Sources of Funding for Postgraduate UK and EU students

  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships – September 2019 entry

    These awards are funded through the Oxford Brookes Alumni Fund 

    We are offering a number of scholarships across a range of subject areas for UK, EU and international students wishing to undertake full-time taught postgraduate master's degrees in September 2019.

    Applications will only be accepted from students who have already been made an offer by Oxford Brookes University.

    You should apply for your place on the relevant courses below 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 midnight on Friday 28 June 2019 unless otherwise stated on a Faculty webpage. They should be emailed or posted to the address stated on the forms below or online for all applications to the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment.

    The following scholarships are available:

    Oxford Brookes Business School

    A number of £1,000 to £2,000 awards are open to UK, EU and International students studying a full-time Masters:

    MSc Human Resource Management

    MSc Human Resource Management

    MSc Digital Marketing

    MSc Marketing and Brand Management

    MSc International Luxury Management

    MSc International Events Management

    MSc International Events Marketing

    MSc Marketing

    MSc Marketing Communication Management

    MSc International Management

    MSc International Management (Human Resource Management)

    MSc international Management and International relations

    MSc Business Management and Digital Strategy

    MSc Business and Supply Chain Management

    MSc Business Management

    MSc Business Management Entrepreneurship

    MSc Business Management and Human Resource Management

    MSc Business and Marketing Management

    MSc Business Management Finance

    MSc International Hotel and Tourism Management

    MSc International Hospitality, Events and Tourism Management

    MSc International Tourism Management

    MSc Accounting and Finance

    MSc Finance

    MSc International Business Economics

    MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation   

    Download the application form here


    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

    A number of £1,000 to £2,000 awards are open to UK, EU and International students studying a Full-time Masters starting in September 2019

    MSc Applied Human Nutrition

    MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

    MSc Conservation Ecology

    MSc Health Sciences

    MSc Management in Health and Social Care

    MSc Medical Genetics and Genomics

    MSc (Pre-registration) Occupational Therapy

    MSc Nursing

    Public Health 

    NB:Please note applicants for the MSc Adult/Children’s/Mental Health Nursing (Pre-Registration) and MSc Midwifery (Pre-Registration) are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

    Download the application form here

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Five awards of £1,000 and £2,000 are open to UK, EU or International students across the Faculty. Students must be studying one of the following subjects in the following Departments:

    School of Education

    MA Education OR MA Education (Childhood and Youth Studies); (Leadership and Management); (Special Educational Needs); (TESOL) 

    Department of English and Modern Languages

    MA English Literature OR MA Creative Writing OR MA International Business and Intercultural Communication

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    MA History OR MA History (History of Medicine)

    School of Law

    LLM International Law OR LLM Human Rights Law OR LLM Commercial Law and International Trade

    Department of Social Sciences

    MA International Relations OR  MA International Relations (Distance Learning) OR MA International Security OR MSc Primate Conservation

    Download application form here


    Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

    Please visit Department Scholarship pages for details of the awards and application process for all awards:

    Please note that the closing date for TDE Applications is 11.59pm (23:59 GMT) on Friday 31 May 2019 and all applications should be made via the Google form which is accessed via the link at the right hand side of the Department/School scholarship webpages.

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    Some of our Faculties and Departments offer scholarships towards Taught Masters programmes for UK, EU and international students.

    Please check below for the Department you are applying to:

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Please visit Department Scholarship pages for details and application forms for all awards available:
    Department of Social Sciences

    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

    The Oxford Brookes University’s Faculty of Health & Life Sciences is offering 3 Bursary Nursing Awards to help assist trainee student nurses with living expenses. Each Award will be up to £30,000 per student over a maximum period of 3 years.

    The Bursary is open to mature, Home/EU students who are in financial need and without other funding, and would find it difficult financially to undertake the 3 year Pre-Registration course for the University’s BSc (Hons) or MSc (Hons) programme in Adult Nursing Degree.

    Download the application form

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

    • MA Creative Writing
    • MA English
    • MA History

    The award is for £7,000 per annum for full-time students. For part-time students the award is spread over two years at £3,500per annum.

