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University of Kent Access to HE Ambition Scholarship for Undergraduate Students 2024

The Kent Access to HE Ambition Scholarship extends our support to students who undertook an Access to HE Diploma at the University of Kent, or at one of the University’s Partner Colleges. Apply Now!!!

Aim and Benefits 

£2,000 per annum for each year of study (subject to satisfactory academic progress). For a maximum of 4 years (Total of £8,000).


You can apply for the Kent Access to HE Ambition Scholarship if you fulfil the following criteria:

  • You have completed* or are in the process of completing an Access to HE Diploma at:
    • University of Kent
    • Mid Kent College
    • West Kent College
    • EKC Group
    • Canterbury College
    • Ashford College
  • You are a UK student
  • You have applied to the University of Kent for a full-time or part-time undergraduate programme.
  • You must have made a firm acceptance of an offer made to you by the University before the 31 August 2024 application deadline in the year of entry.

*If you are a former student then you are only eligible if you completed an Access to HE Diploma at one of the institutions listed above and this is your most recent qualification undertaken.

Please note that KMMS students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Interview date, Process and Venue 

Your application will be given priority if you fulfil one or more of the following additional criteria:

  • You live in an area of socio-economic depravation – IMD Q1 or Q2
  • You live in a low-participation neighbourhood – TUNDRA Q1 or Q2
  • You are a Care Leaver under 25
  • You were estranged from your parents
  • You are from the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater community
  • Your parents or guardians did not attend university
  • You have caring responsibilities
  • You are currently resident in foyer or other supported accommodation

A decision may also be made in consultation with your FE College/institution.

Please note: you are not eligible to receive both the Kent Access to HE Ambition Scholarship and the Kent Ambition to Succeed Scholarship. You are able to apply for the scholarships you are eligible for and your application(s) will be assessed accordingly, but you will only be offered one of these scholarships.

Kent Ambition Scholars Programme:

  • Kent Access to HE Ambition Scholarship holders will be invited to join the Kent Ambition Scholars Programme. As part of this programme, you will receive targeted support throughout your student journey and encouraged to develop your employability skills by being invited to apply to different opportunities within the University, such as becoming a Student Ambassador.


  • The deadline to apply for the Kent Access to HE Ambition Scholarship is 31st August 2024. Applicants must also firmly accept an offer from the University of Kent before the 31st August 2024 deadline.

Application Deadline

August 31, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University Of Kent on to apply

Please follow the link above to apply:

You will be asked to complete a short application form, as well as submitting a statement outlining how the scholarship would benefit you during your time at Kent.

Please note: if you are deferring entry to the University, you will need to apply by the deadline in your year of entry to the University, subject to this scholarship being available at that time.

For more details visit: University of Kent website.


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