Bristol Master's Scholarship

The Bristol Master's Scholarship helps talented home students from a widening participation background access taught postgraduate study (MA, MSc or MRes) at the University of Bristol.

50 awards of £2,000 are available in 2022/23 and will be paid directly to the student in two instalments.

Successful applicants will be enrolled on a one-year full-time postgraduate taught programme at the University of Bristol.

Successful applicants can also be enrolled on a two-year full-time postgraduate taught programme but the scholarship will only apply to the first year of study.

Eligibility

You can apply if you:

  • Have applied to study a full-time master's programme (MA,MSc or MRes) at the University of Bristol that commences in the coming autumn.
  • Are eligible for home tuition fees
  • Have already achieved (or are predicted) a first-class undergraduate degree
  • Meet one or more of the University’s widening participation criteria

Read the full eligibility criteria

How to apply

Before you can apply for the Scholarship, you must have already applied to study a full-time master's programme (MA, MSc or MRes) at the University starting in Autumn 2022.

Apply using the Bristol Master's Scholarships online application form.

Deadline

The closing date for all applications is midday 31 May 2022.

However, note that there are two scholarship selection rounds.

Assessment process

Round one

The deadline is midday on 28 February 2022.

Only applicants who can prove that they have a first-class honours undergraduate degree will be considered.

25% of the available scholarships are awarded in this selection round to applicants who eventually hold an unconditional academic offer.

Those unsuccessful in round one will still be considered in round two.

Round two

The deadline is 31 May 2022.

Applicants in this selection round may include:

  • current final year undergraduate students on track for a first-class degree
  • students who have already graduated and hold a first-class honours degree, who missed the midday 28 February 2022 deadline
  • students who have already graduated and were unsuccessful for an award in round one.

75% of the available scholarships will be awarded in this selection round to applicants who eventually hold an unconditional academic offer.

Further details

For further details on the application process, timetable for decisions and offer information to successful and reserve applicants, read the terms and conditions.

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