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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 academic year 2020-21, 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 5 bursaries we offer, each worth £10,000.

Full details for 2020-21 will be available shortly.

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.

Find out more about the Deans Award for Academic Excellence.

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 excellence, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and future leadership potential.

Find out more about the Global Leaders Scholarship.

School of Management Scholarships

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

To be considered for a scholarship you must have:

  • received an offer to study one of our master’s courses starting in 2020
  • accepted your offer
  • paid your deposit within the four week deadline outlined in your offer letter or by the scholarship decision deadline, whichever is earlier

Find out more about the School of Management 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.

GREAT Scholarships

In partnership with the British Council and GREAT Britain Campaign, we are offering three scholarships to master's students from India, China and Turkey applying for eligible postgraduate taught courses for 2020.

Find out more about the GREAT Scholarships 2020.

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

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

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.

Loans

Postgraduate master's students

If you are a master's student with Home (UK) and European Union (EU) fee status, 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