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University of Hull offers 50% scholarships to international students who want to change the world

The University of Hull has announced a range of new scholarships for international students, as part of its commitment to shaping a fairer, brighter and carbon neutral future.

The ‘Fairer Future Global Scholarships’ are part of the University of Hull’s response to achieving progress in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The new scholarships will be awarded to 17 international students aspiring to join a range of undergraduate programmes, each of which are closely connected to one or more of the SDGs. The award for each student is 50% of the tuition fee for the whole duration of their undergraduate studies, starting in September 2023.

These scholarships are designed to support students who want to make a difference to the world, contributing to shaping this ‘brighter’ future for us all.

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for over 90 years. The University’s Strategy 2030 demonstrates a collective motivation to the challenges of sustainability and social justice.

Professor David Petley, who joined the University of Hull as Vice-Chancellor this month, said:

“We hope that these scholarships will provide a call to action for some of the brightest minds across the globe.

“At the University of Hull, we are committed to leading creative change at the forefront of environmental sustainability and social justice. It is the dedication of our students and staff that will enable us to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges for the sake of future generations.

“In offering these scholarships in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, we invite global scholars who care deeply about sustainability and social justice to apply.”

We hope that these scholarships will provide a call to action for some of the brightest minds across the globe.'

Professor David Petley

Vice Chancellor

Diona Melissa Cornelio, a current University of Hull student of Education, said: “Being a scholarship awardee at the University of Hull has been empowering for me. My scholarship has not just funded my education, but has encouraged my passion to be the change I wish to see around me.

“I hope that these new Fairer Future Global Scholarships will benefit other students and encourage them not only to follow their ambitions, but also to contribute to some of the world’s biggest issues for now and in the future.”

Carbon neutral campus by 2027

The University of Hull has pledged to become a carbon neutral campus by 2027. With sustainability at the heart of its vision and strategy, students across all faculties have the opportunity to help shape and drive the University’s transformation.

The University of Hull has already gained a world-renowned reputation as a leader in low-carbon energy and sustainability.

Its Energy & Environment Institute has grown from a team of two to over 100 researchers in less than five years, all exploring the impacts and causes of climate change globally.

University experts had a significant presence at COP26 in Glasgow, and its team at Aura works with SMEs in the Humber region to develop new technologies and find solutions to decarbonise the economy.

Eligibility for Fairer Future Global Scholarships

The relevant University of Hull degree programmes that have this mission at their heart can be seen in the ‘Eligibility’ section on our website, along with details of other application requirements for the scholarships.

The scholarships are payable as credit against tuition fees only and do not cover living expenses.

The deadline for submitting applications for the Fairer Future Global Scholarship 2023/24 is 31 May 2023 (23.59 GMT).

Applications should reflect the applicants’ abilities and motivations as well as how they intend to use their experience and knowledge from studying their course.

Applicant's previous experience, career aspirations and how committed applicants are to contributing to society, their country and the University of Hull after their course will also be taken into account.

Students can find out more about the Fairer Future Global Scholarship and apply online here.

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