QS World Merit
QS is proud to announce the QS Undergraduate scholarship. This scholarship is for applicants who are keen to transform the world and contribute to the UN's 17 sustainable development goals with the help of their education. Eligibility Criteria: • You must start your first year of study in the next academic year • You must be going to study at a bachelor/ undergraduate level • You must be going to study at a university featured in a QS ranking at any position. • You must have accepted an offer from a university by the time we select a winner in May • The scholarship must go towards your tuition fee
QS Event attendance is NOT required
Essay submission is needed
You can be admitted to any school on the appropriate level
We’re QS, and we are the leading network for careers and education. Our mission is to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development. One of the ways we help is through our QS Scholarships platform. In 2020 this merged with the World Merit charity organization, and now offers joint scholarships. These are our QS World Merit (QS WM) Scholarships.
A scholarship by an institution is completely sponsored by them, therefore you must be applying for that institution to be eligible. You must be accepted to study there to win the scholarship. Further eligibility criteria and requirements vary by scholarship.
QS World Merit Scholarships are offered jointly between the World Merit charity organization and us at QS. You can be admitted to any institution on the appropriate study level to be considered. Take a look at the further eligibility criteria on the respective scholarship.
QS WM Leadership Scholarship for MBA Studies $10.000 - Deadline 31st May 11:59pm BST
QS WM Community Scholarship for MBA Studies 2* $5.000 – Deadline 31st May 11:59pm BST
QS WM Social Responsibility Scholarship for Master`s Studies $10.000 - Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST
QS WM Academic Excellence Scholarship Master`s and PhD Studies $10.000 – Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST
QS WM Women`s Scholarship $5.000 - Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST
QS WM Undergraduate Scholarship for Bachelor`s Studies $5.000 - Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST
Our QS World Merit Scholarships all have different deadlines, but follow a similar process:
Two weeks after the scholarship deadline
The QS World Merit Scholarship Selection Committee aims to finish evaluating the applications and select the shortlisted candidates two weeks after the deadline. This is when we email the shortlisted candidates and ask them to send us information about the school they have been admitted to, the program they`ll be studying, the program start date, their tuition fee amount and info on any other scholarships won plus check they’ve attended one of our events (if required).
Three weeks after the deadline
We then send the eligible shortlisted applications to the QS World Merit Scholarship decision makers. We ask them to make a final decision by the end of the month following the deadline.
Four to five weeks after the deadline
We contact the winner(s) selected and ask them to:
We also put them in touch with our writers and social media team, who will publish an interview on our websites and social channels. Once we have all the documents from the selected winner, we inform the applicants who didn't win about the status of their application.
Five to six weeks after the deadline
We announce the winners and publish their interviews.
You are eligible to apply if you start your studies in the next academic year (e.g. if you start your studies in the 2022/2023 academic year you can apply for scholarships with a deadline in 2022).
You must have an offer or a conditional offer from the school by the scholarship deadline and you must have accepted the offer by the time we announce the winner in the following month.
You must attend a QS recruitment event (World Grad School Tour, World MBA Tour, Connect Masters, Connect MBA, STEM, etc.) to be eligible to apply for a QS Scholarship, except for the QS Undergraduate Scholarship, where the requirement is that you`re admitted to a school that features on any of our QS Rankings.
You must submit the relevant essay.
You must study at the required level.
The award must go towards your tuition fee.
The scholarship can only go towards your tuition fee, so unfortunately you won't be awarded in this case.
Unfortunately, no. QS WM Scholarships are offered to candidates who are about to start their first year of study at the appropriate level.
Yes, you need to attend a QS recruitment event by the time we select a winner (about 4 weeks after the scholarship deadline).
Yes, you are eligible to apply if you have attended a QS recruitment event in the past year.
No, it's not a problem. If possible, please mention this in your application.
The website offers you the possibility to change your essay. The evaluation process starts after the deadline, so you`re free to change your essay any time before that.
Unfortunately, no. The scholarship must go towards your tuition fees.
Unfortunately, due to the huge number of applications and the number of queries we receive from applicants, the team doesn't have the capacity to give individual feedback on the applications received.
No, we transfer the money directly to the school where you have been admitted to. You won't actually see or receive the money, but you`ll have to pay less for your tuition fee from your own pocket.
We aim to make the payment to the school on the winner`s behalf as soon as possible. It mainly depends how fast we received the supporting documents from the winner.
We email all the applicants with the status of their application four to five weeks after the deadline and aim to announce a winner about five weeks after the deadline.