    The full-time or part-time award is open to Home/EU 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 21 June. 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.

    If you have already studied for a degree at Oxford Brookes, or you have a friend or family member who did, you may be eligible for a 10% tuition fee discount on postgraduate tuition fees.

    For full details, please visit our postgraduate discount for alumni, friends and family information page.

    A number of external organisations are also offering awards of up to £2,000.

    For further details please visit:

    TARGET Courses
    http://targetcourses.co.uk/bursarycompetition
    Postgrad.com
    www.postgrad.com/editorial/bursaries/

    FindAMasters and FindAPhD offer an annual £5,000 postgraduate scholarship plus a number of smaller awards in any subject.”

    These awards are open to UK, EU and International students on named awards. Please see individual webpages for further details.

    Please contact the organisations themselves if you have queries about these bursary schemes.

    The University is pleased to offer a number of full-time funded studentships in a range of disciplines for students wishing to enrol on a research degree programme at Oxford Brookes University.

    Information about the University Research Studentships can be found on our research funding page.

    This section includes details of all Research Council funding for postgraduate study in the UK.

    Public funding bodies
    Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)  
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)  
       
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)  
    Medical Research Council (MRC)  
    Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)  
    Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)  

    When Research Council funded studentships are available they are advertised at Research Funding Opportunities

    For more information about studentships and their availability, contact the mailto:re-enquiries@brookes.ac.uk

    Alternatively scan the academic press for advertised studentships:

    • Times Higher
    • Education Guardian
    • Nature
    • New Scientist.

    EU and EEA students

    Nationals of European Economic Area (EEA) countries (i.e. EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) may be eligible for a fees-only award from the Research Councils or AHRC.

    For more guidance, see UKOSA Guidance Notes for Students: Course Fees and Grants: EEA Students, available from British Council offices, or consult the relevant Research Council postgraduate funding guide.

    NOTE: Nationals of European Union (EU) countries normally pay ‘home’ fees, i.e. fees at the same level as UK students.

    Educational trust funds and charities

    There are a number of charities, trusts and foundations which award partial funding for study. Competition for these awards is getting increasingly tough. In order to succeed in getting support, you must assure the charity or trust that you have exhausted all other sources of funding and that you fit in with specific eligibility criteria. You should normally plan your application at least a year in advance. It is rarely possible to get help at short notice.

    Useful publications on the various trusts and charities include:

    • The Grants Register - the Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding World-wide. Published by Macmillan.
    • The Directory of Grant-Making Trusts and The Directory of Small Grant-Making Trusts. Published by the Charities Aid Foundation.

    Sponsorship by employers

    Employers may fund vocational and professional training courses as part of career development. Information on sponsorship opportunities at a company is usually available from the company’s personnel department.

    For Health and Social Care programmes, the administrator can supply details of funding opportunities.

    Self-funding

    Some postgraduates fund themselves through their studies with a combination of part-time jobs, loans, savings, etc. This can work well, but you must be realistic in calculating your costs before embarking on your studies.

    Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE)

    The Institute of Electrical Engineers provide a range of postgraduate scholarships for taught and research degrees. Applicants are normally expected to be IEE members and the closing date is usually mid-October.

    Postgraduate Teacher Trainees

    Home students and EU students resident within the European Economic Area (EAA) attending an accredited initial teacher training course will receive one of the following non-taxable bursaries:

    • £9,000 for trainees in physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics
    • £6,000 for trainees in biology, combined/general science and foreign languages.

    The training salary is paid monthly over 9 calendar months from the start of study (September). For further information, please see the Department of Education's web pages.

    MBA Loan Scheme

    The Association of MBAs (AMBA) administers a Business School Loan Scheme to assist UK students studying for an MBA. Loans can cover tuition fees and living expenses. You can borrow up to two thirds of your pre-course gross annual salary, plus tuition fees for each year of full-time study. For more information visit the AMBA website.

    Funding information

    For information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the government's website.

    Further information on possible funding sources for research students can be obtained from postgraduate tutors, public libraries or Oxford Brookes Careers Centre: