The Snowdon Scholarship for Masters Students is available to Masters applicants of any nationality and in any subject, who self-identify as having a physical or sensory disability for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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 our 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. They hope Snowdon Scholarship students will go on to become leaders in their fields and be great examples for others to follow.

They are expanding and they are now promoting Snowdon Scholarship opportunities with the following Universities for Masters students starting in 2019/20:

  • Royal College of Art
  • Cambridge University
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Exeter
  • Royal Academy of Music (Nina Finburgh Scholarship)*
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • GDI Hub/UCL

Worth of Award

A Snowdon Scholarship will fund:

  • some or all of your Master’s course fees for a one or two-year programme, plus
  • Most (but not all) of our scholarships also include a generous maintenance allowance towards your living costs whilst studying.
  •  These music scholarships are up to full fees scholarships but will not normally include an additional maintenance allowance


Each individual student will bring something different to our Scholarship programme. However, our 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
  • the 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

  • Please note: 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.


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

Click here for more details and to apply

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