Extra funding, bursaries and scholarships for university - Which? (2023)

What extra financial support can you get at university?

Most students will be entitled to student finance ie a tuition fee loan and some form of maintenance support, the full amount of which will depend on their household income, where they live and where they plan to study. Students must apply to the student finance body in their country for this.

However, there may beextra financial help available to you; and unlike tuition fee and maintenance loans, they don't accumulate interest, nor have to be repaid.

What are scholarships and bursaries?

Scholarships and bursaries are extra pots of money you can apply for whichcome in various shapes and sizes.

They might be offered on the basis of your academic abilities, they may be means-tested (ie based on your household income and personal circumstances), or perhaps a combination of both.

There may also be an application process to decide who's awarded this extra funding (especially when a lucrative scheme receives lots and lots of applicants).

Funding like this can last for one year of your university course (usually the first year), or they can extend over the whole period of your studies.

Scholarships try to cover some or all of the cost of your tuition fees and living costs – meaning you won’t need to borrow as much in terms of student loans or as an extra on top of what you're entitled to.

And remember, they don't need to be paid back!

Who can apply for a scholarship or bursary?

Despite what you might think, scholarships are not just for A* students or those on low incomes.

They can be awarded to studentsapplying to a particular subject,or those in mitigating personal circumstances that can make pursuing university-level study difficult eg having children or adults who depend on them for care or financial support.

In fact, you'd be surprised by some of the more strange and random scholarships and bursaries that exist–from being a vegetarian to having the surname Graham (yes, really!).

Just over two-thirds (67%) of students we surveyed told us they didn't apply for a scholarship or bursary said it was because they didn't think they'd be eligible in the first place.*

But considering the cost ofuniversity lifeand tuition fees, it's definitely worth having a look at what's available.

What bursaries and scholarships are available?

Here’s a quick guide to the different types of scholarships available:

  • Doing well in your exams - not always for straight A*s. Some universities offer money for ABB or less.
  • Musical talent: if you’re planning to perform while you’re at uni.
  • Personal circumstances: including where you come from, if you’ve been in care, what your parents do for a living, your religion or if you’re the first in your family to go to university.
  • Financial need: these are usually based on your household income and often called grants or bursaries.
  • Sporting achievement – if you’re competing at regional, national or international level in a sport, many universities offer scholarships to attract the best talent, so you can help them win competitions!
  • Industry scholarships – offered to attract new talent into a career or industry and will often include work experience as part of the offer. It may even lead to a job when you graduate.
  • Interests and hobbies – there are some scholarships which are based on your extra-curricular activities such as community work.
  • And the rest – some schemes are open to all subjects and universities, usually requiring you to submit an essay or video.

Where do I look for scholarships and bursaries?

Don't be one of the 17% of students who didn't apply for these valuable sources of extra funding, because they didn't know where to look.

Scholarships and bursaries are offered by universities, further education (FE) colleges that offer degree courses, charities, trusts or even your local council.

What's available and the eligibility criteria you have to meet will vary.

Your university

If you know where you will be studying, the first place to check is your university’s website to see what it offers.

Some are automatically allocated, but not all, so don’t assume they will contact you if you are eligible.

Tip: Make sure you give permission to share your details when you apply to the Student Loan Company, as this is how universities find out if you are eligible for scholarships related to financial need

Charities and organisations

Not all bursaries and scholarships come from universities.

Research some of the smaller organisations which give grants for educational support – the charity Turn2Us is a good source of trusts and charities, while The Guide to Educational Grants book is another useful resource.

Tip: Many schemes are offered to students worldwide, so don’t let the mention of Dollars or Euros stop you from applying!

The Scholarship Hub website

If you don’t know what you want to do yet, search and compare the database of scholarship schemes on The Scholarship Hub.

Register (for free) to see listings for each university as well as those not linked to particular universities.

Tip: when you search, think broader than the subject you're studying – and don't forget to check out scholarships open to all students.

