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Global scholarships

New, international self-funded students* studying on-campus starting in the academic year 2024/25 may be eligible to benefit from one of the global scholarship packages offered by the University, outlined below.

  1. Global Scholarship
  2. Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
  3. Postgraduate Merit Scholarship
  4. Sports Global Excellence Scholarship
  5. Progression Partner Scholarship

*Students are considered to be self-funded when they are paying their own tuition fees or receiving financial help from family or friends to allow them to pay their tuition fees.

If a student meets the criteria for more than one of the scholarships outlined below, students will qualify for the discount offering the largest reduction of the standard tuition fee. Only one financial award will apply in any programme of study undertaken by the student.

For full eligibility criteria, please refer to the terms and conditions outlined in the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy.

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International tuition fees

Find out about the tuition fees you’ll need to pay for your course, with detailed breakdowns of undergraduate and postgraduate fees for international students.

1. Global Scholarship

The Global Scholarship is an automatic tuition fee waiver of £1,500 deducted from your first year’s tuition fee (or the full course fees for PGT) at the point of offer – there is no need to apply for this award. New students paying International tuition fees will be eligible to receive the award provided you are self-funded, full-time and studying for a minimum of 2 semesters on one of the following programmes: 

Professional Doctorate programmes (eg. DBA, EdD) are not eligible for the Global Scholarship.

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students must be studying on campus to be eligible, postgraduate research students can be distance learning or on campus. 

The Global Scholarship will be automatically awarded at the point of offer and detailed in the offer letter.

2. Undergraduate merit scholarship

This merit scholarship is a tuition fee waiver designed to reward academic excellence or, a strong creative portfolio, or relevant work experience (where required).  The value of the scholarship will be £7,500 paid across the 3 years of study as a tuition fee waiver as follows: 

Year 1 (level 4)Year 2 (level 5)Year 3 (level 6)Total value
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Use this form to apply for the Undergraduate merit scholarship

3. Postgraduate merit scholarship

This merit scholarship is a tuition fee waiver designed to reward academic excellence or, a strong creative portfolio, or relevant work experience (where required). The value of the scholarship will be £5,000.

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Use this form to apply for the Postgraduate merit scholarship.

“Being awarded a Postgraduate Merit Scholarship meant I began my journey on a positive note. The process of applying was quite easy and very transparent. It is a lot of money, and it gives you confidence as well. Then we had the international student’s celebration, you get to dress up and socialise with everyone.”

Sanskriti Chhabra, India, MBA Global

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Ajayi Adegbemi holding graduation certificate

“The Postgraduate Merit Scholarship changed my life. A lot of heavy lifting over my finances was sorted. It has brought back my confidence. Don’t forget that you have to have an offer of a place before you can apply for the scholarship. The scholarship was just like the icing on the cake.”

Ajayi Adegbemi, Nigeria, MSc Data Science

4. Sports Global Excellence Scholarship

The Sports Global Excellence Scholarship is aimed at high performing student athletes who wish to combine high performance sport alongside undergraduate or postgraduate taught study at University of Gloucestershire. This is applied as a tuition fee waiver designed to reward sporting excellence. The Scholarships are open only to international fee-paying students.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate they are performing at the required level in the performance sport.  The value of the scholarship will be £5,000 for postgraduate students and £7,500 for undergraduate students applied as a tuition fee waiver.

What you’ll get in addition to the fee waiver:

Our Global Sports Scholars and those athletes in a first team in one of our performance sports can also expect to receive:

ServicesSports scholarsPerformance sports athletes
Sports therapy
Access to workshops including:
– Nutrition
– Anti-doping advice
– Sports psychology
Sports scholars kit
Performance sports playing kit
Multigym membership
Memberships of SU sports club
BUCS memberships and entries paid for
Performance lifestyle support
Coaching and officiating mentoring (officiating and coaching scholars only)
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Use this form to apply for the Sports Global Exellence Scholarship.

Note 1: Students are considered to be self-funded where they are paying their own tuition fees or receiving financial help from family or friends to allow them to pay their tuition fees.

5. Progression partner scholarship

If a student wishes to transfer to an undergraduate programme at University of Gloucestershire from an overseas progression partner, the University will offer a Progression Partner Scholarship worth £5,000. This is automatically deducted off the tuition fees.

The £5,000 scholarship is split across the number of years of study at the university, as outlined in the table below.

Year 1Year 2Year 3Total value
Entry at level 4£3,000£1,000£1,000£5,000
Entry at level 5n/a£2,500£2,500£5,000
Entry at level 6n/an/a£5,000£5,000

GREAT Scholarships 2024 – Bangladesh and Pakistan 

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In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, University of Gloucestershire is offering two scholarships to students in Bangladesh and Pakistan applying for postgraduate courses in MA Education and MSc Psychology.

The GREAT Scholarships 2024 programme, launched by the British Council together with 72 UK universities, supports postgraduate students to access world-class UK higher education opportunities. 

The scholarship programme offers financial support of a minimum of £10,000 to students pursuing one-year postgraduate study in the UK. Students can apply for courses in a range of subjects, at the 72 institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

To be considered, applicants must be holding an offer from University of Gloucestershire for September 2024 entry. Applicants must have met conditions of the offer and have firmly accepted the offer.

The online application form is available now and will close on 30 April 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by 30 May 2024.

To secure the scholarship the applicant must pay the minimum advance tuition fee payment stated in the university’s 24/25 tuition fee policy. The scholarship cannot be deferred to an alternative intake.  

Please note that applicants should be passport holders of Bangladesh or Pakistan. 

For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2024, please visit Study UK.  Please see terms and conditions.

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I was so happy about the MA programme that I decided to progress to PhD. I think it’s great for Canadians to be able to study abroad. I feel you just get a wider view of the world.”

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