Scholarships & funding opportunities

Spotcap Fintech Fellowship

Running for its third consecutive year, the Spotcap Fellowship awards one UK-based master’s or MBA student with an £8000 scholarship. Launched in 2017, the initiative aims to encourage aspiring individuals interested in a career in financial technology. More than 40 accredited UK-based universities have supported the initiative, including the University of Strathclyde.
 
 
  • Number of scholarships 1
  • Value £8000
  • Opens 7 June 2019
  • Deadline 15 August 2019
  • Help with Tuition fees

Eligibility

Eligibility

To qualify for the Fintech Fellowship, applicants must cover the following criteria:

  • Have an offer of admission to a master's or MBA programme at a British university 
  • Be a British citizen or resident*
  • Study a fintech-related subject, with an intention to work in fintech upon graduation

*A 'resident' is someone whose primary address is in the UK and who spends a minimum of 182 days per year in the UK.

 
 

Project Details

Running for its third consecutive year, the Fellowship awards one UK-based master’s or MBA student with an £8000 scholarship. Launched in 2017, the initiative aims to encourage aspiring individuals interested in a career in financial technology* — a relatively new sector which is increasingly struggling to attract qualified talent.
More than 40 accredited UK-based universities have supported the initiative, including the University of Strathclyde.
 
2019 Award details
Deadline: 15 August 2019
Study in: United Kingdon
Amount: £8000 towards the cost of a masters degree or MBA
Type of course: Taught, research, full-time and part-time programmes are eligble
Year of study: 2019/20
Field of study: Fintech-related subject (eg. finance, business, management, engineering, computer science)
Number of scholarships available: one
 
 
*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.

Further Information

Terms & Conditions:

  • In the case of two-year degrees, the Fintech 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 indicated on the Fintech Fellowship website will not be considered
  • Applicants are required to disclose any other funding they are receiving or may receive

To read the full Terms and Conditions, please follow Scholarship Terms & Conditions

About Spotcap

Spotcap provides loans to businesses by using a combination of new technology and human experts to address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses in the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Spotcap is proud to partner with a traditional lender in Austria, who use the company's technology platform to provide their business customers with a smooth and swift lending eperience. 

Fintech Fellowship page: https://www.spotcap.co.uk/fintech-fellowship/
Spotcap: https://www.spotcap.co.uk/

How to apply

Required documents
Applicants can upload their CV and cover letter via the Fintech Fellowship website . Their cover letter should include the following points:

  • Brief description of their background and achievements
  • What sparked their interest in fintech
  • How their studies would support a career in fintech

Fintech Fellowship 2019 Timeline

30 April: Applications open
15 August: Applications close
6 September: Shortlisted candidates contacted
20 September: Winner notified
1 October: Official announcement of Fellowship winner


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