UK Universities

The Beacon Equity Trust has built partnerships to offer up to six new annual undergraduate scholarships through each of the following:


The Beacon Scholarship at the University of Cambridge - offered with The Cambridge Trust 

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The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust supports students on degree courses at The University of Cambridge. Working with partners worldwide, the Trust provides funding to students of outstanding academic merit under a variety of scholarship schemes. The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 universities in the world. It offers a wide range of undergraduate courses, exceptional facilities, highly interactive seminars, and 'supervisions', i.e. one-to-one or small group teaching sessions every week. 

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The Beacon Scholarship at Imperial College London

ImperialImperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, engineering and medicine. Joining such a specialist community means studying what you love with people who love it too – all in the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities. We're ranked among the top ten best universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019, making an Imperial degree highly valued by employers across the globe. We were also revealed as the UK's most international university for the third year in a row by Times Higher Education in 2018. Students from over 140 countries come to study at the College, and we are involved in significant research collaborations that span the globe. Our location in central London is a huge advantage in what we do: attracting the best minds from all corners of the world and setting us in the heart of a truly international community.

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The Beacon Scholarship at the London School of Economics

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LSE was founded in 1895 by four leading members of the Fabian Society – Beatrice and Sidney Webb, Graham Wallas and George Bernard Shaw. The School's aim was the betterment of society, and in 1922 it adopted as its motto rerume cognoscere causas – to know the causes of things. Today it is one of the foremost social science universities in the world, with teaching and research spanning the full breadth of social sciences, from economics and politics to anthropology and geography. Situated in the heart of central London, LSE is famed for its cosmopolitan student body, drawing its students from over 145 countries worldwide.

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The Beacon Scholarship at the University of Bristol 

University of Bristol Logo 1The University of Bristol, a member of the Russell Group, ranks in the top 40 institutions globally due to its outstanding teaching and research, superb facilities and highly talented students and staff. The University is located in the heart of the city, a leading centre for business, culture and education, with industry strength in engineering, aerospace, finance and media.

The University offers a wide range of programmes at undergraduate level within our six academic faculties. Our programmes allow students to engage in a broad learning experience with opportunities to explore innovation and enterprise, sustainable futures and global citizenship.

The Beacon Scholarship at Cardiff University


Cardiff University is a top 5 UK university for research excellence and impact recognised in the most recent independent government assessments. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. From its outstanding central location amidst the parks, Portland-stone buildings that form the city's elegant civic centre, the University's students and staff are drawn from over 120 countries, attracted by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence. Cardiff is ranked in the top 140 institutions in the world and is a member of the Russell Group of Britain's leading research universities.

The University offers a wide range of courses at undergraduate level across 27 Academic Schools. The University also runs a number of Foundation Programmes.

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The Beacon Scholarship at the University of Surrey 

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The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s top scientific and technological universities and has established itself as a top-ten university in major national university league table rankings. The university has three faculties, with a total of 22 different Schools and Departments, offering a wide variety of undergraduate degree programmes. Our beautiful campus offers students the best of both worlds: our safe, self-contained student community is just ten minutes’ walk from Guildford town centre and 34 minutes by train from London. In 2016 Surrey was named as the Times and Sunday Times ‘University of the Year’ and was ranked 5th in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. The University of Surrey is also one of the most culturally-diverse universities in the UK, with students from over 120 different countries, making up 37% of the student body.

Click here for a list of undergraduate courses at the University of Surrey