UWE Bristol International scholarships: Postgraduate

UWE Bristol offers a range of scholarships for international postgraduate students.

Please note: In order to apply for any UWE Bristol scholarships, you must have received an offer to study at UWE Bristol. Remember to apply for the course early to ensure your scholarship application can be considered.

Please refer to the individual scholarships below to view application deadlines and full eligibility details.

Academic excellence scholarship

We consider applications when they are received so we strongly recommend applying as early as possible. The award value is automatically deducted from tuition fees.

Study level Postgraduate
Award values £2,000
Award duration First academic year
Number of awards available Unlimited
Nationalities accepted All classed as overseas for fees purposes
Eligible applicants must
  • have achieved a British 1st class Honours degree (or equivalent)
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
  • be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • provide official transcripts at the time of application.

How to apply

You will automatically be assessed for the academic excellence scholarship at the point of application for your programme at UWE Bristol. There is no need to apply. Contact international@uwe.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Read the scholarship terms and conditions for September 2017 starters.

Country-specific scholarship

This scholarship is available to undergraduate and postgraduate full-time, first year students from the specific countries listed below. The award value is automatically deducted from tuition fees.

Study level Undergraduate and postgraduate
Award values £1,500 tuition fee discount
Award duration First academic year
Number of awards available Unlimited
Countries accepted Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Myanmar, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda
Eligible applicants must
  • have achieved the equivalent of a British 2:2 in an undergraduate degree
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
  • be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study 
  • be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • provide official transcripts at the time of application.

How to apply

You will automatically be assessed for the country specific scholarship at the point of application for your programme at UWE Bristol by your domicile country as indicated in your application. Contact international@uwe.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Read the scholarship terms and conditions for September 2017 starters.

Chancellor's Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship will be required to undertake an internship working within the International Office or other departments and will also be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of the course.

Following graduation, recipients will also be expected to be an active member of the UWE Bristol Alumni Network by helping the University to promote its programmes to prospective students.

Study level Postgraduate
Award values 100% full tuition fees
Award duration One academic year
Number of awards available One for January 2018 start
Nationalities accepted All classed as overseas for fees purposes
Eligible applicants must
  • have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st in an undergraduate degree
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
  • be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
  • be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • provide official transcripts at the time of application.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is Friday 17 November 2017. You can apply via your UWE Welcome portal by completing the scholarship task. Please contact international@uwe.ac.uk if you have any queries.

See how your application will be assessed.

Read the scholarship terms and conditions.

Millennium Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be required to undertake an internship working within the International Office or other departments, and will also be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of the course.

Following graduation, recipients will also be expected to be an active member of the UWE Bristol Alumni Network by helping the University to promote its programmes to prospective students.

Study level Postgraduate
Award values 100% full tuition fees
Award duration One academic year
Number of awards available

One for January 2018 start

Nationalities accepted All classed as overseas for fees purposes
Eligible applicants must
  • have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st in an undergraduate degree
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
  • be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
  • be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • provide official transcripts at the time of application. 

How to apply

The deadline for applications is Friday 17 November 2017. You can apply via your UWE Welcome portal by completing the scholarship task. Please contact international@uwe.ac.uk if you have any queries.

See how your application will be assessed.

Read the scholarship terms and conditions.

Programme-specific scholarships

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The successful MBA scholarship recipient will be expected to act as an ambassador for the programme during and after their study. This could include providing a video and/or written summary of their experiences to use for promotional purposes, attending an information event, acting as a student reference for the programme, or answering prospective students' questions.

Study level Postgraduate (full-time)
Award values 50% tuition fees
Award duration One academic year
Number of awards available Two (one for September 2018 start and one for January 2019 start)
Nationalities accepted All classed as overseas for fees purposes
Eligible applicants must
  • have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st or 2:1 in an undergraduate degree
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
  • be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
  • be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • provide official transcripts at the time of application
  • Note for successful candidates: you will need to prove when accepting the Scholarship that you satisfy the UKVI criteria in terms of being able to cover living costs and the remainder of the fee.

How to apply

Applications for the MBA (full-time) course can be made online by selecting the 'Apply for this course' option on the web page. To be considered for the Scholarship applicants need to clearly provide evidence in their statement about the following three issues:

  1. Why you consider the MBA, and not another programme, will help you in your future professional development?
  2. How the Bristol MBA will contribute to the business sector/industry of your expertise or the entrepreneurial endeavours you are involved in or going to be involved in?
  3. In which way you imagine yourself contributing to the Bristol MBA community during and after graduation?

Students who have deferred their application from academic year 2017/2018 to 2018/2019 will need to write another personal statement if they would like to be considered for the Scholarship and upload it via their UWE welcome portal.

Applicants should clearly write and save the document as “Personal Statement for MBA (Full-time) Scholarship” before uploading via their welcome portal.

The submission deadline is 31 March 2018 for those starting the programme in September 2018.

The submission deadline is 31 October 2018 for those starting the programme in January 2019.

Please contact the MBA programme leader if you have any queries.

Read the scholarship terms and conditions.

MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) (International)

The successful International Human Resource Management scholarship recipient will be expected to act as an ambassador for the programme during and after their study. This could include providing a video and/or written summary of their experiences to use for promotional purposes, attending an information event, acting as a student reference for the programme, or answering prospective students' questions.

Study level Postgraduate (full-time)
Award values 100% tuition fees
Award duration One academic year
Number of awards available One for September 2018 start
Nationalities accepted All classed as overseas for fees purposes
Eligible applicants must
  • have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st in an undergraduate degree. If you aren't sure whether your degree result qualifies, please check this with the programme leader before submitting your application (michael.clark@uwe.ac.uk
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
  • be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
  • be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • provide official transcripts at the time of application.
  • Note for successful candidates: you will need to prove when accepting the Scholarship that you satisfy the UKVI criteria in terms of being able to cover living costs and the remainder of the fee.

How to apply

Applications for the MSc HRM (International) course can be made online by selecting the 'Apply for this course' option on the web page. Once you have been offered a place on the programme you will be sent a task to complete so that the programme leader can decide who should be awarded the Scholarship in International HRM.

The task (max 1000 words) will ask you to say why you believe you have the potential for: 

  • becoming an outstanding professional. Support your argument with examples of your accomplishments, including responsibilities, achievements and voluntary activities. If you do not yet have employment experience, these may relate to school and university. If you already have employment experience, you should also – or instead – give evidence of accomplishments in your career to date.
  • representing UWE Bristol effectively in your home country on your return. You must show that you understand how you can represent the university effectively and imaginatively on return to your home country. We also look for evidence of leadership, influencing and networking skills, and interest and experience in playing public-facing roles.
  • contributing to the quality of other students’ experience on your programme. An important part of being a UWE Bristol scholar is enhancing other students' experience on your course, so you should show evidence of active commitment to others’ well-being and development in your life and/or career so far.

Like all applicants, you should also give the reasons for your interest in a career in HRM, and describe the personal attributes which you think equip you for this. If possible, say which aspects of HRM are of particular interest to you and how you think our course can support those interests.

In assessing your application, we will pay attention to the quality both of the content and the presentation of your argument.

The submission deadline is 31 March 2018.

Please contact the MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) (International) programme leader if you have any queries.

Read the scholarship terms and conditions.

MSc International Management Scholarship

The successful International Management scholarship recipient will be expected to act as an ambassador for the programme during and after their study. This could include providing a video and/or written summary of their experiences to use for promotional purposes, attending an information event, acting as a student reference for the programme, or answering prospective students' questions.

Study level Postgraduate (full-time)
Award values 50% tuition fees
Award duration One academic year
Number of awards available Two (one for September 2018 start and one for January 2019 start)
Nationalities accepted All classed as overseas for fees purposes
Eligible applicants must
  • have achieved the equivalent of a British 2:1 or 1st in an undergraduate degree
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS 6.5 or equivalent with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) is the only condition
  • be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
  • be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • provide official transcripts at the time of application
  • Note for successful candidates: you will need to prove when accepting the Scholarship that you satisfy the UKVI criteria in terms of being able to cover living costs and the remainder of the fee.

How to apply

Applications for the MSc International Management course can be made online by selecting the 'Apply for this course' option on the web page. In your personal statement, which forms part of your application, please say why you believe you have the potential for:

  1. becoming an outstanding professional. Support your argument with examples of your accomplishments, including responsibilities, achievements and voluntary activities. If you do not yet have employment experience, these may relate to school and university. If you already have employment experience, you should also – or instead – give evidence of accomplishments in your career to date.
  2. representing UWE Bristol effectively in your home country on your return. You must show that you understand how you can represent the university effectively and imaginatively on return to your home country. We also look for evidence of leadership, influencing and networking skills, and interest and experience in playing public-facing roles.
  3. contributing to the quality of other students’ experience on your programme. An important part of being a UWE Bristol scholar is enhancing other students' experience on your course, so you should show evidence of active commitment to others’ well-being and development in your life and/or career so far.

Please take care to address all three areas in your statement and also explain why you wish to study MSc International Management.

Applicants should clearly write and save the document as “Personal Statement for MSc International Management Scholarship” before uploading via their welcome portal.

The submission deadline is 31 March 2018 for those starting the programme in September 2018.

The submission deadline is 31 October 2018 for those starting the programme in January 2019.

Please contact the MSc International Management Scholarship programme leader if you have any queries.

Please note: Students wining the Scholarship will be asked to assist UWE Bristol in marketing promotional strategies as well as active promotion through social media. They will also submit a reflective note at the end of the course which will also feed in to promotional materials to attract future students. In addition, students will be encouraged to attend extra-curricular activities such as being a student representative, regular attendance at Distinguished Speaker series, and to be a role model for rest of the cohort.

Read the scholarship terms and conditions.

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences MSc Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship may be required to undertake an internship working within the International Office or other departments, and will also be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of the course.

Following graduation, recipients will also be expected to be an active member of the UWE Bristol Alumni Network by helping the University to promote its programmes to prospective students.

