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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 is provided by the Global Disability Innovation Hub and Snowdon Trust to accelerate disabled leaders through postgraduate study, the scholarship will fund up to £15,000 for a UK Masters course and a £15,000 stipend while studying.

Applications for 2019 intake close at the end of April 2019.

For full details and to apply for this exciting new opportunity, visit the Global Disability Innovation Hub 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 newsletter.

TARGET postgrad run bursary competitions open to students interested in taking a postgraduate course. 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:

For other sources of financial help, check with your local library for access to the following publications:

  • The Grants Register, published by Macmillan Press
  • Money to Study, published by the Educational Grants Advisory Service in partnership with the National Union of Students
  • Charities Digest, published by the Family Welfare Association
  • Postgraduate Study and Research, published by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCS)
  • The Awards Almanac, published by Longman
  • Directory of Grant-Making Trusts, published by Charities Aid Foundation or contact the Educational Grants Advisory Service direct on 0207 254 6251