Subject-specific awards

Faculties and Schools across the University have developed a range of subject-specific schemes to support their students.

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

School of Health Sciences

1. Pharmacy International Bursary

  • The award: £2,000 per year
  • Who is eligible: Overseas students who are self-funded.

For more information contact ug.pharmacy@manchester.ac.uk

2. Optometry International Bursary 

  • The award: £2,000 per year
  • Who is eligible: Overseas students who are self-funded.

For more information contact ug.optometry@manchester.ac.uk

3. Psychology International Bursary 

  • The award: £2,000 per year
  • Who is eligible to apply: This merit-based bursary is awarded to five international students who have been accepted onto the three-year Psychology programme.

For more information contact ug.psychology@manchester.ac.uk

School of Biological Sciences

1. School of Biological Sciences Excellence Scholarship

  • The award: £2,000 per year
  • Who is eligible to apply: Overseas students with an offer to study any one of the undergraduate programmes in the School of Biological Sciences.

For more information contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk

2. School of Biological Sciences Foundation Year Bursary

  • The award: £13,750
  • Who is eligible: Overseas students with an offer to study the Biosciences Foundation Year.

For more information contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty-wide scholarships

1. Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards

  • The award:  £1,000
  • Who is eligible: The University awards this to approximately the top 0.5% of undergraduate students at graduation each year.

Nominations are made by Departments, for further information email: fse-scholarships@manchester.ac.uk

2. BP Achievement Awards

  • The award: £1,000 per year.
  • Who is eligible: First and second-year undergraduate students in the following discipline areas: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences (including Geology), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics.

Students on relevant courses are invited to write a 1,000-word essay on a specific subject. There are up to three awards available per Department and year. Email and poster publicity is normally launched in December with a closing date in February. Students are selected on the basis of their entry qualifications / first-year examination results and the content of their application/essay.

Further information can be obtained from fse-scholarships@manchester.ac.uk

3. BP Stem Scholarships

  • The award: £3,000 per year.
  • Who is eligible: First-year undergraduate students in the following discipline areas: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences (including Geology), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy.

Students on relevant courses are invited to apply to BP online (normally in November of their first year). Students are selected on the basis of their applications, online tests and an interview. The scholarship is renewable each year based on examination performance.

Further information can be obtained from fse-scholarships@manchester.ac.uk

4. International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

  • The award:  £2,000 per year
  • Who is eligible: Well qualified international students who apply for any undergraduate degree course within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Further details on criteria and selection can be obtained at:

5. Indian Excellence Scholarships

  • The award: £80,000 available over three awards. The highest ranked student will receive £40,000 payable as £10,000 per year, for up to four years of study. Two students will receive awards of £20,000 each payable as £5,000 per year, for up to four years of study.
  • Who is eligible: any Indian student who can demonstrate excellent levels of attainment while studying the International Baccalaureate or Standard XII.

Three individual scholarships are available. These prestigious Faculty awards will be made on the basis of an applicant’s UCAS form. There is no special interview or extra work commitment involved.

Eligible candidates need to accept an offer as first choice from the University by Sunday, 30 June 2019 and the three successful applicants will be informed of their awards in July, providing them with valuable savings on their studies. Students will need to maintain satisfactory performance during their degree course.

Discipline-specific scholarships

The different Schools and discipline areas within the Faculty of Science and Engineering offer a range of scholarships depending upon your chosen course of study:

1. Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science

The Morton Award for International Excellence

The Morton Award for International Excellence is awarded to the ten highest academic achievers on entry to Chemical Engineering. This prestigious award is open to all international students and has a value of £4,000. The scholarships are paid in instalments of £1,000 per year for all four years of the MEng course. Students from all over the world have been recipients of the Morton award:

  • Malaysia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Kenya
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Bangladesh

For more information email: ug-ceas@manchester.ac.uk

2. Earth and Environmental Science

William Boyd Dawkins Scholarships

  • The award: £1,000 in Year 1.
  • Who is eligible: Students who achieve AAA at A-level (or equivalent) will be awarded our prestigious William Boyd Dawkins Scholarship. To be eligible, offer holders will need to have put the University as their firm choice. Successful recipients will receive a one-off payment of £1,000 during their first year of study.

For more information email: ug-earth-sci@manchester.ac.uk

3. Materials

Materials Science and Engineering Programmes

  • The award: £3,000 or £5,000.
  • Who is eligible: Outstanding home and international applicants for all Materials Science and Engineering Programmes will be eligible for an automatic Department of Materials and Faculty scholarship with a total value of £5,000 if they achieve A*A*A* grades at A-level (or equivalent) or £3,000 if they achieve grades A*A*A at A level (or equivalent).

For more information email: ug-materials@manchester.ac.uk

4. Mathematics

International Mathematics Scholarship

  • The award: £1,000 per year.
  • Who is eligible: All new international students who satisfy the mathematical component of their entrance requirement. The scholarship is paid for each year of the undergraduate degree, subject to achievement in exams, and takes the form of a scholarship against the tuition fees. It is subject to maintaining at least a Lower Second-class Honours standard.

For more information email: ug-maths@manchester.ac.uk

International Mathematical Excellence Scholarship

  • The award: £2,000 per year.
  • Who is eligible: These excellence scholarships are for one academic year and are awarded to the best students each year, the decision being based on the previous years' exam results.

For more information email: ug-maths@manchester.ac.uk

5. Physics and Astronomy

Physics Success Scholarship

  • The award: £2,000, payable during the first year of the course.
  • Who is eligible: International students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their examinations. 

For more information email: ug-physics@manchester.ac.uk

6. Computer Science, Engineering and Physics 

National Instruments Engineering Scholarship Programme

  • The award: A paid internship and the possibility of further work
  • Who is eligible: First-year undergraduate students studying relevant subjects

For more information visit: uk.ni.com/careers/elp

7. Electrical and Power Engineering

Power Academy Engineering Scholarships

  • The award: IET membership, a bursary, contribution towards tuition fees and books/software and professional development training.
  • Who is eligible: BEng/MEng students with high grades studying electrical and power engineering.

For more information email: poweracademy@theiet.org

8. Mechanical Engineering and Engineering

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scholarships

  • The award: Various
  • Who is eligible: Any students looking to study mechanical engineering, or those ready to progress their career in the industry.

For more information visit the Institution of Mechanical Engineers website or email: awards@imeche.org

9. IET Accredited courses

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

  • The award: Up to £3,000 per year 
  • Who is eligible: Students about to commence any IET accredited MEng or BEng degree course and expected to achieve a minimum of three Bs at A level (or equivalent). 

For more information visit the IET website.

Faculty of Humanities

Alliance Manchester Business School

For more information about Alliance Manchester Business School bursaries and scholarships for international students, please visit the Alliance MBS website.

Manchester Law Scholars Award

  • The award: up to 25% of the annual undergraduate overseas tuition fee. 
  • Who is eligible: Overseas students enrolling for a full-time undergraduate degree in the Department of Law and paying overseas tuition fees. The scholarship is not available to any students joining a degree programme after Year 1. More information can be found on the Department of Law website