Think Big Postgraduate Scholarship: FAQs

Who can apply for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships and which programmes are eligible?

You can apply for Think Big 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 taught programme at the University of Bristol, starting in 2021 (excluding distance learning programmes).

Do I need to have applied for a programme of study before I apply for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships?

Yes. You need to have already applied to study at the University of Bristol, starting in 2021 to apply for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships.

You will need to include your Postgraduate Application (AY) ID or Student ID on the application form. Without a valid Postgraduate Application (AY) ID or Student ID your application will not be considered.

I am applying for more than one programme at University of Bristol. How should I complete the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarship application form?

If you have applied to study more than one programme at the University of Bristol, please only submit one scholarship application, choosing one of the programmes you have applied for. You can then email us at international-partnerships@bristol.ac.uk to let us know which other programme(s) you have applied for.

What documents do I need to apply for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarship?

We do not require you to submit any documentation when applying for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships.

To submit an application for the Think Big 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 Postgraduate Application (AY) ID or Student ID?

Postgraduate Application (AY) ID: This is the 7-digit number you received when you made an application to study at the University of Bristol. This is for postgraduate students only.

Student ID: If you are a postgraduate Global Transfer Programme student, you will receive a Student ID. This is the 7-digit number given to you in your welcome email when you applied to the Global Transfer Programme. If you are unsure of your Student ID, please contact your partnership coordinator.

Is there an age restriction for applying for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships?

No, there is no age restriction for students applying for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships.

Do I need to have an offer to study at the University of Bristol to be able to apply for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships?

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

I have applied to study a Postgraduate Research (PhD) programme, am I able to apply for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships?

No. Unfortunately, the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships are only available for one-year postgraduate master’s programmes.

I have applied to study a PGCE programme, am I able to apply for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships?

No. Unfortunately, the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships are only available for one-year postgraduate master’s programmes.

I have applied for more than one University scholarship, can I still I apply for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships?

By completing the online international scholarships application form, you will automatically be considered 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 can be awarded in addition to a tuition fee scholarship.

Do the Think Big Postgraduate scholarships cover living expenses, air fare, etc?

No. The Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships are issued towards tuition fees only. These scholarships will not cover any living expenses, air fare, etc.

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.

Do I need to meet any English language requirements to be able to apply for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships?

No, you will not need to meet any English language requirements to apply for the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships.

However, you will need to meet any conditions of the academic offer for your programme of study to be successfully awarded a Think Big 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 a list of successful applicants be published on the University’s website?

No. All applicants will be contacted by email. Successful applicants for round one will be contacted by 26 April 2021 and successful applicants for round two will contacted by 9 July 2021. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted shortly after each of these dates.

Find out more

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

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