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1 Dec 2014

£0.5 million scholarship package announced for Loughborough University in London

Loughborough University is investing over half a million pounds (£0.5m) in scholarships and bursaries to support students studying at Loughborough University in London in 2015.

Opening in autumn 2015, Loughborough University in London is an inspiring new campus, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will offer cutting-edge postgraduate taught programmes, research (including PhD study) and partnerships focused on innovation.

The scholarship and bursary scheme is comprised of five types of packages.

The Dean’s Enterprise Scholarships are open on a competitive basis to all students, who will be required to submit a one-page proposal outlining their business idea. The scholarships offer a 90% tuition fee discount, plus a package of financial support that will help the students to develop their business venture.

The discretionary Excellence Scholarships, worth a 20% discount from the tuition fee, are available to students who achieve a First Class or high Upper Second undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised institution.

The East London Community Scholarships are open to any student meeting the Loughborough University in London degree programme entrance criteria who obtained their GCSEs or A-levels (or equivalent qualifications) from within The Growth Boroughs – Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. These scholarships provide students with a 50% discount on the tuition fee.

The Launch Year Loughborough University Graduate Bursaries, worth a third off the tuition fee, are intended for students who are currently studying at Loughborough University and will graduate in the summer of 2015.

The Alumni Bursaries will offer a 20% tuition fee discount to any Loughborough University graduate.

Professor Mike Caine, Dean of Loughborough University in London, says:

“This package of support celebrates and rewards excellence, innovation and community. Our ambition is to inspire students of the highest calibre and from all backgrounds and nationalities to study with us and benefit from the wider Loughborough University experience and network.

“This financial support will help to ensure that budding innovators, creators and makers are able to progress in their chosen career or take the next steps on the road to turning their business ideas into reality."

Loughborough University in London is part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s Here East development, which is bringing together education, business, technology and media to drive forward creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Full details of the Loughborough University in London scholarships and bursaries, including the eligibility criteria, are available online.

Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 14/211

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities

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