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.
Applications for the January scholarship are now closed. The September 2021 applications will be opened next year A University panel will select applicants to receive the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship based on the most promising students who meet the eligibility criteria.
Point of entry: For students enrolling in January 2021.
Eligibility criteria: To be eligible to apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship, you will:
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: 30 October 2020.
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:
You are also required to continue to engage with the University as a valued member of our global alumni.
Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words using the application form below, demonstrating:
LLM Master of Laws
I am Ishmam Ahmed. I’m from Bangladesh, a South Asian country enriched with natural and cultural heritage. I have completed my Bachelor of Law degree from Leading University. After completing my degree, I worked as an apprentice lawyer in Sylhet Judge’s Court and as a case work assistant in Immigration Ace, an immigration consultancy.
I am keen to learn from new experiences and like to judge myself with various challenges. I have been awarded Best Counsel Award in the Leading University Model United Nations 2018, while representing France in the International Court of Justice. I consider myself blessed to be awarded the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, which has not only inspired me to join Teesside University to pursue my LLM Master of Laws, but also encouraged me to achieve my potential throughout my study at the university. The outstanding teaching and learning environment at Teesside University would allow me to become a distinguished professional in my field.
Ayman Mohammed Abdalla
MSc Electrical Power and Energy Systems (with Advanced Practice)
I’ve always been so driven by a passion to be distinguished in my career, so I applied for Alexandria University in Egypt and chose the electromechanical engineering major. It’s such a male-dominant major but this never stopped me from pursuing it with extreme ambition and determination..
I’ve competed in multiple international competitions and worked as an electrical field engineer in a multi-billiondollar gas plant for BP in Egypt. I was the youngest and only female field engineer in the field engineering team. After being involved in this rewarding experience for over a year now, I’ve decided to pursue MSc Electrical Power and Energy Systems at Teesside University. This qualification will provide the proper base for creating and engineering sustainable power for future eco-friendly projects, will enrich my knowledge of the profession to make the lives of others easier and will earn me my chartered engineer license.
MBA Master of Business Administration (Applied)
I am from Ijebu, West Nigeria. I have worked as a project engineer in indigenous and multinational industries. I have a great passion for effectively and efficiently planning resources and executing projects in a timely manner.
With this background, I acquired BEng and MSc Petroleum Engineering at Teesside University. The university has outstanding tutors, facilities, laboratories and student excursions. To further pursue my dreams, I want to acquire advanced skills and knowledge so that I can become an outstanding manager in my industry. I applied to study the MBA Master of Business Administration (Applied) program and was privileged to receive the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship.
My dreams are to improve indigenous industries in Nigeria, to be an outstanding global manager and to be a good ambassador for Teesside University.
I’m from Kathmnadu, Nepal. I graduated in Bachelor of Biotechnology from Purbanchal University in 2018. I have two years of combined experience working in different institutes. I worked as research assistant for Truffle Research Center for six months and I spent six months at Himalayan White House College as a Lab Assistant.
Achieving the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for my MSc Bioinformatics at Teesside University is a great pleasure for me. More than just supporting me economically, this scholarship will also boost my confidence to the next level. Teesside University has always encouraged students in variety of ways and it is a pleasure for me to be considered an eligible student for this scholarship.
I am looking forward to performing well academically, working as an ambassador for Teesside University and securing an ideal job after my study programme.
Cindy Wangechi Chomba
MSc Petroleum Engineering (with Advanced Practice)
My name is Cindy Wangechi and I am from Nairobi, Kenya. I am ambitious, headstrong, disciplined and bold. I like new experiences and I am not afraid to venture into uncharted territory.
I am a strong believer in seeing the world from different perspectives and from other people’s eyes in order to enrich my own scope of understanding. It is because of this that I feel greatly privileged to be awarded this scholarship at this immensely prestigious institution. The cultural exposure I am sure to get, coupled with the world-acclaimed topnotch academic standards this university is lauded for makes me feel destined to grow my professional skills to international level. Ultimately, I will use my experience to develop the relatively young petroleum industry in my home country, Kenya.
MBA Master of Business Administration
I am a confident, ambitious and hard-working individual from India. I have graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce with honours from Mumbai University and I have studied at St. Andrew’s College.
Soon after graduation, I was hired by JP Morgan Chase Bank. I worked for JP Morgan Chase for four years and it has been a journey of self-development. I learned management and interpersonal skills and I have grown into a much more reliable and responsible individual. I want to pursue a career in business.
I want to continue my studies by pursuing an MBA and get international recognition and exposure in the business world. I was offered a great opportunity to join Teesside University to pursue my MBA. I am so grateful to receive the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship. It is a privilege to be an eligible student for this scholarship. I look forward to being a valuable part of Teesside University.
