Scholarships for international students

International students can apply for a range of funding, including Think Big scholarships.

Think Big scholarship applications are now closed for 2024 entry.

Think Big is the University of Bristol’s flagship scholarship scheme. You can also search for other scholarships for international students.  

Think Big international scholarships 

Our Think Big international scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students could help you fund your UK study at the University of Bristol. We've invested up to £3 million in Think Big scholarships to help international students come to Bristol in 2024.

These scholarships are for applicants with overseas fee status who have applied for an eligible undergraduate or master's course.

Read the guidance notes before starting your application.

Think Big application deadlines

Think Big undergraduate scholarships

Applications closed on 26 February 2024.

Think Big postgraduate scholarships

Applications closed on 29 April 2024.

Multiple scholarships, one application

Our Think Big scheme has partnered with faculties, alumni and external partners to offer a wide range of scholarships.

To make the application process easier, you only need to submit one scholarship application. With one application we consider you for every scholarship, providing that you meet the necessary entry requirements.

Further details

Application timeline

Date Event
15 November 2023 Applications open
26 February 2024 Undergraduate applications closed
8 April 2024 We notify undergraduate scholarship applicants of outcome
29 April 2024 Postgraduate applications closed
24 May 2024 We notify postgraduate scholarship applicants of outcome
Mid-June 2024 Scholarship award letters are sent to successful applicants

Terms and conditions

The terms and conditions and frequently asked questions are the same for all University of Bristol international scholarships.

Think Big Development Programme‌‌

If you're awarded a scholarship, you not only receive financial support, you'll gain access to the Think Big Development Programme.

The programme offers guidance, support, inspiration, and a solid framework for you to unlock your potential beyond your academic studies.

International scholarships community on LinkedIn

Join us on LinkedIn and network with current and past scholars. 

Be honest, enthusiastic and passionate in your application. Talk candidly about your reasons for applying, whether it is a fascination with the city, career aspirations, or a desire to be a part of something bigger.

Darya (BSc Psychology), Think Big Scholarship recipient
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