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Dean Benson Scholarship

Investing in your future

We are delighted to announce the availability of our first Dean Benson Scholarships, which will be awarded for the first time in autumn 2022.

Dean Benson is a Teesside alumnus and the CEO and Founder of Visualsoft, a successful e-commerce platform company based in the region.

With thanks to Dean for his generous support, two scholarships will now be available for students enrolling in the 2022-23 academic year, with a total value of £6,000 awarded to each scholar across the duration of their three-year degree. Two further scholarships will be made available in the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years.

To be eligible, you must be an incoming undergraduate studying computer science or a related course. Please see further details regarding eligibility below.

Dean Benson scholarship eligibility

To apply for this scholarship:

  • you must be a new entrant on an undergraduate course studying computer science or another related undergraduate course (see eligible courses below):
    BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence
    BSc (Hons) Computer and Digital Forensics
    BSc (Hons) Computer Science
    BSc (Hons) Computing
    BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networks
    BSc (Hons) Information Technology
    BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
    MComp (Hons) Computer Science
    BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming
    BSc (Hons) Games Development
    BSc (Hons) Technical Game Development
    MComp (Hons) Computer Games Programming
    BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management
    BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Forensic Computing
  • you must have a TS postcode
  • you must come from a household where total income is below £25,000 gross a year
  • you must have selected Teesside University as your first-choice destination with UCAS.

How to apply

If you are eligible, you will be invited to apply in October 2022.

Please note that this scholarship cannot be accepted in conjunction with any other scholarship disbursed by the University.