To help break down the barriers between you and a future in Higher Education we have a range of fantastic scholarships opportunities for International students. These scholarships are open to people from a wide array of backgrounds so we know you’ll find the one to help you live your dreams. You can see our current scholarship opportunities below.

To celebrate our 160th birthday we are offering one student a full fee scholarship funded by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, the Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil. This scholarship provides one student with the opportunity to study a Master's' programme in either Education, Humanities or Social Sciences, with a 100% tuition fee waiver.

Applicants for this scholarship should be able to evidence how their chosen path of study will contribute to the development of society in their own country. Applicants for this scholarship will need to provide evidence of either exceptional academic achievement, commitment to extra-curricular activities or both.

This scholarship is open to applicants from all countries.

The successful applicant will need to provide evidence they have the financial resources to support their living expenses during their period of study.

Applicants need to be available to start their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2023

A number of scholarships are available from the office of the Dean of Faculty to applicants who can demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in their prior studies. Scholarships are awarded in the form of a tuition fee waiver up to a maximum of 30% of the international tuition fee for the programme. Within their application applicants should identify why they feel their examination results make them suitable for an award.

A number of scholarships are available from the International Office for applicants who can demonstrate excellence and commitment to extra-curricular activities. Scholarships are awarded in the form of a tuition fee waiver up to a maximum of 30% of the international tuition fee for the programme.

BGU is proud to participate in the Chevening scholarship programme. For further information on this scholarship and eligible programmes, please visit https://www.chevening.org/

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, Bishop Grosseteste University is offering 2 scholarships to students in Thailand and Malaysia, applying for postgraduate study at BGU. (Please note: Teaching Training programmes are not included in these scholarships.)

Please see the Great Scholarships 2022/23 - East Asia page for further information.

Applications open on the CSC portal on Thursday 3 November, and these will close on Tuesday 13 December. Please note you will need to hold an offer for a place on the programme to apply to the CSC, therefore you will need to have applied to us before Tuesday 6 December.

Full guidance for candidates and a link to the CSC application portal can be found at https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-shared-scholarships-applications/

Nominations to the CSC will be made by 13th March 2023.

Application process

To apply for a BGU scholarship you must first apply for, and have been offered a place on, one of our programmes. Once you are in receipt of an offer for a programme please download and complete the application form by clicking here.

You will be asked to identify which scholarship you are applying for and as part of the process applicants will be asked to describe their academic achievements, relevant professional experience and/ or career goal. Applicants should also refer to any other information, which supports their application. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Academic merit – Course entry requirements are met including English Language Requirements, Examination results, transcripts, references, Academic prizes or awards.
  • Career Aspirations – applicants should tell us about their chosen career goal and their aspirations to contribute to their chosen field. Applicants should establish the relevance of the proposed academic course to his/her career plans.
  • Financial need – Applicants will need to explain their financial situation and how they intend to cover the remaining expenses, should their application be successful. Even with a scholarship, applicants will need to evidence they can cover their living expenses within the UK to meet the requirements for a Tier 4 visa.
  • Developmental impact – Applicants should explain how they plan to use their study to develop and contribute to society in their own country. Applicants should evidence any past commitment to ’development’ agendas through participation in relevant projects.
  • Extracurricular Activity – Applicants should provide evidence of activities, which has enhanced their graduate attributes for example, examples of volunteering, leadership, charity work.

Application forms should be completed and sent to admissions@bishopg.ac.uk and should be clearly marked ‘International Scholarship Application’ in the subject line.

Whilst BGU offer this range of scholarships it cannot guarantee that your application for one will be successful. The scholarship application process is competitive and BGU reserve the right to not grant scholarships to those who provide evidence of the above criteria, if the application is not of the required quality.

All scholarships awarded will be valid for the lifetime of the programme, for postgraduate applicants this is one year and for undergraduate applicants it is three years.

The Final Deadline for scholarship applications is 31 May 2023.


* Please note: Scholarships are not available for teacher training/PGCE programmes.

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