MA Visual Effects
I am Shaheryar Khan, known for being a good listener and clear communicator. I grew up in Lahore, Pakistan. From childhood, I was fond of meeting new people from all walks of life and expressing myself freely.
Being the youngest child, I was always given special importance by my parents and this led me to become a confident individual with strong moral values. During my A-levels, I realised that I am a creative individual so I decided to pursue a graduate degree in interactive systems and video game design from the University of Bradford.
After discovering Teesside University, I realised that I need to equip myself with a postgraduate education to make me competent in my field and help me become the leader I have always wanted to be and inspire people around me. I feel very honoured to receive such a prestigious scholarship and I hope to live up to the expectations of the university.
Rhoda Olawumi Oloba
MA Multimedia Public Relations
I am an outspoken and open-minded Nigerian lady who holds a Bachelor in English Education. I grew up as the youngest in a family of four girls. During my childhood, I loved meeting new people from diverse backgrounds and learning more about cultural differences. I am delighted to have received an offer to study MA Multimedia Public Relations at Teesside University. I have decided to study this course to help mitigate all the communication problems in my country, Nigeria, and to step up as a global leader for communication and public relation matters.
I am optimistic that after studying my course at Teesside University, I will be more self-confident with a higher level of professional skills and a reflective awareness of contemporary issues in the communication field. I will ensure I work very hard to make history and contribute positively to the university’s history.
MD Ubaydul Hoque
MSc Civil and Structural Engineering (with Advanced Practice)
I am Md Ubaydul Hoque, a graduate in civil engineering from University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh. Being born in and brought up in Bangladesh, I have seen many buildings being constructed and this played a vital role in my passion to become structural engineer. I am going to study MSc Civil and Structural Engineering (with Advanced Practice) at Teesside University.
I am a self-motivated and hard-working person and this qualification will help me to reach my career goal. Studying at Teesside University is a great opportunity for me as it will broaden my technical knowledge of specialised areas of civil engineering. This degree will also have a substantial impact on my employment prospects. Receiving a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship further motivates me to study hard to achieve the honourable status of becoming a global ambassador for Teesside University.
My name is Zeinab and I’m an Egyptian. I have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a motion graphic design diploma. I followed this with two years of experience in the graphic design field. Due to my passion for and obsession with animation, I decided to advance my skills to a higher level by taking a master's degree.
Teesside University was my first choice because of its top ranking, the informative course modules and the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, which I have been thankfully awarded. My goal is to work in Walt Disney, Pixar or one of the biggest animation companies in the world. If I have to delay this goal due to lack of opportunities in my home country, I will develop and widen my knowledge and open an animation faculty in an Egyptian university, where I will teach what I have learned.
MA 3D Games Art
I was born and raised in Thailand, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. I have also been working in the architectural community for two years. However, I am a passionate gamer and have always dreamed of working in the computer games industry. That’s why I plan on studying MA 3D Games Art at Teesside University and becoming a level designer one day.
I love experiencing new things and exploring new cultures because not only is it the ultimate adventure but it also exposes me to new types of people, different ways of living, and opens my mind. By being a student at Teesside University, I am expecting to obtain new knowledge and experiences to help achieve my dreams in the future.
Annise Ming Yee Siaw
BSc Nursing Studies (Adult) (Pre-Registration)
I am from Malaysia, which is a multi-cultural country brimming with different races, ethnicity and cuisines.
I decided to pursue BSc Nursing Studies (Adult) because I want to do something in my career that is challenging, rewarding and can make a difference in people’s daily lives. Ever since volunteering at a retirement home in college and living with a brother with a condition called Cornelia de Lange syndrome, I have had an interest in the medical field.
I am most looking forward to starting my lectures and meeting new people at Teesside University. I can’t wait to get used to the cold weather in Middlesbrough as I am used to living in a country that is hot and humid year-round. Upon finishing my nursing degree, I will become a registered nurse through the Nursing and Midwifery Council and will be able to pursue diverse job opportunities in the nursing profession.
Hema Narayanasamy Ramakrishnan
MSc Bioinformatics (with Advanced Practice)
I am a great admirer of nature and have deep faith in hard work and optimism. I came all the way from India with huge aspirations after graduating in Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
I feel extremely honoured to be a recipient of this prestigious scholarship and this has instilled an enormous amount of confidence and zeal in me to work towards my goal. I want to understand the molecular and biochemical changes happening in the case of fatal tumours and to find the most appropriate method to treat them. I believe that studying at Teesside would help me achieve my ambition of creating a revolution in the field of oncology and preventing many fatal clinical conditions.
