100 Manchester Master’s Bursaries for UK and EU Students, 2017-2018



Manchester University is offering up to 100 bursaries for UK and EU students who will be starting taught or research master’s courses in September 2017.

The bursaries are aimed at widening access to master’s courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups, so you will need to meet a number of criteria to be eligible for the award.

The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester.

Course Level: Bursaries are available to pursue master degree programme.

Study Subject: Bursaries are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The University of Manchester is offering 100 bursaries for master’s students, each worth £3,000 in funding.

Number of Scholarships: Up to 100 bursaries are available.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Students must meet all of the criteria below:

  • Eligible courses include LLM, MA, MEd, MBA, MEnt, MPhil, MRes, MSc, MSc by Research, MusM.
  • Courses can be studied full-time for one or two academic years or part-time for a maximum of two academic years.
  • You must be a home student paying home level tuition fees, and have been resident in the UK for at least three years prior to starting their undergraduate course for a purpose other than study.
  • You must not hold a master’s qualification or higher.
  • You must have commenced your undergraduate course since September 2012.
  • Intercalating medical students taking a master’s course are eligible to apply. Medical students should note that if they plan to intercalate and take a master’s course between Years 2 and 3, they will not be eligible for UG loans in Year 3. However, there will be no interruption to funding if they intercalate between Years 3 and 4, and they will be eligible for the postgraduate loan.

Ineligible courses include:

  • postgraduate certificates/diplomas (eg PGCert, PGDip, PGCE);
  • Integrated undergraduate master’s (eg MChem, MMath);
  • Master of Architecture (MArch);
  • Doctoral degrees (eg PhD).

In addition:

  • If you are studying a distance learning course, you are not eligible.
  • If you are applying for deferred entry, you are not eligible.
  • You must not be receiving funding for your course from an employer, public funding body or be covered by an undergraduate loan (eg NHS, PGCE, integrated master’s).
  • You would not normally be in receipt of any other University of Manchester funding at postgraduate level, with the exception of a loyalty scholarship/bursary.

Nationality: UK and EU students are eligible to apply for these bursaries.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Students must not hold a master’s qualification or higher.

English language Requirements: An IELTS certificate is not required at the time of application. If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be asked to take the IELTS test. English language requirements vary by course, but in most case, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5) or TOEFL 570 (90 IBT) to go through to the final selection round. They do not accept a Certificate of English Proficiency from a Rwandan university instead of the IELTS test. They can take the IELTS and TOEFL tests in Kigali. Contact the British Council or TOEFL test centre for details.

How to Apply: All applications should be submitted using the online application form. Depending on which criteria you meet, you may be asked to submit additional documents as supporting evidence. These must be submitted by June 5, and could include:

  • If you have been in Local Authority care for at least 13 weeks, a letter from the Local Authority confirming this;
  • If you received a government maintenance grant during undergraduate study, a Student Finance notification of award letter confirming this;
  • If your home postcode on entry to undergraduate study met the relevantgeo-demographic indicator, a Student Loan Company letter showing postcode on entry to undergraduate study;
  • If you received the Disabled Students’ Allowance, a Student Finance notification of award letter, and/or if you received from your undergraduate university’s disability office a letter confirming what support you received.

Please note that you cannot save and return to your application once started. If you close or refresh your browser the information you have entered will be lost. We advise that you gather all your supporting evidence before beginning to complete the online application form.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Scholarship Link