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J&J Scholarship

The University of London, through its distance and flexible learning delivery is pleased to announce its J&J Scholarship for one woman in the United Kingdom to study one of the University’s new fully online BSc Computer Science programmes.

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This award will help a bright individual gain an invaluable qualification and open doors to a brighter future.

Although year on year the number of women entering STEM occupations has seen a steady increase, there are still not enough women in this sector. For example, according to the WISE campaign, although there has been a growth in the IT Professional sector, the percentage of women in these roles has decreased, from 17% to 16% in 2018.

Other figures from WISE show that in computer science, the growth in the number of female graduates is well behind the growth in the number of male graduates (3.1% vs 9% respectively – 2017 figures). In 2017, women represented just 15% of computing graduates, down from 16% the previous year.

This picture of under-representation is further borne out by figures from HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency). For 2017, these show that there were 83,710 male computer science students, compared to 17,390 women in the UK.

In view of this under-representation, the University of London, through its distance and flexible learning delivery is pleased to announce its J&J Scholarship for one woman in the United Kingdom to study one of the University’s new fully online BSc Computer Science programmes, offered through the Coursera platform, with academic direction from Goldsmiths, University of London.

The scholarship is worth £10,200 towards programme fees. The successful applicant will be a UK based woman, and should be able to demonstrate academic excellence and financial hardship.

BSc Computer Science programmes

To be eligible for the award, you must:

  • Have been resident in the UK for at least a year
  • be a woman
  • be able to outline why without the scholarship you are unable to undertake a BSc Computer Science.
  • be able to demonstrate academic achievement.

Please note: Students already registered with the University of London cannot apply for this scholarship.

  • Download and complete the application form.
  • Submit an application for your chosen BSc Computer Science degree via the course page.
  • Upload your completed scholarship form under 'Scholarship Form'.
  • Only completed applications will be considered.

If you have already submitted a programme application and would like to apply for the scholarship then please upload your completed scholarship form via our contact us form.

Scholarship deadline

Scholarship application deadline: 28 February 2019.

The value of the scholarship is £10,200 to be credited towards your programme fees. You will need to budget for the balance of the fees and examination centre fees.

Duties of scholarship holders

As a scholarship holder, you are required to write a short report each year outlining the impact of your study and research.

You must follow the standards expected of University of London students and engage in a minimum number of assessments demonstrating progression on the programme.

We reserve the right to withdraw your scholarship if you do not comply with these terms.

Whether through involvement in theatre or supporting a scholarship, Jacqui and Jonathan are concerned with helping others and making a positive difference in their local community. They hope that this award will help a bright individual gain an invaluable qualification and open doors to a brighter future.

For more information, contact us.