Funding options and scholarships for postgraduate international students

  • Oxford Brookes offers a range of scholarships to international postgraduate students who pay international fees.
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships

    Information about scholarships for September 2018 entry will be advertised in November 2017


    Students from Mainland China are eligible to apply for scholarships worth £2,000.

    The scholarships will be awarded to students beginning an Oxford Brookes master's degree in September 2018 and who achieve a high academic level during their undergraduate course.

    If you have any questions please email

    Information about future scholarships will be advertised here when there are awards available.

    Some of our faculties and departments offer scholarships towards taught master's programmes for UK, EU and international students.

    Please check below for the Department you are applying to:

    Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
    Please visit Department Scholarship pages for details and application forms for all awards available:
    School of Architecture
    School of Arts
    Department of Computing and Communication Technologies
    Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
    Department of Planning
    Department of Real Estate and Construction

    From February 2017 Oxford Brookes University and Across The Pond are offering the following scholarships to applicants from North America (US or Canada):

    • 2 x £1,000 scholarships for Masters students
    • 2 x £1,000 scholarships for Pathways students

    For more information including an application form, please visit the Across the Pond site, and for enquiries please use this link

    de Rohan Scholarship

    Information about scholarships for September 2018 entry will be advertised in November 2017


    GAZA SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME The Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholarship Scheme, currently supported by the Asfari Foundation, was created in 2009 out of a strong will to support the people of Gaza by bringing one student each year at graduate level to undertake a course of study leading to the award of an Oxford Brookes Masters’ degree.


    For the scholarship criteria and application process, please go to the British Council website

    For additional information: 

    Download further information about applying for  the Gaza Scholarship here

    This Scholarship is provided through a partnership between Oxford Brookes University and Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

    The scholarship covers fees, accommodation and a contribution towards living expenses for a full-time, one year, Masters degree at Oxford Brookes University.

    Applicants for this scholarship must be graduates from Ben Gurion University.

    Download further details about the Sam Zuckerberg Scholarship (PDF)

    Oxford Brookes University is committed to the development of student sporting excellence, and the Sports Scholarships provided by Santander aim to support elite athletes through their time at the University.  

    More details about the scheme can be found here, while the Sports Team's pages provide further information about its operation, including how to apply.  

    If you have already graduated from Oxford Brookes, you may be eligible for a 10% tuition fee discount on postgraduate tuition fees.

    Please see our 10% discount page for further information.

    If a member of your family has attended Oxford Brookes you may be eligible for a 10% discount on your tuition fees. 

    Terms and conditions apply, please see our 10% discount page for further information. 

    If two or more members of immediate family are studying and paying fees at Oxford Brookes at the same time, we will deduct 10% from your tuition fees for each family member.

    This discount is open to all family members (siblings and spouses) who are categorised as 'overseas' for fees purposes. For more information please contact the Student Finance team.

    If you have completed one of these courses at Oxford Brookes: 

    and are renewing your visa to join an Oxford Brookes postgraduate course in 2017-18, the University will pay the costs of renewing your Tier 4 visa, as follows:

    • £457, if it is renewed in the UK
    • £335, if it is renewed outside the UK

    To claim this discount students should apply by email to the Student Finance Office after receiving their visa for their new course. They must provide a copy of their passport or their new visa, which must be dated after they have finished their previous course.

    If they have applied in the UK they must show their new visa on a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) or visa card. If they have applied outside the UK they must show the visa sticker in their passport.

    Unless a request is made no discount will be awarded. The discount will be debited against your tuition fees. If your fees have already been paid in full a refund will be arranged. Only one visa renewal discount will be awarded per course.

    Name of scholarship Notes Contact

    British Council Fellowships

    Funded by the British Council

    Awarded for postgraduate study or research.

    Range from short attachments to research leading to a PhD.

    Awarded by the local British Council Director; he or she decides the subject areas that will be eligible for a grant and selects the candidates.

    You must apply to the British Council Office in your own country for a fellowship, and you are usually required to be a national and a resident of the country in which you apply.

    If you are considered for a grant, you will be interviewed in your own country.

    your local British Council office

    UK scholarship schemes

    Many British Council offices administer scholarship schemes that are only open to nationals from a particular country. Your local British Council office should be able to give you information about these schemes.

    You may also be eligible to apply for one of our partial scholarships available for international students who pay international fees.

    your local British Council office

    Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

    Funded by the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    Assists Commonwealth students and academics of high intellectual calibre to study in other Commonwealth countries.

    Around 400 students come to the UK each year under the scheme.

    You may be eligible for a Commonwealth Scholarship if you are a citizen of either a Commonwealth country (but not the Commonwealth of Independent States), or a British dependent territory.

    Scholarships are primarily intended for postgraduate study or research. Candidates should hold a good honours degree or equivalent qualification appropriate for admission to their proposed course of study.

    If there are no undergraduate courses in a particular subject in your own country or regional university, it may sometimes be possible for you to apply to do a first degree course under this scheme.

    Fellowships are usually for established teachers in universities or medical schools for study at post-doctoral level. They are not awarded for degree or diploma courses.

    Commonwealth Scholarships website

    British Chevening Scholarships

    Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    Provides awards for present and future leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers, in particular from countries with whom the UK's economic relations are expected to develop.

    Awards are for one-year diploma and master's courses in various fields.

    Selection of candidates is carried out by British Embassies and High Commissions in consultation with the local British Council Director.

    You should therefore be in residence in your home country when you apply.

    Chevening scholarship website

    Marshall Scholarships

    Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    Available to United States citizens, who have obtained first degrees from an accredited university or college in the US within the last 3 years, to undertake study in any subject leading to a degree at a UK university.

    Selection is by regional committee in the USA.

    Marshall Scholarship website

    Fulbright Graduate Student Awards

    Funded by the Department for Education and Employment and the US government

    Available to US-based graduate students for study in the UK.

    Preference is given to outstanding graduate students of academic or artistic excellence who are potential leaders in their field and have good reasons for coming to the UK.

    Applicants are advised to apply to more than one university and to check and adhere to university deadlines which differ from institution to institution.

    Fulbright awards can also be combined with other awards (e.g. ORS) to cover more than one year of study.

    Fulbright Program website

    Said Foundation Scholarships

    Funded through a partnership between the Said Foundation and Oxford Brookes University

    These are available to Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian or Palestinian students.

    Up to three scholarships can be awarded to Oxford Brookes students in each year for taught master’s or master’s by research courses in any field. The scholarships will cover tuition fees and a maintenance allowance.

    Candidates must agree to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in one of the Said Foundation's target countries. The decision on who should receive the scholarships is made by the Said Foundation, who will take into account the usefulness of their subjects to the Middle East, the excellence and future potential of the candidates and their financial need.

    The Said Foundation

    Other scholarships

    Other sources of funding are available from such bodies as the British Council, the Department for International Development, the Department of Education and Employment and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Good sources of information are your local British Council office and the Council for International Education (UKCISA) or


    Research studentships within the University are offered from time to time.

    When available, studentships are advertised on or on the on the Research Degrees Team funding web pageOther help and advice can be found on the Research Degrees Team website, or you can phone them on +44 (0) 1865 484244 or email