University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships: frequently asked questions

Who can apply for University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships, and which programmes are eligible?

You can apply for University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships if you:

  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes, regardless of which country you are from;
  • have applied to study any one-year, full-time postgraduate master's programme at the University of Bristol, starting in 2022.

Do I need to have applied for a programme of study at the University of Bristol before I apply for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships?

Yes. You need to have already applied to study at the University of Bristol starting in 2022 to apply for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships.

You will need to include your student ID on the application form. We will not be consider your application without it.

Do I need to have an offer to study at the University of Bristol to be able to apply for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships?

No. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements and you have submitted an application to study at the University of Bristol, you can apply for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships, even if you have not yet received an offer.

I am applying for more than one programme at the University of Bristol. How should I complete the international scholarships application form?

If you have applied to study more than one programme at the University of Bristol, you can include up to four additional programmes when you submit your application. If you have applied for more than five programmes, email the International Scholarships and Sponsors team at international-partnerships@bristol.ac.uk.

What documents do I need to apply for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships?

You do not need to submit any documentation when applying for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships.

You just need to complete the online international scholarships application form after you have submitted an application to study at the University of Bristol.

What is a student ID?

This is the 7-digit number you received when you made an application to study at the University of Bristol.

If you are a postgraduate Global Transfer Programme student, you will receive a Student ID in your welcome email when you apply to the Global Transfer Programme. If you are unsure of your Student ID, contact the International Partnerships team at international-partnerships@bristol.ac.uk.

Is there an age restriction for applying for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships?

No. There is no age restriction for students applying for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships.

If I am unsuccessful in round one, can I submit a new application in round two?

No. If your application is unsuccessful in round one, you will not be able to submit a new application for round two. However, if you do not receive an offer in round one, we may consider your application again in round two. We will contact you after 6 May to let you know if your application has been unsuccessful or if it will be considered in round two. You should not submit a second application. You cannot amend your application once you have submitted it.

If I have applied to study a PhD programme, am I able to apply for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships?

No. Unfortunately, the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships are only available for one-year postgraduate master's programmes.

If I have applied to study a PGCE programme, am I able to apply for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships?

No. Unfortunately, the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships are only available for one-year postgraduate master's programmes.

If I have applied for more than one University scholarship, can I still I apply for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships?

When you complete the online international scholarships application form we will automatically consider you for all University of Bristol international scholarships that you are eligible for.

You can only accept one tuition fee scholarship from the University. However, you may still be eligible for a scholarship or bursary towards your living costs, which we can award in addition to a tuition fee scholarship.

Do the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships cover living expenses or air fare?

There are two awards that contribute to living expenses:

All other University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships are for tuition fees only. These scholarships will not cover any living expenses, air fare, or other expenses.

Under UKVI regulations, you will need to show that you have sufficient funds to support yourself while studying in the UK. Find out more about money required for a student visa application.

If you are eligible for any postgraduate bursaries, we will automatically consider your application for these too. Check our international scholarships web page for a full list of available scholarships.

Do I need to meet any English language requirements to be able to apply for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships?

No. You will not need to meet any English language requirements to apply for the University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarships.

However, you will need to meet any conditions of the academic offer for your programme of study to successfully receive a University of Bristol international postgraduate scholarship. This may include English language requirements.

Will I receive individual feedback on my application if I am unsuccessful?

No. Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback to applicants who are unsuccessful.

Will the University publish a list of successful applicants?

No. We will contact all applicants by email. We will contact successful applicants for round one by 6 May 2022, and successful applicants for round two by 8 July 2022. We will contact unsuccessful applicants shortly after each of these dates.

Find out more

If you have further questions, email international-partnerships@bristol.ac.uk.

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