Visa is designed to recognise the power of difference and diversity of thought. The program values every individual for their unique background, experiences and view of the world.
Therefore, in partnership with the Windsor Fellowship, the visa scholarship is designed as part of the commitment to this belief as reported on Windsor Fellowship website.
The programme is designed to support students from under-represented and socially disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their full potential. This opportunity is open to eligible students who are applying or intending to enrol as a full-time undergraduate in any accredited university in the UK. You’ll receive a scholarship of up to £9200 per year to pay your tuition fees and an ongoing programme of support throughout your academic study.
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You will also have the opportunity to connect with experienced Visa employees through their scholar coaching/ mentoring programmes.
“We will remain focused on ensuring that Visa is a diverse and inclusive environment where different perspectives are valued, and all of our employees feel comfortable coming to work every day to do their best.” Al Kelly, Global Chief Executive Officer
The Visa Scholarship Programmme
Windsor Fellowship - our partners the Windsor Fellowship, will provide you with pastoral and interview support from the point of application. Financial support – You’ll receive support for your course fees, up to a value of £9200 per year, up to four years, in tuition scholarships. Mentorship – take advantage of on-going coaching, mentorship and guidance from experienced Visa employees. Skills building – grow key technical, professional and leadership skills through training and development opportunities Career development – gain exposure to career growth activities to help prepare for post-graduation careers. Work Experience – during the summer there will be options to get work experience and engage with Visa, including the opportunity to apply for a paid internship where you can learn new skills, collaborate and find a community of likeminded students.
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All the following must apply to be eligible for consideration:
This will be your first undergraduate degree starting in 2022-23 Undergraduate degree in STEM field (e.g., Computer Science, Information Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering or Maths) or Business (e.g. HR, Finance, Marketing, Sales) excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. Demonstrate how your chosen degree can relate to Visa business functions Applied to UCAS to enroll on a full-time three or four undergraduate degree at any accredited university in the UK for 2022-23 entry. From a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background Eligible to work and study in the UK and qualify under ‘Home Fee’ status Demonstrate a financial need (combined household income of less than £50,000 per year) Be in receipt of, or have previously received or have been eligible for, free school meals, pupil premium, education maintenance allowance and/or 16 to 19 bursaries
Application Process for Visa Scholarship
Stage 1 – Complete online application form and financial form by 18 July 2022 at 11.59pm Stage 2 - Shortlisted applicants will be invited to take part in an online assessment by 25 July 2022 at 11.59pm Stage 3 - Successful applicants will be invited to attend a virtual Assessment Centre with the Windsor Fellowship consisting of a presentation and interview. Stage 4 – Final stage virtual interview with the Visa team Stage 5 – Visa to select and inform successful Scholars.
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