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International student scholarships

Our postgraduate scholarships are designed to reward excellence in all its forms, giving you additional support while you're studying with us. We offer a wide range of scholarships to our International postgraduate students. We have also partnered with certain institutions around the world to help make studying at a postgraduate level in the UK more accessible. If you are an EU student, please visit our UK/EU scholarship webpages.


Scholarship title and link to full details Short eligibility criteria (see scholarship for full details) Value Application process
Academic Excellence Scholarship A minimum of 65% in your Bachelor's degree, or an upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent £3,500 tuition fee reduction Automatically assessed
BU Music Scholarships

Able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist and that you have been involved in ensemble activity

£1,150 (major award) or £450 (minor award) Apply online by 31 August 2018
BU Sport Scholarship High performing sportspeople with the desire to continue to develop £500 to £5,000 Apply online by 31 August 2018
Faculty of Management Executive Dean's Scholarship Full-time applicants for a BU Master's degree in the Faculty of Management 50% tuition fee reduction Apply online by 31 May 2019
Faculty of Science & Technology Executive Dean's Scholarship Full-time applicants for a Faculty of Science & Technology Master’s degree 50% tuition fee reduction Apply online by 31 May 2019
Faculty of Media & Communication Executive Dean's Scholarship Full-time applicants for a postgraduate Media course 50% tuition fee reduction Apply online by 31 May 2019
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences Executive Dean's Scholarship Applicants for a Faculty of Health & Social Sciences postgraduate course 50% tuition fee reduction Apply online by 31 May 2019
MSc Public Health Scholarship Applicants for MSc Public Health 25% tuition fee reduction Automatically assessed
Chevening Scholarship (External Scholarship) Full-time applicants for a postgraduate taught course who are a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of application and who intends to return there at the end of study A tuition fee waiver plus other allowances Apply online - the deadlines are country specific but the application window is usually August each year for September entry in the following year

BU/Chevening Joint Scholarship

Full-time applicants for MSc Cyber Security & Human Factors and MA International Political Communication who are a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of application and who intends to return there at the end of study A tuition fee waiver plus other allowances Apply online - the deadlines are country specific but the application window is usually August each year for September entry in the following year
BU Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (External Scholarship) Any international applicants for LLM Public International Law who are resident in developing Commonwealth countries. You must have achieved a minimum of a UK first-class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent).

Full tuition fee waiver, return airfare to the UK and a monthly living allowance

Apply online - the deadlines are country specific but the application window is usually August each year for September entry in the following year

BU International Partnership Scholarship: Financial University, Russia

Any student who has studied at Financial University, Russia

£2,000 tuition fee reduction Automatically assessed

BU International Partnership Scholarship: Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Campus (BNUZ)

Any Chinese student who is studying a course with BNUZ

£2,000 tuition fee reduction Automatically assessed

The following scholarships are available if you are starting your course in January:

Scholarship title and link to full details Short eligibility criteria (see scholarship for full details) Value Application process
Academic Excellence Scholarship A minimum of 65% in your Bachelor's degree, or an upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent £3,500 tuition fee reduction Automatically assessed
Faculty of Management Executive Dean's Scholarship (BU Business School)

Full-time applicants for a BU Business School Master's degree

50% tuition fee reduction Apply online by 18 November 2018
Faculty of Management (Department of Tourism and Hospitality) Executive Dean's Scholarship Any applicant for a full-time Tourism and Hospitality Master’s degree 50% tuition fee reduction Apply online by 18 November 2018
BU Music Scholarships Able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist and that you have been involved in ensemble activity £1,150 (major award) or £450 (minor award) Apply online by 30 November 2018
BU Sport Scholarship High performing sportspeople with the desire to continue to develop £500 to £5,000 Apply online by 30 November 2018