Examples of bursary and scholarship schemes

  • Royal Television Society Bursaries: worth £1,000 a year to students studying television production, broadcast journalism or technology students keen to pursue a career in television.
  • Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust: up to £3,000 a year for students undertaking their first degree with a close family member who is a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer.
  • BeArt Presets Scholarship: for Year 13s who have accepted a place at university or current students. For $5,000, applicants simply need to explain how the scholarship will impact their life.

Note that deadlines for applying differ from scheme to scheme, and year to year.

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So don't simply look once - we'd recommend checking fairly regularly throughout the year for new opportunities as they open.

Applying for bursaries and scholarships

Identify all available funding

The wider you cast your net when it comes to hunting for extra funding, the more likely you are to be successful.

Research who the big players are in fields or sectors tied to the subject you're applying to. If they don't explicitly mention anything about scholarships or university funding for students on their website, drop them a quick message introducing yourself.

Explain your university plans and any goals you have for the future and ask whether they offer any financial support.

Worst case, they don't reply and you've lost a few minutes of your day; but best case, your initiative and enthusiasm impresses them and they can help you in some way (plus it gives you a foot in the door for future work experience, internships and graduate schemes).

Ask once, and the opportunities may snowball from there

Reach out to your university

Reaching out directly to your university's student services or finance department is the first step to making yourself known to them, especially if you speak to a specific individual. This way, when opportunities pop up for funding that match your criteria, they'll know to get in touch with you.

Don't be afraid to pick up the phone or fire off a quick email – no matter how simple you think your question might be, the university will be best equipped to answer it (and not just when it comes to finance questions either, but also any questions you have about entry requirements, housing or the course too).

Plus, universities will vary in what extra funding is available they offer, so don't assume anything.

They can get busy, but they should aim to respond as soon as possible.

Take your questions to an open day

A good approach to an open day is to have a handful of questions to ask.

You could have a long journey to get there and back, so you want to make sure you're getting the most out of the trip.

Before heading to an open day, check what the day will involve. Are there mandatory talks or sessions, or do you have some flexibility to pick and choose what you do/see?

If the latter, a finance-related session may be worth checking out. Your school grades might open up opportunities, or even where you’re from.

Apply early

Missed the deadline for most scholarship applications?

If you've crunched the numbers and going to university will be a real struggle without the extra help, consider putting it off for a year and working in the meantime to save some cash.

This will give you time to plan ahead and apply for scholarships the following year, as well as build up any skills and experience you can bolster your application with.

Be organised and take initiative

Scholarships and bursaries can be competitive, especially if the criteria to apply is quite open; so don't wait around.

Hopefully you should have most of your parents' financial information to hand from when you applied for student finance, which can save time.

Also, it's really worth working out what your living costs might look like as soon as you can.

Many students are surprised by the typical cost of university life, including those bills which mum and dad are likely to have been taking care of (eg monthly phone bill, household bills).

See what student life will cost you each month, try our student budget calculator.

Give consent to share your income

Allowing the student finance company to share your financial status with your university takes the hassle out of applying, and you could find yourself receiving a bursary automatically.

It boils down to simply ticking a box when applying for student finance. Easy!

Read the small print before doing so to confirm you're happy with how your information will be used.

Often this is simply the best way for universities to identify the students from low income households who would benefit most from extra help.

Treat your application like your personal statement

If you've already written your personal statement as part of your Ucas application, you'll have some practice talking yourself up in the best way possible, in an essay format.

However, it's worth doing some further research into the provider of the bursary and how the bursary came about.

This might give you some ideas for what you should emphasise here.

Get interview-ready

Like writing a personal statement above, an interview may be a familiar scenario you find yourself in when applying to universities.

Again, do your research about whoever is providing the bursary to give you a few talking points to jump on.

Don't fret if you're asked to complete a presentation as part of this.

Often your interviewer will come up with a topic or project that's quite broad or subjective, to see how you think and respond to this.

