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Scholarships for non-UK students

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Scholarships

Teesside University offers a wide range of scholarships to International students (including EU students who pay international fees). To find out if you are eligible, select the dropdown menu for more information.

Scholarships for eligible international students at Teesside University

Global Excellence Scholarship

You may be eligible for a Global Excellence Scholarship if you are a full-time sponsored or self-funding international student starting your course in September 2022. Please note this Scholarship will not be available for January 2023 entry.

The Scholarship value is £2,000 in your first full academic year of study (all successful applicants on a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme) and £1,000 for each subsequent year of study for full-time undergraduate students only. Applicants on a foundation/pathway programme delivered at Teesside University International Study Centre are not eligible for the scholarship.

The Global Excellence Scholarships are based on Grade Point Average, where applicants demonstrate they exceed the advertised academic entry criteria for their course. Eligibility is assessed upon application and details are included in all offer letters.

More about the Global Excellence Scholarship

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

This prestigious scholarship recognises applications from outstanding students who can demonstrate their skills and commitment to becoming future global leaders. A one-off payment of £5,000 is allocated as a fee waiver in the first year of study.
More about the Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

International Development Scholarship

Teesside University offers a range of scholarships for eligible international students from countries which are under-represented in our student community. The aim of these scholarships is to encourage internationally-diverse applications, creating a truly global learning experience for all of our students.

The Scholarship value is £3,000 in your first full academic year of study (all successful applicants on a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme). Applicants on a foundation/pathway programme delivered at Teesside University International Study Centre are not eligible for the scholarship, but will be considered for the scholarship on progression to a full degree programme at Teesside University.

The scholarship is allocated as a fee waiver.
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Deans' International Scholarships

Teesside University is committed to offering a truly global teaching and learning experience for all students. In order to encourage applications from international students in subject areas where they are currently under-represented, specifically in our School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law in the School of Arts & Creative Industries, we are delighted to offer Deans’ International Scholarships.

A Scholarship of £3,000 is allocated as a fee waiver in your first full academic year of study (all successful applicants on a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme). Applicants on a foundation/pathway programme delivered at Teesside University International Study Centre are not eligible for the scholarship, but will be considered for the scholarship on progression to a full degree programme at Teesside University.

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Teesside University Advance

Teesside University Advance is available to all new entrants enrolling on year 0 or year 1 and direct entrants onto year as a full-time undergraduate degree student for Academic Year 2022/23 . You must be studying on a Teesside University course leading to an award of at least 360 credits delivered on Teesside University’s Middlesbrough or Darlington Campus.

Please note: Direct entrants onto year 3, students repeating year 3 or progressing to year 3 following reduced credit after repeating year 2 study, who started their undergraduate course prior to the introduction of the scheme are not eligible for Teesside Advance.

The Teesside University Advance scheme offers students:

  • an Apple iPad installed with Office 365 software, the University's student portal, access to email, timetables, virtual learning environment and library resources
  • an iPad compatible keyboard
  • £100 credit per academic year (up to a maximum of £300) to purchase learning resources from the Online Bookstore.

This is subject to eligible students progressing on their course and excludes eligible students that are repeating a year, on a sandwich year or integrated masters final year of study.

More about Teesside University Advance

Alumni Scholarship

If you are an undergraduate international fee-paying student at Teesside University and wish to progress to postgraduate study, or if you complete a master's with us and progress a new postgraduate programme, you are eligible for a £1,000 alumni scholarship. You will only receive the bonus if you apply directly to us and don't use an agent and the £1,000 is awarded as a discount on your first-year fees for the next programme.

Students eligible for the Alumni Scholarship will receive this award in addition to the Global Excellence Scholarship (if eligible). If you have questions, please contact us at international.enquiries@tees.ac.uk.

Study level: Postgraduate
Who can apply: International fee-paying students.
More information: studentfees@tees.ac.uk

Family Loyalty Discount

The Family Loyalty Discount is for international students studying on campus. Where a student (the first student) is studying at Teesside University and a second (or further) family member commences study at the University whilst the first student remains enrolled as a student, the second (or further) family member is eligible to apply for a family discount of £1500 if they apply directly to us and do not use an agent.

More about Family Loyalty Discount

British Council GREAT Scholarships

We have four scholarships, each of £10,000 available to students from the following countries enrolling on postgraduate programmes in the academic year 2022/2023.

  • Bangladesh
  • Malaysia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nigeria

Candidates will be automatically considered for this scholarship; no separate scholarship application is necessary.

Only four scholarships are available.

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British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM

In partnership with the British Council, we will be offering five fully funded scholarships, worth £35,000, each to women from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam beginning master’s programmes in Environmental Management, Sustainable Innovation, Advanced Biomedical Science, Microbiology, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Applied Data Science or Master of Public Health.

More information on British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM

Commonwealth Scholarships

In partnership with The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, we offer three scholarships that fully cover tuition fees to candidates from certain Commonwealth countries.

These scholarships are aimed at candidates who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK and are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

This scholarship is offered to candidates from the least developed and fragile Commonwealth countries who wish to study a PhD in the UK.
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Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships (for low- and middle-income country candidates)

This scholarship is offered to candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries who wish to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
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Commonwealth (PhD) Scholarships (for high income countries)

These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Education in conjunction with UK universities to support world class research and to contribute to UK higher education and research to help sustain international recognition of the UK higher education system and for the benefit of wider society.
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Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

This scholarship is offered to candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.
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Eligibility criteria apply
Further details on the Commonwealth Scholarships website

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Chevening Scholarship, UK government’s international awards scheme

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, scholarship recipients are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Study level: Postgraduate master’s programmes
Who can apply: International (non-European Union) students
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Office for Students MSc scholarships

Teesside University is delighted to participate in the Office for Students MSc scholarships programme. The scheme is a government initiative in response to the shortage of data science and AI specialists in the UK, and seeks to increase engagement from applicants from at least one of the following groups which are underrepresented in the AI and data science fields:

Female, black, disabled, students from POLAR quintiles 1 and 2, refugees, children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel.

There are eighteen £10,000 scholarships available for full-time study starting in September 2022:

Applications for a scholarship can be made any time after receiving an offer of a place on an eligible MSc course. The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is Sunday 7 August 2022.

More information and full eligibility criteria