Maths is generally considered to be among the hardest subjects to study at degree level and is also a subject which generally leads a higher paid graduate job. It is no surprise then that universities offer scholarships to ensure that they can not only attract the brightest students to study Mathematics at their university, but also to help those who have the ability and flair but maybe come from a disadvantaged background or an under-represented group.
If once you graduate, you fancy teaching Maths there are also some great scholarships on offer to encourage Maths graduates to go in to teaching.
Here are some examples of some of the scholarships on offer to Maths students. Some of these scholarship deadlines may have passed for this year, but they are usually offered every year and serve as an example of the sort of thing you might expect to find.
Worth £5,625 over a 3 or 4 year course at the University of Nottingham. To be eligible you must: be registered on the first year of a first full time undergraduate course in Mathematics or Mathematics joint honours; have a residual household income of below £42,600
Maths & Statistics Scholarship
All stage 1 home entrants who firmly accept an offer at University of Plymouth for a Mathematics/Statistics degree will automatically receive a Mathematics and Statistics Entrance Scholarship of £500 per A grade in A-level Mathematics plus £500 for an A in Further Mathematics up to a total of £1,000.
Maths & Statistics Subject Based Scholarships
A £1,000 scholarship offered to new entrants to the University of St Andrews who can demonstrate financial need. Open to UK and EU students.
The Annie Currie Williamson Scholarship
A scholarship of £1,500 per year at the University of York. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic potential and targets students with an assessed household income of between £25,001 and £30,000.
School of Mathematics Entrance Scholarships
An award of £1,000 to students who achieve A* in Mathematics and two further grade A*/As at A’level and has applied for a single honours degree in Mathematics at the University of Manchester
The Dean’s Excellence Scholarships
£1,000 a year awarded to students studying Mathematics at the University of Leeds who achieve A*A*A at A-level in subjects required to the course.
Mathematics Excellence Scholarship
A scholarship of £1,000 to students at the University of Birmingham who achieve A*A*A* in Mathematics and two other subjects (excluding General Studies) at A level
Gillian Stead Maths Bursary
Open to UK/EU undergraduate students who enter the first year of a BSc or MMath degree at the University of Hull in Mathematics and who have obtained 128 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels including an A in A level Maths. Worth £2,100 a year.