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Funding your studies

We understand that taking a Masters degree is a significant investment. It is therefore important to plan how you will fund your studies. On this page you can find information regarding course scholarships, Cass scholarships, alumni discounts and other external funding opportunities for postgraduate study at Cass.

Cass Scholarships

Applications for scholarships for September 2016 intake are now closed. The deadline for scholarship applications is 3 May 2016. Decisions will be made by the awarding panels over the course of the summer, and most results will be announced between June and August. All scholarship applicants will be informed of the decisions by email as and when they are made. Please note that we are not able to provide updates on the status of individual applications.

The final details for the Santander Scholarships and Real Estate Club Scholarship have yet to be confirmed for 2016 intake. This page will be updated with the links and deadline when they are available.

In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full-time MSc degree at Cass Business School. We do not accept scholarship applications from applicants who do not hold an offer on an MSc degree at Cass Business School.

For other external funding opportunities please see the links at the bottom of this page. Many of these have early deadlines, so we advise you to apply soon.

Stelios Scholarships

Overview

Cass Business School alumnus Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is the Chairman of easyGroup and is most famous for founding easyJet at the age of 28. He graduated with a Cass MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance in 1988. His foundation, the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is committed to dynamic philanthropy: making a positive, exponential difference through funding, inspiring and advising educational, entrepreneurial and environmental initiatives.

Value: 3 scholarships, each worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: All finance-related courses, with preference for MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance or MSc Energy, Trade and Finance.

Geographical requirements: Must be from the EU, with preference for Greek and Cypriot citizens.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

For further information about the Foundation, please visit www.stelios.com.

Santander Scholarships

Overview

Santander Universities Global Division was born in 1997 with the aim to support higher education as a means of contributing to the development and prosperity of society. Today, over 1,020 universities in many countries across the world are members of the Santander Universities network. Santander has generously donated a number of scholarships worth £5,000 each for students coming within the Santander Unversities Scheme for postgraduate study at Cass Business School. Postgraduate candidates must have undergraduates degrees from other affiliated Santander universities.

Value: £5,000

Criteria

The final criteria for the scholarship has yet to be confirmed. We will post the eligibility criteria and add a link to the application form here when it opens around late May. The deadline for the Santander Scholarships will be advertised at that time.

September 11th Insurance Trust Scholarship

Overview

The September 11th Scholarship is provided by The September 11th Insurance Trust which is supported by Lloyds and a number of firms in the London insurance market. The Trust was established on the initiative of Aon and Marsh, in association with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), following the attacks in New York on 11th September 2001. The purpose of the Trust is to hold the proceeds of a charitable events, which are used to fund the education of young people working within the US or UK insurance industry.

There are two scholarships offered in memory of friends and colleagues who lost their lives in the attacks.

Value: Two scholarships each worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Insurance and Risk Management.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Applicants will be asked to demonstrate financial need.

Other: Applicants will be required to demonstrate why they want to work in the insurance industry and why the financial assistance is important to them.

The Michael M Xylas MSc Scholarship

Overview

The Michael M Xylas Scholarship was established at Cass Business School by Mrs Matrona Egon (Xylas) in memory of her father, Michael Xylas.

Value: One scholarship of £24,000 or two scholarships of £12,000.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Energy, Trade and Finance, MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: N/A.

Pettman Scholarship

Overview

The Pettman Scholarship is donated by Professor Barrie Pettman and his wife, Maureen. Professor Pettman was one of the School's very first students, receiving his Master of Administrative Sciences in 1967, which was later converted into an MBA.

Value: £20,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: All courses.

Geographical requirements: Open to New Zealand citizens, with preference for students from the University of Canterbury Christchurch.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Other: The recipient agrees to repay the good fortune they have received through being awarded The Pettmann Scholarship. They will be expected to provide a similar scholarship for another student at Cass Business School within 25 years of receiving the scholarship, subject to their financial situation.

The Dean's Scholarship, provided by The Curtain Foundation and supported by Mr and Mrs S N Roditi

Overview

Value: £25,000.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc in Entrepreneurship

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Other: The recipient agrees to repay the good fortune they have received through being awarded The Dean's Scholarship. They will be expected to provide a similar scholarship for another student at Cass Business School within 25 years of receiving the scholarship, subject to their financial situation.

Fondazione Pietro Barbaro Scholarship

Overview

The Fondazione Pietro Barbaro aims to promote Mediterranean culture by organising cultural events, site-specific projects and temporary exhibitions in collaboration with higher education institutions, public authorities and private partners.

Value: £10,000.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Geographical requirements: Open to Italian citizens.

Academic requirements: Applicants must be of the highest academic calibre, demonstrated by achievement of a first class degree.

Financial need: N/A.

Further information about Fondazione Pietro Barbaro

The Iain Allan Scholarship Award

Overview

Iain Allan is an actuary and has been a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School for twenty years.

During his business career he has held senior positions in life insurance companies and the stockbroker Phillips & Drew. He was, for fifteen years, head of strategy at RBS. He is now an independent consultant.

This scholarship award will cover the full fees for a one year MSc course in Actuarial Science. The award is open to applicants who are, ideally, citizens and currently residing in any of the following countries: Iran, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Romania. The expectation is that the successful beneficiary will return to work in their respective country upon completion of the course.

Applicants must fulfil the usual eligibility criteria to be accepted onto the course and must be able to support themselves during their residency in the UK.

Value: One scholarship worth £18,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Actuarial Science

Geographical requirements: The award is open to applicants who are, ideally, citizens and currently residing in any of the following countries: Iran, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania.

Financial need: N/A

Other: The successful beneficiary is expected to return to work in their respective country upon completion of the course.

Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship

Overview

The Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship is awarded with funds raised by the student-led Cass Real Estate Club primarily through the highly successful annual Real Estate Conference.

In 2012, £8,000 was raised and was awarded evenly between two highly motivated students requiring financial assistance. The 2013 conference raised £15,000 towards one scholarship and the 2014 conference raised £11,800.

To be eligible for the scholarship, prospective candidates must prove their need for financial assistance and display outstanding academic credentials. Those with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Value: tbc

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Real Estate, MSc Real Estate Investment.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Details of how to apply, and the deadline for applications, will be posted here when the scholarship has been confirmed.

Haberman Fund

Overview

The Haberman Fund was set up to pay tribute to Professor Steven Haberman, former Dean of Cass Business School, who has been teaching and conducting research in Actuarial Science at Cass Business School for over 30 years.

Value: Two scholarships, each worth £4,000.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Actuarial Science.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

The Maria Wu Scholarship

The Maria Wu Scholarship is funded by an alumna of Cass Business School. Maria would like to support students from China or Hong Kong wanting to study a Postgraduate course at Cass Business School. Students should have an Undergraduate degree from City University London.

Value: 1 scholarship worth £20,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: All full-time Specialist Masters courses at Cass Business School

Geographical requirements: Must be a citizen of China or Hong Kong

Academic requirements: Must have achieved/be expecting to achieve at least a 2:1 (upper second class) Honours degree in a Bachelors degree at City University London

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need

The Marketors’ Scholarship, Funded by the Marketors’ Trust of the Worshipful Company of Marketors

Overview

Cass Business School has partnered with the Marketors' Trust of the Worshipful Company of Marketors to award a bursary of £10,000 to a student who holds a valid offer of a full-time place on Cass's MSc in Marketing Strategy & Innovation.

The Marketors' Scholarship is for one year and will be awarded to a full-time postgraduate student for 2016 entry. The recipient must be able to demonstrate financial need, both in a written application form and in-person interview. It is also essential that the recipient has a desire to pursue a career in marketing and contribute to the marketing profession. The Marketors' Company has an extensive network and this is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate who wishes to have exposure to the field and build relationships with like-minded marketing professionals.

To be eligible for the Marketors' Bursary you must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a valid offer of a full-time place on Cass's MSc in Marketing Strategy & Innovation for 2016 entry
  • Be a permanent citizen of the UK
  • Be able to demonstrate strong academic merit based on undergraduate studies
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need
  • Be willing to undertake a project or piece of research work deemed to be of interest to the Company.

The Company will provide a list and range of topics that are within the scope of the programme's pedagogy and that are of interest to the student, and that can meet the criteria of the programme's assessment platform. The Company will offer to provide appropriate mentoring to the student whilst working on the project or research topic to ensure a mutually satisfactory outcome from both a Company expectation and a student learning outcome.

If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please complete our online scholarship application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 May 2016. Your application will be considered initially by a panel at Cass Business School who will select a shortlist to put forward to the Company. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to send a photocopy of their British passport and any supporting documents that will help to demonstrate financial need. The final selection will be made following an interview by members of the Company.

If you have any questions about your eligibility or completing your application, please contact Kate Hodson at Kate.Hodson.1@city.ac.uk.

The Worshipful Company of Marketors is a City of London Livery Company. The Marketors promote marketing as a force for economic and public benefit, encouraging excellence in marketing and education and marketing in practice.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Marketing Strategy & Innovation

Geographical Requirements: Permanent citizen of the UK

Academic Requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence

Financial Need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Cass Scholarship Deadlines

Scholarship applications closed on the 3rd May 2016.

Scholarship Decisions

Decisions are normally made from late June onwards, although sometimes they might be made later in the summer. Scholarship applicants will be informed of the donors' decisions by email as and when they are made over the summer. We understand the importance of confirming the outcome of your application for funding as soon as possible, and we therefore strive to inform you of the decisions as soon as they are made. Please note that we are unfortunately not able to provide updates on the status of individual applications.

Course Scholarships

Every year dozens of students on our postgraduate Programme are awarded this scholarship in recognition of their previous outstanding academic achievements.

This award is open to all applicants on full-time courses on the MSc Programme.

There is no need to apply for the course scholarship as it is awarded by the Admissions Panel and the candidates are shortlisted from the overall pool of successful applicants. The majority of course scholarships are awarded at the time the course offer is made. However, if you were not successful in the initial selection round but wish to be considered, we advise you to contact your Admissions Officer in late August to check if any funding is available.

The award amount is usually 10% of the tuition fees (and no more than 15%), and takes the form of a discount deducted from the second instalment of the tuition fees in January.

City University London alumni discount

Separate to these scholarship schemes all graduates of City University London are entitled to a 10% discount on the fees of a Cass MSc course. Please note that, as we aim to offer bursaries to as many outstanding students as we are able to, City Alumni may only accept either the alumni discount or a course bursary (if one is awarded) - the larger amount would take precedence. For more information, please visit this page.

Terms and Conditions of Awards

Please be informed that it is Cass Business School Masters Programme policy that only one Cass scholarship/school scholarship award/alumni discount can be offered to each applicant. Should you be awarded any other scholarship or be funded by an outside source (with the exception of a repayable bank loan) you would have to make a choice of which award you would like to accept.

All scholarships and discounts are credited towards the second instalment of tuition fees; students are therefore required to pay the whole of the first instalment (or the remaining fees if the award is larger than half the tuition fees) during registration.

Full details of the terms and conditions of accepting a scholarship/discount will be provided in the award confirmation letter.

Other funding opportunities for Masters students

We recommend that you have a back-up source of funding in the event that you are not successful for any Cass scholarships. The below links might be useful as alternative sources of funding, and your home government might also provide scholarships for study abroad.