The British Government, Charities and other organisations provide a number of scholarships and awards to assist international students studying here. The following is a flavour of possible sources of funding for international students.
Students from the United States of America should note that the University of Winchester is eligible to certify loan applications for the Federal Family Education Loan Programme (FFELP).
Canadian students should be aware that the University of Winchester is also able to process any documentation that requires official college certification as part of an application for financial assistance.
The University of Winchester International Student Scholarship
The University of Winchester has a number of International Student Scholarships of up to £1000 each. If you are successful in your scholarship application then this amount will be deducted from the tuition fees you are expected to pay.
The International Scholarships are open to all International Student applicants from non - EU countries. The application process starts in October each year and the deadline is the 30th June each year. It is a competitive scholarship so there are a limited number of awards available and the scholarship committee will meet in July to assess all applications.
Scholarships are most commonly awarded to students who can demonstrate how it would be useful for them when studying their course and how they intend to use their study experience to benefit their home country once they have completed their programme at the University of Winchester.
To be eligible for an International Scholarship you should:
- Be from a non-EU country
- Have been made a Conditional/Unconditional offer to study at the University of Winchester.
- Have accepted your offer
- Submit an application form before the 30th June in the year you will join the University.
Current International Students at the University of Winchester are eligible to apply providing they apply before the 30th June for the scholarship to be awarded in the next academic year. They must also be eligible to progress to the next year of study.
If you wish to apply then please contact us for a copy of the application form.
The University of Winchester Postgraduate Scholarship
All postgraduate International students who are successful upon being made an offer to study at the University of Winchester will be eligible for an automatic postgraduate scholarship of £1,000 once they have accepted their offer. This amount will be taken off the tuition fees owed by the student. Please contact the International Student Recruitment Team for more information.
All of our former students who have completed an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree or research degree at the University of Winchester are eligible. This scholarship is designed to encourage students to continue their studies at the University. Please click here for more information.
The Vice Chancellor has made available scholarships for students who wish to join the University of Winchester. The scholarship is for students who wish to study at the University and use their time whilst study to assist the University with its International strategy. The eligibilty for the scholarship changes each year.
External Funding Options
Below are funding and scholarship options provided by external bodies:
Most scholarships for study in the U.K. are for postgraduate courses but the Commonwealth Scholarship Fellowship Plan are sometimes willing to consider applications from undergraduates.
The Anglo-Jewish Association
Dispersing substantial funds annually, the AJA is one of the largest grant making organisations directly supporting Jewish students in the UK.
The British Council offers details on scholarship schemes. Students should apply in their own country. (If there is no British Council, then the British Embassy or High Commission can assist.)
British Chevening Scholarships
Selection is carried out by British Embassies and High Commissions in consultation with a British Council Director. Some awards are jointly funded with private companies, trusts and other organisations. The scheme is advertised in the countries where the awards are offered. US citizens, however, are not eligible.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) awards over 900 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens each year. The CSC aims to contribute to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, support excellence in UK higher education, and sustain the principles of the Commonwealth. We select candidates on the basis of merit and their potential to contribute to the needs of their home countries.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
(Funded by the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Scholarships are mainly awarded for postgraduate study or research but exceptions are made in some circumstances for undergraduate study. Grants are for 1-3 years and cover, travel, tuition and living expenses.
(Funded by the Department for Education and Skills and the US Government)
Awards for U.S. graduate students studying in the U.K. No restrictions on age or subject. Awards made on a competitive basis and for an initial 9 months but may be extended to 1 year - Contact - The Fulbright Commission.
OFID Scholarships Award for International Students
OFID’s Scholarship Program sponsors outstanding young students from developing countries who wish to study for a Master’s degree in a development-related discipline from an accredited college/university around the world
Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for
postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries
who have no other means of financing their studies
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is a paid guide with information all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject, or nationality. It covers PhD, Masters, and PGCE study.
Funding from Student Finance in the UK may be available to some EU students. To find out if you are eligible please visit https://www.gov.uk/student-finance
UNESCO and WHO operate schemes for developing countries. Contact your Government Ministry of Education in the place in which you currently live.