Funding options and scholarships for postgraduate international students

  • Oxford Brookes University offers a range of scholarships for international students.

       
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships  

    There are no scholarships available at this time

    This scholarship contributes a value of up to £500 per year towards a part-time or distance learning Master's degree tuition fees for a period of up to two years. Please note: The scholarships listed above are designed to offer a funding award set against the cost of tuition fees for a Master's degree within the Faculty, and do not include a contribution towards living costs, travel, text books, or other ancillary items. NB RIBA Part 2 M Arch D applicants are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

    Eligibility: All applicants must fulfill the academic entry requirements for postgraduate study in the University and Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment.

    All Faculty scholarships are available for one year full-time or two years part-time (or open/distance learning programmes), as appropriate, leading to a Master’s degree within the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment at Oxford Brookes University.

    The scholarships are open to all applicants from the UK, EU and international locations, as stated.

    All scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and therefore applicants must have, or expect to obtain, a good honours degree (First Class or 2.1 equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education, or have experience which demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard.

    Deadline: 31st May 2019, 23:59

    You can find out more about the scholarship here.

    The Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press is offering a fee-waiver bursary of £3,000 to a full-time or part-time student at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing. The Publishing Scholarship, open to all students, will be awarded on the basis of a considered explanation of what the master’s course will contribute to the student’s learning and career development.

    Applicants must already have accepted, by the time of application, a conditional or unconditional offer of a place to start the course in September 2019. Applicants for the Scholarship must submit by email a cv and a 500-word rationale for their application for the Scholarship. Applicants are also asked to detail any further funding sources they are applying for, and to indicate how they intend to pay for the remainder of their fees and maintenance costs.

    Students may apply for this scholarship alongside other sources of funding (including other scholarships offered through Oxford Brookes University), but these must be detailed on the application. The Scholarship will not include a maintenance grant. Applicants who are successful in receiving awards from other sources of funding which cover their tuition fees will not be eligible for the Scholarship, and must inform the Programme Administrator. Eligibility will not be affected by funding covering maintenance costs. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to maintenance costs.

    Deadline: 31st May 2019, 23:59

    You can find out more about the scholarship here.

    All applicants must fulfill the academic entry requirements for postgraduate study in the University and Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment. All applicants must have been offered and accepted either a conditional or unconditional place on the MA Music programme as specified above by the deadline of 31 May 2019 for entry in September 2019. All applicants must address the specified criteria for each scholarship.

    All scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and therefore applicants must have, or expect to obtain, a good honours degree (First Class or 2.1 equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education, or have experience which demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard.

    Scholarship applicants who are final year undergraduates must expect to be notified of the result of their degree before 31 July 2019 in order to be considered for a scholarship. International students must meet the English language requirements for their programme. Scholarship applicants who receive financial awards from other sources of funding which cover all their tuition fees will not be eligible for these scholarships. Eligibility will not be affected if a candidate is receiving funding towards living costs, travel, textbooks, or other ancillary items or for tuition fees over and above the amount of the actual scholarship award.

    Deadline: 31st May 2019, 23:59

    You can find out more about the scholarship here.

    This scholarship contributes a value of £10,500 each towards the two full-time MA Development and Emergency Practice degree tuition fees. It is open for international applicants from developing countries in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America only.

    Deadline: 31st May 2019, 23:59

    You can find out more about this scholarship here.

    When Santander Scholarships are available for current research students, full details will be advertised on the Research Degrees Team: Research funding opportunities

     

    MArchD Applicants only who are Oxford Brookes University BA (Hons) Architecture graduates from the UK or EU with a 2.1 or 1st degree. This Scholarship contributes a value of £5,000 per year to undertake the Part 2 Architecture degree (£10,000 over 2 years for tuition fees).

    Deadline: 31st May 2019, 23:59

    You can find out more about this scholarship here.

