Spotcap Fintech Fellowship 2019/20

Inspiring the next generation of fintech talent

Applications for 2019/2020 have now closed — thank you for participating! The winner will be announced on 1st October.

The Fellowship is an £8k award that supports one aspiring master's or MBA student per year

MBA student, UCL School of Management

"I passionately believe that fintech is the future of the finance industry — it provides new and exciting ways to solve people's financial problems."

Computer Science student, Imperial College

"Seeing positive collaboration between groups of talented entrepreneurs and established financial institutions really inspired me to work at a fintech."

MBA student, Manchester Business School

"I recognised that the opportunity for fintech to provide a better customer experience is enormous."

Fellowship details



Deadline: 15th August 2019
Amount: £8,000 towards the cost of a master’s degree or MBA
Year of study: 2019/2020
Host institution: Accredited UK-based universities
Fields of study: Fintech-related fields (e.g. finance, business, management, engineering, computer science)
Number of awards available: One

Fellowship details



Deadline: 15th August 2019
Amount: £8,000 towards the cost of a master’s degree or MBA
Year of study: 2019/2020
Host institution: Accredited UK-based universities
Fields of study: Fintech-related fields (e.g. finance, business, management, engineering, computer science)
Number of awards available: One

Meet the 2018 winner

 

Name: Sophie Peacock
 
Degree: Msc Data Science and Machine Learning
 
Host University: UCL
 
Year of study: 2018/19
 
Award: £8,000 towards the cost of a master’s degree
"The Fintech Fellowship enabled me to do an MSc in Machine Learning and to gain the technical skills and knowledge necessary for a career in Fintech. I would strongly encourage anyone studying a fintech-related masters course to apply!"
 
 

How to apply

Send us your CV and cover letter, which should include the following points:

Tell us about you

What sparked your interest in fintech?

How would your studies support a career in fintech?

Eligibility

To qualify for the Fellowship, you need to cover the following criteria:

Have an offer of admission to a master's or MBA programme at an accredited British university, starting in 2019

Be a British citizen or resident

Study a fintech-related subject, with an intention to work in fintech upon graduation

The Fellowship Judging Panel

Timeline

30th April

Applications open

15th August

Applications close

6th September

Shortlisted candidates contacted

20th September

Winner notified

As seen in

Read what our winners, executives and partners have to share about the role of talent in the growing UK fintech industry

Terms & Conditions

  • Amount

    The Fellowship is a tuition fee award of £8,000, designed to contribute to the costs of a fintech-related master's degree or MBA at a UK university.
  • Course length

    You may apply if you are studying for a two-year degree, but the Fellowship will only apply to the first year.
  • Remaining costs

    Applicants must be able to cover the remaining costs associated with completing their master's degree or MBA, including living costs and any outstanding tuition fees.
  • Deadline

    Applications must be submitted by 12pm BST on 15th August 2019.
  • Further funding

    You are required to disclose any other funding you may be receiving.

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About Spotcap

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