Study level MSc (full-time)
Award values 50% tuition fees
Award duration One academic year
Eligible Programmes MSc Advanced Forensic Analysis
MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice
MSc Biomedical Science
MSc Environmental Health
MSc Health Psychology
MSc Occupational Psychology
MSc Public Health
MSc Science Communication
MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
Number of awards available Three for September 2018 or January 2019 start dates
Nationalities accepted All classed as overseas for fees purposes
Eligible applicants must
  • have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st or 2:1 in an undergraduate degree
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
  • be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
  • be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • provide official transcripts at the time of application.
  • Note for successful candidates: you will need to prove when accepting the Scholarship that you satisfy the UKVI criteria in terms of being able to cover living costs and the remainder of the fee.

How to apply

Applications for the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences MSc scholarships can be made online by selecting the 'Apply for this course' option on the web page for the selected MSc programme.

To be considered for the Scholarship, applicants will need to cover the following points in their personal statement which should accompany the programme application:

  • What potential you have for outstanding performance on the programme - please note that this will be assessed both through evidence of your academic record to date and the quality of your written application.
  • What potential you have to become an outstanding professional in your selected subject area, and how your work experience to date points to exceptional achievements in relation to interests outside formal education.
  • How you show potential for being an effective ambassador for UWE Bristol when you return to your home country. You should show a grasp of British universities' agenda overseas and of successful ways of influencing potential audiences.
  • How you show concern for other students on your programme, evidencing contribution of a kind that is likely to enrich their experiences and not just your own.

Students who have deferred their application from academic year 2017/2018 to 2018/2019 will need to write another personal statement if they would like to be considered for the Scholarship and upload it via their UWE welcome portal.

They should clearly write and save the document as “Personal Statement for the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences MSc (International) Scholarship” before uploading via their welcome portal.

The submission deadline is 30 April 2018. Your application will be assessed by a Faculty panel that includes the programme leader, and candidates will be informed of the final decision by 30 May 2018.

Email Peter Spencer-Phillips at Peter.Spencer-Phillips@uwe.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Read the scholarship terms and conditions.

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Dean’s Scholarship

This scholarship is available to an applicant from a country that has recently been subject to a significant adverse environmental, health or security impact, where its alleviation relates to the subject area of the selected MSc programme.

The recipient of this scholarship may be required to undertake an internship working within the International Office or other departments and will also be required to undertake ambassadorial activity for the University throughout the duration of the course.

Following graduation, recipients will also be expected to be an active member of the UWE Bristol Alumni Network by helping the University to promote its programmes to prospective students.

Study level MSc (full-time)
Award values 100% tuition fees
Award duration One academic year
Eligible Programmes MSc Advanced Forensic Analysis
MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice
MSc Biomedical Science
MSc Environmental Health
MSc Health Psychology
MSc Occupational Psychology
MSc Public Health
MSc Science Communication
MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
Number of awards available One for September 2018 or January 2019 start dates
Nationalities accepted All classed as overseas for fees purposes
Eligible applicants must
  • have achieved the equivalent of a British 1st or 2:1 in an undergraduate degree
  • be applying from a country that recently has been subject to a significant adverse environmental, health or security impact, where its alleviation relates to the subject area of the selected MSc programme
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
  • be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
  • be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • provide official transcripts at the time of application.
  • Note for successful candidates: you will need to prove when you accept the Scholarship that you satisfy the UKVI criteria in terms of being able to cover living costs and the remainder of the fee.

How to apply

Applications for the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Dean’s Scholarship can be made online by selecting the 'Apply for this course' option on the web page for the selected MSc programme.

To be considered for the Scholarship, applicants will need to cover the following points in their personal statement which should accompany the programme application:

  • What potential you have for outstanding performance on the programme – please note that this will be assessed both through evidence of your academic record to date and the quality of your written application
  • What potential you have to become an outstanding professional in your selected subject area and to contribute to alleviating a recent adverse environmental, health or security impact in your home country, and how your work experience to date points to exceptional achievements in relation to interests outside formal education
  • How you show potential for being an effective ambassador for UWE Bristol when you return to your home country – you should show a grasp of British universities' agenda overseas and of successful ways of influencing potential audiences
  • How you show concern for other students on your programme, evidencing contribution of a kind that is likely to enrich their experiences, not just your own.

Students who have deferred their application from academic year 2017/2018 to 2018/2019 will need to write another personal statement if they would like to be considered for the Scholarship and upload it via their UWE welcome portal.

They should clearly write and save the document as “Personal Statement for the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences MSc (International) Scholarship” before uploading via their welcome portal.

The submission deadline is 30 April 2018. Your application will be assessed by a Faculty panel that includes the programme leader, and candidates will be informed of the final decision by 30 May 2018.

Email Peter Spencer-Phillips at Peter.Spencer-Phillips@uwe.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Read the scholarship terms and conditions.

Other postgraduate funding

Find out more about postgraduate funding for full and part-time students studying at UWE Bristol.

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