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Additional funding sources

Here are a few additional scholarships and funding options offered by various organisations.

One of these may help you fund your studies at Bath Spa University, however we can't advise you on applying for these external scholarships. Please contact the institutions directly.

External scholarships

BUTEX Scholarship

Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships is the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. Chevening Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support more than 600 individuals. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. The programme provides full or part funding for full time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.

DIKTI Scholarship Programme

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. All academic subjects are considered for full funding under the DIKTI scheme. The programme will fund up to 750 academics to come and study in the UK over the next five years.

For details of eligibility and how to apply, visit the DIKTI Scholarship Programme website.

Marshall Scholarships

Up to forty scholars from the USA are selected each year to study at graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.

As future leaders with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.

For details of eligibility and how to apply, visit the Marshall Scholarships website.

Master's Compare Postgraduate Scholarship

Master's Compare offers an opportunity to win a £5,000 scholarship towards a full time or part time Master's course. The draw is open to UK, EU and international fee paying students. 

How to apply

Rugby Warfare Scholarship

University can be a tough time financially for students and it's also hard to stay fit and healthy with all the social pressures around them. Rugby Warfare is offering £500 to the scholarship winner, twice per year. The winner will also receive a free bundle of clothing that can be worn in and out of the gym, around campus etc.

The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition

The SWW DTP is funded by and works in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The AHRC funds postgraduate training and research in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. The quality and range of research supported not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK.

The AHRC provides funding for a portfolio of programmes that are designed to support the best of UK research, and the development of a world-class research base.

Lalco Interiors Scholarship Program

Lalco Interiors is a leading home décor chain in India. We believe new designs and innovations come from young minds, and we are always on lookout for something new. To help the young minds explore their creativity, Lalco Interiors has launched a scholarship program aimed at assisting students financially.

We are offering a $500 cash scholarship (GBP equivalent) for use towards any expenses related to any educational or personal purpose. Applications will be judged on their cerativity, originality and innovation. 

Lalco Residency Scholarship Program

Lalco Residency is a serviced apartment hotel located in the heart of suburban Mumbai, Andheri – East. In order to instigate new ideas and thoughts regarding our products and services, we are offering a Student Residency program, where one student annually will be offered a $500 cash scholarship for a winning submission that shows thoughtfulness and creativity in interiors or design. 

MYCS Scholarship

MYCS is an interior design company headquartered in Berlin. Our mission is to make made-to-measure and custom furniture the new normal. We enable customers to design products according to their own unique styles and spaces. From sofas to sideboards, shelves to tables, MYCS helps you set your creativity free and brings your designs to life. We’re therefore very keen to support talented students who share our vision.

We are offering a £2000 scholarship to one student per year (undergraduate or postgraduate) who shows an original or creative solution to a problem of your choosing. The recipient will be chosen from an essay submission of at least 2000 words, and can be submitted in English, French or German. 

Trendhim scholarship

The Trendhim Talent Scholarship was created to empower and support students that have a passion for business, design, marketing and IT and would like to pursue a career in any of the below fields or start their own business. The scholarship is offered to one student annually, and will cover any expenses related to your studies. 

Diet Chart scholarship

The Diet Chart annual scholarship is a $500 cash scholarship awarded to a student who can show a passion and dedication to healthy living. Applicants will be required to produce a video showing the ways in which they are making healthy food and lifestyle choices while studying at university. 

Jack & Jones scholarship

The Jack & Jones scholarship is for undergraduate and postgraduate students over 18 years old enrolled in fashion and business-related programs, like business administration, IT, marketing, sales, design or videography. It aims to support three motivated and inspiring students with a scholarship of 1000€ each (GBP equivalent), to be used for any expenses related to your professional development. 

External loans

Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Scheme

The Erasmus+ Master loan aims to give graduates access to more affordable loans to study for a Master's degree in another country. This scheme is managed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture. The loan will help Master's students with their living and tuition costs when studying in a different country from their country of residence.

To be eligible to apply for a loan, you must be a resident of an EU Member State or one of the five non-EU participating countries.

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