How to apply for the Aviva Scholarship

Keen on being a part of the Aviva Scholarship programme? Signing up is as easy as one-two-three—and we do mean that quite literally!
All you have to do is to follow these three basic steps to get started:

Step 1: Submit UCAS or direct-to-university application

An offer of general admission (conditional or unconditional) from your university of choice is a prerequisite for the Aviva Scholarship. As such, you should first apply to your preferred universities for general admission, either through UCAS or directly.

Check out the dropdown menu for more information regarding each university’s scholar assessment criteria, and specific courses covered by the scholarship.

City, University of London key scholar assessment criteria

  • The assessment and selection of scholars are based on applicants’ achievement, aptitude, and potential, as demonstrated in their academic studies, extracurricular activities, career, and other relevant areas.

City, University of London courses covered by the scholarship

  • Undergraduate courses that qualify for the Aviva Scholarship are restricted to:
    • School of Health Sciences - BSc in Health & Social Care and BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Science
    • School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering - all courses
  • Postgraduate courses that qualify for the Aviva Scholarship are restricted to:
    • School of Health Sciences - all courses
    • School of Arts and Social Sciences - MSc Economics & MSc Development Economics

University of Leicester key scholar assessment criteria

  • The assessment and selection of scholars are based on applicants’ achievement, aptitude, and potential, as demonstrated in their academic studies, extracurricular activities, career, and other relevant areas.

University of Leicester courses covered by the scholarship

  • All courses except Medicine (MBChB).

University of Liverpool key scholar assessment criteria

  • The assessment and selection of scholars are based on applicants’ achievement, aptitude, and potential, as demonstrated in their academic studies, extracurricular activities, career, and other relevant areas.

University of Liverpool courses covered by the scholarship

  • All undergraduate and postgraduate courses from the following subject areas, management, engineering, law, electrical engineering and computer science, architecture.

York St John University key scholar assessment criteria

  • The assessment and selection of scholars are based on applicants’ achievement, aptitude, and potential, as demonstrated in their academic studies, extracurricular activities, career, and other relevant areas.

York St John University courses covered by the scholarship

  • All undergraduate programmes.

University of Kent key scholar assessment criteria

  • Applicants will be required to submit an essay – of no more than 750 words – on a topic that they are passionate about, and which is relevant to their selected degree programme.
  • Places will be awarded based on the information provided on applicants’ UCAS forms, together with the clarity of thought and motivation demonstrated in their submitted essays.

University of Kent courses covered by the scholarship

  • All full undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses are eligible for the Aviva Scholarship.

Northumbria University, Newcastle key scholar assessment criteria

  • Applicants will be evaluated based on achievement, aptitude, and potential; as demonstrated in their academic studies, extracurricular activities, careers, and other relevant areas.

Northumbria University, Newcastle courses covered by the scholarship

  • All full undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses are eligible for the Aviva Scholarship.

University of Stirling key scholar assessment criteria

  • Applicants are required to provide a personal statement – of no more than 500 words – demonstrating through their ideas, experience and future career plans, why they should be awarded a place.
  • Applicants will also be considered based on the overall quality of their application and academic merit.

University of Stirling courses covered by the scholarship

  • All undergraduate and postgraduate courses except part-time courses and professionally-accredited courses.

University of Dundee key scholar assessment criteria

  • Applicants will be subject to individual consideration by an academic admission tutor.
  • Applicants will be required to meet the required academic entry requirements for the programme, the English Language requirements published on the university’s website, as well as the UK visa requirements for study in the UK.
  • In addition to these standard admission requirements, applicants will also be considered on academic merit, contextualised by their personal statement relative to those presented in other scholarship applications.

University of Dundee courses covered by the scholarship

  • All programmes except those with controlled or regulated numbers; or where the programme involves part-time studies, distance learning, off-campus studies, or subsidised tuition fees.
  • Excluded programmes include BDS Dentistry (UCAS code A200), Pre-Dental (UCAS code A204), Oral Health Sciences (UCAS code B750), Medicine MBChB (UCAS code A100), Pre-Medical (UCAS Code A104) and any undergraduate Nursing programme.

University of Bristol key scholar assessment criteria

  • Applicants will be evaluated based on achievement, aptitude, and potential; as demonstrated in their academic studies, extracurricular activities, careers, and other relevant areas.

University of Bristol courses covered by the scholarship

  • All three year undergraduate courses and all one year postgraduate courses.

Durham University key scholar assessment criteria

  • Applicants’ academic applications will be considered on their own merits and will be subject to approval from the relevant academic admissions selector.
  • Applicants will be required to meet all the relevant academic, English Language, and UK visa requirements in order to take up their academic place at Durham University.
  • Scholarship applications will be considered on the basis of applicants’ academic potential and achievements, along with the information provided in their personal statements and references.

Durham University courses covered by the scholarship

  • Undergraduate courses – BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Software Developing for Business, MEng (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) General Engineering, MEng (Hons) General Engineering, BSc (Hons) Mathematics, MMath (Hons) Mathematics, BSc (Hons) Politics and BSc (Hons) International Relations.
  • Postgraduate Taught courses – MSc Communications Engineering, MSc Internet Systems and eBusiness, MSc New and Renewable Energy, MSc Mathematical Sciences, MSc Particles, Strings and Cosmology, MSc Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, MSc Defence, Development and Diplomacy, MSc Global Politics, MA Politics and International Relations (Political Theory), MA International Relations (Europe, East Asia, Middle East pathways), MA Risk, MSc Risk and MBA – Master of Business Administration.

