This scholarship is available to Masters applicants of any nationality and in any subject, who self-identify as having a physical or sensory disability.

The Snowdon Scholarship programme aims to give a small number of exceptionally talented disabled people an opportunity to achieve their true potential.  Successful applicants will receive financial support and encouragement to help them excel in a Masters degree course that will make a difference to both their own futures and to the lives of others.

Their first two scholarship students commenced their studies in October 2017. They are expanding and there will be Snowdon Scholarship opportunities with six Universities for Masters students starting in 2018/19 at the following universities

  • Royal College of Art
  • Cambridge University
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Exeter
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • London School of Economics and Political Science

Worth of Award

A Snowdon Scholarship will fund:

  • Some or all of your Masters course fees for a one or two-year programme, plus
  • A generous maintenance allowance towards your living costs whilst studying.


Each individual student will bring something different to the Scholarship programme. However, ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • a real passion for their subject and for learning
  • excellence – outstanding talent and originality in their chosen field which is recognised by others
  • determination to succeed and to overcome obstacles
  • potential to become a leader in their field and to set an example for others to follow
  • strong desire to help improve the lives of others

How to Apply

  • You cannot apply directly to Snowdon Trust.
  • You must first apply through one of the partner universities for admission to an eligible Masters programmes.
  • Scholarships will only be open to students who receive a place offer.
  • No initial separate application is required for this scholarship.
  • only the online application to the University of Cambridge.


  • The deadline for applications to the LLM in 2018-19 is for Cambridge University 15 November 2017.
  • Eligible candidates will be invited by the Cambridge Trust to submit additional information, to assist the Snowdon Trust in scholar selection.

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