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FinTrU Women in Finance Scholarship

As an organisation, FinTrU values diversity across all levels of the business and pledges to achieve greater gender balance in the workplace.  We are passionate about giving talent the support they require to overcome any barriers in order to work with clients on the global stage.
Applications are closed at present. Please sign up for our FinTrU Women in Finance Scholarship newsletter to be notified of our next application period.

At FinTrU, we recognise that women are underrepresented in the Finance industry at all levels.  This underrepresentation is also evident from the cohorts at universities in Northern Ireland undertaking finance-related courses.  To support our pledge and to promote gender diversity in the workplace, we are offering a unique opportunity to undertake practical work experience, receive one-on-one mentorship and access financial support allowing you to supercharge your personal development and kickstart your future career within Financial Services.

Our Women in Finance Committee is delighted to offer this training and mentoring Scholarship to one female Finance student from Queen’s University Belfast and one from Ulster University.

Successful students will receive:

One on one mentorship from a member of FinTrU’s Women in Finance Committee throughout your academic career;

A range of chances to network with and learn from our Women in Finance Committee;

An opportunity to complete your industrial placement year at FinTrU; and

50% contribution towards your year two and year four university fees. 

Who are we looking for?

A passionate first year student studying Finance (or closely related discipline) who is motivated to build a career in Financial Services.

You should be able to demonstrate strong academics and be comfortable acting as an authentic and vocal ambassador for FinTrU.


How do I apply?

In order to apply you will need to submit the following:

  • A copy of your CV, along with a cover letter detailing your interest in the FinTrU scholarship

  • An essay of no more than 1000 words addressing the following question: 

"How do we, as a society, ensure the fair representation of women in careers in the Finance Services sector?"

  • A 60 second video simply telling us what makes you the best candidate for a FinTrU Scholarship – uploaded to


Please send your completed submissions – and confirmation of your video upload - to

Applications are now closed. Sign up for the FinTrU Women in Finance Scholarship newsletter to be notified of our next application period.

FinTrU has agreed to offer two Women in Finance scholarships commencing from the start of 2021/22 academic term. FinTrU reserves the right to withdraw one or both scholarships if FinTrU are not satisfied that the required selection criteria have been met. The selection panel will comprise of members of the FinTrU management team. Applicants need to be a resident in the UK.

Once selected as a FinTrU Women in Finance Scholar, eligibility for all aspects of the award is subject to passing all modules at the first attempt during their academic career.  FinTrU reserves the right to terminate the scholarship if the Scholar does not pass all modules at the first attempt during their scholarship. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration before a final decision is made.

Scholarship payments to the Scholar’s university from FinTrU on behalf of the Scholar would cease if the Scholar failed to pass their exams or decided to leave/change their course of study. Payments will be equivalent to 50% of Northern Ireland students’ course fees.

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