Our mission is to fund and support a new generation of postgraduates to become STEM leaders
Who we are looking for
Do you have, or are you completing, an undergraduate degree in maths or a relevant STEM subject?
Do you want to pursue postgraduate studies in the mathematical or statistical sciences?
Do you want to join a growing community of future STEM leaders?
We are currently offering 2024/25 scholarships for a postgraduate degree in the mathematical sciences.
We are looking for candidates who have the academic potential and the motivation to undertake postgraduate research, while contributing to the cohort of Martingale Scholars. Scholars will have tailored support to apply for a Martingale PhD scholarship after their master’s.
Applicants will be prioritised based on evidence of financial need, academic potential and motivation for postgraduate research.
To be eligible for a Martingale Scholarship, you must:
01. Have achieved, or be on track to achieve, a first or upper-second class bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related subject, from any university
02. Be eligible to commence a master’s degree at a UK university from September 2024
03. Qualify for ‘Home Fee’ status at our partner universities
04. Have been to school in the UK or Ireland for at least three years between the ages of 11 and 16; or if not, for at least seven years between the ages of 4 and 18
05. Have completed your GCSEs or equivalent at a state-funded school, or received a substantial scholarship or bursary to attend a fee-paying school or college
06. Have faced or are facing financial barriers, such as qualifying for a means-tested maintenance loan or grant that is above the minimum levels of support detailed from your regional or national funding body
How to apply
There are three stages to the Martingale scholarship application process:
01. Apply to Martingale
To apply, you will need to complete our online application form. This helps us understand your background and your motivations to become a Martingale Scholar. You will need to provide an academic transcript, evidence of financial need, and two referees.
If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an assessment centre, where you will be interviewed by an academic panel and a Martingale panel. We will assess your academic potential and your motivation to do postgraduate research. We will also assess how you would contribute to the cohort of Martingale scholars.
Successful candidates will be offered a scholarship-in-principle. This means you will be awarded a full scholarship, subject to receiving and meeting the conditions of an offer for an eligible course from a partner university. Martingale Scholars will be supported to apply for a Martingale PhD scholarship after their master’s.
02. Apply to partner universities
Scholars-in-principle will then apply directly to one or more partner universities for an eligible course.
You will complete a separate application for each university, which must be done in accordance with the university’s standard admissions process and deadlines. You will also submit to Martingale your university preferences.
03. Funding allocation
Subject to a candidate being offered a place by at least one partner university, the Martingale Foundation will allocate one funded place to the candidate. Please note that if a university offer is conditional, the funding from Martingale will also be conditional.
The allocation process will match a candidate’s university preferences with the university’s candidate rankings. Through this process we aim to place a group of Martingale scholars at each of our partner universities.
Have questions about applying? Sign up to our online webinar, taking place on the 25th September at 5pm. We will talk through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Friday 4 August 2023
You can refer to our guidance document online for tips
Monday 2 October 2023
Early offers application deadline
Applying by this date gives you the opportunity to be considered for an early offer
Wednesday 25 October 2023
Final applications deadline
October – November 2023
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre in London, northern England or Scotland
These are currently scheduled for 17th and 24th October; 9th, 10th, 14th*, 15th*, 16th and 17th November
*Scheduled to take place in Edinburgh
Friday 24 November 2023
Scholarship-in-principle offers made
Successful candidates are awarded a full scholarship, subject to receiving an offer and meeting the offer conditions from a partner university
Friday 8 December 2023
Scholars-in-principle have the opportunity to meet with academics from our partner universities to learn more about eligible courses at an in-person event in London
January – February 2024
Applications to partner universities
Scholars-in-principle apply directly to partner universities
Thursday 14 March 2024
Confirmation of university offers and funded places
Scholars-in-principle successful in receiving an offer from a partner university will be officially offered a Martingale Scholarship
We are delighted to be partnering with some of the UK’s leading research universities to offer postgraduate scholarships.
Each partner university has made significant commitments to the programme to provide a world-class experience for scholars.
For the 2024 Martingale Scholarships, we are offering select master’s degrees in the mathematical sciences.
You can find more information about our partner universities below. This includes some background on each university and department, the eligible courses being offered and their standard admissions process. However, you should seek further information from universities directly, including their graduate admissions departments.
Once you receive scholarship-in-principle from the Martingale Foundation, you will then need to complete a separate application for each university, which must be done in accordance with the university’s standard admissions process and deadlines.