Wise Start Scholarship


Funding available: £3,000

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About the fund


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About Wise:

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money. Min fees. Max ease. Full speed.

Whether people and businesses are sending money to another country, spending abroad, or making and receiving international payments, Wise is on a mission to make their life easier and save them money. The Wise mission is money without borders, and we believe that money should be accessible to people everywhere, easily and without massive fees. Let’s imagine what we could achieve if opportunity was also without borders.

Read more about our mission.

The Scholarship:

We believe in order to achieve our mission, we need to build a brilliant, diverse and inclusive product. And in order to do that, we need to have a diverse team working on it. We want to help erase obstacles to entering the world of Tech so, after a successful first year of offering scholarships, we are offering another 3 students from underrepresented communities, a £3,000 scholarship each for the next academic year. Through providing this support we hope we can break down barriers and in the longer term contribute to creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce.


Our scholarships are here to support individuals from underrepresented communities in tech. As such, applicants must be:

  • Currently studying Computer Science, Software Engineering or any other related undergraduate degree
  • Studying at a UK university
  • Paying domestic UK tuition fees
  • From an underrepresented community in Tech, including any circumstance included in the list below:
    • You describe yourself as a woman or non-binary
    • You describe yourself as part of a racial or ethnic minority community
    • You come from a low-income background or a low social-economic background (as defined by the Social Mobility Commission)
    • You describe yourself as LGBTQIA+
    • You describe yourself as having a neurodiversity or disability
    • You come from any other minority background


  • Applications open: 15 April 2024
  • Applications close: 14 June 2024
  • Shortlist notified: Week commencing 1 July 2024
  • Final winners selected: Week commencing 29 July 2024

Eligibility criteria

This fund is only available to people in the categories listed below. Please do not apply if you are not in one of these.

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