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Bicentenary Global Futures Scholarships 

To celebrate its bicentenary in 2024, Manchester is proud to offer more than 200 awards to international students commencing their studies in September 2024. The total value of scholarships offered will be more than £3.5 million, and awards will be open to prospective bachelor’s and master’s students. 

Undergraduate awards 

The University of Manchester is proud to offer more than 100 merit-based undergraduate scholarships of £21,000 to international students from a selection of countries across the globe.  

The Bicentenary Global Futures Scholarships for South Asia are open to applicants domiciled in the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

Please note the application form will only be made available to you once you have applied and received an offer. 

Award details

Each award comprises £7,000 for the first year of study with a further £7,000 awarded in the second and third years of study, conditional on attainment of 60% average in each year. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a discount on published overseas tuition fees. 

Students must be taking one of the following qualifications:  

  • A Levels 
  • IB Diploma 
  • Indian Standard XII (CBSE, ISC, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat boards only). 
  • Advanced Placement (AP)

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence, predicted grades and your responses to questions in the online application form, which will be emailed to all eligible offer holders. 

Awardees will be selected based on academic merit, but we will endeavour to achieve a balance in the allocation of the awards by gender, domicile, qualification type and course of study. 

Please note the application form will only be made available to you once you have applied and received an offer. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Applications will be considered from international fee-paying students domiciled in the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • Applicants must be applying for direct first-year entry in 2024 and have, or be working towards one of the following qualifications: A Levels, IB Diploma, Indian Standard XII (CBSE, ISC, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat boards only), Advanced Placement (AP).
  • We consider your permanent country of residence to be the country in which you are ordinarily resident, not a country where you are only living for the purpose of full-time education.
  • Students do not need their final results in order to apply for a Global Futures Scholarship. Where an applicant has not yet received their results at the point of making a scholarship application, academic merit with be assessed based on predicted grades from their school. .These are likely to be based on the results of any previous tests or examinations.
  • Applicants must be self-funded (not sponsored).
  • Applicants for Medicine (MBChB), Dentistry (BDS), Architecture, or any courses with an integrated foundation year are not eligible for the award.
  • Applicants must have selected The University of Manchester as their FIRM UCAS choice by 23 May 2024.
  • Applicants who have previously studied at a higher education institution in the UK are not eligible for the award.
  • Applicants for blended and distance learning programmes are not eligible for the award.
  • The application form will be emailed automatically to all eligible applicants shortly after an academic offer is made. 

The above is provided as a summary but please ensure that you download and read our full terms and conditions.

How to apply

You must submit an online scholarship application form by 14 April 2024. 

The link to the online application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders. 

All successful applicants will be notified of the University’s decision by 30 April 2024.

Master’s awards 

Manchester is proud to offer more than 100 merit-based master’s scholarships to prospective international students from a range of countries across the globe.  

The value of The Bicentenary Global Futures Scholarships for South Asian students is £8,000; scholarships will be awarded in the form of a discount on published overseas tuition fees.  

Within South Asia, the awards are open to applicants domiciled in the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

Please note the application form will only be made available to you once you have applied and been made an offer. 

Award details

These scholarships of £8,000 will be awarded based on academic excellence and the quality of your responses in the online application form. 

Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a discount on published overseas tuition fees. 

Please note the application form will only be made available to you once you have applied and been made an offer. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Applications will be considered from international fee-paying students domiciled in the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 
  • Applicants must apply for the scholarship via an online form by 26 April 2024. The link to the application form will be emailed to all offer holders.  .
  • Applicants will be considered for the award based on academic merit and the quality of their scholarship application, but we will endeavour to achieve a balance by gender, domicile and course in the allocation of the awards.
  • Applicants must be self-funded (not sponsored).
  • Applicants for MBA, MPhil, Master of Architecture (MArch), Architecture and Urbanism (MA), Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Clinical Medicine and Dentistry degrees are not eligible for the award. Some ‘Master’s by Research’ courses are also ineligible (see Terms and Conditions, below).
  • Students who have completed a higher education qualification outside of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will not be eligible to apply for the awards. 
  • Applicants for blended and distance learning programmes are not eligible for the award. 

The above is provided as a summary but please ensure that you download and read our full terms and conditions.

How to apply

Applicants for the South Asian awards must submit an online scholarship application form by 26 April 2024. 

Please note the application form will only be made available to you once you have applied and been made an offer. 

Successful applicants will normally be notified of the University’s decision by 31 May 2024. 

 

The university provides general guidance on scholarships and funding.

Students from Bangladesh interested in a one-year master’s degree can apply for the British Chevening programme.

You can search our database for master’s funding opportunities.

For PhDs the University offers a number of competitive bursaries via individual Schools and research groups for well-qualified candidates. Please check with your prospective academic School for details and check the University’s postgraduate research funding database.

GREAT Scholarship 2024

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, The University of Manchester is offering eligible students a GREAT scholarship of £10,000 towards tuition fees for one-year master’s programmes in specific subject areas to students from Bangladesh who will enrol in the 2024/25 academic year.

Find out more about GREAT scholarships.