University of Bristol alumni who go on to study for a postgraduate degree – either taught or research – at Bristol can benefit from a 25 percent reduction in tuition fees.
Taught awards for academic year 2024/25
Home: Postgraduate Loan
A postgraduate loan is available to Home fee payers to help you pay for your Master’s (MA/MPhil) course.
For more information about postgraduate loans, visit Student Finance England's (SFE’s) dedicated student finance zone on the Student Room. If you are an EU national, you should check your eligibility for a postgraduate loan before applying.
Home: Bristol Master’s Scholarship
The University of Bristol is offering a number of scholarships to talented UK postgraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.
More information regarding this opportunity for the 2024/25 academic year will be found here.
International: Chevening Scholarships
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders.
Deadline: Please check link for country specific deadlines.
International: Think Big Postgraduate Scholarship
Information for the 2024/25 academic year to follow.
Further updates will be found here.
Research awards for academic year 2024/25
Bristol Postgraduate Research and Teaching Scholarships
The University of Bristol and the Faculty of Arts are pleased to be able to offer a number of PhD Scholarships to candidates commencing their PhD research in September 2024 that demonstrate exceptional research and teaching potential.
We will also be offering a number of Research Scholarships with Gratuate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) to cadidates demonstrating and articulating a clear teaching philosophy/vision.
Additionally, we will have scholarships available for UK-domiciled, Home fee status applicants of Black and mixed-Black heritage, as well as co-tutelle scholarships with Macquarie University, Australia and Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, France, and a Research Scholarship in association with University of Cape Town, South Africa.
These scholarships are renewable for up to four years (full-time) or eight years (part-time), subject to satisfactory progress in the Scholar's research project and/or teaching.
Further details (including eligibility and funding awarded) can be found on our Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarships web page.
China Scholarship Council - University of Bristol Joint Scholarships Programme
The University of Bristol has a collaborative agreement with the China Scholarship Council to further the development of research collaborations between the UK and Chinese Universities and Research Institutions.
Successful candidates will receive tuition fees to cover the full period of the PhD, a stipend, a round-trip international airfare, visa and passport fees and high levels of research and professional skills training, coordinated by the Bristol Doctoral College.
Please click here for more information on this fantastic opportunity.
Deadline: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must submit your completed PhD application by midday (UK time) on Monday 4 December 2023.
AHRC South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership
The SWW DTP will be awarding a number of doctoral studentships in the Arts and Humanities for entry in September 2024. SWW DTP studentships are for three years as standard (or part-time equivalent).
In response to the new UKRI eligibility criteria, University of Bristol is pleased to announce that it will be offering International fee discounts for successful UKRI applicants. The fees will be discounted to the home fees level. This approach ensures that students regardless of nationality or financial means will be able to apply for our UKRI studentships (including those administered by the SWW DTP). Successful applicants will receive a fully-funded studentship and will not be charged the international fee difference.
Applications for September 2024 open on Monday 27 November 2023. Please apply for the studentship via the SWW DTP website. These scholarships are for students commencing their studies in September 2024, as well as those that have already commenced doctoral study. Please check the SWW DTP Edigibility Guidlines before applying.
Deadline: You must submit your SWW DTP application by 11:59pm GMT on Monday 22 January 2024. You should try to have your PhD application submitted to your preferred primary institute around this deadline as well.
Opportunity Bristol (research Masters only)
Opportunity Bristol provides financial support to UK students from Black backgrounds to undertake a research-related Masters degree (e.g. MPhil, MRes, etc.).
Opportunity Bristol offers up to six scholarships to Black students. It provides funding for research-focused Masters programmes and will help successful awardees to gain the research skills and experience needed to apply for funded doctoral research opportunities in the future.
Applications are now open for applicants who want to start their studies in the 2024/25 academic year. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please see the Opportunity Bristol web page.
Deadline: Monday 29 January 2024 at 5pm (UK time)
Opportunity Bristol Application Support Workshops are being offered to provide applicants with further information and practical advice on completing an Opportunity Bristol application. They will take place on:
- Wednesday 15 November 2023
- Wednesday 13 December 2023
- Wednesday 17 January 2024
Interested applicants can sign up here: Book an application support workshop