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The university's Fast Forward Master's Scholarships and Fee Waivers are designed to help high performing final year undergraduates progress to master's level studies starting in September 2015.
The Fast Forward Master's Scholarship will provide a £5000 bursary and a £5000 discount from the normal published fee levels.
The Fast Forward Master's Fee Waiver will provide a £5000 discount from the normal published fee levels only.
The two schemes are open to final year home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold- see below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship and Fee Waiver schemes will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome, and will be confirmed (or withdrawn) once results have been published.
The number of places available is limited. The number of Fast Forward Master's Scholarships available is currently expected, by faculty, to be as follows:
In addition Fast Forward Master's Fee Waivers will be available as follows:
These numbers are indicative and may change depending on the availability of funding. Award of Fast Forward Master's and Fee Waivers in the numbers indicated is dependent on sufficient applications from eligible and suitably qualified students.
Students will need to have a declared household income of £40,000 or less, and will be asked to demonstrate this by providing certain information as requested by the university. Students funded by Student Finance England (SFE) will need to ensure that SFE have "consent to share" their household income assessment with the university.
Students will need to have been new entrants to higher education from 1 September 2012 or later and to have paid fees at the higher rates applicable under the so-called new fees regime. In academic year 12/13 at the University of Greenwich the new fee rate for undergraduate honours degree programmes was in general £8,300 per annum (a rate which increased annually) though the fee for some programmes was £9,000. In subsequent years the fee level was £9,000. Students who were in receipt of fee waivers will still be eligible to apply provided that the pre-waiver fee level was as described above. Part time students will need to have paid at these rates also but on a pro rata basis depending on the number of credits studied each academic year.
The scheme will be open to students from the University of Greenwich and other higher education institutions in England. The position of students studying at institutions in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales is subject to clarification by the Government. Students in this category may submit applications, but their applications will only be considered if clarification is received that they are within the scope of the scheme and there are still scholarships and fee waivers available.
Applications will be made to a single Fast Forward Master's scheme, covering both the Scholarship and Fee Waiver schemes. The first step in assessing applications will be to assess whether:
Once the June Progress and Award Boards have sat, those applications which pass this assessment ("qualified applications") will be considered to determine which should be offered a Scholarship and which should be offered a Fee Waiver. This determination will be made as follows:
Before applying for this scheme you must first make an application for an eligible University of Greenwich Master's programme. You can then check your eligibility for this scheme and make an application by following the link below.
Find out which programmes are included in the scheme.
Apply for your Master's programme and get your applicant number.
Fast Forward Master's Scholarships and Fee Waivers are available for part time programmes too, but such programmes must be completed within two years. Part time fees will be split across the years of study, depending on the programme.
Fees will be subject to a 5% prompt payment discount if paid by the end of September 2015. Other fee waivers (for example the Alumni and First Class Honours waivers) will not be payable in addition to Fast Forward Master's Scholarships and Fee Waivers.
Send any questions about the Fast Forward Master's Scholarship and Fee Waiver scheme to email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 31 March 2015, but early application may be advantageous if the number of qualified applications exceeds the places available.
Check your eligibility and how you can apply for a place on the scheme.