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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 Merit 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.

  • £2,000 scholarship if obtained a 1st in a University of Chester degree
  • £1,500 scholarship if obtained a 2:1 in a University of Chester degree
  • £1,000 scholarship if obtained a 2:2 in a University of Chester degree
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.

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered to students from developing Commonwealth countries to study Master’s and PhD programmes to study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for Shared Scholarships for Master’s study at the University of Chester.

We have 6 scholarships available for September 2017. The Commonwealth Scholarship is available for the following postgraduate degree programmes at the University of Chester for September 2017 entry:

  • MSc Biomedical Sciences
  • MSc Cardiovascular Health Rehabilitation
  • MSc Family and Child Psychology
  • MSc Global Health
  • MSc Management with International Business
  • MSc Public Health
  • MSc Public Health Nutrition
  • MSc Wildlife Conservation

In order to be considered for an award, candidates MUST submit the following applications/documents by 17th March 2017:

a) University of Chester International application with all supporting documents to When making your University of Chester application, please ensure you indicate on the form that you are applying for the Commonwealth Scholarship. Please include the following documents with your University of Chester application:

  • Copies of your academic qualifications
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency (for information on acceptable country specific English language qualifications please visit the Your Country pages)
  • Statement of purpose, which must include why you are eligible for the Scholarship and what the benefits will be to you and your home country.
  • Copies of academic references

b) Completed Commonwealth Scholarship Expression of Interest 2017 Form

c) An online Commonwealth Scholarship Commission application via the Electronic Application System (EAS).

Please note, if you have not applied for admission to the University and do not hold a formal offer of admission by the deadline, you will not be considered for the Commonwealth Scholarship. You need to advise the admissions staff at the University that you wish to be considered for an award when you apply for admission.

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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

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.