Paying for your studies
You may be able to get financial help to study here - you don't know unless you try.
Our international scholarship
- We give a scholarship of £1,500 a year to all individual full fee paying students - not sponsored by their employer or government.
- Staying on bonus - if you go on from undergraduate level to a postgraduate course you receive an additional £1,000 discount on fees.
- Pay your fees in full before enrolment and get a further 5% discount.
Some scholarships are made available by the British Government to certain other governments. In most cases you must apply from your own country well in advance of the course beginning.
For more information you should contact your own Ministry of Education or the nearest British Council offices, British Embassy or High Commission.
The University has been selected to take part in the Tullow Scholarship scheme 2013-14. The British Council runs the scholarship to build capacity in countries where there are significant skills gaps, with an emphasis on the oil and gas industry. Applications are taken from postgraduate candidates keen to contribute to their country’s development. The scholarship is for degree holders with second-class upper or better and HND holders with work experience, and covers tuition fees and some living costs.
Countries covered are: Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritania, Uganda, Uruguay, and Suriname.
Find out more and apply
British Government and Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) scholarships
These are to help Commonwealth students and academics of high intellectual calibre to study in other Commonwealth countries. Around 400 students each year come to the UK under the scheme. They are primarily awarded to postgraduate and research students. Applicants should be resident in their own country when applying.
For details contact The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, Association of Commonwealth Universities, 36 Gordon Square, London, WC1.
British Council Fellowship programme
This provides study in the UK for professionals in fields the Council considers important in the country concerned. Exchange programmes with countries in Eastern Europe, China and Russia can be funded under subsidiary schemes. About 900 awards are made annually.
To apply, contact the British Council Director in the countries the scheme operates in.
The Sino-British Scholarship scheme
This is for students resident in the People's Republic of China at the time of application. Awards are for postgraduate study in the UK. Applications go through the State Education Commission in Beijing. Apply to your home institution or work unit.
British Marshall Scholarships
Awards are open to United States citizens under 26 who are graduates of US universities. Awards cover fares, tuition fees, maintenance, books and travel allowances. About 40 new awards are available every year. The awards are publicised in US universities. British Consulates in the US have details.
Other sources of funding
European Community Schemes - some grants exist to promote exchanges of students and academic staff within Europe, such as the SOCRATES and LEONARDO programmes.
The European Commission also makes some awards to students from developing countries. For information contact the European Commission in your own country, or write to The European Commission, Directorate General III, Rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium.
Some international organisations such as UNESCO and WHO operate schemes, usually for developing countries.
For further information contact your own Ministry of Education.
Voluntary organisations, religious bodies and charities sometimes award scholarships. Contact the appropriate organisations in your own country.
For more information please contact the University Finance Department on +44 1642 342171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.