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.
If you wish to apply then please contact us for a copy of the application form.
Most scholarships for study in the U.K. are for postgraduate courses but the Commonwealth Scholarship Fellowship Plan and the DFID Shared Scholarship Scheme are sometimes willing to consider applications from undergraduates.
- British Council
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.
- 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.
- Fulbright Scholarships
(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.
Provide schemes to promote the exchange of students and academic staff within Europe such as SOCRATES and LEONARDO programmes. The EU sometimes offers grants to students from developing countries. Contact E.C Brussels.
EU studentsEU students may be eligible for assistance with their tuition fees and should apply to the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). It is expected that application forms will be distributed by UCAS.
Non-UK EU students are not eligible for a UK student loan, supplementary grants, hardship loans or Access funds.
If you would like to know more about the financial support that may be available, you should contact the Student Support Division at the DfES website.
UNESCO and WHO operate schemes for developing countries. Contact your Government Ministry of Education in the place in which you currently live.
Religious bodies and charities award scholarships but hey are very specified and tailored to individual needs. The British Council or UKCISA could advise. Most appear only to offer small amounts in the final years of study.