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

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Bursaries

If you are a new taught postgraduate student starting in the 2019/20 academic year, with Home (UK) fee status and hold an undergraduate honours degree from the University of Bath, you could be eligible to apply for one of the 10 bursaries we offer, each worth £6,000.

Applications for 2019 entry will open in May 2019.

See if you are eligible for a taught postgraduate bursary

Scholarships and studentships

If you are a master's student, 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.

Read the terms and conditions for Taught Postgraduate Masters Scholarships for 2019/20.

Deans Award for Academic Excellence

Each of the Faculties will award eight scholarships worth £5,000. This scholarship is open to applicants of all nationalities and will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. To be eligible, you must hold an offer from the University for a full-time taught master's course.

Applications for these scholarships are now open. Please apply using your application tracker. The deadline for applications will be 23:59 (GMT+1) on 23 June 2019.

Global Leaders Scholarship

There will be 45 awards across the Faculties of £5,000 each. The scholarship is open to applicants of all nationalities and is awarded on the basis of academic credentials, communication and interpersonal skills and leadership potential. In order to be eligible, you must hold an offer from the University for a full-time taught master's course.

Applications for these scholarships are now open. Please apply using your application tracker. The deadline for applications will be 23:59 (GMT+1) on 23 June 2019.

School of Management MSc Scholarships

There are over 30 Scholarships worth £5,000 for applicants to a School of Management MSc. Applications are open to students of all fee statuses.

To be eligible you must:

  • have accepted an offer to study
  • paid your deposit within the four-week deadline

Applications are merit-based and will be considered on:

  • academic credentials
  • extra-curricular record
  • soft skills, for example, communication, leadership and team working
  • values, ethics and potential

Scholarships will open in late February and you will be invited to apply.

Find out more about the School of Management MSc Scholarships.

School of Management MBA Scholarships

These are merit-based Scholarships, taking into account:

  • academic credentials
  • professional track record
  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • values, ethics and potential

Candidates are encouraged to apply at the time of their initial MBA course application. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis.

Find out more about the School of Management MBA Scholarships.

The Frank Wallace Scholarship

If you are an international fee-paying student you could be eligible for The Frank Wallace Scholarship worth £2,500.

You can apply for this scholarship if you are in the People’s Republic of China and:

  • have a confirmed offer to study MSc Automotive Engineering at Bath
  • have firmly accepted your (conditional or unconditional) offer

Applications for these scholarships are now open. Please apply using Application Tracker. The deadline for applications is 23:59 (GMT+1) on 23 June 2019.

Find out more about The Frank Wallace Scholarship.

Sir Jack Cater Scholarship

If you are an international fee-paying student you could be eligible for Sir Jack Cater Scholarship worth £3,000.

You can apply for this scholarship if you are a graduate of Hong Kong University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) or Hong Kong Baptist University and:

  • have a confirmed offer to study a full-time taught postgraduate masters course with us (including stand-alone Masters of Research (MRes))
  • have firmly accepted your (conditional or unconditional) offer

Applications for these scholarships are now open. Please apply using Application Tracker. The deadline for applications is 23:59 (GMT+1) on 23 June 2019.

Find out more about the Sir Jack Cater Scholarship.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

This scheme is open to taught postgraduate master's students from Commonwealth countries, who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK, and:

  • come from one of the eligible Commonwealth countries
  • study an eligible full-time taught course

Find out more about the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered to citizens from low middle-income Commonwealth countries. The University has been awarded five Scholarships for the MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development Distance Learning course. In order to apply you must:

  • come from one of the eligible Commonwealth countries
  • apply for the MSc in Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development (DL) course

Applications open on the 1st February 2019 and close at 12:00 GMT on 22 March 2019.

Find out more about the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship.

Sanctuary Scholarship

This scholarship is open to new taught postgraduate master's students for the 2019/20 academic year who do not meet the residency requirements to access UK taught postgraduate loans for their studies and have:

  • UK asylum status
  • discretionary leave to remain as a result of an asylum application
  • limited leave to remain as a result of an asylum application
  • humanitarian protection as a result of an asylum application

Find out more about the Sanctuary Scholarship for those entering studies in 2019.

Loans

Postgraduate master's students

If you are a master's student with Home (UK) and European Union (EU) fee status starting University in 2019/20, 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 who wants to study at the University of Bath, you may be eligible to apply for a Canadian student loan to help you fund your studies.

Scholarships are available to postgraduate Canadian students on multi-year postgraduate courses. One year masters courses are not eligible.

Apply for the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund.

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