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Farah Chowdhury

October 22nd, 2018

It’s competition time!


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Farah Chowdhury

October 22nd, 2018

It’s competition time!


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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!




The Global Essay Competition at the St. Gallen Symposium

Students are invited to submit an essay in argument for either defending freedom or re-calibrating freedom (to a maximum of 2,100 words). The competition is open to students enrolled in a master’s or higher programme who have been born 1990 or later. Prizes include an all-expenses trip to the 50th anniversary of the St. Gallen Symposium, and CHF 20,000 split among winners.

Deadline February 1 2020.

More info and application here.


The Climate Investment Challenge

The Climate Investment Challenge is calling on university students from across the UK to develop creative financial solutions and innovations to address climate change. Ideas from all sectors, topics and regions are welcome!

Students will have to apply as a team of two to five, and all current postgraduates (Masters of PhD) are eligible. Finalists will pitch their idea in London to compete for £7,500 and help turn their idea into a reality.

Concept Notes for the first stage of applications are due February 9 2020.

Full info and application details here.


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.




Anglo-Danish Society Postgraduate Scholarship

The Anglo-Danish Society is running a scholarship programme for Post-Graduate courses/research for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Open to British graduates with a first degree from a UK university who are undertaking postgraduate studies/research at a university in Denmark, and Danish graduates with a first degree from a Danish university undertaking postgraduate study in the UK.

Completed applications will be accepted from January 1 2020. Closing date March 1 2020.

More details and application available 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!


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