Spotcap Fintech Fellowship

Launched for the first time in April 2017, the yearly Spotcap Fintech Fellowship is helping build a healthy talent pipeline for the British fintech industry*. Awarded to one student per academic year, the Fellowship contributes £8,000 towards a master's degree or MBA in a fintech related field.
The deadline for applications is 1st August 2018, 12pm BST and the one award of £8000 will be towards the cost of tuition of a one-year masters degree or MBA at an accredited British University, studying in the UK starting September/October 2018 in Fintech-related fields such as Finance, management, business, computer science and engineering.  
*Financial technology, or 'fintech' describes an evolving industry at the intersection of finance and technology. Fintechs typically use technology to offer existing financial services in a more efficient or cost-effective way. Architects of innovation, fintechs are behind products like blockchain and contactless payments.
  • Number of scholarships 1
  • Value £8000
  • Opens 17 April 2018
  • Deadline 1 August 2018
  • Help with Tuition fees



● An offer of admission to a master's or MBA programme at a British university starting in September/October 2018

● A British citizen or resident*

● Achieved or expected to achieve a 2.1 or above in undergraduate degree

● A demonstrable interest in fintech, with the intention to work in fintech upon graduation


*As part of our commitment to cultivating fintech talent at home, the scholarship is available to British citizens or residents. A 'resident' is someone who usually lives in the UK.


Further Information

Terms & Conditions:

● The Fellowship is a tuition fee award of £8,000, designed to contribute to the costs of a one-year master's degree or MBA at a UK university

● In the case of two-year degrees, the Fellowship will only apply to the first year of study

● Applicants must be able to cover the additional costs associated with completing their master's degree, including living costs and any outstanding tuition fees

● Applications submitted after the deadline of 1st August 2018 at 12pm BST will not be considered

● Applicants are required to disclose any other funding they are receiving or may receive


About Spotcap

Spotcap provides flexible and accessible small business financing, allowing entrepreneurs to focus on what matters – their business. We developed our credit risk algorithm in-house and lend from our own balance sheet.

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Spotcap launched in Spain in September 2014 before expanding to the Netherlands and Australia in 2015, the UK in 2016 and New Zealand in 2017. The company is led by founder & CEO Jens Woloszczak and Niels Turfboer, Managing Director of Benelux and UK. The growing team consists of more than 100 employees, and is backed by investors including Rocket Internet, Finstar Financial Group, Access Industries, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Kreos Capital.

For more information, visit Spotcap UK.

Fellowship landing page:
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Contact us

For more information, visit Spotcap UK.

How to apply

Required documents
Applications are made through the Spotcap Fellowship website. Applicants are asked to provide:

● CV

● One-page cover letter detailing achievements, academic interests, professional interests and extracurricular activities

● An answer to the question: What sparked your interested in fintech? Applicants may submit a written response (500 word limit) or upload a short video (3 minutes max.)


Assessment process
Timeline (subject to change)

17 April> Applications open

1st August> Applications close

15th August>Panel Reviews applications

28th August> Shortlisted candidates contacted

11 September> Winner notifed

25th September? Offical announcement of Fellowship winner


Judging panel

Niels Turfboer, Managing Director, Spotcap UK & Benelux

Elizabeth Lumley, Global fintech commentator and advisor

Stephen Ingledew, Chief Executive, FinTech Scotland

Marilena Ioannidou, Director, Team Lead on Fintech Investments, British Business Investments

Tanya Andreasyan, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, FinTech Futures/Banking Technology