And while you're seeking financial support, it's not about gaining sympathy with the biggest sob story to 'win' over your interviewer.

If you've encountered or overcome certain hardships up to now, don't shoehorn these in. Bring it up when asked or where it feels appropriate to the point you're making.

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What are my chances of getting a bursary or scholarship?

In the same way as you wouldn’t just apply for one job and then give up when you hear nothing back, applying for scholarships and grants can be hard work.

Once you get into the swing of applications, you might find it gets easier. That said, always take each scheme seriously and read any criteria or background information carefully– something mentioned here might inform what you write in an essay or talk about in an interview.

Persevere and keep looking throughout your studies and not just when you’re applying to university. An average scholarship is worth around £1,500 so the effort can pay off.

The Scholarship Hub spoke to 20 organisations who offer bursary or scholarship schemes, and you might be surprised to hear that half said they had to work hard to attract applicants.

So your chances of being successful are higher than you think!

What is a fee waiver?

Rather than giving you extra funding, fee waivers reduce what you owe.

You can get fee waivers just by themselves, or you can get a mixture of a fee waiver and bursary in one package of support.

Plus, none of your fee waiver has to be paid back.

Where do you get fee waivers from?

A university or college might offer to reduce the cost of your tuition fees for a year or more, rather than give you a cash payment, or they could give you both.

This means you don’t need to borrow as much from the Student Loans Company.

Bear in mind that because a high proportion of students will never pay off the full amount of their student loans that this might not be as generous as it appears upfront.

What’s better - a fee waiver or a bursary?

In the case of fee waivers and bursaries, the latter is nearly always better news for your pocket.

A bursary is normally your best option because it is paid directly into your bank account – meaning cash upfront.

A fee waiver is taken off how much you pay in tuition fees, effectively reducing the amount you end up owing to the Student Loans Company.

Since a bursary allows you to decide how and when you want to use your money, it’s the better option for most students, especially when it’s estimated that not all students starting university under the new student finance system will end up repaying all of their student loan anyway.

Of course, you might not get the option to decide on which type of funding you’d prefer – and a fee waiver will still reduce your overall debt.

That’s particularly appealing if you’re uncomfortable with the idea of student debt hanging over you.

What are hardship funds?

These are designed to help if you’re having financial problems, either while you’re at university or when you’re applying.

They are awarded by the institutions themselves, with the amount of money decided on a case-by-case basis.

As of the last few years, universities and colleges fund these themselves (previously the UK government-funded these as well), as well as deciding who should receive this cash.

There’s usually an application form to complete in order to state your case.

You can apply either if you simply have less money coming in than going out, or if an unexpected cost arises like an expensive repair bill.

Your circumstances will be taken into account and certain groups – student parents, disabled students and so on – will normally be prioritised for help, although all UK students can apply.

Where do you get hardship funds from?

You can get these via your university or college's student services or finance department, either when you’re already at university or in some cases while you’re applying there.

Because these are decided case-by-case, it's worth researching what's available yourself in relation to your own circumstances, rather than going on the word of other students who've applied for these – just because someone else received a certain amount (or were unsuccessful) doesn't necessarily mean you’ll get the same result.

You'll need to take documents that confirm how much student finance you receive, as well as expenses and outgoings (eg bank statements) to justify why you deserve this additional help.

Learn more about hardship funds on the GOV.UK website.

What is the NHS bursary? Read our FAQ

Bursaries used to be available from the NHS for students in health fields to help with tuition and living costs, but this has significantly changed in recent years.

Read on to find out what the changes mean, whether you’re a new student or are already at university.

Note, the belowinformation refers to undergraduate students beginning a course after 1 August 2018.

Can I get an NHS bursary?

The NHS bursary is now primarily for medicine and dentistry students.

Students studying nursing, midwifery or Allied Health Professional courses are no longer eligible for an NHS bursary (although there is still financial support available for these students).

