Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes

If you're a current or recent student at The University of Manchester and plan to start a master's course in the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Science and Engineering or the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, you may be eligible for our Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes.

What's on offer

Faculty of Humanities

You'll get a £3,000 reduction on fees paid directly to the University at the start of the course.

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

You'll get a £1,000 reduction on fees paid directly to the University at the start of the course.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

As a UK fee-paying student, you'll get £1,200, or £2,200 for international fee-paying students.

This scholarship is paid for the first year of study for a master’s course (including MRes) and annually, up to four years, for a PhD, which starts in the 2020/21 academic year.

Please note that postgraduate research funding is restricted to international self-funded students.

Eligibility criteria

Faculty of Humanities

The scholarship is available to University of Manchester graduates who have received a first-class honours degree enrolling on a Faculty of Humanities master’s course.

Students applying will need to apply within three years of receiving their degree. The scholarship is available for international, EU and home students who will study full-time, part-time or by distance learning.

You may be eligible to apply for other bursaries across the University; please contact the School in which your course will be based for further information. Please note that you will not normally receive the Manchester Alumni Scholarship should you be successful in applying for another University scholarship.

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

The scholarship is available to University of Manchester graduates enrolling on a Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health postgraduate taught master’s programme. You must have graduated in the previous year or be graduating currently with a first-class honours degree.

The scholarship is available for international, EU and home students who will study full-time or part-time.

You must be self-funded and must not be in receipt of any other funding support.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

You must have a minimum of a 2:1 from The University of Manchester and have registered to begin a postgraduate taught or postgraduate research programme in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. You must also have graduated in the last three years.

The bursary is only for self-funded students or those drawing down on a loan to cover costs. You should also have applied directly, not through an agent. 

UK fee-paying students aren't eligible for the award for progression onto postgraduate research study, only for a postgraduate taught programme, but international fee-paying students are eligible to use the award for both. 

Bursaries are paid out once full registration has been completed during the 2020/21 academic year. 

This award isn't payable on top of any other funded schemes for postgraduate study, such as departmental bursaries.

Next steps

For further details about the scheme contact:

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

For further details please contact the admissions office of the master's course being applied for. These contact details can be found in the course profiles on the Faculty website

Faculty of Science and Engineering 

For further details please contact the admissions office of the postgraduate programme being applied for. The contact details can be found in the course profiles on the University website.