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 to £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.  .


• 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: 

  • Finance
  • Business Management
  • International Business 

Submitting your form

Applications for Ian Kay Scholarship funding starting in academic year 2024/25 close 21 July 2024.

To check your eligibility and apply please email along with the relevant documentation regarding your offer to study at Edinburgh Napier (or your ENU number if applying to study in China). 

Please contact if you have any questions about the Ian Kay Scholarship and the application process. 


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