The Madhvi Singh Rana Scholarship 2023 entry

The Madhvi Singh Rana Scholarship is now open to receive applications from Home/UK students studying for a Biomedical Sciences degree in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) at the University of Surrey.


The Madhvi Singh Rana Scholarship will be awarded to one Home/UK student and provides funding of up to £12,000 over four years (£3,000 per year, including a Professional Placement Year if taken) to support an undergraduate student studying for a Biomedical Sciences degree at the University of Surrey, starting in September 2023. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be able to demonstrate a household income of less than £35,000 and/or meet any of the listed criteria for widening participation.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  •  demonstrate a household income of less than £35K


  • meet any of the criteria for widening participation as listed below:
    • Students from Low Participation Neighbourhoods (LPNs, defined as POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2 by OfS*
    • Students from an area of high deprivation (Index of Multiple Deprivation, IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2**
    • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in last six years)
    • Care leavers and students in local authority care
    • From families where parents/carers are in non-professional households (NS-SEC groups 4-8)
    • From families with no parental history of HE participation
    • Students classified as having a disability
    • Young carers
    • Mature learners
    • Refugees and asylum seekers
    • Students estranged from their families
    • Students who have a parent/carer who has served in the armed forces or reserves
    • Students from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic backgrounds
    • Students from Gypsy, Roma or Irish Traveller (GRT) communities
    • Students who identify as a New Traveller, Boater, Bargee or Showperson


*You can check if you live in an LPN (POLAR4 Quintile 1 or 2 by using the OfS online Postcode Lookup Tool. Search by postcode - Office for Students

 ** You can check your postcodes Index of Multiple Deprivation data using this online look up tool. Your postcode must be rated 1 -4 in column F. English indices of deprivation 2019: Postcode Lookup (

How to apply

The Madhvi Singh Rana scholarship application form must be completed and submitted by the deadline date, which is 8th October 2023.

Please submit completed application forms to

Madhvi Singh Rana Scholarship application form (2023 entry)

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Application deadline

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