List of university scholarships available in the UK

In today's article I am going to talk about university scholarships available from British Universities, as well as explain how to get these scholarships. By the end of my article you should be more familiar with funding options available for you, as well as understand the process of applying for these scholarships.

For many prospective students, the main obstacle or problem with coming to study in the UK is the cost of education. I'll be honest; it's very hard to get "free" education in the UK. By "free" I mean fully funded by a scholarship, government or university. But you can get a scholarship from many UK universities; you can expect to get 10 to 50 % reduction on your fees of the course.

Also keep in mind, the higher the level of study you going to pursue, the higher the chances of you getting a scholarship. There are a few types of university scholarships in the UK; the first one is based on educational excellence. These types of grants are solely based on the grades you are going to get on your exams. Just to give you an example, a University of Nottingham offers an IB Excellence Scholarship, of course it depends on the university you are going to study at, the course, but just to let you know: you have to be way above average to be considered.


List of university scholarships available in the UK

Second types of scholarships, are scholarships based on the country you are from. If you are coming from a developing country, and you never studied abroad and you are willing to come back to your home country to make a positive impact, many UK universities will consider to sponsor you. You can even get the whole Master's course paid for you. For example, check out this scholarship from the University of Manchester that sponsor students from African countries and can pay for such things such as visa costs and flights to the UK.


Third scholarships available are scholarships based on the school you are currently studying at. For example, many schools have ties to UK universities. School-specific grants are usually given to students with exceptional grades. You have to check with your school if they have any links with British universities; if they work with these universities and can help you get this scholarship. Also if you are choosing school right now, it’s probably worth asking them if they have any links to British universities.

The fourth type of scholarships available, are course specific. So there are some scholarships available from universities overall, but there are also separate schools withing universities, such as school of Engineering or Business Studies, that provide specific scholarships. For example, the University of Bath, the faculty of Engineering, offers 8 scholarships for students studying a Master's degree. You can get around 10 % discounts on your fees. But that's specifically if you are going to study Engineering.

The fifth type of scholarship that I know about, are scholarships based on Sport Achievement. What I mean by Sports Excellence is some kind of achievement you have on national or international level in any sport. Obviously, the university will consider if your achievement is significant enough for a scholarship, but do keep in mind if you have some exceptional talent, if you are good at any sport, you should use it to get a scholarship. Let's take an example, a University of Exeter offers up to £3,000 pounds worth of scholarship available for a single student if you have some exceptional sport talent.

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