Great Katwishi Tayali
MSc Bioinformatics (with Advanced Practice)
I am an energetic, innovative, enthusiastic and resultoriented Zambian man with a yearning to become a global business leader. The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship is my window of hope to successfully pursue the MSc International Management (Applied) at Teesside University because it offers critical support in meeting my financial requirements for the course.
I passionately aspire to acquire this qualification at Teesside University because it will enhance my global business career prospects and give me the strategic innovativeness, creative thinking and practical problemsolving skills that I need to become a pioneer in the evolution of economic and human development in Zambia.
Binod Charukshi Wijesinghe Unagollage
I’m a passionate and hardworking Sri Lankan who holds two bachelor degrees from Abertay University, UK and SEGi University, Malaysia. I graduated in 2018 as the Student of the Year with the best results among all the degree programmes conducted at the university and as the Chancellor’s Award winner. Soon afterwards, I started to look for a university to pursue my master’s.
Gaining admission and receiving the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for my studies is a great privilege for me and my aim for the next two years is to obtain the MSc Computing qualification. I will be happy to become a computer engineer, step up as a global leader and use my knowledge to help people in my country and the wider world through technology. I’m certain that this qualification, along with the knowledge, skills, experience and global exposure I will acquire from the university, will help me achieve my dreams.
MSc Data Science
I am a young, energetic software engineer from Kathmandu, Nepal. I completed my bachelors degree in computer engineering in 2014 and since then, I have been working on multiple projects as software engineer. I have developed healthcare systems for hospitals, a social networking platform, a tourism platform for Nepal and have worked on many projects to help digitalise different sectors in Nepal. I have also worked for the US health care industry.
While working on such entrepreneurial projects, I realised that a huge amount of data is generated every day, which developed my interest in data science. The MSc Data Science qualification from Teesside University will help me enhance my skills and knowledge in data analysis, visualisation and prediction, which has a wide range of scope in Nepal. I feel honoured to receive the Vice- Chancellor’s Scholarship, which will help boost my skills and confidence.
Rita Niamatu Abu
DCounPsy Counselling Psychology
I was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, where I completed my basic through to tertiary education. For my first degree, I studied BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Regent University, Ghana. Progressively, I completed MScs in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and in Counselling Children and Young People from the University of Northampton. I have considerable skills in working with children and young people as a counsellor.
I love travelling around the world and spending time with friends and family. I am looking forward to developing advanced skills in integrative therapeutic practice, research and broadening my knowledge on the dynamics of psychodynamic and psychopathology from Teesside University. My end goal upon completion of my studies is to work as a counselling psychologist in private practice as well as come up with publications in support of mental health awareness globally.
BA (Hons) Business Finance and Accounting
My Chinese name is Di Jie Balu and I got it as a transliteration from my English name DJ Banu. My dad is from India and my mom is Chinese, and I have lived in four different countries since I was young. Being born an extrovert and growing up in a multicultural family like this, I’ve learnt to embrace and celebrate diversification and challenges, so I’m truly excited about becoming a member of this community in which I will experience cultural collision, exchange and integration.
Aside from gaining satisfying academic results, as a senior student, I’m looking forward to further developing my skills and potential in the accounting and finance field and to becoming an innovator with the invaluable capability to spot opportunities. In this coming school year, I hope to create unforgettable memories, make a personal impact, and contribute greatly to Teesside University!
Cecilia Sarpong Boadu
MSc International Management (Applied)
I am a passionate and hardworking Ghanaian national who holds a bachelor degree in French Education. My vision is to acquire a Master’s degree in International Management (Applied) in order to return to Ghana and obtain a managerial role in a high-profile business or education sector in Ghana. I am confident that the new set of knowledge, skills, exposure and experience, and the global qualification I will acquire at Teesside University will serve as a springboard to attain my dream. This will make me very appealing to employers and give me a competitive advantage over my compatriots in Ghana.
As an individual, I will grow and develop high-level professional and interpersonal skills. Teesside is well resourced with industry-professional lecturers, academic facilities and offers a work placement which will shape me to be highly resourceful and impactful to the next generation of young women in Ghana.
MSc Food Science and Biotechnology (with Advanced Practice)
I was born and raised in Mutoko; a remote town in the Mashonaland East province of Zimbabwe. I had my primary education at Mutoko Primary School and proceeded to Mutoko Government High for Secondary Education. I progressed to Mutoko High School for Advanced Level studies before enrolling for a Postharvest Technology degree at Chinhoyi University of Technology. In 2013, I studied a Master of Agriculture degree in South Africa, which was not sufficient to equip me towards my career goals.
Teesside University’s MSc Food Science & Biotechnology has a perfect balance between research and industry. I expect to graduate with the essential academic and professional skills and experience required to stand out as a global leader and a distinguished food scientist. I aim to continue my studies to Ph.D. level in order to gain extensive research experience needed not only in Africa but across the world.
