Master's Excellence Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that the Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2019/20 entry has been confirmed.

We are committed to investing up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support home and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2019.

The Scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.

Course eligibility

Eligible programmes

The following programmes are eligible for a Master's Excellence scholarship:

  • Full-time programme leading to a taught master’s degree
  • Part-time programme leading to a taught master’s degree
  • MRes Biosciences
  • MRes Stem Cell Neurobiology

Programmes not included

The following programmes are not included so aren't eligible for a Master's Excellence scholarship:

  • Distance learning programmes
  • Taught programmes leading to a graduate diploma (GDip), postgraduate certificate (PgCert) or postgraduate diploma (PgDip)
  • Research degrees that lead to a master in philosophy (MPhil)

Browse our programmes by A-Z or Academic School.

For full details, please read our application guidanceFAQs and eligibility criteria documents.

How to apply

Applications for the Master's Excellence Scholarship scheme for 2019/20 will open in due course.

The deadlines for applications for the scholarships for 2019/20 are as follows:

  • Wednesday 6 March 2019
  • Wednesday 3 July 2019

A link to the application form for the Master's Excellence Scholarships will be available in due course on the SIMS Online Applicant Portal. You will need to have submitted your programme application before being able to access the Applicant Portal.

Please note that it may take up to 48 hours after submitting your programme application before you get full access to the Applicant Portal.

We therefore advise you to apply for your programme of study well in advance. New applicants will get logins to the Online Applicant Portal emailed to them, while current and previous students will be able to login using their existing login details where they find the scholarship application link in the 'My Application' screen of SIMS.

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”

Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor