Ian Kay Scholarships

The Ian Kay Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to help Chinese students to study at Edinburgh Napier University, and to help students from Edinburgh Napier University to study in China. The Ian Kay Scholarships are available at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Scholarship Overview

In the initial period, the Scholarship Committee, which will determine awards, will offer scholarships as follows:
• up £10,000 to either a postgraduate or an undergraduate Chinese student for a course of study in Financial Services (i.e. Business Management or International Affairs); Business Management; or International Business at Edinburgh Napier University for one year.  Applications will be considered for a further year.
• Up to £5,000 for a Scottish student to study in China for one year.

Once a candidate has been selected for an award, the level of the Scholarship will be carefully judged bearing in mind the student’s educational fees and living costs.

Eligibility Guidance 

• You must have a firm offer (conditional or unconditional) from Edinburgh Napier University to study on a course related to: 
Business Management
International Business 
• You must be aged between 20 and 35 at the time of applying for your course

Submitting your form

An application form is available for download in the below section. For applicants from China wishing to study in Scotland, completed application forms, including photocopies of all relevant supporting documents, should be sent to:

The Director
Edinburgh Napier University China Centre
Room 2805, Building 3, Wanda Plaza
No. 93 Jian Guo Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100022, People’s Republic of China

A Face to face interview may be required by the Ian Kay Scholarship Committee at Edinburgh Napier University China Office in Beijing in June 2016.

Closing Dates

Applications for academic year 2017/18 are now closed. Information on how to apply for 2018/19 will be posted on this website in due course.


The decision of the awarding committee is final.  Applicants have no right of appeal.