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Goldman Sachs and Birkbeck Diversity Scholarship

Background

Through the Goldman Sachs and Birkbeck Diversity Scholarship, we are pleased to offer 10 scholarships of £5,000 per year to undergraduate students from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds to increase diversity in finance and economics subjects. These scholarships have been made possible through generous support from Goldman Sachs Gives.

Students who are successful in securing a scholarship will have the opportunity to take part in additional engagement opportunities, including events, mentoring with experienced professionals and networking.

Scholarship details

These scholarships are being offered to new full-time students enrolling on the first year and part-time students enrolling on the second year of the following programmes:

  • BSc Finance
  • BSc Finance with Accounting
  • BSc Financial Economics
  • BSc Accounting and Finance
  • BSc Economics 
  • BSc Economics and Business 
  • BSc Economics and Social Policy 
  • BSc Economics and/with Mathematics

Please note: for BSc Economics, BSc Economics and Business, BSc Economics and Social Policy, and BSc Economics and/with Mathematics, the awarding of scholarships is conditional on applicants taking a finance module in their final year.

Value of award

These cash bursaries will offer financial support towards living costs for new undergraduate students with a Home fee status from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Successful candidates will be awarded a £5,000 cash bursary in each year of one of the three-year undergraduate programmes listed above.

Eligibility 

The awards are for:

  • new undergraduate full-time students enrolling on the first year of one of the above listed programmes for the first time in 2023-24
  • part-time students enrolling on the second year of one of the above listed programmes in 2023-24
  • undergraduate students who have completed a Foundation Year at Birkbeck and will be enrolling on the first year of one of the above listed programmes for the first time in 2023-24.

Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • qualify for Home fee status
  • not already hold a degree or an equivalent level qualification
  • be from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups include the following:

  • Arab
  • Asian - Bangladeshi
  • Asian - Chinese
  • Asian - Indian
  • Asian - Other
  • Asian - Pakistani
  • Black - African
  • Black - Caribbean
  • Black - Other
  • Gypsy or Traveller
  • Mixed - White/Black Caribbean
  • Mixed - White/Black African
  • Mixed - White and Asian
  • Mixed - Other
  • Other - Any other Black or Minority Ethnic Group

How to apply

Apply for a place on your chosen course via UCAS, and complete the online application form.

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so we advise applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application, please .

The early interest deadline for applications is 28 February 2023.

If you are applying for university for the academic year starting in October 2024 and are interested in this great opportunity for a Goldman Sachs Scholarship, please register your interest with us.