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NHS bursary: am I eligible?

To be eligible for the NHS bursary now, you have to meet the below criteria:

Where you live

  • You must have been residing in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for at least three years up to the start of your academic year.
  • That said, there may be exceptions. See the NHS Business Services Authority website for more information.

Your course and year

  • You must be studying an NHS-funded course (full or part-time) that will result in you registering as a doctor or dentist (ie medicine or dentistry).
  • You can only apply for an NHS bursary once you reach the fifth year of your course.
  • See howmuch you can get with the NHS Student Bursary Estimate Calculator.
  • Until then, you can apply for student finance as all other full-time students would, namely a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan.

Your household income

  • The overall amount you can get will depend on your annual household income.
  • Depending on your circumstances, this might be what you or your parents/guardians/partner earns.

Whether you’ve received funding before

  • Even if you’ve already received an NHS bursary or some other form of Higher Education funding, you could still be eligible.
  • Note, you can still apply for a Maintenance Loan on top of your NHS bursary, although this may be limited.
  • Your entitlement will be less in your final year too.

NHS bursary: what can I get?

If you’re a medicine or dentistry student, you can apply for an NHS bursary once you reach the fifth year of your course.

The NHS bursary will include the following:

Tuition fees: provided these aren’t more than the standard amount, the NHS will pay these in full, straight to your university.

Bursary: this will depend on your household income. As a rough guide, students living away from home outside London could get up to £2,643 in 2018/19, with this going up to £3,191 for those in London.

This is based on a standard academic year and goes straight into your account each month (in equal instalments over the year).Further support is available for extra weeks of your course, at a weekly rate.

Grant: all eligible, full-time students get a £1,000 grant once they apply for the NHS bursary.

Maintenance Loan: you can apply for a smaller Maintenance Loan to supplement what you receive from the sources mentioned above to help with your living costs.

Students studying in London away from home in 2018/19 were eligible for £3,263, while those outside London could get £2,324. This drops to £1,744 for those living at home.

What is the NHS travel grant?

Medicine and dentistry students can claim back some travel expenses to clinical placements that exceed the everyday cost of getting to university.

The same goes for study abroad that’s part of your course at a university in another country (including Erasmus).

You need to be receiving a Maintenance Loan in order to be eligible. When in non-NHS bursary years (ie up to fifth year in a five or six-year undergraduate course), students can claim a Travel Grant.

Once youreach your NHS bursary years, this becomes Practice Placement Expenses (but is essentially the same thing).

You’ll need to cover the first £300 of your travel costs for the year, while what assistance you receive for the rest will depend on your household income.

This can include accommodation as well, although only to a certain daily amount and you’ll need to get this approved.

And, obviously, first-class travel and swanky penthouse suites won’t be considered ‘reasonable’, so this will only cover standard travel and accommodation.

Make sure you save your receipts, too.

What is the NHS hardship grant?

Medicine and dentistry students facing financial struggles on their course can apply for an NHS Hardship Grant to help make ends meet.

This is a means-tested bursary, with between £100 and £3,000 available.

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However, you should only look into this once you’ve tried all other sources of extra finance, including hardship funds offered by your university.

Be prepared to show evidence of your finances (eg bank statements) when applying.

Which healthcare courses aren't eligible for the NHSbursary?

The NHS bursary is no longer available for midwifery, nursing or Allied Health Professional courses.

See the full list of non-eligible courses below:

  • Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operating Department Practitioner
  • Orthoptics
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry/Chiropody
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • most Dental Hygiene or Dental Therapy courses

Student finance for other healthcare courses

If you’re studying one of the courses in the dropdown above, you can apply for student finance (ie a Tuition Fee Loan, plus Maintenance Loan) just like you would if you were studying any other undergraduate course.

On top of this, you can also get extra support via the NHS Learning Support Fund.

What is the NHS Learning support fund?

