Key facts

Entry For courses starting in September 2024 and January 2025. Scholarships cannot be deferred.
  • Any overseas applicant for either a full-time taught or part-time structured postgraduate course delivered on campus or Master's by research delivered on campus
  • You must have achieved a minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree (or international equivalent grades - see below), or a CPE with a merit profile
  • If you are applying for a Postgraduate Diploma, distance learning course or certain professional development and Postgraduate Diploma courses taught by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, you will not be eligible for this award
  • Eligible students on MSc Public Health, MA Social Work, MSc Physician Associate Studies and MSc Nutrition & Behaviour will receive the award
  • You can receive this scholarship alongside a Sports or Music scholarship, but cannot receive any other academic award
  • Part-time, student-driven and distance learning (i.e online courses) are not eligible
Value £3,750 (tuition fee reduction)
Number available Unlimited
Need to fill in an application No - you will automatically be considered for this award if you meet the criteria*

The Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship for international students is designed to recognise outstanding academic achievement.

Please check out our 2024/25 equivalences table (153.2kb) for September 2024 and January 2025 entry to find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country.

If your country isn’t listed there, please contact our International Admissions Team, who will assess your qualifications.

*If you think you may be eligible for this award but do not receive a confirmation when you enrol at BU, please contact AskBU, who will confirm your eligibility on review of original qualification transcripts.

Important information

Scholarships are reviewed on a regular basis and the university reserves the right to withdraw, amend or introduce new scholarships at any time. Scholarships are offered subject to funding and availability. Scholarship is awarded in your first year only, unless stated otherwise.

For full Terms and Conditions, please view our Scholarship Policy.