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QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence

Scholarship for Academic Excellence
QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence
Value: US$10,000
Recipient(s): 1
Level: Masters/ PhD
Deadline: 30th April 2018

QS is proud to announce the following scholarship exclusive to attendees of the QS World Grad School Tour. This scholarship is designed to identify applicants who possess exceptionally strong levels of academic excellence.

Scholarship value: US$ 10,000

Recipients: 1

Criteria: To be eligible for the scholarship, you need to attend a QS World Grad School Tour fair and complete the QS Graduate Applicant Survey.

Application process: Complete your scholarship application and attach the required essay (see topic below).

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by QS Scholarship Team within two weeks after the deadline.The winner will be announced online, pending acceptance to a graduate (non MBA) program. 

Essay topic:  "Describe how you plan to build on your academic achievement to date to a) maximise the benefits that your imminent postgraduate program can offer you and b) once you have the postgraduate qualification, apply it in your place of work to general social, scientific or economic advantage."

Word limit: Maximum 500 words

Please indicate your full name, scholarship title and QS fair you have attended (example: QS World Grad School Tour- London- March 2017) at the beginning of your essay. These words will not count towards the essay limit.

Deadline: 30th April 2018

Note:  QS is responsible to transfer the scholarship amount to the Business School/University where the winner has been admitted to. 

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Hi, I'm Marry from Pakistan.I want to know that is there any full scholarship offered by any University for Mba in Human Resource.
If yes, so how can i be able to get this.

Hi, does this scholarship applies to science students, e.x. biotechnology and bio-medicine?

Please is there any full scholarship for education graduate who want to study abroad.

Please I want to know if there is any full scholarship for Education Graduate who want to study in the US.

Hi Dahunsi, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in the US.

I want to attain m.phil leading to phd scholarship in English language & Literature programme.
How can i be able to acquire it?

Please this is my first time on this site and I don't know how or where I can attend the QS world Grade school tour fair in my country Cameroon

Hi Liforte, I'm afraid we don't currently run any QS World Grad School Tours in Cameroon, but you can find your next nearest event here

Hi! So, eventually, was there any winner for QS Academic Scholarship 2017? Did I miss the link? :)

Hello, we recently published an article announcing the winner of the QS Academic Excellence Scholarship, which can you can read here.

Hi QS team! Have you published the winner? :)

I was wondering whether you're contacting all shortlisted candidates or the winner only.

Hi Hanna, we did indeed contact shortlisted candidates. 

Hi Sabrina, I meant about the final results, not being shortlisted. It's just that I've been checking my mailbox every fifteen minutes for the past two weeks... :)

Hello, I notice that the new date for the applications is up. I was wondering does that mean that the winner has been selected or is the selection process still happening?

Hi Robert, we've now selected the winner and the application process has been reopened for the 2018 round of applications. 

Hi! It's already 2 weeks after the deadline. How can we know who's the winner? When will the winner (and probably his/her essay) be published? So look forward to knowing that, thanks! :D

Hi there, we're in the process of shortlisting applications at the moment - the winner is expected to be decided by the end of the month, and we'll publish an article announcing the winner in June. :)

Hi Sabrina! Where can I find the article of the winner? Can you semd me the link? Thanks!

Hello, we haven't yet published the article announcing the winner - please stay tuned as it will be published soon. :)

Hi QS team!
Are you gonna publish the winner within couple of days ahead? It's almost the end of May, really look forward to know the winner :) :)

Hi Sabrina, thanks for the info! In case I am the winner (and I really put a big hope for that):
- shall I monitor the post here myself or QS will contact me through email before announcing online?
- when will QS inform the school and proceed the deduction of my tuition?
Thanks before!

Hello, you'll be emailed if you're the winner, before our article is published. QS will inform the university by the end of May and the process to have your tuition deducted depends on the university's intake, the course start date and the university's policy. 