MSc Data Science
I did my Bachelors of Information Technology in my home country from 2012 to 2016. Further studies were always a priority for me but it was my belief that I should first gather some valuable work experience in order to get a larger perspective of the industry. I joined Accenture and gained a lot of experience where I got to know about the responsibilities of data scientists in industry. In order to acquire additional data analytic skills, I decided to do a Masters of Data Science that would enable me to realise aspirations and interests that exceeded my existing career.
Being a student at Teesside University , I will have an opportunity through my degree programme to explore and broaden the scope of my understanding through course work. After my graduation, I would like to work as a data scientist and I believe that my studies at Teesside will lead towards many other options in more specialised areas like working as a business intelligence reporting professional.
Moreover, I will uphold the reputation of the University and become a strong brand ambassador for the programme.
Yogesh Vasant Saste
MSc International Management (Applied)
I’m from Pune, Maharashtra State (India). I graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) in 2014 from PREC Loni. To date I have five years of experience in two different firms. I worked as a development engineer for three years and then spent two years with Amazon UK as a senior risk investor.
Receiving the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for my MSc in International Business Management at Teesside University is a great privilege for me. This scholarship will not only support me economically but also has boosted my confidence to the next level. Teesside University is always encouraging students in a variety of ways. It’s a privilege for me to be considered as an eligible student for this scholarship. I’m looking forward to performing well academically and securing an ideal job.
LLB (Hons) Law
I am 18 years old and I am from Negara Brunei Darussalam. There are quite a few things that I am very excited about regarding being at Teesside University, and one of them is to study my desired course which is Law (LLB). I would also like to see how I handle the pressure out of my comfort zone as a student because as said by many previous students who took law as their degree, it is a very challenging course which requires both physical and mental strength. Since my ambition is to become an honorable lawyer, I am very much looking forward to obtaining the required skills and knowledge to achieve my dreams as well as participating in any future events that could help me enhance my engaging and social skills so that I can develop into an overall well-rounded student.
MSc International Management (Applied)
I am a very outspoken and open-minded lady who grew up in a family of five. As I was growing up I knew I was a people person, and for this reason I love meeting new people from different backgrounds just to learn about their life experiences, cultures, heritage and moral values. I love experiencing new things and exploring new cultures and gaining more knowledge, thus my hobby in travelling.
Gaining admission at Teesside has been an honour for me and I’m looking forward to focusing on building experience through my course, and gaining global exposure. I’ll work hard to contribute to the history of the University, and will enhance my network and communication skills with the aim of becoming a global manager and creating a company of my own, using the skills I’ve learnt to manage, lead and organise people.
Arvind Pravesh Ramessur
BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Mental Health) (Pre-registration)
I come from a multicultural island named Mauritius. To my understanding, nursing requires skilled behaviours, clear values and meaningful vision. The education and training that I will be provided at Teesside University will prepare me to practice as a nurse worldwide as well as allowing me to enter a world where care is paramount. The personal satisfaction behind bringing a smile, a helping hand, relief and support to others who are suffering is exceptional. As long as I see the bigger picture and I am working towards a goal, pursuing a meaningful career will be my adventure.
Aaron Kwame Tetteh
MSc Computer Science
Having had so much passion for computers at a young age, as well as having practised professionally for six years, I saw the need to improve on my skillset, broaden my international network and increase my belief in the world of possibilities.
Teesside University is globally known for its renowned achievements, especially in recent times. It has produced graduates who demonstrate cutting-edge knowledge that makes them highly competitive globally.
I look forward to a career in research where my knowledge will not only be applicable in achieving my research goals but also make tremendous and sustainable contributions in solving security threats and challenges in Ghana such as cyber-attacks imposed by hackers, fraudster activities for example.
Thet Paing Tun
MSc Electrical Power and Energy Systems (with Advanced Practice)
I am an electrical engineer working in the field of high-voltage power systems and found Teesside University is the most suitable place to broaden my horizons academically because of its high ranking in engineering programmes. Furthermore, I was inspired by the curriculum structure that matches the standards of the real-life engineering world and very much supports my desired career in research & development in power system and energy engineering.
BA (Hons) International Business Management
Born and raised in China, I hardly ever left my hometown until aged 19. However, I am really into challenging myself as I never stop exploring new things around me. This is why I decided to receive a western education and experience a completely different life. Teesside University is famous for classic British teaching systems, excellent student support, campus facilities, working opportunities and the beautiful countryside around Middlesbrough. All of those factors never fail to fascinate me. I am also very interested in the various student clubs, and the amazing chances to make friends from different countries, stay open-minded and integrate into the local society better. After graduation, I plan to find an internship in the UK to gain rich life experiences.
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."
"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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."