Scholarship application guidance

Think Big Undergraduate scholarship applications for 2023 entry have now closed. If you are a Postgraduate applicant please apply using the link below.

Guidance for completing the application form

There are two application forms: one for postgraduate applicants and one for undergraduate applicants. Make sure you fill out the relevant form.

There is not a save function, so you will need to complete the application form in one session. Once you select 'submit' this is final, and you will not be able to make any changes.

You will receive an email to confirm we have received your application. If you do not receive this, make sure to check your junk or spam folder.

If you are completing the form on a smartphone you may need to turn your phone to landscape to see all the text.

To help you prepare, we have outlined the information you will need below. 

Personal details and application information

You will need to provide:

  • your UCAS ID (if you're an undergraduate student), Student ID (if you're a postgraduate student, current International Foundation Programme student in the Centre for Academic Language & Development or if you've applied through the Global Transfer Programme) or Kaplan ID (if you're a KICL student)
  • the course or programme of study you've already applied to (you must have applied to a course or programme to be eligible for scholarship opportunities).
  • your name
  • your email address (this is how we will communicate with you, so make sure it's accurate and you have access to it throughout the year)
  • your nationality
  • your permanent country of residence (this is the country you are ordinarily resident in, not a country that you are only living in for the purpose of full-time education)
  • your current or most recent educational institution
  • details of any other funding you have applied for or are due to receive.

Application questions

There are three questions that you will need to complete. The maximum word count for each question is 200 words and each question is worth 10 marks.

The questions are different for undergraduate and postgraduate applicants. Make sure that you have selected the correct level of study to answer the relevant questions for your application. Applicants who have not responded to the correct questions will not be considered.

The questions are:


'1. We are looking to support the brightest and best individuals who have ambition and strive to make a difference. Describe any special skills and proud accomplishments you've achieved, outside of your academic grades.'  

Use this space to detail any special academic or extra-curricular achievements, as well as your reasons for applying to the scholarship programme.

'2. We are looking for scholars who will be great ambassadors for the university, recognise the power of diverse networks and communities and influence positive change. How do you plan to contribute to the student community at the University of Bristol?'

Use this space to detail your plans and how your contribution will link to your chosen course.

'3. We are looking for scholars who will use their time at Bristol to make the most of opportunities and realise their potential. Tell us about your future goals and how your chosen course at Bristol will support you to 'think big' and achieve them.'

Explain what has attracted you to study at the University of Bristol, as well as outlining your next steps towards your career goals.


'1. We are looking to support the brightest and best individuals who will actively contribute to the development of their nation in the future. Describe any special attributes or accomplishments that you think make you deserving of a scholarship.'

This could be any academic or extracurricular achievements, as well as your reasons for applying for a scholarship.

'2. We are looking for scholars who will be great ambassadors for the University. Give an example of when you have recently contributed to your community.'

This could be your school or university, where you live, or any other community you feel a part of.

'3. We would like to support students who have clear goals for their future. Explain how studying your chosen programme at the University of Bristol helps you to 'Think Big' and shape your plans after graduation.'

Explain what has attracted you to study at the University of Bristol, as well as outlining your ultimate career goals.

Data statement and scholarship terms and conditions

This section outlines how the personal information we collect from you will be used. We also provide a link to the scholarship terms and conditions for you to read and familiarise yourself with.

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