Key facts

Entry For courses starting in September 2024 and January 2025. Scholarships cannot be deferred.
  • Any UK, ROI or CI student applying for a full-time taught or part-time structured postgraduate degree or Master's by Research at BU, delivered on campus   
  • You need to have an upper second-class honours (2:1) or above from a Bachelor's degree, or CPE with merit profile
  • You can receive this scholarship alongside a Sports or Music scholarship, but cannot receive any other academic award.
  • You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, distance learning course, or part-time (student-driven) course
  • Applicants from the UK for MSc Adult Nursing and MSc Mental Health Nursing are not eligible for this scholarship because of the additional funding now available through the NHS Learning Support Fund. Find out more  
  • You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for certain professional development and Postgraduate Diploma courses taught by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Eligible students on MSc Public Health, MA Social Work, MSc Physician Associate Studies and MSc Nutrition & Behaviour will receive the award.

£2,000 (tuition fee reduction)

Number available Unlimited
Need to fill in an application No. You will need to upload award transcripts to myHub during the applications process (see below).

The Academic Achievement Scholarship recognises outstanding academic achievement among our postgraduate applicants. To qualify for this award, you need to demonstrate an excellent academic profile that is relevant to your course.

This award is subject to you providing evidence of your results and meeting the eligibility criteria. The fee reduction will appear when you pay your fees during online registration, so long as you have uploaded evidence of your qualifications in myHub before the end of January in the following year (for those enrolling in September) and the end of June (for those enrolling in January).

If you think you may be eligible for this award but do not receive a confirmation when you enrol at BU, please visit 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. The scholarship is awarded in your first year only, unless stated otherwise.

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