If you’re eligible for both a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan, you can apply for extra help via the NHS Learning Support Fund (although you don’t necessarily have to have taken out these loans; you just have to be eligible).

There are three separate funds you can apply to within the LSF:

Child Dependants Allowance

An annual £1,000 grant for students with a child under 15 years old (or under 17 years old if they have a disability). This doesn’t affect your entitlement for the Childcare Allowance. You can apply from the first month of the academic year, until nine months later.

Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses

Reimbursement of travel expenses to clinical placements that are more than the normal cost of getting to university (including toll roads and parking if you drive).

This must be the cheapest possible option (so no first-class tickets!) and may also cover accommodation where appropriate (although there will be a capped daily limit for this). Claims must be approved by your university, so remember to keep your receipts.

Exceptional Support Fund

Up to £3,000 for students facing severe financial struggles and hardship at any point during their course. This is subject to eligibility and is means-tested based on providing proof of your income and spending (ie bank statements).

The purpose is to assist those unable to make ends meet despite careful and responsible budgeting, after having tried all other sources of income or financial support from their university.

You can apply for these on the LSF Application System.

Extra financial support for all healthcare students

There are also extra grants and allowances available to all students (not just medicine and dentistry), and they depend on personal circumstances.

These don’t have to be repaid either.

Dependants Allowance

If you’re financially responsible for someone (ie a child, an adult with disabilities), you could apply for Dependants Allowance. This is means-tested. Those responsible for children may also be eligible for a (non-means-tested) Parents’ Learning Allowance.

Childcare Allowance

This can help tocover the costs of (registered or approved) childcare. Up to 85% of the cost may be covered, to a certain limit.

Disabled Students’ Allowance

This can help cover any extra costs incurred due to a long-term illness, mental health condition, learning difficulty or other form of disability. Examples of costs that can be covered could include specialist equipment or travel costs related to your disability. This is assessed based on your needs, so be prepared to provide evidence.

Funding from other sources

It’s always worth checking with your university for any extra funding on offer.

These could be bursaries or scholarships you can apply for ahead of beginning your course, or hardship funds if you face money troubles in the middle of your course.

What’s available and the eligibility criteria you need to meet will vary from institution to institution, so check directly with them for more information.

Associations or organisations tied to your specific subject may be able to point you in the right direction for additional financial support, such as The Royal College of Nursing for nursing and midwifery students, the British Dental Association for dentistry students and so on.

Get started by googling your subject plus ‘organisation’ or ‘members’ to see who’s out there.

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university with our student budget calculator (including tips to save money on the most common expenses).

Before diving into the world of extra funding, check out our guide to student finance basics and what you're automatically entitled to.

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About our research

* Which? University Student Survey, conducted by YouthSight on behalf of Which?, surveying 3,874 undergraduate students at UK universities between 20 March and 12 April 2019.


Which scholarship gives highest amount? ›

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Can university students get bursary? ›

Bursaries are like grants and don't have to be paid back. You get your bursary directly from your university or college.

Can we apply for 2 scholarships? ›

If you are applying for NSP scholarships then you cannot apply for two scholarships at a time as this is one of criteria for the nsp that you can avail any other scholrship if you are taking one of the scholarship.

Which country gives full free scholarship? ›

Germany. A particularly popular country for admission among students from all over the world. No wonder: In Germany almost all universities are free of charge and the country's largest scholarship fund — DAAD — provides a scholarship to cover living expenses.

Which country gives fully funded scholarship? ›

Singapore now is one of the countries that provides considerate fully funded scholarship opportunities in all kind of fields.

Which countries give full scholarship? ›

Fully-funded Government Scholarships »
  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program (USA) ...
  • British Chevening Scholarships (UK) ...
  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships (Switzerland) ...
  • Swedish Scholarships for International Students (Sweden) ...
  • VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships (Belgium) ...
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships (UK)
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How can I increase my chances of getting a bursary? ›

Here are a few ways you can improve your chances of getting a bursary:
  1. Apply early. Don't wait until you reach your matric year to look for financial aid opportunities. ...
  2. Work hard at school. ...
  3. Show an interest in your community. ...
  4. Follow application directions.
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Who qualifies for a bursary? ›

General bursaries are typically funded by government and are awarded to individuals regardless of their subject or career choice. Career specific bursaries will only allow students who are pursuing a higher education in a particular field or profession to qualify for funding.

