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Get Ahead – Get a $1,000 International Trade Scholarship

If you are considering starting or mid-way through a degree related to economics, politics, international trade or trade finance and interested in raising your profile, trade knowledge and gaining some experience in the international markets, then this $1,000 scholarship may be for you!

What’s in it for you?


Receive a $1,000 Scholarship Grant towards your academic studies


Boost your professional reputation as a recipient of the Accelerate Scholarship


The opportunity to work with experts in international trade


Guidance from TFG’s editorial team

Trade Finance Global Accelerate Scholarship

The TFG Accelerate Scholarship offers the top applicant a grant of $1,000 to contribute towards academic studies in a certain number of disciplines related to international trade.

This will help improve your understanding of the complexities and structures of trade finance, and put you in good stead for a career in the international trade industry.

Our Accelerate Scholarship rewards excellence and originality, recognising new ideas with the potential to disrupt and innovate the international trade landscape.

More details on Accelerate Scholarship here


So, how does it work?

  • Check you are eligible (course studying, location and age)
  • Apply by submitting an article on a given topic
  • Top applicant will received $1,000 in scholarship funding to contribute towards their studies

More details on Accelerate Scholarship here

Deadline for applications is midnight on the 22nd February 2022.

Terms and Conditions Apply →


You can apply for a TFG Accelerate scholarship if you are over 18 and can demonstrate that you are in an eligible field.

The courses which are eligible for funding include:

  • International Trade
  • Finance
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Shipping and Logistics
  • International Relations
  • Business

Please note, you will need to demonstrate that one of the above subjects is a major or a minor constituent of your degree to be eligible.

About the Scheme

The Accelerate Scholarship is organised by Trade Finance Global and was initiated in 2018 to address the trade finance education gap, due to a lack of suitably skilled and qualified specialists in the sector – in a challenging time of reduced global trade, a significant shortfall in skilled entrants in the shipping and marine space, and general confusion around the trade finance market.

Following Brexit, the pandemic and the lingering global supply chain crisis, TFG believes educating future leaders of the international trade industry is now more important than ever.

More details on Accelerate Scholarship here

Application Process

There is a two stage application process for the Scholarship.

After the initial screening to ensure you are eligible, TFG will ask you to write a report or article on a topic of your choice within the sector. It will be a review (literature review, short journal, or equivalent) on a subject matter that will be relevant to the Scholarship.

Stage 1:

  1. Initial Screening Application (to assess participant eligibility)
  2. Invitation to apply and access to the Accelerate Scholarship hub
  3. Regular international trade insights from TFG’s editorial team

Stage 2:

  1. Submission of literature review / short journal on agreed topic
  2. TFG Panel will judge the submissions
  3. Winner will be contacted and grant awarded
  4. Winner will be published on TFG’s website

Applications are assessed on merit.

Please note, submissions deeemed of high-quality by TFG’s editorial team may be published on TFG’s website.

Testimonial from a previous winner of the Accelerate Scholarship

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Shawn Chow, University of Warwick

Participating in the TFG competition was an immensely fulfilling experience. In essence, it was the ‘capstone’ of my undergraduate stint at the University of Warwick; a culmination of the Economics knowledge I gained from the incredible and highly distinguished Prof. Elizabeth Jones. As I delved deeper into the Sino-US trade conflict, I was amazed by the intricate, interwoven nature of geopolitics – particularly the conjoint relationship between the political arena and the global economy.

Having been selected from a global pool of over 2,000 applicants, including several doctoral candidates, I was pleasantly surprised to have won the international competition. Indeed, the profound insights I developed through my research served as the kindling of my passion for Economics & Finance, which guided me to pursue higher education at the Yale School of Management, where I in turn had the invaluable opportunity to learn from the esteemed Prof. Joyee Deb.

