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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 students (including EU students who pay international fees). 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 fee-paying student studying on a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

Students beginning studies in January 2022 will be the last cohort eligible for the Global Excellence Scholarship. A new scholarship scheme for international learners will be announced shortly.

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

China Scholarships and Bursaries

Teesside University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries for Chinese nationals. We offer bursaries of £500-£1,000 for all new full-time on-campus students and a range of merit scholarships with a value of £500-£4,000 for outstanding students. For more information and eligibility criteria, please contact our China Regional Office at

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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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
  • over £200 credit for learning resources
  • 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 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 £7,500 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 fee-paying students
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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

Study level: Postgraduate
Who can apply: International fee-paying students.
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External Funding

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 nine fully funded scholarships, worth £35,000, each to women from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka beginning master’s programmes in, MSc Electrical Power and Energy Systems and MSc Environmental Management.

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


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 fifteen £10,000 scholarships available for full-time study starting in September 2021 on:

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 Monday 9 August 2021.

More information and full eligibility criteria