What is the difference between scholarship and bursary? ›

Both scholarships and bursaries cover the educational expenses of students based on academic performance and financial needs. Meanwhile, scholarships are more inclined to fund students with outstanding academic performance, and bursaries are mostly prone to support students in financial need.

How do you get a scholarship for university? ›

Tips for applying for a university scholarship or bursary
  1. Consider your chances. ...
  2. Check if you need to apply and what the deadline is. ...
  3. Find out when you'll know if you're successful for an award. ...
  4. Share your information with Student Finance. ...
  5. Keep your eyes open for opportunities. ...
  6. Take care with your application. ...
  7. Be realistic.

What is a student grant for university? ›

Student grants are offered by the government for students with specific circumstances or needs, as well as potential grants from charities and trusts. Remember that these grants are free money that you do not need to pay back. Make sure you know what's out there and whether you are eligible to apply.

What is a university scholarship? ›

Academic scholarships are financial awards given to prospective students, who achieve high final grades in their qualifications, which they apply to university or college with.

How many scholarship can I apply? ›

You can apply for as many scholarships as you want to but can avail of only one. This condition of availing of a scholarship may vary from provider to provider.

Which university gives the most scholarship to international students? ›

10 U.S. Colleges That Most Aid Foreign Students
School (state)Number of international students who received aid during 2021-2022
Wesleyan University (CT)92
Dartmouth College (NH)327
Duke University (NC)174
Stanford University (CA)245
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Which country offers the best scholarships? ›

Countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Australia are some of the promising study abroad destinations that have attracted a large number of students worldwide due to their outstanding education system and post-study work opportunities.

When should you start applying for scholarships? ›

Some deadlines are as early as a year before college starts, so if you're in high school now, you should be researching and applying for scholarships during the summer between your junior and senior years.

How many scholarships does the average student apply for? ›

Scholarship Winner Application Averages

For those that want solid numbers, on average, many of the students I work with are applying for anywhere between 3-7+ scholarships, each, per week. Some weeks those numbers are much higher, and other weeks students are preparing or taking the week off to recharge mentally.

What percentage of students get a scholarship? ›

Over 1.7 million scholarships are awarded annually. However, only 7% of college students will receive a scholarship. The U.S. Department of Education awards an estimated $46 billion in scholarship money annually.

Which country is cheaper to study? ›

Malaysia. Malaysia is undoubtedly one of the cheapest countries to study abroad, particularly in terms of living costs. Its capital, Kuala Lumpur, came first for affordability in the QS Best Student Cities 2016, and most students will only need about MYR 14,400 (~US$3,550) per year to live comfortably in Malaysia.

What are the easiest scholarships to get for international students? ›

Easiest Scholarships To Get For International Students
  • Fullbright Scholarships. ...
  • The American Association of University Women International Fellowship. ...
  • Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship | Scholarships For International Students. ...
  • Chevening Scholarships | Scholarships For International Students.
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Can I get fully funded scholarship in UK? ›

There are many funding options available for international students who want to study in the UK. They range from part-funding, for example paying part of your fees, to full-funding which covers programme fees, living expenses, and return flights to the UK.

