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!



Fidelity International University Competition.

The topic for Fidelity International’s 2019 competition is Fintech for Good. They are challenging students to present how they envisage the finance industry working for the betterment of society.

The competition will launch on the 30th September and culminate on the 10th of December with a Pitch Day at the Fidelity offices in London, where the top 5 teams will present to win the grand prize of £1,000 per team member.

Find out more here.

Student teams from universities and academic institutions around the world are invited to compete in an academic challenge in which students will be asked to play the role of an internal corporate real estate team in order to address a real-world issue facing companies around the globe.

The competition is open to all students (undergraduate/graduate, full-time/part-time) who are currently registered at a recognized university, and the winning team will get a prize of US $5,000.

The registration deadline is 13 September 2019.

Learn more here.


HOLT Valuation Challenge

Credit Suisse hosts the HOLT Challenge, an online competition to make students familiar with Credit Suisse’s HOLT methodology, allow them to enhance their financial knowledge and, for top scorers, even get an interview!

Learn more and apply here.




Canon Foundation Research Fellowships 

The Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships annually to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. European Fellows are expected to pursue a period of research in Japan whereas Japanese Fellows are expected to do their research in Europe.

All Europeans are eligible to apply (including Israel, Turkey, Balkan and Baltic countries), and applicants should have obtained at least a Master’s degree within the last ten years of applying to the Canon Foundation.

The grants range from 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro per year and pro-rata for different periods, and applications close on September 15.

Learn more here.


Mexican Government Scholarship Programme for International Students

The 2020 Call for the Mexican Government Scholarship Programme for International Students is now open. This call is for anyone interested in completing a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program in Mexico.

The deadline for submission of applications is 27 September, 2019, at 15:00 (Mexico City time). All applications files must be uploaded through the Academic Cooperation Management System (SIGCA) which can be accessed here.

Find out more terms and conditions 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 of Hong Kong is launching the Eleventh Round of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.  The Scheme aims to attract top international students to pursue PhD studies in Hong Kong’s world-class research universities.
The fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$25,800 (approx. US$3,300) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$12,900 (approx. US$1,700) per year for a period of three years.  250 fellowships will be awarded for PhD studies commencing in the 2020/21 academic year.
The deadline for initial application is 2 December 2019.
Find out more about the Scheme and apply here.


Chinese University of Hong Kong LLM Global Scholarship

The Master of Laws (LLM) Programmes at the Chinese University of Hong Kong will award up to three BGlobal Scholarships to non-local students to study in their LLM Programme in 2019-2020. Each scholarship may be worth up to HK$214,400.

Students will be automatically considered for the Scholarship based on academic merit provided that they have applied for admissions to one of the CUHK Master of Laws Programmes, have proof of their proficiency in English and are not be local students (defined as those with the right of abode in Hong Kong.)

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.


Good luck!