    To be eligible to enter the competition, you must have accepted a place on the GDL at Oxford Brookes commencing in 2019 by Thursday 1st August 2019. The prize is offered to the winner of a 1,000 word essay, the title of which is set by the GDL Course Co-ordinator. To enter students must be commencing the GDL in the September following submission in the August. The prize is offered to either full-time or a part-time student.

    Deadline: Midday, Thursday 8th August 2019.

    Note: If a student is receiving full sponsorship from a company, they are not eligible to enter.

    You can find out more about this scholarship here.

    This scholarship contributes a value of up to £3,000 towards the full-time MA International Architectural Regeneration and Development degree tuition fees for the period of 12 months and is open for competition.

    Deadline: 31st May 2019, 23:59

    You can find out more about this scholarship here.

    Princeton University Press is offering a fee-waiver bursary of £2,000 to a full-time or part-time student at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks at the Press’s offices in Woodstock near Oxford. The scholarship, open to all students, will be awarded on the basis of a considered explanation of what the master’s course will contribute to the student’s learning and career development. Consideration will also be given to the background of the applicant so applicants should provide a short statement about their family or financial circumstances so we may better understand your need for support.

    Deadline: 31st May 2019, 23:59

    You can find out more about this scholarship here.

    The London Book Fair is offering a fee-waiver bursary of £1,000 to a full-time or part-time student at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks at the London Book Fair. The Publishing Scholarship, open to students from the UK and EU, will be awarded on the basis of a considered explanation of what the master’s course will contribute to the student’s learning and career development. Applicants must already have accepted, by the time of application, a conditional or unconditional offer of a place to start the course in September 2019. Applicants for the Scholarship must submit by email a cv and a 500-word rationale for their application for the Scholarship.

    Deadline: 31st May 2019, 23:59

    You can find out more about this scholarship here.

    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 2018-19, the University will pay the costs of renewing your Tier 4 visa, as follows:

    • £475, if it is renewed in the UK
    • £348, 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.

    Applications are invited for the Oxford Brookes University Gaza Scholarship for entry in September 2019. The scholarship covers fees, accommodation and most living expenses for the Academic Year 2019/20.

    Application information (download)

    Find out more about how you can support the Gaza scholarship on our alumni website.

    Applications are invited for the Sam Zuckerberg Scholarship for Israel for entry in September 2019. The scholarship covers fees, accommodation and a contribution towards living expenses up to a total of £25,000 for the Academic Year 2019/20.

    The living expenses contribution will be paid for 50 weeks, but should the student decide to return home early, payment will stop when they leave Oxford. This scholarship is for students from Ben-Gurion University. Having made an application for admission to Oxford Brookes University, applicants for this scholarship should then write a covering letter of no more than 500 words, confirming that they have applied for admission to the university, stating which programme they have applied for, and explaining both how they meet the criteria and why they should be considered for the scholarship. This letter should be sent directly to Dr Stavi Baram (stavi@bgu.ac.il) at Ben-Gurion University to be received no later than 15th April 2019. Ben-Gurion University will shortlist and the selection process will be completed by 30th April 2019.

    Application information (download)

    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 www.educationuk.org.

     

    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 rd-enquiries@brookes.ac.uk

    For September 2019 entry, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are pleased to offer the de Rohan Scholarship to full-time international students for the following programmes:

    • MA Creative Writing
    • MA English
    • MA History

    The award is for £7,000 per annum for full-time students. The full-time award is open to International students.

    Applications will only be accepted from students who have already been made a conditional or unconditional offer by Oxford Brookes University.

    You should apply for your place on the course and then submit your scholarship application.

    IF YOU APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP WITHOUT THE OFFER OF A PLACE, YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    The deadline for receipt of applications is 17:00 on Friday 21st June 2019. They should be emailed or posted to the address stated on the forms below.

    The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the personal statement. You should clearly explain why you are following the MA course; what you hope to contribute to the course and the discipline; and what you hope achieving the MA will contribute to your career and/or personal development.

    Please find the application form, notes for guidance and background to the scholarship below.