How can I get full scholarship to study abroad? ›

How to Get Scholarships to Study Abroad Without Wasting Your Time
  1. Ask for Help. ...
  2. Research, Research, Research. ...
  3. Contact the Scholarship/Grant Funder Directly. ...
  4. Tweak Your Resume. ...
  5. Check Your References. ...
  6. Mark Your Calendar. ...
  7. Apply, Apply Apply! ...
  8. Take Your Time & Take it Seriously.
8 Sept 2022

How can I get full scholarship in Canada? ›

Application Process
  1. Online application form of the university in Canada.
  2. Letter of Acceptance.
  3. All academic transcripts.
  4. Certificates that prove your eligibility.
  5. Statement of Intent- Why do you want this scholarship?
  6. Aptitude test score (GMAT, SAT, GRE, etc)
  7. Proof of English Proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, etc)
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How can I apply for international scholarship? ›

These are some of the most common application requirements for scholarships:
  1. registration or application form.
  2. letter of motivation or personal essay.
  3. letter of recommendation.
  4. letter of acceptance from an academic institution.
  5. proof of low income, official financial statements.
20 Jan 2022

Which country is easy to get a scholarship? ›

China is the easiest to apply these days. The Chinese Government and universities provide fully funded scholarships to international students. These scholarships cover all your cost of staying and studying in China.

What is Eiffel scholarship? ›

Grants and financial aid. Call for applications is open until January 7th 2022. The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract top foreign students to enroll in their masters and PhD programs.

How do international students get funding? ›

There are a number of other avenues that you can explore when looking for sources of funding for your education.
  1. On-line Scholarship Search. ...
  2. Your Home Country. ...
  3. International Organizations. ...
  4. U.S. Universities. ...
  5. U.S. Government. ...
  6. Your family. ...
  7. International Student Loans. ...
  8. Employment.

How do I apply for a successful bursary? ›

Tips when applying for a bursary
  1. Give yourself enough time to apply. ...
  2. Do research on the organisation you are applying to. ...
  3. Read the instructions carefully. ...
  4. Make a list of all the documentation that is required. ...
  5. Create certified copies of all your important information.

What are two different kinds of bursaries? ›


Which bursary is open now for 2022? ›

MultiChoice South Africa has opened applications for its R20 million bursary scheme for the 2022 academic year. The MultiChoice South Africa Bursary Scheme aims to help approximately 200 students.

Which universities are open for application 2023? ›

Universities Now Taking 2023 Applications
  • Unisa. ...
  • Rhodes University. ...
  • Tshwane University of Technology. ...
  • Wits University. ...
  • University of Limpopo. ...
  • Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. ...
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology. ...
  • University of Fort Hare.

Do you pay back a bursary? ›

No, bursaries do not have to be paid back.

Can you get a bursary and a scholarship? ›

The terms 'bursary' and 'scholarship' are interchangeable across universities. However, there tends to be one difference: Scholarships are likely to be competitive and often supported by generous donors. Bursaries are usually non-competitive, automatic and based on financial need.

Why do students apply for bursary? ›

A bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.

How many years can you get a bursary? ›

There can be no more than 3 years of funding (SAAS, Student Loan or Bursary) in any six-year period.

What kind of scholarships are available? ›

Lets go through these different type of scholarships one at a time:
  • Need Based Scholarships. ...
  • Merit Based Scholarships. ...
  • NMSQT/PSAT: The Test Scholarships. ...
  • Scholarship for Students Interested in Music. ...
  • Athletics based Scholarships. ...
  • Scholarships for Females in STEM. ...
  • Funding for Out-of-State Students.
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What grades do you need for scholarship? ›

One of the most common grade point average requirements is a 3.0 average. (Again, every scholarship provider is different and it's up to them to set their eligibility criteria, not us.) While some scholarships are based on a student's GPA, most scholarship aren't only about a student's GPA.

What is full scholarship? ›

What's a full-ride scholarship? It's a financial award, like any other scholarship, but with a difference—it covers all your college expenses. And not just tuition—a full-ride scholarship also covers your housing, meals, books, lab fees, and sometimes even living costs.

