Cowrie Foundation Scholarship


Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: 3
  • Value: UK Tuition Fee plus maintenance stipend of up to £8,000 for each year of study
  • Opens: 28 February 2024
  • Deadline: 3 May 2024
  • Helps with: Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Duration: Typically 4 years but may allow for 5 year course


The Cowrie Foundation Scholarship (CSF) will work with University of Strathclyde in academic year 2024/2025 to offer up to 3 scholarships to support Black African and Caribbean heritage applicants from socio-economically under-represented backgrounds.

The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation wants to fund 100 Black British students through UK universities in the next decade. More information on The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation can be found at the Cowrie Foundation Website.

Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and commencing undergraduate study in the academic year 2024/2025, please see the eligibility section for more information.



You must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:

1.Identify as belonging to one of the following ethnic groups:  

· Black or Black British – Caribbean

· Black or Black British – African

· Mixed - White and Black Caribbean

· Mixed - White and Black African

· Other Black background

2. Have firmly accepted an offer of a place by the relevant UCAS deadline on a first undergraduate full time degree programme at University of Strathclyde, commencing study in the 2024-2025 academic year. Please note that the number of awards available

3. Have been assessed for fee status as a 'home' or 'rUK' student

4. Have a household income of £23,999 per annum or less.

5. Made an application to your regional student funding authority for income assessed UK government financial support for higher education students. The regional student funding authorities are: Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland and the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. Confirmation you will be in receipt of full financial support for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please ensure you have given consent to share the information with the University, as this information will be used to determine eligibility.

Subject eligibility

Accounting & finance, Architecture, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Civil & environmental engineering, Computer science, Design manufacture & engineering management, Economics, Education, Electronic & electrical engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Human resource management, Law, Marketing, Mathematics & statistics, Mechanical & aerospace engineering, Languages, Naval architecture ocean & marine engineering, Pharmacy & biomedical sciences, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Speech & language therapy, Business, Journalism, Hospitality & tourism, Management, Forensic science, Management science, Social policy, Teaching, Aeronautical engineering, Biochemistry, Biology & biological sciences, Biomedical science, Civil engineering, Data analytics, Environmental engineering, Health, Immunology, International relations, Mechanical engineering, Microbiology, Naval architecture, Ocean engineering, Pharmacology, Product design, Prosthetics & orthotics, Renewable energy, Social work, Software engineering, Sports engineering, Engineering, Science, Marine Engineering

Levels eligibility


Study modes eligibility

Full Time

Fee Status

Home (Scottish), England or N. Ireland or Rep. Ireland or Wales

Student type


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How to apply

Students wishing to apply for a Cowrie Scholarship can do so by completing this form

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Contact us

All applicants will receive notification by the first week of September. Please do not contact the Foundation as all awards and notifications will come from the partner university.