Scholarships Merit-based Need-based
Cardiff University

The Beacon Scholarship

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Various benefits
United Kingdom
07 Feb 2024
Application deadline


Cardiff University can support you financially if you are admitted to one of its study programmes as an international student.

Cardiff University awards scholarships, bursaries, tuition fee reductions and discounts that help you cover existing tuition and living costs. 


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Cardiff University is proud to be a partner university of The Beacon Scholarship scheme for undergraduate courses.

Applicable programmes


Tuition and maintenance fees are split three ways, with a third coming from the university partner, a third from Beacon, and a third from the scholar's parents, sponsor or guardians.

The programme includes leadership training and development, an away and home country mentor network, and a goal-setting performance management system.


To be eligible for this scheme, candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Their normal residence is in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda
  • Leadership capabilities:
    • Academic excellence
    • Achievement in sport, music or drama
    • Social influence and communication
    • Citizenship
  • A capacity to study independently overseas
  • Financial need for study, ie annual gross household income not exceeding £80k (US$100k)
  • That they are aged 18-21
  • A commitment to return to their home country within one month of degree completion.

If a candidate is seeking to apply for The Beacon Scholarship for entry into Cardiff University, they will need to already have received an offer to study from the university.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom


3 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

07 Feb 2024

Candidate registers on The Beacon Scholarship website and downloads a Nomination Form, to be completed as soon as possible by Head of the candidate's current school; also downloaded at this time: Eligibility Assessment Form, to be completed by candidate & returned to Beacon when first offer from Beacon Partner University is received;

Candidate meanwhile completes UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) application, plus any separate funding application that may be required by a university offering The Beacon Scholarship;

University interview, if required (December);

University makes an offer of admission to the candidate (January-April); candidate sends copy of offers to Beacon along with completed Eligibility Assessment Form;

Beacon invites eligible offer-holding candidates to complete full Beacon Scholarship Application Form and Financial Disclosure (January-mid April);

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