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Find funding for postgraduate studies or research

Bursaries, scholarships, loans and other funding to help you pay for your studies or research.

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Bursaries

Bursaries for taught postgraduate students

If you are a taught postgraduate student starting in the 2017/18 academic year, with Home (UK) fee status, you could be eligible for one of the 30 bursaries we offer, each worth £6,000.

If you are eligible for one of these bursaries we will email you when we have opened for applications.

See if you are eligible for a taught postgraduate bursary

Bursaries for postgraduate research students

If you are a postgraduate research student with Home (UK) and European Union (EU) fee status, you can apply for an Alumni Fund travel bursary to pay for training, travel and other costs.

Apply for an Alumni Fund travel bursary

Scholarships and studentships

Scholarships for international taught postgraduate students

If you are a master's student with Overseas fee status, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships to help you pay your fees. If you are eligible, the money is applied as a discount on your tuition fees.

The International Relations Office manages seven schemes:

The School of Management runs schemes for:

Important advice for applicants to Schemes 1-7

Use a single form in Application Tracker to apply for the scholarships in schemes 1 to 7. The form will automatically select all of the schemes which are open to you. Before you apply, make sure to accept your (conditional or unconditional) offer first.

Use Application Tracker to apply for the seven schemes

Scholarships and studentships for postgraduate research students

If you are a PhD research student with Home (UK) and European Union (EU) fee status, you may be eligible for a studentship from your Faculty or School. This can contribute towards your tuition fees and living expenses, and often provides a training support grant.

Find out how to apply for scholarships and studentships from the:

Loans

Postgraduate master's students

If you are a master's student with Home (UK) and European Union (EU) fee status starting University in 2017/18, you may be eligible to apply for a loan for your studies.

Find out more about loans for postgraduate master's students

Students from the US

If you are a US citizen or national who wants to study at the University of Bath, you may be eligible to apply for a US student loan to help you fund your studies.

Find out more about US student loans

Students from Canada

If you are a Canadian citizen or national you may be eligible to apply for a Global Education Management loan to help you with the costs of your studies.

Apply for a Global Education Management loan

Alternative funding

You can look for funding from sources other than those offered by the University. Trusts and charities can make awards for fees, maintenance or research costs to any student, regardless of subject or nationality.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online helps you explore alternative sources of funding. It contains a database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

The Guide is free for all University of Bath students and staff to use. If you are a prospective student and would like to access the site, you will need to request a PIN from Student Services.

Request a PIN from studentservices@bath.ac.uk

Financial support if you are leaving care

If you are leaving care or are a Foyer resident, we can provide funding and confidential support to help you with your time at University.

Find out about financial support for care leavers