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Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary 2020-21

The Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary is a fund to help support all students who are able to demonstrate need of financial assistance, to undertake an eligible programme at King's. 

The two  bursaries are worth up to £15,000 (Home UK resident) and are intended to help towards the cost of living costs whilst studying.

What is the Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary?

King's is delighted and excited to be part of the Amazon UK Women in Innovation Bursary Scheme.  Whilst great work in recent years has gone into widening access and opportunities for women within Informatics and Computer Sciences, more is needed to level the gender playing field.

We believe this scheme will both encourage more women to study within these fields and also provide a great boost to the recipient's studies, by decreasing the financial burden many students currently face. 

As the location of a public demonstration by Charles Babbage of his machines in the 1840s, King's College London is proud to continue our role at the leading edge of the computational and communication sciences.

The bursary recipient will benefit from mentoring from a female member of staff working at Amazon to help with CV and interview advice. Following their 2nd and 3rd year, the award holder will also benefit from guaranteed interviews for internships at Amazon.  

The winner will be selected on the basis of demonstrable financial need. Applicants must be new starters in 2020-21, female and be studying on Year 1 of a Dept of Informatics programme.

The bursary is open to all female Home UK students meeting the course criteria with a household income of £42,875 or less (if you are an independent student, this will be you and your partner, if applicable).

 

What does the Bursary offer?

The bursary will be paid annually in three termly instalments of £1,666, payable in October, January and April of each academic year. A maximum of 3 years will be funded, of which periods of interruption, repeat years / resit years will not be funded.

 

How do I apply?

Download an application form.

  • The application form should be completed, scanned and emailed to funding@kcl.ac.uk

 

The deadline for applications is 3 July 2020.

 

When will I know the outcome of my application?

Provided your application form has been accurately completed and the appropriate documentary evidence supplied, you will be notified of the decision by end of August 2020.  

 

Where can I get further information?

To find out more about the scheme, please contact the Student Funding Office.

 

The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2020-21 academic year.


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