Prospects: Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and bursaries

Postgraduate loans may be available to help fund your further study plans - but ensure you first check what Masters scholarships and bursaries are on offer, as these don't have to be repaid.

The Scholarship Hub

Guide to UK Scholarships

Scholarships, grants, bursaries are financial awards that are designed to help to support students financially through their studies. They can be awarded for many different reasons and this is often dependent on the type of organisation that is awarding the scholarships. Different organisations will have different motives for offering scholarships.

16 to 19 Bursary Fund


You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:
  • studying at a publicly funded school or college in England - not a university
  • on a training course, including unpaid work experience
A publicly funded school is one that does not charge you for attending it.

UCAS Additional Funding

From your course provider

When you search for courses, you can see if any bursaries, scholarships, or awards are available from the course provider. The amounts vary across different courses and locations – check the course listings and contact them for more info. Some course providers offer their own bursaries to help students progress in their studies. These may be offered to students who are involved in particular projects, in certain subject areas or specialisms. Some may receive funding based on their academic attainment, while other students may be eligible for support because of their personal circumstances. To see what bursaries are available at your university, college, or conservatoire, contact their student services office or visit their website.