Alternative sources of master’s funding

Charities, foundations and trusts provide an alternative range of funding and awards for master’s study and postgraduate research, including studentships, scholarships, bursaries, competitions and prizes.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is an online resource that provides a comprehensive overview of how to find and apply to alternative sources of funding, particularly charities, that make awards to current and prospective postgraduate students.

The online guide contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning application.

Find out more at the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding website.

MastersCompare postgraduate scholarship


MastersCompare is offering a £5,000 Postgraduate Scholarship for master's study in the academic year 2021/22. The scholarship is open to UK, EU and international students.

To be eligible for consideration for the MastersCompare postgraduate scholarship, you'll need to have applied and be in receipt of an unconditional offer of a place on a part-time or full-time postgraduate programme. Find out more at the MastersCompare website