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The University of Hull George W Gray International Scholarships in the UK for 2023/2024

We are giving away up to 50 George W Gray International Scholarships to study chemistry with us over the next three years to commemorate this game-changing discovery. Your home’s TV, laptops, and smartphones all rely on technology that was developed at the University of Hull. The liquid crystal molecule 5CB, which Professor George W. Gray originally secured a patent for, allowed for the creation of LCDs and flat screens. He probably contributed to one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the modern era.

In recognition of this important discovery, the University of Hull has created a commemorative scholarship to encourage more international students to major in chemistry and, ideally, follow in Professor Gray’s footsteps. Fifty years ago, chemists at the University of Hull created the ingredients that made LCDs and flat screens possible. Hull’s chemistry program will prepare you to:

  • Study in one of the UK’s areas with the largest concentration of chemical companies, such as BP, Total, Reckitt, Philips 66, Croda, and Smith & Nephew, and you’ll have the option to tour some of these major companies as part of your study.
  • Enjoy outstanding job prospects; 94% of our students find employment or further education within 15 months of completing the program.
  • 100% of first-year Chemistry students are satisfied with their studies. (Top joint in the UK) 

About the University of Hull

The University of Hull, a public research institution, is located in Kingston upon Hull, a city in Yorkshire’s East Riding, England. University College Hull was founded in 1927. The main campus of the university, located in Hull, is home to the Hull York Medical School, a joint venture with the institution of York. Students can get services through the Hull University Union.


From 1954 through 1969, Lord Middleton presided as the university’s first chancellor. Following him in office from 2006 to 2023 were Virginia Bottomley (Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone), Lord Cohen, Lord Wilberforce, and Lord Armstrong. Alan Johnson will start serving as the new chancellor in July 2023. 

Benefits of George W Gray International Scholarships

The George W Gray International Scholarships provide a £9,000 tuition price discount for each year of study.

George W Gray International Scholarship – Eligibility

For consideration for a George W. Gray International Scholarship, you must:

  • Being an overseas student with a Chemistry study offer, beginning in year 1 (Level 4), or starting in year 2 (Level 5), or year 3 (Level 6).
  • Possess an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill or a comparable score.
  • The UK A-level requires a grade B in chemistry from high school.
  • Satisfies the requirements

The fact that you meet the requirements and submit an application to study with us does not ensure that you will be awarded a scholarship.

The MChem Chemistry with Industrial Experience placement year, when fees are significantly reduced, is the only time the scholarship will not be paid.

How to Apply

The George W Gray International Scholarships do not require a separate application.

All applicants who have accepted an overseas offer will be immediately considered for the scholarship as part of the Chemistry application process.

Applications are currently being accepted for the September 2023 start of the chemistry program. You can apply directly to the University of Hull or through UCAS through one of our representatives in your country.

For further information or if you have questions about the application process, email

Visit the University of Hull website for further information.

Application Deadline:

August 23, 2023, is the last day to apply to study with us.

This could close earlier if all awards for the September 2023 entrance have been claimed. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other UK scholarships here.