George W Gray International Scholarship

George W Gray International Scholarship

Smartphones, laptops and the TV in your home – they all rely on technology that was made possible by research at the University of Hull. Fifty years ago, Professor George W Gray patented the liquid crystal molecule 5CB that made LCDs and flat screens viable. His work is arguably one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of the modern era. To celebrate this landmark discovery, the University of Hull has created a commemorative scholarship to encourage more international students to study chemistry and, hopefully, follow in Professor Gray’s footsteps.

Reasons to study Chemistry at Hull

Fifty years ago, the molecules that made LCDs and flat screens possible were invented by Chemists at the University of Hull. To celebrate this world changing invention we are offering up to 50 international scholarships over the next 3 years to study chemistry with us. As a chemistry student at Hull you will:

  • Study in a region with one of the highest concentrations of chemical industry in the UK – including BP, Total, Reckitt, Philips 66, Croda, and Smith & Nephew – and get the chance to visit some of these world-leading businesses as part of your course.
  • Enjoy excellent employment prospects – 94% of our students go on to work and/ or study within 15 months after the course.
  • Study on course with 100% student satisfaction for first degree Chemistry students. (Joint top in the UK)


Find out more about studying Chemistry at Hull


To be considered for a George W Gray International Scholarship you will need to:

  • Be an international student holding an offer to study Chemistry, joining in year 1 (Level 4) or entering directly into year 2 (Level 5) or year 3 (Level 6)
  • Have achieved IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill or equivalent
  • Have High School Chemistry equivalent to UK A-level grade B
  • Pass a Chemistry proficiency test set by the University of Hull
  • Meet the eligibility criteria
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Meeting the eligibility criteria and completing an application to study with us does not guarantee that you will receive an award.

The scholarship will not be paid during the placement year of the MChem Chemistry with Industrial Experience when fees are heavily discounted.

View full terms and conditions here.

How to apply

There is no need to submit a separate application for the scholarship.

All International offer holders will automatically be considered for the scholarship as part of the application process for Chemistry and will be asked to complete a short online proficiency test.

We will contact you with details about how to take the test within 2 weeks of making you an offer to study at Hull.

Applications for Chemistry courses starting in September 2022 are now open. You can apply via UCAS or directly to the University of Hull.

Details of how to apply can be found on the BSc Chemistry and MChem Chemistry course pages.

Application deadline

You must have applied to study with us by 23 August 2022.

This may close earlier if all awards available for September 2022 entry have been allocated. We recommend you apply as early as possible.

To find out more, contact [email protected]

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