University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Fees and Scholarships

Tuition fees

Full-time MBA (September 2018 entry)£37,500

Tuition fees include all:

  • textbooks
  • case material
  • journal extracts

Once we offer you a place, you will need to pay a reservation deposit of £1,000 to secure it. Your place on the course will not be secure until you have paid this. This £1,000 will then be deducted from your tuition fees.

Applying for scholarships

If you are a self-funded candidate, you can be considered for our scholarships on the strength of your completed 'Scholarship Application Form', along with supporting documentation when required. Externally supported scholarships may have their own requirements.

MBA scholarships are open for application now. Please upload your scholarship form with your MBA application, alternately you can email it to:

Please note scholarships and bursaries may be subject to change at any time.

Full-time MBA scholarships and bursaries

Taught postgraduate master's bursaries30 of £6,000 each

Open to all UK candidates who have received an offer. Read more.

The Bath MBA European scholarshipsFive of £10,000 each

Open to all candidates from EU/EEA countries. View a list of eligible countries external website.

The Bath MBA international scholarship£3,000 - £5,000

Open to all candidates paying international fees.

University of Bath Indian MBA ScholarshipFull tuition fee

Open to all candidates from India.

University of Bath Indian MBA Scholarship£5,000

Open to all candidates from India.

Dean's MBA scholarship for excellence £15,000

Open to candidates demonstrating exceptional academic performance. A GMAT score may be required as evidence.

Third sector scholarship £12,000

Open to candidates from a third sector organisation who have a significant track record of contribution to the third sector in addition to MBA entry criteria.

Women in business MBA scholarship £8,000

Open to female candidates of merit; linked to the unique potential contribution of the candidate for the cohort.

Aquae Sulis MBA scholarship£4,500 - £9,000

Open to all candidates, linked to the unique potential contribution of the candidate for the cohort.

Externally-sponsored MBA scholarships

Chevening £33,000 including top up from Bath

On confirmation of a Chevening Scholarship being awarded, the Bath MBA will offer a top-up award to cover the remaining balance of tuition fees. For more information see the Chevening website external website

Moog £8,000

Open to applicants who have accepted the offer of a place on the Full-time Bath MBA and paid their reservation fee. Qualifying applicants will be invited in July/August to complete the application form and submit an essay in response to a selection filter. A decision will be made in September. The successful applicant may also be invited to work with Moog Inc. during their final project.

Other scholarships

Supported by the University and our financial donors.

University of Bath alumni bursary up to £3,300

If you have graduated with a full degree from a previous and separate programme at the University of Bath, you may be eligible for a discount of 10% on any part of your fees for which you are personally responsible. For information see the University's alumni discount page.

Jack Cater scholarship £3,000

See the international website for details on this scholarship. You will be automatically considered for this award if eligible.

Santander £5,000

See the international website for current more details on this scholarship. You will be automatically considered for this award if eligible.

Combination rules

  • Applicants may apply for any number of scholarships
  • Where scholarships are applied cumulatively, discounts and bursaries will be applied last and separately on the remaining balance
  • The maximum cumulative amount awarded by the University will not exceed the value of the course fee
Please note scholarships and bursaries may be subject to change at any time.

Other sources of funding for my Bath MBA

There are many sources of funding available in different countries. Examples include but are not limited to:

UK students

Taught postgraduate master's bursaries (30 of £6,000 each)

Open to all UK candidates who have received an offer. Read more.

Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 will be available to UK MBA students in 2016/17. EU nationals may also be eligible. More information is available on the University's study site and the Government's website external website.

Career Development Loans (CDL) are available through several high street banks.

Prodigy Finance loans

Prodigy Finance

Prodigy Finance offer alumni-funded loans to students at the world’s top business schools, including University of Bath. They offer competitive interest rates to over 150 nationalities.
Loans are for students accepted into the full-time programme and you can apply directly through the Prodigy Finance external website website.  We recommend that candidates investigate all financing options available to them, including local options.   

Declaration: An entity connected to the University of Bath School of Management is an investor in MBA Community Loans PLC, which provides the finance to fund the Prodigy Finance Loan Scheme.  The University of Bath School of Management may therefore benefit from any lending under the scheme.

US students

US citizens or US nationals can apply for US student loans towards their educational-related costs. Read more.

Canadian students

Citizens of Canada can apply for a a Canadian Centennial Scholarship external website ranging from £1,000 to £5,000.

Latin American students


Citizens of Colombia may be able to access the Colfutura loan external website which provides $25,000 of funding.

MOD – Enhanced Learning Credits

British armed forces personnel may elect to utilise Enhanced Learning Credits to cover part of their MBA fees. The Bath MBA is registered under the ELC scheme.

Salary Sacrifice Scheme

In the UK, salary sacrifice is a contractual arrangement whereby an employee gives up the right to receive part of their cash remuneration, usually in return for their employer’s agreement to provide some form of non-cash benefit. This means that the amount paid towards tuition fees would be free of tax and national insurance. It is possible that a new employee contract will need to be produced.

More information can be found at the HMRC website external website.

Please note scholarships and bursaries may be subject to change at any time.

How to apply

Applications for scholarships should be submitted at the point of application for the Bath MBA.

You will need to complete a separate essay (up to 400 words) outlining why you believe you are a worthy candidate. You do not need to specify which scholarship you wish to apply for as the scholarship committee will consider which scholarship would be most suitable. You can apply for more than one scholarship.

Supporting documents

Once you have completed your application please email it to the MBA admissions team. Applications normally take three to four weeks to process and candidates will receive feedback on their application within this time.

The scholarship committee will decide on scholarship awards on an ongoing basis during the recruitment cycle. We strongly encourage you to apply early during the year as the process of selection is competitive and funds are limited.

We strongly recommend that you research external funding opportunities as well.

Scholarships and awards are subject to change.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the MBA admissions team.

What do we look for?

You must demonstrate through your ideas, experience and achievements that you are an excellent team player, with a strong vision for the future. Overall quality of the application and financial need will be considered, along with the following:

  • strength of programme application: your achievements, academic credentials and professional track record, GMAT (or equivalent) score
  • interviewer's feedback: communication and interpersonal skills, leadership and/or entrepreneurial potential, as well as your anticipated contribution to the cohort, both professionally and culturally

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be expected to make additional contributions to the programme and must be willing to act as an ambassador for the Bath MBA.

Please note scholarships and bursaries may be subject to change at any time.