London) can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Successful applicants applying to one of our full first degrees (e.g. / BA / BSc / LLB) or Diploma of Higher Education programmes must normally satisfy:

  • General Entrance Requirements (category G within Qualifications for Entrance Schedule) and
  • Specific programme requirements where applicable (e.g. Mathematics competency) and
  • English language requirements.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: The following English language proficiency tests are considered acceptable evidence of proficiency in English for all undergraduate programmes provided they have been awarded within the past three years:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English.
  • City & Guilds International ESOL 8984 Mastery award.
  • (IELTS) International English Language Testing System when an overall score of at least 6 is achieved with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-test.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 54 or above, with at least 54 in both Reading and Writing elements.
  • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) Business English Certificate Level 3 only (BEC 3 award).
  • (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language overall score of 87 or above with at least 21 in both Reading and Writing Skills sub-tests and at least 19 in both Speaking and Listening sub-tests.

UK Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications for the Sir John Cass’s Foundation Distance Learning Scholarship Programme must be made online and run in parallel to the application for a University of London International Programmes undergraduate course. Once the applications have been made, scholarship applicants will be informed of the process and timescale for decisions. All applicants will be informed of the outcome, whether successful or unsuccessful.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for a degree programme and scholarship applications is 1 October 2016.

Apply here