ROLABOTIC Scholarship

Applications are closed.

The University of Liverpool and ROLABOTIC are pleased to offer a competitive scholarship to support undergraduate applicants from socio-economically under-represented backgrounds.  Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and undertaking an undergraduate programme starting in the academic year 2023/24.

ROLABOTIC was founded by Liverpool alumnus Paresh Mistry in 2016.  ROLABOTIC advises some of the world's largest companies and are winning based on their independent and client centric approach in the consulting world.  They focus on three core values – ‘People, Prototypes and Purpose’ and are truly independent, challenging the status quo and hire on passion and attitude foremost.  The ROLABOTIC Scholarship is a strong reflection of Paresh’s values and his desire to help students to transform their futures.

More information on ROLABOTIC can be found here.

The award

The scholarship will provide a maintenance stipend of £4,500 for each year of your course. The scholarship is tenable for the duration of your programme of study, subject to satisfactory progression.

The ROLABOTIC Scholarship may also be held in conjunction with other applicable University of Liverpool widening participation bursaries.

Eligibility criteria

You must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Be studying in Year 0 or Year 1 of a full-time undergraduate degree programme, commencing study in the 2023/24 academic year at the University of Liverpool.
  2. This must be your first degree, you must not already hold a degree or equivalent higher-level qualification.
  3. Come from a home where neither parent attended university in the UK or abroad. (If one or more parent is currently studying their first degree, or graduated from their first degree within the last five years, an application will be considered eligible for this criteria)
  4. Have been assessed for fee status as a 'home' student, or expect to be assessed as a ‘home student’.
  5. Have a household income of £25,000 per annum or less.
  6. Have made an application to Student Finance England. We will seek confirmation that you will be in receipt of full financial support for the 2023/24 academic year. Please ensure you have given consent to share the information with the University, as this information will be used to determine eligibility.
  7. We will also look at where you live and other measures of educational challenges, often referred to as socio-economic metrics. Further information on widening access and contextual admissions at the University of Liverpool and how we assess candidates.

You can view further information on our frequently asked questions page.

The application process

Personal statement

To help us to get to know you, we will ask you for a personal statement of 4000 characters explaining:

  • Why the scholarship would be beneficial to your studies
  • How it would help you to achieve your academic and career goals
  • How your education would be of future benefit to your community and/or society
  • What achievements, academically and personally, are you most proud of? This could include overcoming a challenging personal circumstance. There is no right or wrong answer. We are keen to hear your personal story.

We will also ask you for:

  • Your full name
  • Your University student ID number
  • Your full home address (including Postal Code)
  • Your programme of study
  • Name of the School or College that you previously attended
  • Your 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 Finance England, 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 that you understand that representatives from ROLABOTIC will view your application as part of the selection process.

Submitting your application

Please check your eligibility before completing the ROLABOTIC scholarship application form.  Awards may be withdrawn if we later become aware that successful scholars have not met eligibility criteria or have provided false information.

Please apply using the online application form.

If you do not receive an email from us to acknowledge receipt of your scholarship application within 1 week of submission, please get in touch to check that we have received your application.

Closing date

Your application must reach us by the closing date: Friday 27th October 2023, 5.00pm.


A panel of representatives from the University of Liverpool will assess applications and compile a shortlist of the strongest applications.  The shortlist will be shared with ROLABOTIC who will make the final decisions.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in December 2023.

Please do not contact ROLABOTIC as all awards and notifications will come from the University of Liverpool.


If you have questions about the award please contact:

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