Read Shawn‘s winning article ‘Bears Have Come For The Yuan’

About Trade Finance Global

Trade Finance Global (TFG) is the leading trade finance platform. We assist companies to access trade and receivables finance facilities through our relationships with 270+ banks, funds and alternative finance houses.

Our award winning educational resources serve an audience of 160k+ monthly readers (6.2m+ impressions) in print & digital formats across 187 countries, covering insights, guides, research, magazines, podcasts, tradecasts (webinars) and video.

Why Trade Finance Global?

An Accelerate Scholarship from Trade Finance Global is certainly something to shout about.

Being recognised in the international trade community as a recipient of this award is an excellent way of standing out to future employers, and the learning gained from the programme will certainly put you in stead for a career in trade.

Deadline for applications is midnight on the 22nd February 2022

Application Process

Stage 1:

  1. Initial Screening Application (to assess participant eligibility)
  2. Invitation to apply and access to the Accelerate Scholarship hub – 1st March
  3. Regular international trade insights from TFG’s editorial team

Stage 2:

  1. Submission of literature review / short journal on agreed topic – 1st April
  2. TFG Panel will judge the submissions – 8th April
  3. Winner will be contacted and grant awarded
  4. Winner will be published on TFG’s website – 19th April

NOTE: Our team review all submissions. Please note that we can’t make publishing guarantees.

Terms and Conditions Apply →

Deadline for applications is midnight on the 22nd February 2022
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Terms and Conditions

Entry Rules

This competition is run by TFG Finance Limited (“Trade Finance Global”, “TFG”, “we” or “our”) and is open to all residents aged 18+ who submit an application to the TFG competition page. Doing so will give you the opportunity to win the prize as described on the scholarship page.

  1. Your participation in this competition is at your sole option and risk. No purchase is required to enter.
  2. By entering this competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  3. By entering this competition you give TFG permission to publish your article should it be selected by our editorial team.
  4. You may not participate if you are a TFG employee, agent or employee or agent of a TFG affiliate company, or a family relation of any such employee or agent.
  5. You may not enter this competition more than once and you are only eligible to win one (1) prize. We reserve the right to disqualify anyone ignoring this rule.
  6. The competition opens on February, 1st 2022 at Midday UK time. You must submit your entry by 23:59am UK time on 22nd February 2022. Please note, you will be notified on the status of your application by the 1st March 2022.
  7. Information submitted in this competition must not be abusive, offensive or defamatory. We will put through any relevant photo for voting but reserve the right to refuse irrelevant information as determined at TFG’s sole discretion.
  8. TFG cannot accept any responsibility for any technical failure or problem which may result in any entry being lost or not being properly registered.
  9. TFG will only cancel, suspend, or amend the competition if required to do so for legal, regulatory or security reasons.
  10. All valid entries will be assessed by a panel constituting of TFG staff. The panel will award points for originality, inspiration and interest and a winner will be chosen on this basis. The decision of the panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding that decision.
  11. We reserve the right to substitute the prize for an appropriate alternative.
  12. The winner will be contacted by email by Midday UK time on 8th April 2022.
  13. The winner must confirm their acceptance of the prize by replying to our email.
  14. If the prize remains unclaimed after five (5) days, we reserve the right to select an alternative winner.
  15. The winner will receive their prize within thirty (30) days after claiming their prize.
  16. TFG will use the winner’s social media handles when announcing the winner and you agree that your name may be announced on TFG social media for publicity purposes.
  17. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
  18. Each submission will be edited inline with TFG’s editorial policy.

About the Author

Joana Fabiao was previously a Marketing Manager at Trade Finance Global (TFG).

She holds a BA in International Business from the University of Westminster, with a core focus on Global Economic Issues, International Financial Management and Organisational Behaviour. She also holds a certificate in Bloomberg Market Concepts.

Prior to working at TFG she worked as Junior Consultant in the Marketing and Events Department at Westminster Business Consultants, focusing on their social media campaigns, content and marketing strategy.

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