Scholarships and Student Funding

Cowrie Foundation Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh and The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation (CSF) will offer at least one scholarship to support Black African and Caribbean heritage applicants from socio-economically challenged backgrounds. Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and commencing an undergraduate study in the academic year 2024-2025.

The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation wants to fund 100 Black British students through UK universities in the next decade. More information on the Foundation can be found here

 Higher Education has the power to transform lives – not just of those who study at Edinburgh, but also for their families and communities. I am proud that we are part of the Cowrie Scholarship Foundation, which will help our ongoing commitment to ensure that students from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible can not only study here, but feel that they truly belong and have the opportunity to thrive.

Professor Peter MathiesonPrincipal, the University of Edinburgh

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