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By supporting scholarships at Bath, you can help the brightest minds to fulfil their potential.

Gold Scholarship Programme

Giving up to 50 young people per year the best possible start at Bath.

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“I am the first person to go to university in my family and this scholarship really makes me feel like I can do it, that I do have the same chances as other people from affluent backgrounds. I am even more ready and motivated than before to get out there and make the world a better place.” – Gold Scholar

The Gold Scholarship Programme ensures that circumstances are no barrier to a Bath education. 100% of our Gold Scholars come from a low-income family and are twice as likely to have a declared disability or mental health issues compared to the UK home student average.

Gold Scholars receive:

  • £5,000 bursary per academic year (excluding paid placement periods)
  • Access to skills development sessions
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Pastoral support from our pool of Gold Mentors

Each Gold Scholarship is funded by a gift of £3,000 per year from our donors, supplemented by an additional £2,000 per year from the University.

Your support makes a real difference. 100% of Gold Scholars graduating in 2020 did so with a 1st or 2:1 degree, and Gold Scholars in 2019-20 completed 6,137 hours of volunteering, fundraising and outreach work.

Please consider funding a Gold Scholarship and enabling a young person to flourish at Bath. You can set up a scholarship in your own name, leave a gift towards a scholarship in your Will, or contribute through a monthly donation to the Alumni Fund.

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Undergraduate scholarships

In addition to the Gold Scholarship Programme, the University offers a range of other undergraduate scholarships.

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PhD Scholarships

Attracting the most promising researchers to Bath.

A PhD scholar in the lab

Bath is a leading research institution nurturing the next generation of talent. Often, it is high-calibre PhD students who make our impactful research possible.

Thanks to support from alumni and friends, we are making breakthroughs in areas such as improving human health, pioneering green technology and shaping global society.

Please consider making a gift to help us build four crucial PhD Scholarships this year:

Research with Impact Scholarships to enable a critical mass of PhD student cohorts to make a difference across three priority areas: Sustainability; Health & Wellbeing; and Digital.

The programme, funded by generous philanthropic donations to the University, will support 28 students over four years with a UKRI-pegged stipend and some study costs whilst the University funds the fees. Support these scholarships to respond to the greatest global challenges and opportunities of our time.

Scholarships for home PhD students of Black African and Caribbean heritage to enable more diverse people at every stage of their education. We know from the results of the Hamilton Commission Report there are many barriers and challenges facing Black people on their journey through education and academia, especially in STEM subjects.

We aim to create four scholarships for home PhD students of Black African and Caribbean heritage. A four-year PhD scholarship gift will unlock a contribution from the University to pay the PhD course fee for students awarded these scholarships. Support these scholarships to ensure more talented Black students can excel and make a difference in academia.

Funding for PhD students caring for young children to remove additional financial barriers that aspiring PhD scholars are facing. It is more important than ever that we have a pipeline of experienced academics, regardless of their family circumstances.

We aim to create a new fund for PhD students’ childcare costs to remove financial barriers that would otherwise prevent experienced academics from contributing to a vibrant research environment addressing real-world problems.

Scholarships for international PhD students to enable the University to attract and retain the best students from around the world to lead vital research in areas such as climate change or food insecurity, which disproportionately affect populations in the global south.

Providing international PhD scholarships will ensure we attract problem-solvers leading this research with relevant perspectives of the problems we are trying to tackle. We aim to create 12 international PhD scholarships. A four-year PhD scholarship gift will unlock a contribution from the University to pay the PhD course fee for students awarded these scholarships.

Support these scholarships to attract the brightest minds from around the world.

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