Andrea Levy Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

The University of Edinburgh is privileged to offer scholarships to support Black African and Caribbean heritage applicants from socio-economically challenged backgrounds, made possible by a gift from the family of the late Andrea Levy.

The Andrea Levy Scholarships were established in 2020 in memory of multi-award winning novelist, Andrea Levy. Born in London to Jamaican parents, Ms Levy held longstanding family and personal links to Edinburgh and to Scotland, and the University of Edinburgh is honoured to contribute to her legacy by hosting this scholarship programme.

The Scholarship is designed to help with your living expenses, and to fully cover your tuition fees, throughout your Undergraduate degree.


For consideration for this scholarship, you must:

  • Possess one of the following ethnicities: Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed White/Black Caribbean; Mixed White/Black African; or Other Mixed Background with Caribbean Ancestry. Those with any kind of Caribbean ancestry are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Beginning in the academic year 2023–2024, a first undergraduate full-time degree program will be offered at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Have their fee status as “home” students determined (meaning that you ordinarily live in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland).
  • Have a household income of less than £34,000 annually.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Edinburgh on to apply

Awards may be withdrawn if we later become aware successful scholars have not met eligibility criteria or to have provided false information.

As part of the application process you will be asked to confirm the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student number (e.g. S1234567) or if not known your UCAS number
  • Programme of study
  • Name of School or College you are currently attending
  • Ethnicity
  • Email address
  • Confirmation that you have applied, been assessed for and expect to be in receipt of the maximum level of support from the government through Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), Student Finance (England, Wales or Northern Ireland) for tuition fees and maintenance loans and that you have provided consent to share your information with the University.
  • Confirmation this is your first undergraduate degree programme, and you have not started a degree programme previously
  • Confirmation you understand external representatives supporting this scholarship will be reviewing your application and any submitted documentation as part of the selection process.
  • Agreement that your UCAS references (personal and supporting statements) will be used as part of the selection process.

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