Undergraduate scholarships

IBM Scholarship

We are delighted to offer full-fee scholarships in partnership with IBM, to two high-performing successful applicants to our Business School undergraduate programmes starting in September.

This scholarship will fund your tuition fees at Pearson Business School. Alongside the full tuition fee waiver, the scholarship will also help upscale the recipients' career prospects through access to exciting work shadowing opportunities, to be confirmed after enrolment and subject to agreement between the recipients and IBM.

Any offer of a scholarship will be conditional on you accepting us as ‘Conditional Firm’ or ‘Unconditional Firm’ if applying through UCAS. Please see our terms and conditions for full details. 

How to apply

To be considered for our scholarships, students must submit a UCAS application by 29th January 2021 and attend a Post-Offer Applicant Day by the end of March 2021. Invitations will be sent to applicants by email at the point of offer.

The selection process

At our Post-Offer Applicant Day events, students will be invited to take part in an optional business challenge set by one of our partners at IBM. 

Candidates will work in groups and will be considered for shortlist based on the following criteria:

  • contribution to group task
  • ability to work in a team
  • communication skills
  • ability to excel on the degree programme.

Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to an interview with a representative from IBM, who will select the two successful recipients of the scholarship.

Bursaries and Financial Assistance (UK students only)

We offer financial assistance to ensure that all students are able to access our learning, no matter their background. We offer a Hardship Bursary worth £1500 a year to all students with experience of Local Authority care, or whose household income is below £25,000. These students, as well as those eligible for free school meals, can also claim expenses for travel to on-campus Open Days and Admissions Workshops. 

We also offer a laptop loan to students with experience of care, from households with income below £25,000, and those from neighbourhoods with low progression to higher education.

Find out more about the support we offer students from non-traditional backgrounds on our blog.

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