USA / Scholarships

The University of Manchester offers a wide range of scholarships to US students. Many of these are awarded on academic merit.

Fulbright Awards Programme

We are pleased to have funded a Fulbright-University of Manchester Award for master’s study for September 2018 entry.

We have previously hosted Fulbright scholars undertaking master’s courses in Law, Social Anthropology, International Relations and Development Economics.

You can find further details on the US-UK Fulbright Commission website and find out how to apply on the US Fulbright website.

Marshall Scholarship

The University offers Marshall Scholarships for graduate study in any subject at either master’s or doctoral level (excluding the MBA). In 2016 The University of Manchester welcomed five Marshall scholars to a wide range of programmes. 

Previous Marshall Scholars have studied a wide range of subjects, including MA Humanitarianism and Conflict Response, Art Gallery and Museum Studies and MSc International Development.

North American Foundation for The University of Manchester (NAFUM)

An initiative that was set up by University of Manchester US alumni, NAFUM is an independent foundation that supports our work and enhances our reputation in the US. The aim of the award is to provide a range of prestigious master's scholarships to attract excellent students to our University.

School scholarships

Some of our Schools will offer partial scholarships or bursaries; however, these do not always cover the full cost of tuition and living expenses. Details will be advertised on the relevant School website when scholarships are available.

Alliance Manchester Business School

The Alliance Manchester Business School is offering master's scholarships for US residents for 2021 entry.

Five scholarships are available across all Alliance Manchester Business School master's courses, with a value of £10,000 towards the tuition fee. The scholarships will be awarded in line with our application deadlines, so early application is advisable.

Global Futures Scholarship

The University of Manchester is proud to offer awards totalling over £500,000 to international students, commencing their studies in September 2022. The scholarship is open to prospective undergraduate students.

Undergraduate awards

We are offering five merit-based undergraduate scholarships of £5,000 to international students domiciled in the United States of America.

The awards are only open to candidates applying for direct Year 1 Entry and who have, or are working towards, one of the following qualifications:

  • US High School Diploma
  • Advanced Placement
  • Dual-Enrolment
  • IB Diploma
  • A-levels
  • Standardised Tests (optional) SAT or ACT

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

Award details

The Global Futures Scholarship will be awarded based on academic excellence and your responses to questions in the online application form, which will be emailed to all eligible offer holders.

Each award comprises £5,000 for the first year of study. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of an equivalent discount against published tuition fees.

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

Summary of eligibility criteria

Applications will be considered from international fee-paying students domiciled in the United States of America.

  • Applicants must be applying for direct first year entry in 2022 and have, or be working towards, one of the following qualifications:
    • US High School Diploma
    • Advanced Placement
    • Dual-Enrolment
    • IB Diploma
    • A-levels
    • Standardised Tests (optional) SAT or ACT.
  • Applicants for the awards must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 15 March 2022.
  • The application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders.
  • Applicants will be considered for the award based on academic merit and the quality of their scholarship application.
  • Applicants must be self-funded (not sponsored).
  • Applicants for Medicine (MBChB), Dentistry (BDS) or Architecture degrees are not eligible for the award.
  • Applicants must have selected The University of Manchester as their firm UCAS choice by 15 March 2022.

The above is a summary for you to initially check your eligibility. Make sure you download and read our full Terms and Conditions

How to apply

You must submit an online scholarship application form by 15 March 2022. The link to the online application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders. All scholarship applicants will be notified of the University’s decision by 29 April 2022.