We will always do everything we can to make the transition to living and studying in another country as simple as possible.

To help break down the barriers between you and a future in Higher Education we have a range of fantastic scholarships opportunities.

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.

In order to demonstrate our commitment to partnership working, BGU offers a £5,000 scholarship for students progressing to us from an institution which has a signed MoU with BGU or are part of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) network. These scholarships are in the form of a fee waiver. BGU currently works on a formal basis with the following institutions:

China

Chongqing University of Education

Hengyang Normal University

Hunan First Normal University

Hunan University of Science and Technology

Thailand

Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University

Phranakhon Rajabhat University

Bangkok University International

A list of institutions which are part of the CUAC network can be found by clicking here.

Applicants applying for a partnership scholarship should complete the scholarship application form and submit evidence of study at one of our partner universities. This will include official transcripts or certificates from the institution, which may have already been provided as part of their application. If this is the case, please refer to these within your application.

This scholarship provides one student from one of the least developed commonwealth countries, the opportunity to study a Masters' 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.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship applicants must be:

Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person

Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country

Be available to start their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2021

Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).

Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country (for CSC purposes this is classified as a country which does not appear on the DAC list of ODA recipients (click here for more information)

Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship (note applicants will have to be able evidence they have the financial resource to support their living expense during their period of study)

Eligible Countries for the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship are:

Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

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 50% 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 50% 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 India and Malaysia, applying for postgraduate study at BGU. (Please note: Teaching Training programmes are not included in these scholarships.)

Please see the Great Scholarships 2021 - East Asia page for further information.

We are delighted to be working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to offer one full scholarship for a student on the MA EdTESOL programme. Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from eligible lower and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.

For more information visit: https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-shared-scholarships-2022/ .

You will need to apply and be offered a place on the programme before you apply to the Commonwealth Commission. Applicants should contact Wayne Dyble, International Manager, for further information at wayne.dyble@bishopg.ac.uk

Applications will close on the Commonwealth application portal at 16:00 (GMT) on 20 December 2021.

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 2022.


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

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