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The Kings Scholarship

Every year, the academic staff across our three colleges in the UK award the Kings Scholarship to three of its top students.

This is in recognition of academic achievement and it might mean we recognise the efforts of the most improved student or the student that achieved the highest grades in their A-level or Foundation programme.

There are three categories:

  • Best A-level student
  • Best Foundation student
  • Most improved student

Each Kings Scholarship is a total of £6,000, which the student receives in three batches of £2,000, one for each year of their undergraduate degree in the UK.

It is a difficult decision as we have many students who satisfy one or two of the three categories in each college.

Best A-level student 2015

This year we decided to split the award for Best A-level Student between two students as they both did so well, it would have been unfair to award the scholarship to one and not the other:

  • Ying Xu, who is going to the London School of Economics (LSE)
  • Zixuan Xiong, who is going to the University of Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, to study Economics

You can read an interview with Zixuan Xiong in Kings Life

Best Foundation student 2015

Yue Li from China attended the Advanced Level Foundation programme and scored 90% overall, with 13 out of her 15 assessments all scoring 80% or above. She showed skills and ability in humanities and mathematics alike and she is now going to the University of Manchester to study Accounting and Finance.

Most improved student 2015

This award goes to Sheryn Marie Yidi David from Colombia. Sheryn did an Advanced Level Foundation and is now going to study Film Production at UCA Farnham. Through hard work and acting upon advice at all times, she made progress in all areas. She prepared extensively for the interviews with the five universities she applied for and got offers from all five.

Past winners

Below are some of the winners of the Kings Scholarship from previous years:

In 2014 the Best A-level student award was won by Chuhan Zhang from China, who is now studying Engineering at Exeter College, University of Oxford. You can read an interview with Chuhan Zhang in Kings Life.

Best Foundation student was awarded to Sungmin Lim from South Korea.

In 2013 the award went to Yuxi Yao (Cici) and Ping Hei Cheng (Jacky) for Best A-level students. Cici is now studying Engineering at Exeter College, University of Oxford and Jacky is in Belfast studying Medicine at Queen's University.

Best Foundation student in 2013 went to Qumei Lin, who is now studying Architecture at the University of Manchester. You can read an interview with Qumei Lin in Kings Life.

The year before, in 2012, Shuyu Lin won the Kings Scholarship and went to Exeter College, University of Oxford to study Engineering as well. You can read an interview with Lin in Kings Life. You can also see Lin, Jacky and Cici in our University Success in the UK video.

In 2011 the Best A-level student award went to Doan Phuong Truc from Vietnam. She went on to study Sociology at LSE.