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International Scholarships

The University of Chester offers generous international and merit-based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a significant reduction to the published headline tuition fees. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when submitting an application and any award given will be shown on your offer letter.

Other Scholarships and Discounts

In addition to the University of Chester International Scholarship Award, you may be eligible for a number of scholarships listed below:

International Alumni Scholarship

Current University of Chester international undergraduate students are eligible for the International Merit Alumni Scholarship. Undergraduate students who continue onto a University of Chester postgraduate course receive this award in appreciation for their commitment to the institution. Terms and conditions apply.

Masters Scholarships £5000

The Masters Scholarships are provided by Group Santander to support full-time taught postgraduate study at the University of Chester. The scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students who have graduated from a University in the UK or another eligible University or Research Institution in the Santander Universities Network, who would not otherwise be able to take up a place at Chester. Applications should be submitted to the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office.

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. Chevening Scholarships are for the talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion and academia.

DIKTI Scholarships

The Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme is open for lecturers at Indonesian universities and administrative staff at DIKTI and Indonesian state universities, to undertake postgraduate study at many leading universities in the United Kingdom. The programme will fund up to 750 academics to come and study in the UK over the next five years. All academic subjects are eligible for full funding under the DIKTI programme.

Goa Education Trust Scholarship

The Goa Education Trust (GET) scholarship is offered to selected Indian students annually for pursuing a Masters in the UK. Initially conceptualised for Goans, the scholarship has now been opened up to all Indian students applying for any Master’s programme in any UK universities

Snowdon Masters Scholarships

The Snowdon Masters Scholarship has been designed to identify and accelerate talented disabled students through higher education, creating the influencers of the future. The scholarship includes fee funding up to £15,000 p.a. for a one or two-year UK Masters course and most scholarships include a further allowance towards studying costs.

The scholarship is available to UK and international students.

Applications for 2021 intake are now open and close on 6th April 2021.

For full details and to apply for this exciting opportunity, visit the Snowdon Trust website.

Commonwealth Scholarship

The University of Chester has been granted 7 Commonwealth Scholarships for the 2021 academic year.  

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country.
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country;
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK (or remotely if required) by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2021;
  • By September 2021, hold a first degree at of at least upper second-class level (2:1) standard
  • OR By September 2021, hold a first degree at either lower-second class (2:2) standard plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
  • Meet the University’s English Language entry criteria for postgraduate study;
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country
  • Be unable themselves, or through their families, to pay to study in the UK;
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format.

The scholarship can only be used to join one of the following programmes:

  • MSc Biomedical Science
  • MSc Biotechnology
  • MSc Family and Child Psychology
  • MSc Public Health Nutrition

In order to be considered for the scholarship, candidates MUST submit the following by 4pm on the 9th April 2021:

  1. An application to the University of Chester.
  2. Completed Expression of Interest Form (included in online application) uploaded onto the online application portal 
  3. Online Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Commission application via the Electronic Application System (EAS) which can be accessed via: 

You may also be eligible for a scholarship awarded by your own government, the British Council or other organisations. You may usually obtain information from the Ministry of Education in your own country or from the British Council.