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There are a number of sources of finance for postgraduate students, including research council grants and studentships, charity bursaries and scholarships.

If you're training:

The University of Chester offers scholarship opportunities to students with musical or sporting abilities who are willing to actively represent the University. Please see our Music Bursary and Sports Scholarships pages for more information.

Santander Masters Scholarships

Masters Scholarships are provided by Grupo Santander to support full-time taught postgraduate study at the University of Chester.  The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit to students from the UK, Spain, Portugal or Latin America, who would not otherwise be able to take up a place at Chester. For further information, including details of the application process, please visit the Masters Scholarships page.

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.

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.

Other Scholarships and Busaries

Each year and award £12,000 in scholarships for postgraduate study to their e-newsletter subscribers who are yet to begin Masters or PhD study. Students wishing to start their postgraduate studies at any university listed on Find or should register now to receive application information by signing up to their Master's newsletter or signing up to their PhD newsletter. offer a number of bursaries, across a number of subject areas and applicant categories, and are open to students anywhere in the world. 

Further reading

We would advise visiting the following websites for further guidance regarding funding postgraduate study: