£8,000 Scholarship for Postgraduate Fintech Student

Are you looking to join an exciting and dynamic industry? Fintech could be for you!

Scotland’s financial technology sector is booming, with the number of businesses growing threefold over the last year. There are now around 90 fintech-focused enterprises based in Scotland and there are no signs of the boom slowing down.

The good news is that these businesses are constantly on the look-out for new talent. Several Scottish universities, including the University of Strathclyde, the University of Stirling and Edinburgh University are already offering postgraduate fintech degree to satisfy growing demand.

£8,000 scholarship

In order to support students in that sector, Spotcap, a fintech lender, has launched the Fintech Fellowship programme. Now in its third year, the Fellowship offers an £8,000 award to one postgraduate student studying a fintech related course at a UK university. Applications open today and close on August 15, 2019.


To qualify for the Fintech Fellowship, applicants must cover the following criteria:

  • Have an offer of admission to a master’s or MBA programme at an accredited British university
  • Be a British citizen or resident
  • Study a fintech-related subject, with the intention to work in fintech upon graduation

Required Documents

Applicants can upload their CV and cover letter via the Fintech Fellowship website. Their cover letter should include the following points:

  • Brief description of their background and achievements
  • What sparked their interest in fintech
  • How their studies would support a career in fintech

So, what's it like working for a Fintech company?

A job in Fintech is an opportunity to work in an evolving industry – one that is driving the digital shift of both the economy and our society. It attracts passionate people who are keen to pursue opportunities and overcome challenges, making it a dynamic and fast-paced working environment. But fintech doesn’t only attract talent with an interest in technology and IT – because of its innovative nature, it is increasingly becoming a sector of choice for marketers, sales and business operations professionals.

Are you starting your postgraduate studies this autumn? Are you keen to pursue a career in fintech? Check out the Fintech Fellowship website and apply for the £8,000 award.