Scholarship for First Class Honours Graduates

Academic year 2024
Amount £2,000
Coventry, England


If you received a first-class undergraduate degree from a UK institution and wish to enrol in January 2024 or May 2024, you may also be eligible for a Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Academic Excellence Scholarship.

This is a cash scholarship worth up to £2,000 and is open to all students applying for a full-time or part-time postgraduate taught degree at Coventry University (Coventry), Coventry University (Vauxhall, London), Coventry University London (City of London), CU Scarborough or Coventry University Online. This is a one-off payment for the first year of study only. Please note that for part-time students, the scholarship will be paid on a pro rata basis.

You must be a self-funded student e.g. not sponsored.

Eligibility criteria

  • Students enrolled on to a full-time or part-time January 2024 or May 2024 postgraduate taught course at Coventry University, Coventry University London campus or Coventry University Online who have achieved a 1st class undergraduate honours from a UK institution will receive a scholarship.

  • Please note that you must be transferring onto a postgraduate taught course charging postgraduate tuition fees in order to be eligible for the Postgraduate Academic Excellence scholarship. Courses such as Integrated Masters, that continue to charge undergraduate tuition fees and are eligible to receive undergraduate student finance will not qualify to receive the Postgraduate Academic Excellence scholarship.

  • Please note that if you have already obtained a postgraduate taught qualification we cannot consider you for this scholarship as it is available to first time postgraduate students only.

  • Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit.

Terms and conditions

All approved scholarships will be applied after enrolment in that academic year.

  • Please note that this payment date will vary depending on your intake. For January intake students, the cash element of the scholarship will be paid in term 2 of your academic year. The same will apply to May intake students. Further details regarding specific payment dates will be detailed in your offer email letter.

  • All scholarships will be awarded at the entire discretion of Coventry University.

  • Scholarships are only available to self-funded students; sponsored students are not eligible.

  • Scholarships are available to graduates of a British awarded 1st class undergraduate honours degree regardless of nationality or fee status. Degrees from overseas do not qualify unless awarded by a recognised UK university abroad.

  • This scholarship is available to all January and May 2024 intakes subject to students applying by the deadline stipulated for their course.

  • If following enrolment, you change your mode of study from full-time to part-time the scholarship will be adjusted and applied on a pro rata basis.

  • The University's decision on the interpretation of eligibility criteria is final and there is no right of appeal. You must comply with all requests for additional information to establish your eligibility in the timeframes specified and you must provide any proofs requested by the stated deadline.

  • The University reserves the right to terminate an award and demand repayment of funds already paid in case of disciplinary action against an award-holder. Cases will be considered on an individual basis by the University.

  • The University reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship from anyone who is found to have misled the University about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any monies already paid by appropriate means.The University reserves the right to amend or withdraw the discount should a student defer their course. If a deferral occurs, the criteria on re-enrolment will apply.

  • There is no right of appeal against the University's decision in relation to your eligibility for an award based on your widening participation or your academic profile. You may make a complaint if you believe that you have not been considered for an award because of a procedural error, or you believe that there has been some other procedural problem with our allocating and awarding system.

  • The University reserves the right to amend or withdraw scholarships at any time.


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