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Andrea Levy Scholarship at University of Edinburgh 2023/2024 for African & Caribbean 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 Scholarship was 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 Scotland. The University of Edinburgh is honoured to contribute to its legacy by hosting this scholarship programme.


The Scholarship will cover the following:

  • your tuition fees*, and

  • a stipend of £5,000 per annum to help with your living expenses

The Scholarship is tenable for the duration of your programme of study, typically four years, but it can be longer. This award does not affect your eligibility for an Access Edinburgh Scholarship (£1,000 – £5,000 per annum, depending on your circumstances), and both awards can be held simultaneously. The total available towards your living expenses is up to £10,000 for every year of your course.

*The total cost of your tuition fees, which for most ‘rest of UK students is £9,250 per annum, will be covered by the Scholarship. If you are a resident of Scotland, your fees will be covered by SAAS.


To be considered for this Scholarship, you must:

  • Have one of the following categories of ethnicity: Black Caribbean; Black African; Black Other; Mixed – White/Black Caribbean; Mixed – White /Black African; or another mixed background that includes Caribbean heritage. We particularly encourage applicants with any form of Caribbean heritage to apply.

  • Be starting my first undergraduate full-time degree programme at the University of Edinburgh in the 2023-24 academic year.

  • Have been assessed for fee status as a ‘home’ student (meaning that you ordinarily live in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland).

  • Have a household income below £34,000 per annum.


30th April 2023

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