About the Visa Scholarship Programme

We have created the Visa Scholarship Programme, in partnership with the Windsor Fellowship, as part of our ongoing commitment to this belief.

​The programme is designed to support students from under-represented and socially disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their full potential. This opportunity is open to eligible students who are applying or intending to enrol as a full-time undergraduate in any accredited university in the UK. You’ll receive a scholarship of up to £9200 per year to pay your tuition fees and an ongoing programme of support throughout your academic study.

​You will also have the opportunity to connect with experienced Visa employees through our scholar coaching/ mentoring programmes.

“We will remain focused on ensuring that Visa is a diverse and inclusive environment where different perspectives are valued, and all of our employees feel comfortable coming to work every day to do their best.”

Al Kelly, Global Chief Executive Officer

The Programmme

  • ​Our partners, the Windsor Fellowship, will provide you with pastoral and interview support from the point of application.
  • Financial support – You’ll receive support for your course fees, up to a value of £9200 per year, up to four years, in tuition scholarships.
  • Mentorship – take advantage of on-going coaching, mentorship and guidance from experienced Visa employees.
  • Skills building – grow key technical, professional and leadership skills through training and development opportunities.
  • Career development – gain exposure to career growth activities to help prepare for post-graduation careers.
  • Work Experience – during the summer there will be options to get work experience and engage with Visa, including the opportunity to apply for a paid internship where you can learn new skills, collaborate and find a community of like-minded students.

​Who can apply?

All the following must apply to be eligible for consideration:​

  • ​You will be starting the first year of your first undergraduate degree in October 2022.
  • Undergraduate degree in STEM field (e.g. Computer Science, Information Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering or Maths) or Business (e.g. HR, Finance, Marketing, Sales) excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
  • Demonstrate how your chosen degree can relate to Visa business functions.
  • Applied to UCAS for a full-time three or four undergraduate degree at any accredited university in the UK for 2022-23.
  • From a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.
  • Eligible to work and study in the UK and qualify for UK/home fee status. (international fees are not eligible)
  • Demonstrate a financial need (combined household income of less than £50,000 per year).
  • Be in receipt of, or have previously received or have been eligible for, free school meals, pupil premium, education maintenance allowance and/or 16 to 19 bursaries.

​How to Apply

Applications are closed for 2022-23. If you would to hear about future opportunities sign up here 

​​We have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to answer your questions.

​If you have any other questions about the programme please email: visascholarship@windsor-fellowship.org