Read what fellow students have to say about their funding experiences.
“The key thing about the bursaries is that they provide opportunity to those who might not have been able to attend university due to financial constraints, to go and realise their potential. Thanks to my bursary I have benefited in so many different ways. Thank You!”
"University can be tough financially, more so for a single parent like myself. I do work part-time but the bursary has meant I can limit the hours leaving me time to study and still spend time with my children."
"I felt applying for the scholarship would help alleviate the financial pressure and allow me to concentrate on my studies. The veterinary medicine programme is a great course in a wonderful city, allowing me to combine a solid education with the thrills of living in a truly international city - a combination rarely found in Veterinary schools."
“Upon visiting Edinburgh on one of the Open Days, I found that I loved the atmosphere of the city and all the university staff I met were so friendly. Since the award of the Poyry Engineering Scholarship at the beginning of my third year, I have definitely started putting more effort into my studies. Things are going really well. ”
“The Marshall Scholarship has put me in contact with my fellow Marshall scholars - an entire network of young, motivated postgraduates whose interests range across a variety of disciplines. Our interactions generate a lot of good ideas, and pose a number of challenges as well. I’m thoroughly enjoying this."
“My Chevening Scholarship has given me the chance to study at one of the best universities in Europe in my field. Chevening has also provided me with an atmosphere in which I have been able to engage in scholarly study and research. It’s been such an important stage in my academic life.”
“I chose the PhD programme in neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh which is one of the best universities in the world in this research field. The scholarship has given me a wonderful opportunity to carry out my research and has enabled me to work with many leading biological researchers from all over the world. ”
“I first heard about the Commonwealth Scholarships Scheme through a friend who was also interested in studying overseas.The scholarship has given me the possibility to study in the UK on a research project of my own choosing, under the supervision of a successful researcher with considerable expertise in the field.”
This article was published on May 3, 2010