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Press Release - 18 January 2007

International students to receive £240,000 in scholarship funding

High-flying international students who begin courses at the University of Bath in 2007 will benefit from a 17 per cent increase in funding for the University’s scholarship scheme.

The £240,000 University of Bath International Scholarships programme is open to all students from outside the European Union applying for full-time undergraduate or masters courses beginning in September 2007.

A total of 80 scholarships each worth £3000 will be awarded to academically excellent international students. Forty scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate candidates and a further 40 to masters applicants. All awards will be based on the information provided in the student’s application.

"Every year we welcome students from over 100 countries to the University of Bath and about a quarter of our students come from outside the UK," said Professor Jane Millar, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Strategic Development.

"We are delighted that so many outstanding students were awarded scholarships through our scheme in 2006. They represent more than 30 nationalities at undergraduate and masters level. All our scholarship holders are automatically members of our Scholars’ Forum and have the opportunity to meet the other award holders at a series of special events.

"This increased investment in the scheme for 2007 means that we can encourage an even greater number of talented students to come and study with us."

Management student Betty Tjong from Indonesia is enthusiastic about the programme. She said: "When I first found out about getting an international students’ scholarship, I was completely thrilled! The University of Bath has not only given me a sense of satisfaction, but it has also provided me with the chance to develop as a successful person."

The University of Bath is consistently ranked as one of the UK’s top dozen universities, and in 2005 was short-listed for the Sunday Times University of the Year award.

Given its reputation for academic and research excellence, its global vision and its location in the UN World Heritage city of Bath it is not surprising that more than 2,500 students from across the world have chosen to study there.

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