As a leading international business school, we are committed to support diversity in business and gender balance in senior leadership roles.
The University of Manchester Information
Founded in 1824, The University of Manchester is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Manchester (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), North West England. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, The University of Manchester is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of Manchester offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 195 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
Open to female UK or EU permanent residents
You will need to show/demonstrate:
- Outstanding academic excellence: We will take into consideration your final degree classification/average, grades in subjects that demonstrate numeracy and analytical skills, and the reputation and ranking of the institution(s) where you have studied.
- Outstanding achievements (personal and professional).
- Strong motivation and potential for leadership roles in finance (current work experience in financial services is not required).
- Determination to act as a role model for other women.
In 2015, the UK government commissioned a report on gender diversity in the financial services sector in the UK and EU. The report highlighted the significant gap in pay and the representation of women in senior managerial roles in financial services. In response to the report, the HM Treasury launched the Women in Finance Charter - a pledge to aspire to gender balance at all levels of financial services, to which more than 330 companies are now signatories to the commitments of the charter.
We award these scholarships to support opportunities for talented women interested in careers in finance.
We will invite short-listed candidates for an interview.
Please submit your complete course application, along with the scholarship application by the deadline date.
You should submit your application in the form of a PowerPoint Presentation.
The presentation is a blank canvas to paint your picture and tell us what makes you stand out as a possible recipient of the scholarship in a more creative way.
We hope to learn about; your personality and personal and professional achievements, what motivates and interests you to study the MSc Financial Management programme, and how you meet the specific scholarship criteria.
We expect all our scholarship award holders to commit to be outstanding alumni ambassadors and contribute positively back to the School, organisations and communities.
When assessing applications we will consider your complete application for the MSc Financial Management Programme, along with the scholarship presentation.
- The presentation should be a maximum of 6 pages/slides
- You will not deliver your presentation orally therefore think of the presentation as a ‘story book’. You are welcome to use diagrams, photographs etc., to illustrate your messages.
- We will evaluate the presentation on the content, showing how you meet the scholarship criteria, not on technical expertise.