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Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Sally Sainsbury History Scholarship, UK 2023

Application is now open for the Sally Sainsbury History Scholarship at Queen Mary University of London. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About Queen Mary University of London and Scholarship

Located in Mile End, East London, England, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL, or simply QM; previously Queen Mary and Westfield College) is a public research university. It belongs to the Federal University of London as a member institution.

In addition to its current six campuses in Mile End, Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square, Ilford, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, and West Smithfield in East and Central London, Queen Mary also maintains a presence abroad in China, France, Greece, and Malta. The largest self-contained campus of any institution located in London is the Mile End campus. The institution had about 26,000 students enrolled in 2018–19. Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences comprise Queen Mary’s three faculties.


Queen Mary is a part of institutions UK, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the Russell Group of British research institutions. As a key hub for medical education and research, Queen Mary is a component of UCLPartners, the biggest academic health science center in the world. Queen Mary has taken over from Royal Holloway to manage programs at the University of London Institute in Paris.

Among the previous and present employees of Queen Mary are nine Nobel Laureates. Prominent alums include British politician Peter Hain, Davidson Nicol, who found the source and treatment of malaria, Ronald Ross, who discovered how insulin is broken down in the body, and Professor Andrew Pollard, who led the research team that developed the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. In the UK, QMUL was placed joint ninth among multi-faculty institutions based on the GPA of its research. It scored first in the UK for the quality of research outputs, fifth for research power, and 20th overall in the Research Excellence Framework (2014). The Department of Linguistics was also placed highly in the UK.

Out of the 132 universities that participated in the UK Research Assessment Exercise, Queen Mary was ranked 11th in a study by The Guardian newspaper and 13th by The Times Higher Education Supplement. The findings were released in December 2008.

According to the Times Higher, “the biggest star among the research-intensive institutions was Queen Mary, University of London, which went from 48th in 2001 to 13th in the 2008 Times Higher Education table, up 35 places.”

Three scholarships are offered for students entering in 2023–2024 as part of the Sally Sainsbury History Scholarship.

Details about Sally Sainsbury History Scholarship at Queen Mary University of London:

Scholarship Sponsor: Queen Mary University of London, UK

Scholarship Value: GBP 1,250 per year for three years

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): Queen Mary University of London, UK

Courses: History

Eligibility Criteria for Sally Sainsbury History Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be eligible for the Sally Sainsbury History Scholarship at Queen Mary University of London:

  • You have to be a first-year student at the School of History, having registered in September 2022.
  • You must have spent at least three years as a permanent resident in the City of London, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the London Borough of Newham, or the London Borough of Hackney.
  • Student Finance England must determine that your family income is GBP 42,875 or less. You are under no obligation to take out loans; but, for the school to validate your household income number when you apply for student financing, you must make sure that you seek a complete income assessment from SFE.

Application Process for Sally Sainsbury History Scholarship

Applicants should follow the procedure here to apply.

The Application Deadline is: November 20, 2024

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