Financial Technology: Spotcap Fintech Master's Scholarship 2019

Closing date: 15 August 2019

Key Information

Running for its third consecutive year, the Spotcap Fintech Fellowship awards one UK-based master’s or MBA student with an £8k scholarship. Launched in 2017, the initiative aims to encourage aspiring individuals interested in a career in financial technology* — a relatively new sector which is increasingly struggling to attract qualified talent . More than 40 accredited UK-based universities have supported the initiative, including the University of Oxford, the University of Strathclyde and King's College London.

2019 Award Details

Deadline: 15th August 2019
Study in: United Kingdom
Amount: £8,000 towards the cost of a master’s degree or MBA
Type of course: Taught, research, full-time and part-time programmes are all eligible
Year of study: 2019/2020
Field of study: Fintech-related subject (e.g. finance, business, management, engineering, computer science)
Number of scholarships available: One

*Financial technology, or 'fintech', describes an evolving industry at the intersection of finance and technology. Fintechs typically use technology to offer existing financial services in a more efficient or cost-effective way. Architects of innovation, fintechs are behind products like blockchain and contactless payments.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Have an offer of admission to a master’s or MBA programme at an accredited British university
  • Be a British citizen or resident*
  • Study a fintech-related subject, with an intention to work in fintech upon graduation

*A 'resident' is someone whose primary address is in the UK or who spends a minimum of 182 days per year in the UK.

Funding

The successful candidate will receive £8,000 towards the cost of tuition fees.

How to Apply

Applicants can upload their CV and cover letter via the Fintech Fellowship website. Their cover letter should include the following points:

  • Brief description of their background and achievements
  • What sparked their interest in fintech
  • How their studies would support a career in fintech