University of Birmingham key scholar assessment criteria

  • The assessment and selection of scholars is based on applicants’ demonstration of excellence in their academic background, extra-curricular activities, or significant achievements gained through work or through volunteering/service to others. This will be assessed using candidates’ university applications and personal statements.

University of Birmingham courses covered by the scholarship

  • All postgraduate Masters courses are covered by the Aviva Scholarship, but the University of Birmingham reserves the right to exclude certain postgraduate courses at its discretion without notice.

Step 2: Determine eligibility – are you/your parents Aviva customers?

The Aviva Scholarship programme aims to support our customers and their children in pursuing higher education in the UK. To ensure that your application process is a fuss-free experience, please be sure to have your/your parent’s Aviva policy number/investment account NV number on hand before applying.

Depending on your country of citizenship, specific local eligibility criteria may also apply, which you can find in the drop down menu.

Finally, if you would like to sign up for an Aviva policy, just get in touch and we will be more than happy to help you get started!

Eligibility criteria: China

  • The applicant should hold a Chinese passport, and accordingly be classified as an overseas student in the UK.
  • The applicant, his/her parent, or his/her legal guardian, should be a current Aviva policyholder (the Sponsor), whose insurance policy is issued by Aviva-Cofco Life Insurance Co. Ltd in China.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy needs to be active at the time of application, and you will be required to provide your policy number on the application form.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy should be issued by the Aviva company in the same country as the applicant’s nationality.
  • All policies are eligible except for insurance given for free or as gift.
  • Aviva’s employees, advisers, partners and their children are eligible as applicants, as long as they are current Aviva policyholders in China.
  • Corporate customers (Group business ) are required to have individual in-force policies to qualify.

Eligibility criteria: Hong Kong

  • The applicant should hold a Hong Kong passport, and accordingly be classified as an overseas student in the UK.
  • The applicant, his/her parent, or his/her legal guardian, should be a current Aviva policyholder (the Sponsor), whose insurance policy is issued by Aviva Life Insurance Company Limited in Hong Kong.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy needs to be active at the time of application, and you will be required to provide your policy number on the application form.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy should be issued by the Aviva company in the same country as the applicant’s nationality.
  • All policies are eligible to apply.
  • Aviva’s employees, advisers, partners and their children are eligible as applicants as long as they are current Aviva policyholders in Hong Kong.

Eligibility criteria: Indonesia

  • The applicant should hold an Indonesian passport, and accordingly be classified as an overseas student in the UK.
  • The applicant, his/her parent, or his/her legal guardian, should be a current Aviva policyholder (the Sponsor), whose insurance policy is issued by PT ASTRA AVIVA LIFE in Indonesia.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy needs to be active at the time of application, and you will be required to provide your policy number on the application form.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy should be issued by the Aviva company in the same country as the applicant’s nationality.
  • All policies are eligible to apply.
  • Aviva’s employees, advisers, partners and their children are eligible as applicants as long as they are current Aviva policyholders in Indonesia.
  • Corporate customers (Group business) are required to have individual in-force policies to qualify.

Eligibility criteria: Singapore

  • The applicant should hold a Singaporean passport, and accordingly be classified as an overseas student in the UK.
  • The applicant, his/her parent, or his/her legal guardian, should be a current Aviva policyholder or investment account owner (the Sponsor), whose insurance policy is issued by or active investment account managed by Aviva Ltd or Navigator Investment Services Limited or investment account with Navigator using DollarDex platform in Singapore.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy or investment account needs to be in-force/active at the time of application, and you will be asked to provide your policy/account number on the application form.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy or investment account should be issued or managed by the Aviva company in the same country as the applicant’s nationality.
  • All policies & investments excluding Single Trip Travel policies.
  • Aviva’s employees, advisers, partners and their children are eligible as applicants as long as they are current Aviva policyholders or investment account owner in Singapore.

Eligibility criteria: Taiwan

  • The applicant should hold a Taiwanese passport, and accordingly be classified as an overseas student in the UK.
  • The applicant, his/her parent, or his/her legal guardian, should be a current Aviva policyholder (the Sponsor), whose insurance policy is issued by First-Aviva Life Insurance Co., Ltd in Taiwan.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy needs to be active at the time of application, and you will be required to provide your policy number on the application form.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy should be issued by the Aviva company in the same country as the applicant’s nationality.
  • All policies are eligible except for travel accident insurance.
  • Aviva’s employees, advisers, partners and their children are eligible as applicants as long as they are current Aviva policyholders in Taiwan.

Eligibility criteria: Vietnam

  • The applicant should hold a Vietnamese passport, and accordingly be classified as an overseas student in the UK.
  • The applicant, his/her parent, or his/her legal guardian, should be a current Aviva policyholder (the Sponsor), whose insurance policy is issued by Vietinbank Aviva Life Insurance Company Limited in Vietnam.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy needs to be active at the time of application, and you will be required to provide your policy number on the application form.
  • The applicant or Sponsor’s insurance policy should be issued by the Aviva company in the same country as the applicant’s nationality.
  • All policies are eligible to apply.
  • Aviva’s employees, advisers, partners and their children are eligible as applicants as long as they are current Aviva policyholders in Vietnam.
  • Corporate customers (Group business) are required to have individual in-force policies to qualify.

Step 3: Complete online application

Upon confirming steps 1 and 2, you are all set to apply for the Aviva Scholarship. Please come back to this page after the application window opens on 6th September 2017, and you could soon be on your way to an unforgettable experience in the UK.

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