December 14, 2017, by Jessica Watson
New online scholarship system launched
Last week, we launched the new online scholarship application system.
2018/19 entrants can now use the system to apply for the centrally managed group of scholarships aimed at international and EU students. These were formerly the International Office scholarships.
It is part of the expansion of the use of Campus Solutions in Admissions and follows on from the go-live of the applicant portal on Monday 23 October. Now, offer holders can now apply for one of these scholarships through the ‘finance’ section of their MyNottingham portal.
Accessing the University’s other scholarships
The University offers a huge variety of scholarship opportunities to our prospective students. In the immediate future, there will continue to be different routes for accessing different scholarships. The MyNottingham site is just one of them. As always, offer holders will be able to access information on how to apply for one of the many scholarships that we offer on the University’s website:
- For undergraduate courses: Bursaries and Scholarships
- For postgraduate courses: Postgraduate Funding
Over the next year, we will be monitoring the success of the new application system. If it is successful, we may choose to expand its use to include other scholarships. If we decide to expand the use of the system, we will look to do this next autumn.
The benefits of the new system
The major benefit of this system is that offer holders are only presented with a list of scholarship opportunities they are eligible for. As MyNottingham holds information about the offer holder, including their programme of study and nationality, it is able to pre-filter the list of scholarships available to just those relevant to the offer holder.
The result is that offer holders are no longer able to apply for scholarships they are ineligible for. They can avoid the situation where they are automatically declined based on eligibility after taking time to complete the form.
There are also benefits for staff and students, notably that holding all the information in Campus Solutions means that applicants, students and staff can all see the latest information through their view of MyNottingham. They can use the system to see the latest status of their scholarship application and track the payments once they are a student. We hope that this will mean a reduction in the number of queries from students and fewer emails between staff and students about their scholarships. This should make the process easier to manage for both staff and students.
Thank you for your support with these changes. We hope that the new system will be beneficial to applicants and students.
For general information about the Admissions go-live, including information on the Applicant portal, please visit the Project Transform workspace.
If you have any other questions about the new system or our scholarship programmes, please email the team: firstname.lastname@example.org.