Skip to main content

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship


About the Scholarship

This prestigious scholarship recognises applications from outstanding students who can demonstrate their skills and commitment to becoming future global leaders. A one-off payment of £5,000 is allocated as a fee waiver in the first year of study.

Point of entry: For students enrolling in September 2020.

Eligibility criteria: To be eligible to apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship, you will:

  • Be an international fee-paying undergraduate (including Level 0) or postgraduate taught degree offer holder, enrolling for the first time at Teesside University
  • Start your course in September 2020
  • Submit an application for consideration

Please note: The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship may not be used in conjunction with any other Teesside University Scholarship or Alumni Scholarship. Successful applicants may still receive the £500 discount for early payment of their fees.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 30 April 2020

Conditions of the Scholarship:

Successful recipients of the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship will be required to act as an ambassador for the University for the duration of your studies, which may involve but is not limited to the following:

  • representing Teesside University at Open Days
  • contributing to marketing and promotional materials
  • participating in international student events
  • acting as a mentor to fellow students
  • contributing to/creating a blog or vlog to report on your experience at Teesside University.

You are also required to continue to engage with the University as a valued member of our global alumni.

Application Process:
Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words using the application form below, demonstrating:

  • your outstanding attributes, both personal and academic
  • your commitment to becoming a future global leader
  • how you will use your Teesside University degree to achieve your future ambitions.

The application window closes on Thursday 30 April 2020. After this date a University panel will select applicants to receive the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship based on the most promising students who meet the eligibility criteria.

The University aims to inform applicants of the outcome by Friday 29 May 2020.

January 2019 Scholarship recipients

Brigid Arthur
MSc Project Management
"My aim for the next two years is to obtain a master’s degree in Project Management with Advanced Practice. I will be happy to become a project manager, step out as a global leader, and use my research capabilities to help alleviate the housing deficit in my country and the world at large."

Asamoah Baffour
MSc Cybersecurity
"I believe technology will go a long way to solve problems we face today and because of this, I pursued Information Technology with Education so I can effectively share knowledge I have gained with others through my teaching career."

Jesmon Francis
MA Human Resource Management (Applied)
"I look forward to focusing on the beneficial transfer of knowledge to the work place. The range of modules in MA Human Resource Management has a strong focus on industrial standards. I want to be an HR manager, so I will explore every opportunity to specialise in my field and the CIPD certification with this course is a bonus point."

Salai Gunathangam
MSc Food Processing Engineering (with Advanced Practice)
"After completing my degree I was looking for a master’s course that would help develop my industrial skills and the experience I would require for my future endeavours. I found Teesside University had the perfect balance between the research and the industrial sides of the food industry, and so I decided to join the MSc Food Processing Engineering course."

Arsalan Khan
MSc Food Science and Biotechnology
"When I arrived here, I was overwhelmed with the crisp cold air, the peaceful serenity and a plethora of activities there were within the University for students like me. However, the best part of it all is that after meeting some of my class fellows, I quickly realized that there is a promising career waiting for me at the end of my degree in the food industry.

Pawan Rathate
MSc Mechanical Engineering (with Advanced Practice)
"Being a student at Teesside University I feel that I will get practical, fundamental, and advanced knowledge. Teesside University course modules are exactly related to the manufacturing industry and the University provides problem solving skills, research and techniques. My future aim is to increase fuel efficiency of mechanical vehicles and instruments and my master’s course knowledge will help me to achieve this."

Shalin Puthiyottil Shajay
MSc Project Management (with Advanced Practice)
"I believe that studying at Teesside University will allow me to gain self-confidence, have international exposure and I will work hard to make sure that I contribute to the great history of Teesside University."

Hakim Tabas
MSc Food Processing Engineering (with Advanced Practice)
"In the next two years at Teesside University, I aim to understand all aspects of the food processing industry in the UK, this will help me start my career in consultancy and advocacy when I return to Ghana."

Sirajuddin Siddiqui
MSc Food Processing Engineering
"Being from an underdeveloped country, I believe that studying at Teesside will provide exposure to the advanced level of food processing technology. Hence, this will bolster my chances of further career progression in the areas of food plant engineering, design and management."

Chidebele Ukomadu
MSC Civil and Structural Engineering (with Advanced Practice)
"I am optimistic that a master’s in Civil and Structural Engineering at Teesside University will give me the rare privilege of learning from and working with some of the best faculty in the field."

Muhammad Usman
MSc Petroleum Engineering (with Advanced Practice)
"I am an experienced petroleum industry professional and I believe enrollment on this course will equip me with up-to-date industrial knowledge which will eventually help me resume my career in the petroleum industry."

September 2018 Scholarship recipients


Ammar Khalid
MSc Instrumental and Control Engineering
"I am confident that Teesside University will lead me close to my future goals. After completing the MSc degree, I hope to become a control and instrumentation engineer, working in the petrochemical sector or fields including oil and gas."


Emmanuel Selasi Asumadu Agbefe
MPH Public Health
"I have completed my education and dedicated my life to serving the less privileged in our society by taking free medical care to them. I really hope to have a greater impact in the near future as my dream is to join the WHO where together we can make our world healthier and more peaceful."



Eslam Ahmed Mohamed Adel Mohamed Eldoky
BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering
"I am looking forward to completing my degree in Aerospace Engineering at Teesside University to expand my theoretical and practical understanding of the subject and to prepare me for a career in the aerodynamics field."


Meroline Itambi Ambu Epse Asaah
MSc Energy and Environmental Management
"My country, Cameroon, is a third world country with high poverty rates, many killer diseases and a poorly managed environment. Therefore, there is a need for experts in this sector and I strongly believe Teesside University is the best place for me to develop the knowledge needed to address the needs of my country."



Patrick Nicholas
BA (Hons) Concept Art
"Having completed a heavily skill-based syllabus in Malaysia, I sought a curriculum that teaches thought process and I found that Teesside University has the correct set of classes for me. I am optimistic about my study at Teesside University and I will work hard to make sure that in the future, I will become a part in the ever-growing industry of entertainment."


Pearl Neo Canny Cunningham  
MA Multimedia Public Relations
"I want change in the media world, not only in Africa, but also across the world. Being given the opportunity to study at Teesside University has been a dream, an honour and privilege. I pledge myself to be an excellent global leader and ambassador of Teesside University."


Usaid Anis
MSc Petroleum Engineering (with Advanced Practice)
"MSc at Teesside University will increase my practical knowledge in the field of the petroleum industry and I cannot wait to be part of the vibrant community of professionals looking to advance in the field of petroleum engineering.  After completion of my degree, I plan to return to my Pakistan where I intend to deploy knowledge and skills acquired from the MSC programme to develop sustainable energy solutions."