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The Vice Chancellor's International Scholarships

Find out about the Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship for overseas fee paying PhD students at the University, and check if you are eligible.

Scholarship value

Find out how much a Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship is worth

This scholarship takes the form of a tuition fee reduction, and if you are in receipt of this scholarship, you will pay a reduced international tuition fee. For 2024/25 entry, the reduced fee has been set at £11,300. This reduced rate is applicable to PhD programmes in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Design, and the School of Management.

Once you have commenced studying, you will be subject to no more than 5% increase on the previous year’s fees in the first 3.5 years. If you exceed the 3.5-year period, you will be subject to the full international fee rate for the remaining period of study.

View our current tuition fees.

Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible for this award.

You can apply for this award if you are applying to any full-time PhD programme.

If you are in receipt of partial funding from an international government ministry or sponsor, you are still eligible to be considered for this scholarship.

This scholarship may not be combined with any other University of Bath or UKRI funded scholarship or studentship.

These scholarships are intended to support academically excellent applicants. Each Faculty/School has its own criteria for identifying academic excellence, which must be demonstrated as part of the application process.

Faculty or School Minimum undergraduate qualification required Minimum postgraduate qualification required
Faculty of Engineering & Design 1st or equivalent
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Merit (60+) in both taught & research elements
Faculty of Science 1st or equivalent Distinction
School of Management 1st or equivalent Distinction

Integrated degrees, where there is a taught Master’s course or a Master’s by Research course in the first year of the programme, will have the scholarship applied to the PhD element of the programme. This means that the scholarship will be awarded in year one but applied in year two (or at the point the taught phase ends and the student progresses to the research phase).

English language requirements must be met at the point of application, at the appropriate level for the programme. Details of English entry requirements can be found on the individual programme page to which a prospective student is applying.

Conditional offers will only be issued to those applicants who are waiting for their degree to be awarded.

Find out how to apply for a Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship

Read the application guide

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