Scholarships and grants

Postgraduates can apply for scholarships, grants and bursaries from a number of sources, both through the University and through awards that are offered by external organisations such as research councils, trusts or charities. 

Above: A short video that gives a bite-sized take on a postgraduate's search for funding.. 

University Scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships, some that are administered centrally and some that are offered directly through individual schools and departments. The majority of these scholarships offer support towards fees, although some may also contribute towards living costs.

Competition for these scholarships is mainly based around academic performance, and the number of scholarships offered varies from year to year.

Scholarships for international students

We offer a range of scholarships for our international students. To assess whether you might quality for a financial scholarship, please visit our international scholarship pages for more information. 

Other sources of funding

International studentsSources of non-repayable funding are also available from research councils, government departments, loans, trusts and charities and business and industry. At postgraduate level, the key to ensuring that you are sufficiently funded is to look into every possible avenue of support available and make as many enquiries as you can.  


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Target Courses searchable funding database 

This user-friendly database will allow you to search for available funding via your level of study, subject area, university of choice and type of award.