Hey...I attended the QS educational fair on 28th Nov 2016 and also got accepted at Politecnico di Milano. But now, I can't get any link to apply for the QS scholarships. Please help

i had filled the scholarship form quite before the deadline, but forgot to mention the fair that I will be attending in may 2017 in new Delhi. Will I still be considered for the scholarship.

Hi Lubna, please could you email [email protected] with full details of your query, and the scholarships team will assist you. :)

I submitted the survey but on the last page there were only the Scholarship for Leadership and the Richard one, but not the Academic Excellence one. Please, can you help me?

Hi Nicola, that's odd! Please could you email [email protected] to explain your issue, and our scholarships team will do their best to help.

I'd like to know if I can apply for the Academic Excellence and Leadership scholarships. I registered for the QS fair in Bogotá in february but due to some compromises in my job, I could't attend the event. In the website appear that the next fair in Bogotá will be in September, for that reason I'd like to know if I'm elegible to apply and participate for the scholarships mentioned before.

Hi Diana, I'm afraid you're not eligible to apply for this year's round of scholarships, however if you attend the event in September you will be eligible to apply for the 2018 round of scholarship applications. 

If I'm already a current student (I'm a 3rd year doctoral student), can I still apply for the QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence?

Hi Christopher, I'm afraid not - the scholarship is for students starting their first year of a postgraduate program. 

Hi, to apply for the scholarship do you have to attend the fair before or after applying?

Hi Eduardo, generally you need to attend the QS event before applying. :)

Thank you, are there any exceptions? I cannot find any event near me before the deadline :(

Hello, you can still apply if the event is a few months after the scholarship deadline - please mention in your application which event you're planning to attend. We will then confirm your attendance and you will be considered for the scholarship. Hope this helps! 

Hi, When will the results for QS Academic scholarship 2017 be released?

Hi Riya, we'll decide the winner during May and we'll also publish an article announcing the winner, most likely in June. :)

Hello again!

Can someone please tell if this scholarship really exists? There is no way of continuing with the application after the fourth screen. How can I and the other students apply for it? Thank you!

Hi Marja, we've looked into this for you and can't see any issues with the survey - please could you tell me exactly what page you're experiencing the problem, and whether you experience any error message. 

Hello Sabrina, I don't know what happened but your reply was not showing here until today. It was appearing "1 like" and "0 reply". Please, I got accepted into an American University and I would really want to run for this scholarship, as I have been trying to apply for it since the begging. Please, let me know anything. After filling the 4th page, which ask up to 3 reasons for choosing the university, the next page is just a blank page, with no error message.

I exoerience problems in entering my phone number in the last stages it says "invalid phone number" while i still write the correct one HELP please

Hello again!
I am still trying to complete the application survey, but with no success. At some point when I click to proceed the page gets blank.
How can I apply for this scholarship?

Thank you very much!


I have been trying to complete the application survey, but with no success. At some point when I click to proceed the page gets blank and doesn't load anymore. What should I do to get to apply for this scholarship?

Thanks you in advance!

I'm looking forward to applying for this scholarship. I've been trying to complete the applicant survey to apply, but at one point the survey just goes blank, and I can't finish it. Is there somthing wrong?
How do I send the essay?

I want to know about the eligibility for the scholarship. It says that one needs to attend the Tour to be considered. As the deadline for the scholarship is 30 th April I will be attending the Tour on 22 may 2017. Will I be considered eligible.

Hi Lubna, you can still apply for this scholarship as the event is only a month after the deadline - please mention in your application which event you're going to attend. We will then confirm your attendance and you will be considered for the scholarship. Hope this helps, and good luck!

Should I apply this scholarship only when I received offer from university or I may apply during my program application? thank you.

Hi Wing Yee, you can apply for this scholarship while your university application is still pending.

Hi Sabrina, thanks for all your prompt answers that have cleared up many questions. I wanted to further confirm Wing Lee's question - I have already received an offer from my university and have accepted it. Is there an exception and may I still apply for this scholarship?