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War Studies Hardship Bursary 2020-21

King’s will be offering four new annual War Studies Hardship Bursary worth £12,000 each to home students successfully applying for undergraduate entry in September 2020 in the Dept. of War Studies.

What is the War Studies Hardship Bursary ?

The War Studies Hardship Bursary was created by Dr Elaine Holoboff and Dr Tom Halverson, both War Studies alumni of King’s. Dr Holoboff and Dr Halverson valued their time studying at King’s and they would like to give back and support the next generation of students.

The scholarships are designed to offer assistance to candidates who are in need of extra financial support to undertake their degree.

Scholarships will therefore be awarded on the basis of:  

  • the strength of candidates’ personal statement, and  
  • the applicant’s financial assessment.

Applications are open to home undergraduate applicants who meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

The scholarship is worth £12,000, payable over 3 years. 

This means that you will receive £4,000 in each of your first three years of study (repeat years or breaks in study will not be funded), and will be dependent upon continued satisfactory academic progress and attendance. The scholarship will be made available as a cash bursary. 

Am I eligible to apply?

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • you should be undertaking your first undergraduate degree;
  • you should be a home fee status student resident;
  • you should be undertaking an undergraduate programme in the Dept of War Studies for 2020 entry; 
  • have an assessed household income of £42,875 pa or less;
  • have taken up your maximum entitlement to UK government help with tuition fees and loans/grants for living costs;
  • you must have given Student Finance England ‘consent’ to share your financial information with the College; 
  • have ‘firmly’ accepted an offer of a place at King’s on an eligible programme.


How do I complete the application form? 

You can download the application form here.

You should email the completed form to funding@kcl.ac.uk together with scanned/digital copies of your supporting documents. 

The deadline for applications is 3 July 2020.


Where can I get further information?

To find out more about the Scholarship 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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