Looking for an opportunity to win some great prizes, get creative or just up for a challenge? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Every month we’ll be sharing interesting competitions and opportunities for you to enter and get involved in. Prizes range from fast-tracks to interview stage, trips around the world, cash and vouchers (to name a few). So what are you waiting for? Register and enter!


Undergraduate of the Year Award 

The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards is an annual competition aimed at finding the best undergraduates in the UK.

Undergraduate students can submit an application for one of the 14 different awards available, each sponsored by a prominent graduate recruiter who provides a prize for the winner, including a paid internship, trips abroad and other exclusive opportunities.

You can submit your application by 30 January 2019.

More info here.

Hult Prize 2019 

For its 10th year anniversary, the Hult Prize 2019 aims to tackle youth unemployment, and challenges teams of 3-4 students to propose solutions to build the foundations of a venture that will provide meaningful work for 10,000 youth within the next decade.

Team applications are open until 17 December 2018 and 50 finalist teams will go through a rigorous 6-week curriculum at Hult Castle in London to transform their ideas into startups, and pitch them for a chance to win 1 million dollars in seed capital!

Learn more here.

L’Oreal Brandstorm 2019 

L’Oreal’s annual student competition challenges you this year to Invent the future of skincare for health-conscious customers.

The competition is open to teams of three undergraduate or graduate students who will get to come up with an innovative idea, refine it during the competition process and, if selected, pitch it to top L’Oreal executives in Paris in the finals.

Applications close on 16 November 2019.

Learn more here.

LSE Festival research competition 2019

The LSE Festival 2019 on ‘New World (Dis)Orders’ is hosting a research competition for its students and staff, an opportunity to spread the word about your research project in a creative way and to new audiences!

There are four competition categories to choose from : photograph, poster, short film and written pitch. The competition is open to anyone who studies at or is employed by LSE, and each submitted work will be featured in an online gallery.

Each winner or winning group is awarded £250 and promotion of their research on LSE’s internal and external communications channels. The competition closes on Monday 21 January 2019.

More info here.


SAIC Motor UK is holding a Hackathon on 21, 22 and 23 November 2018 to explore how digital trends such as blockchain, connectivity, internet of things, augmented reality and artificial intelligence can be exploited within the automotive domain.

Students with backgrounds in business, engineering and technology, software development and creative marketing will be put into teams and challenged to come up with an innovative solution and business case. The hackathon will take place in SMTC UK, Birmingham.

Winners will take home £1000 each, and there are a number of other prizes to be won! Applications are open until 20:00, Sunday 4 November.

More info here.

CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 4.0 

CoreNet challenges teams of 2-4 students from all around the world to think creatively about a problem facing real estate professionals for renowned companies like Google, Duke Energy, AstraZeneca, Whirlpool, and many others.

Finalists will have the opportunity to present their idea during an all-expenses-paid trip to the CoreNet Global Summit in Hong-Kong in March 2019, and the winning team gets $5,000! Registration is open until 30 November 2018.

Read more here.

Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 

Kellogg School of Management and Morgan Stanley host a challenge where teams of graduate students from around the globe develop and pitch creative financial approaches to tackle our world’s most pressing challenges.

Teams of graduate students must propose and defend a strategy that uses finance and investment tools rather than an operating enterprise to address an environmental or societal challenge. Finalists will get to present their proposals in front a panel of Morgan Stanley judges in Hong Kong April 12, 2019, and the winning team will get $10,000.

Learn more and apply here.




Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship 

This scholarship gives the best maths graduates the chance to start an exciting career in teaching, offered by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), The Mathematical Association (MA), Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), and the National STEM Learning Centre.

To qualify for a maths scholarship, applicants need to have or be expected a 2:1 or higher postgraduate degree in a subject with significant mathematical content. If you have a 2:2 degree, you are still encouraged to apply if you can also demonstrate relevant experience.

Mathematics Teacher Training Scholars receive  a £22,000 tax-free scholarship while they train and a further £10,000 after tax once in teaching, as well membership offers, networking opportunities and professional development support.

Learn more here.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 

The Research Grants Council if Hong Kong is launching the tenth round of its PhD Fellowship Scheme to attract international students to pursue PhD studies at Hong Kong research universities.

250 fellowships will be awarded in the 2019-2020 academic year. They provide monthly stipends as well as conference and research-related travel allowances for a period of three years, and the deadline for initial application is 12 noon on 1 December 2018.

More info here.

Anglo-Danish Society Scholarship Programme

The Anglo-Danish society is running a Postgraduate scholarship programme for the 2019-2020 academic years.

This programme is open to both Danish graduates with a first degree from a Danish university and pursuing postgraduate studies or research at a university in the UK, and British graduates with a first degree from a university in the UK and undertaking postgraduate studies or research at a university in Denmark.

The minimum value is £2,500 per grand, and applications close on 1 March 2019.

More info here.

Oxford Clarendon Scholarships

Fully funded Clarendon Scholarships at the University of Oxford are open for all international students pursuing a full-time or part-time Master or DPhil!

130 scholarships covering all tuition and college-fees will be awarded to outstanding applicants in the academic year 2019-2020. Applications close in January 2018.

More info here.


Other Opportunities


Consulting Challenge 

For students interested in management consulting, Consulting Challenge is a compilation of the best, free resources available online to prepare for interviews with McKinsey & Company and the Boston Consulting Group. These resources have been assembled by LSE alumni who have themselves successfully gone through the interview process recently!

More info here.

Beta Testing for Study Rocket

Edtech platform Study Rocket is working on a research project into what makes students lose motivation when studying and how to make them more engaged, and looking to recruit some undergraduate students to hear about how they organise their revisions and have them beta test a new website.

Participation would take between 30-40 minutes in total, and students will be reimbursed £5 for them time. To participate, email sarah@studyrocket.co.uk.


Good luck!