International – Fees and Scholarships

It is important you take the time to think how much money you will need over the duration of your course before you leave your home country. Planning ahead will contribute to the overall success of your studies.

You will need to take into account the cost of the following when planning your finances before traveling to the UK:

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees for students ordinarily resident outside of the UK and EU are as follows:

  • Undergraduate Programmes: BA/BSc(Hons): £11, 820
  • Postgraduate Programmes: £12, 850

Obtaining a Visa (‘Entry Clearance’)

If you are studying in the UK for six months or more, it is likely that you will need to apply for ‘entry clearance’ to study in the UK before you leave your home country. Information about applying for ‘entry clearance’ is available on the UK Borders Agency website. You can make an application at your local British Mission Overseas and details are available at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

When making your application, you will need to demonstrate you have enough money to pay for your tuition fees and living costs in the UK, as well as providing additional information and documentation. Full details can be found at the UK Borders Agency website.

More details can be found on the UKCISA website: Immigration, including visas.


Travel

As well as considering the cost of your journey to the UK, you also need to remember to make allowances for the cost of your travel within the UK.

You may wish to consider taking out travel insurance to cover yourself and your luggage. It is advisable to make a list of what you have packed so that if your luggage is lost you can account for all your belongings. If you have bought anything new before your journey remember to keep the proof of purchase as the insurance company may ask to see them. Endsleigh Insurance has a special international student policy, produced in conjunction with UKCOSA. For more information please visit their website or Tel: +44 (0)1482 445 034.


Living Costs

Lincoln is one of the cheaper cities in which to live in the UK. The UK Border Agency determines how much money you should have to support your living costs in the UK – this will form part of your application for a student visa. Details are available at the UK Border Agency website.


Scholarship Opportunities

The Teachers of the Future scholarship aims to support international applicants who wish to pursue a career in teaching Maths or Physics at secondary level in the UK.  Up to three scholarships of£2,000, with a guaranteed interview at the end of successful completion of a PGCE Secondary Maths or Physics programme are available.

These scholarships are given in the form of a tuition fee waiver and are co-sponsored by Greenwood Academies Trust.

Please note, these scholarships are currently only available to applicants from India.

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 here:

https://cuac.anglicancommunion.org/members/institutions.aspx

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 Post Graduate programme in either Teacher Training, Education or Theological studies, 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 2020
  • By September 2020, 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 (see: oecd.org/dac/financing-sustainable-development/development-finance-standards/DAC_List_ODA_Recipients2018to2020_flows_En.pdf)
  • 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 50% tuition fee waiver.  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 50% tuition fee waiver.

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/ .

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.

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