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Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and jointly supported by UK universities, Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.
This year Oxford Brookes University will be offering 4 fully funded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Applicants who will be studying the following courses are welcome to apply:
Applicants should apply for the scholarship through the applicant portal by 4.00pm (GMT) on Friday 9 April 2021. Applications after this date will not be considered.
Please see our scholarships pages for more information.
Oxford Brookes University is excited to announce that this year, in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, we are offering two
to students from China and from Malaysia holding an offer to study a postgraduate course with us starting in September 2021.
This Scholarship scheme is part of the
GREAT Scholarship 2021 programme, which is an initiative by the British Council and the UK Government, designed to attract some of the brightest postgraduate students from around the world to study at more than 40 British universities in the 2021-22 academic year.
GREAT Scholarship 2021 programme
offers an exciting opportunity for students from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand to get financial support to pursue postgraduate study in the UK. Students can apply
for courses in a range of subjects, at the 40 institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
our scholarships pages
for more information.
Starting your degree in September 2021?
You may qualify for one of our
£2,000 international student scholarships
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer two Rohan Scholarships to two full or part-time students studying one of these courses for
The scholarship will provide a
payment towards the costs of your tuition fees and will be awarded on the basis of a personal statement.
The closing date for applications for the scholarship is
17:00hrs, Friday 3 July 2020.
Please find the application form, notes for guidance and background to the scholarship below.
Please see the following links for scholarship offers:
School of Arts
School of Architecture
School of the Built Environment scholarships
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
School of Social Sciences
Research studentships within the University are offered from time to time.
When available, studentships are advertised on Jobs.ac.uk or on the on the Research Degrees Team
funding web page. Other help and advice can be found on the Research Degrees Team website, or you can phone them on +44 (0) 1865 484244 or email
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 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 2020-21, the University will pay the costs of renewing your student visa, as follows:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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