University of Bath

Young India Student of the Year competition

Take part in this essay competition, open to schools across India, for the chance to win a £3,000 scholarship when joining us in September 2018.

Students and family outside the graduations ceremonies
The winner will receive a £3,000 scholarship towards their first year fees at the University of Bath

To participate answer the following question:

'Would India benefit from more open trade - for example with the UK?'

We would recommend that you draw on your studies within the field of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as examples from your own independent learning.

Your final essay should be no more than 2,000 words (excluding any diagrams you wish to include). All submissions must be original and your own work and not used in any other competition.


The winner of the Humanities & Social Sciences Young Student of the Year 2017 will be awarded a £3,000 scholarship towards their first year fees at the University of Bath. The scholarship will be applicable for all undergraduate degrees within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences with the exception of FdSc Addictions Counselling and FD Sports performance. See a full list of undergraduate courses.

The two runners‐up will receive an iPad mini. All those on the final shortlist will receive a certificate of merit. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

The winner of the competition will attend an award ceremony in early February 2018 where they will be presented with the prize by the University’s Chancellor, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, the Prince Edward. The date for the award ceremony will be confirmed.

In order to be eligible for the prize, the winner must hold an offer of study with the University of Bath in September 2018 when the prize is awarded.

If you are in Year 11 and wish to apply for this competition, please be aware that you can only be considered for the runner up prizes. The first prize is only available to those starting at the University of Bath in September 2018.

How do your submit your entry?

The competition will be managed by Prem N. Kapur Associates Pvt. Ltd. , official representative for the University of Bath. They will be collecting entries and submitting them to the University of Bath for marking.

Academic members of staff from across the Faculty will be assessing the submitted entries. This will be led by Dr Peter Postl, Head of the Department of Economics.

Entries should be written in English and formatted as either a Microsoft Word or PDF document.

Submit your entry via email


The deadline has now been extended to 7 January 2018 at 23:59 hours (IST). Terms and Conditions apply.

More information can be found in the Terms and Conditions for the The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ‘Young India Student of Year’ Essay competition 2018.