During the course of the last 35 years, The Centre has received generous support in the form of scholarships, prizes and bursaries from many supporters.


The Matrona Michael Xylas (MMX) Scholarship

The Matrona Michael Xylas (MMX) Scholarship was established by Mr Nick Comninos Xylas in 2021 and is given in honour of academic excellence, demonstration of financial need, and promise of continued growth. The Matrona Michael Xylas (MMX) Scholarship is of the value of £12,000 to be offset against tuition fees.

Learn more about the Matti Michael Xylas (MMX) Scholarship.

George and Victoria Karelias Public Benefit Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2004, The Foundation considers annually applications from Greek students for studies abroad, amongst them the MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance. The selection and decision process is made directly by the Foundation.

Those eligible may apply directly to the foundation.

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation Scholarships

Since 2006 the Stelios Scholarship has been offered to over 130 schalrs through the Stelios Phalanthropic Foundation, awarding scholarships for for academic excellence, financial need, and promise of growth. The foundation provides four scholarships (for all finance and entrepreneurship related courses) at £10,000 each.

Details of the Stelios Scholarships.

The Clélia Haji-Ioannou Scholarships

Two scholarships (STF only) are provided by City alumna Ms Clélia Haji-Ioannou to the value of £10,000 each to be offset against tuition fees.

Details of the Clelia Haji-Ioannouo Scholarhips.

View all scholarships available to Bayes Business School students.


The Michael Baker Prize

Every year, the Best Research Methods and Professional Skills Business Plan is awarded the Michael Baker Prize, which comes with a 5,000GBP cash award to the winning group.

The Captain Tasos Politis Prize

Every year, since 2021, the Best Fintech Innovation project is awarded the Captain Tasos Politis Prize, which comes with a 1,000GBP cash award to the winning group of the FinTech in Shipping and Energy Trade & Finance elective.  A shipowner, innovator, serial entrepreneur and Piraeus patriarch, Captain Tasos Politis was a close friend to Bayes Business School, mentor and sponsor to a number of ambitious students in the UK, Europe and Greece.

The FIS Prize

Annual prize of £500 for the best dissertation in any area relating to shipping risk management.