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Scholarships for non-UK students

Find out if you are eligible to receive additional funding


Teesside University offers a wide range of scholarships to International and EU students. To find out if you are eligible, select the dropdown menu for more information.

Teesside University Funding

Global Excellence Scholarship

You may be eligible for a Global Excellence Scholarship of £1500 or £2000 in your first year of study if you are an international (non-European Union) student studying on a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

Scholarships are awarded automatically based on academic or English language ability.


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.
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DTA3 CoFund Funded Research

Study your PhD at Teesside University and access industry and international placements with fully-supported course fees, research costs and a competitive salary from £20,989 per annum.

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Canada Law Scholarships

About the scholarship:

Teesside University is delighted to offer a new scholarship for undergraduate students classified as Canadian nationals applying to our LLB course.

Successful applicants will receive a payment of £2000 allocated as a fee waiver for each year of your study. The scholarship is awarded in conjunction with the international student scholarship of £1000 or £1500 in your first year of study, if you are eligible to receive this.

The scholarship is awarded based on the assessment of:

  • Academic excellence (indicative SSE Diploma results should be a minimum of 80%)
  • Completion of a personal statement of no more than 500 words which demonstrates your commitment to the study of law at Teesside Univertsity.

There will be a total of five scholarships awarded every academic year

 Point of entry: For students enrolling in September 2019 or September 2020

Eligibility criteria: 

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you will:

  • Be a Canadian national holding an offer of a place on the LLB at Teesside University,
    paying full fees at the international rate
  • Enrol on your course for the first time in September 2019 or September 2020.
  • Submit an application and your SSE Diploma results for consideration.

Deadline for applications:

The five scholarships will be awarded on merit on a first-come, first-serve basis. We aim to notify scholarship applicants within four weeks of receipt of the application.

Application Process: 
Applicants are required to submit SSE Diploma results and a personal statement as an application of no more than 500 words, which demonstrates your commitment to the study of law at Teesside University.

The above should be emailed to Ben Middleton, Head of Department (Criminology, Law and Policing),

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Teesside University is hosting seven Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for students enrolling on Master’s in Public Health (MPH) programmes in September 2019. The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship closed on 14th March 2019. Any applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Teesside University has now notified all applicants of the outcome of their Scholarship application. We advise that applicants check their email inbox and also their spam file, to ensure any important email correspondence regarding the Scholarship is not missed.

About the Scholarships
The scholarships are available to applicants wishing to study a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the least developed and lower middle-income countries who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.  
The seven selected scholars will receive:

  • Full-tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend equivalent to £1084
  • An air ticket to and from their country of origin
  • Some allowances for buying warm clothes and attending conferences.

Please refer the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship website for full eligibility information and terms and conditions.

How to apply
Once you have been offered a place on the MPH at Teesside University, candidates need to access the Commonwealth Scholarships electronic application system and upload their scholarship application. This can be accessed on the link below:

Further information
Once given an offer a place on the MPH at Teesside University, you can make your application for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship through the Commonwealth Scholarships electronic application system.

Deadline for Scholarship Applications
The electronic application system will opened on the 12th January 2019 and closed on 14th March 2019.
For any further enquiries, please get in touch with Dr Lawrence Achilles Nnyanzi (Programme Leader, DrPH ) on E-mail:, Tel: +44 1642 384967.

British Council Great Scholarship - China

We have two scholarships, each of £10,000 available to Chinese students enrolling on postgraduate programmes in September 2020.

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

To read about the Teesside University – British Council GREAT Scholarship 2020 in Mandarin, visit our China website

Only two scholarships are available. Find out more

Teesside University Advance

Teesside University Advance is available for all full-time students (Home, EU and International) enrolling on Year 0 or Year 1 of a full-time undergraduate course delivered at our Middlesbrough or Darlington campus. This is awarded automatically after enrolment and includes:

  • 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
  • up to £300 credit that can be used to purchase course texts
  • lecture-capture technology across campus so you can access recordings of lectures at any time, from anywhere

Early Payment Discount

If you are an international (non-EU) fee-paying, full-time student at Teesside University and pay your fees in full before you enrol, you get a £500 discount.

Please note - for students enrolling on a 2 year master's degree, paying £7,000 a year, you are entitled to a £500 discount if pay your fee prior to enrolment in the first year of study only.

Study level: Foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, research
Who can apply: International (non-European Union) students
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Alumni Scholarship

If you are an undergraduate international student (non-European Union) 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.

Study level: Postgraduate
Who can apply: International (non-European Union) students
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External Funding

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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Vietnam International Education Development (VIED)

The Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) under the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) are collaborating with Teesside University to provide high quality research education and training to qualified students from Vietnam.
Teesside University will offer successful candidates a joint scholarship each year to students from Vietnam who have received the VIED Scholarship.

Study level: PhD
Who can apply: Vietnamese students
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Indonesia - UK Ristekdikti

Ministry of Research, Science & Technology, Indonesia, scheme offering fully funded scholarships to faculty members at Indonesian universities and DIKTI members.

Study level: PhD for permanent or prospective members of faculty at Indonesian universities
Who can apply: Indonesian students
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