Futures scholarship

These scholarships are for UK applicants, towards their first year of undergraduate study and employability opportunities.

Up to 50 awards of £3,500 are available in 2024/25.

The payments will be:

  • £2,000 in the first year
  • £750 in the second and third years.

We also offer up to £1,000 of funding support for employability opportunities, such as internships, placements or summer research programmes.

For information about the payment schedule for previous years, contact the Futures Scholarship Co-ordinator.


You can apply if you:

  • are a UK applicant for full-time undergraduate study
  • have an offer (or are awaiting a decision) to study for an undergraduate degree starting in 2024/25
  • can demonstrate financial need.

Read the full eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Applications are made via the additional funding page. When you apply for additional funding, you complete one application form but are considered for a number of scholarships and bursaries.


The closing date for applications is Thursday 16 May 2024 at 11:59 pm (UK time) with no exceptions.

Assessment process

You will find out whether your application was successful in early June 2024.

Successful applicants will be enrolled on the Futures Scholarships programme. You will be supported by the Futures Scholarships co-ordinator to access career guidance and advice on University opportunities for personal and professional development.

Further details

Recipients are expected to come to periodic meetings with relevant University team members.

These awards are funded by donations from University of Bristol alumni and friends.

Read the terms and conditions.

Find out more

Contact scholarships-bursaries@bristol.ac.uk with any queries.

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