Visa UK Scholarship 

At Visa we recognise the power of difference and diversity of thought. We value every individual for their unique background, experiences and view of the world.


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 

  • Windsor Fellowship - 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 likeminded students.


All the following must apply to be eligible for consideration:

  • 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. 

  • Applied to UCAS to enrol on a full-time three or four undergraduate degree at any accredited university in the UK for 2022-23 entry.

  • From a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background 

  • Eligible to work and study in the UK and qualify under ‘Home Fee’ status

  • Demonstrate a financial need (combined household income of less than £50k 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

  • This will be your first degree 

  • An interest in the work of Visa 

  • Stage 1 – Complete online application form by 18 July 2022 at 11.59pm 

  • Stage 2 - Shortlisted applicants will be invited to take part in an online assessment by 25 July 2022 at 11.59pm 

  • Stage 3 - Successful applicants will be invited to attend a virtual Assessment Centre with the Windsor Fellowship consisting of a presentation and interview.

  • Stage 4 – Final stage virtual interview with the Visa team

  • Stage 5 – Visa to select and inform successful Scholars.

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

If you have any other questions about the programme please email for more information.