How can I get more money for university? ›

Apply to late-deadline scholarships.
  1. Find ways to raise money for college. ...
  2. Apply to late-deadline scholarships. ...
  3. Consider asking for family support. ...
  4. Learn how to budget. ...
  5. Try crowdfunding or a side hustle. ...
  6. Look for a job to help pay for college. ...
  7. Ask about college payment plans.

How do I ask my university for money? ›

To request more scholarship money, email the school's admissions office. Personalize your message so the admissions office doesn't think it's receiving a form letter, and give the impression that the school is your top choice. “You want to convey the message that, 'I would really love to attend your school.

Can you get university grants? ›

Grants can be awarded to help if you are in financial difficulty or to reward your achievements. What can you get scholarships for? If you are already at uni or know where you want to study, check the university's website for details of what scholarships, bursaries and grants they offer.

Do universities offer scholarships? ›

Scholarships usually come from independent third parties, although universities do offer them too, this means that universities and third parties are free to draw up their own criteria for scholarship qualification. Thankfully, a student does not need to pay a scholarship back.

Which is the highest scholarship in India? ›

These are the 5 Most Popular Scholarships in India :
  • HDFC Educational Crisis Scholarship Scheme. ...
  • Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA) ...
  • Indian Oil Academic Scholarships. ...
  • Aditya Birla Scholarship. ...
  • AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls. ...
  • AMP Higher Education Scholarship Fund. ...
  • SHDF Scholarships.

What is the hardest scholarship to get? ›

Here is a list of the top 10 hardest scholarships to receive.
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship. ...
  • Princeton Scholarship. ...
  • Mitchell Scholarship. ...
  • Churchill Scholarship. ...
  • Marshall Scholarship. ...
  • Jardine Scholarship. ...
  • Eugene McDermott scholarship Program. ...
  • Henry Luce Scholarship.
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What is the scholarship that pays for everything? ›

A full ride scholarship is an award that covers all expenses related with college. This includes tuition, books, fees, room and board, and possibly even living costs. The goal is to remove any need for additional financial aid.

How many scholarships can a student apply? ›

You can apply for as many scholarships as you want to but can avail of only one. This condition of availing of a scholarship may vary from provider to provider.

How many scholarships can you apply for and accept? ›

There's no limit to the number of scholarships a student can apply for or receive.

What percentage is required for scholarship? ›

The minimum percentage criteria for applying any scholarship is that the candidate must have secured above 80% marks in class 12 examination. Also the candidate parental income should not exceed Rs. 4.5 lacs per annum.

How much money is the Coca Cola scholarship? ›

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply here through October 31, 2022.

Is a scholarship free money? ›

Find and apply for as many scholarships as you can—it's free money for college or career school! Start researching early, and meet deadlines, and you may be on your way to scholarship success.

Do scholarships cover all 4 years? ›

Full-tuition scholarships are the holy grail of college scholarships- prizes that will cover the majority of your college costs for four years. These scholarship awards can cover tuition costs to all of your living expenses, depending on the terms determined by the provider.

Can you use scholarship money for personal? ›

You can use your scholarship money for tuition.

Since scholarships are meant to help you pay for school, you can almost always use the money on tuition. In fact, many scholarship organizations send the award directly to your college's financial aid office so the school can apply it to your bill.

How do I get a full scholarship to Harvard? ›

Can you get a full scholarship to Harvard? Harvard does not offer any merit-based aid, and no full-ride scholarships. However, they do meet 100% of students' demonstrated financial need. So, if you have high need, such as an auto-zero EFC on the FAFSA, you might qualify for almost a full ride.

When should I start applying for scholarship? ›

Apply for scholarships early and often. Some scholarship deadlines are as early as a year before you start college. You don't need to wait until you've made your final decision about your school to apply. But don't worry if you missed out on some of the earliest scholarship applications.

What is a 5 Strong scholar? ›

The 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation partners with HBCUs to provide full tuition scholarships and ongoing mentoring and support to promising student leaders. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA as well as a minimum ACT 19/ SAT 990 (verbal and math only). See website for participating HBCUs.


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