Trusts and charities

Many trusts and charities offer small grants or bursaries towards further study or to assist students in financial need.

Alternative guide

The University of Bristol subscribes to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding which all current Bristol students and registered recent Bristol graduates can access.

The guide, published by GradFunding, is a database of thousands of charities and trusts and tells you how to find and apply for alternative sources of funding.

Charities are an underrated funding resource, and often make awards to students of any subject and any nationality provided they meet the criteria for an award.

If you're a prospective student, we can give you a PIN to access the guide so you can get started with your search. To request the PIN, please email the Careers Service: