Scholarships for international students

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We have invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students from around the world. For September 2018 applicants, we have a wide range of scholarships available, worth up to £4,000.

We look for enterprising and aspirational students who want  to excel in an international university. If this sounds like you, then we offer several non-repayable scholarships to international students.

Look below at the scholarship opportunities for our September intake.

Global Scholarships

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship

AmountEligibilityIntake
£1,000

Available to all applicants who pay overseas fees to the University. The University will consider your application for scholarships looking at your interest in your chosen course, motivation for studying as well as your future career aspirations after graduation.

No additional scholarship application required to be considered.

September 2018
£2,000September 2018

European Union Excellence Scholarship

AmountEligibilityIntake
£1,000

Available to all applicants who pay standard fees to the University and reside in the European Union. The University will consider your application for scholarships looking at your interest in your chosen course, motivation for studying as well as your future career aspirations after graduation.

No additional scholarship application required to be considered.

September 2018
£2,000

Regional Scholarships

AmountEligibilityIntake
£1,000

Available to all applicants who pay overseas fees to the University. The University will consider your application for scholarships looking at your interest in your chosen course, motivation for studying as well as your future career aspirations after graduation.

These will be made available in specific regions around the world. Currently we offer regional scholarships in the following areas:

  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • East Asia
  • South East Asia
  • South Asia

If you would like to be considered for one of these scholarships, please contact us on international@herts.ac.uk or speak to one of our overseas representatives.

September 2018
£2,000
£4,000

Chevening Scholarship

The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award.

Apply via your country page at: www.chevening.org/apply in August. The full timeline can be found on the Chevening website.

20% Alumni Discount

Alumni may be entitled to a 20% tuition fee discount on postgraduate.

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Hertfordshire may be entitled to a 20% Tuition Fee discount on selected postgraduate taught programmes.

20% Study Abroad Discount

Former exchange students may be entitled to a 20% tuition fee discount on postgraduate.

Students who have completed an exchange programme at the University of Hertfordshire may be entitled to a 20% Tuition Fee discount on selected postgraduate taught programmes.

Roerig Trust Scholarships in Adult Nursing

£4,500 Adult Nursing Bursary for September 2018.

Two new scholarships, funded by the Roerig Trust*, are available for students who are starting their Adult Nursing Undergraduate degree with us in September 2018.

Each bursary is worth £4,500 and will be paid to students over three years at £1,500 per year.

The scholarship is not means tested and will not affect your eligibility for other scholarships or bursaries.

Eligibility: All Adult Nursing offer holders who confirm UH as their firm choice by 30 June 2018.

Application process: Applicants must submit their interest in the bursary and include a 300 word (max) statement in which they state the reason why they wish to study at the University of Hertfordshire, and why they would benefit from the bursary. This needs to be presented with due consideration for the NHS Values for Health programmes and the Core Values for the Social Work programme.

*The Roerig Trust is a small charitable trust set up by the late Audrey Roerig. She sustained life changing injuries in her twenties in a railway accident that left her paralysed. Good quality nursing was key to her survival and rehabilitation, and in supporting her to remain as well as possible when she returned home.

You can fill in our online application form and submit by Wednesday 29 August, 4:00pm. If successful you will be notified by Friday 7 September and will receive the scholarship at the point of registration.

UH Trust Health Bursary

10 new undergraduate bursaries for Health courses.

10 new bursaries are available for students who are starting their undergraduate degree with us in September 2018 in the following subjects:

Adult Nursing, Child Nursing, Mental Health nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Paramedic Science, Diagnostic Radiography, Radiotherapy and Oncology.

One £9,000 bursary will be paid to students over three years at £3,000 per year for each of the above courses.

The bursary is not means tested and will not affect your eligibility for other scholarships or bursaries.

Eligibility: All offer holders – on the above courses - who confirm UH as their firm choice by 30 June 2018.

Application process: Applicants must submit their interest in the bursary and include a 300 word (max) statement in which they state the reason why they wish to enter the nursing profession and why they would benefit from the bursary. This needs to be presented with due consideration for the NHS Values for Health programmes and the Core Values for the Social Work programme.

You can fill in our online application form and submit by Wednesday 29 August, 4:00pm. If successful you will be notified by Friday 7 September and will receive the scholarship at the point of registration.

Africa and the Middle East

Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund

Available in Sudan/South Sudan.

The Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund was established in 1899 by public subscription to honour the name of General Charles George Gordon of the British army, who was killed during the Mahdi's uprising in 1885. Gordon Memorial College, an educational institution in Sudan, was built between 1899 and 1902 as part of Lord Kitchener's wide-ranging educational reforms, and also named in honour of Gordon. In 1924, the college was merged with the new Khartoum University, as was the Kitchener School of Medicine.

The funds of the Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund are held in Trust and administered by a group of Trustees and an Executive Committee. The purpose of the Fund is to promote educational development in South Sudan and Sudan. Grants are available for educational projects and activities in South Sudan and Sudan and for South Sudanese and Sudanese nationals studying for a postgraduate course in the UK who intend to return to South Sudan or Sudan at the end of their studies.

Find out more on the Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund website.

Commonwealth Scholarships for developing countries

Available across many countries in Africa.

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships are aimed at talented individuals who have the potential to make change. The CSC offers around 800 awards for postgraduate study and professional development each year.

Find out more on the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

Aga Khan Foundation

Available in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria.

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.

Find out more on the Aga Khan Foundation website.

Middle East Government Scholarships

Available across many countries in the Middle East.

Qalaa Foundation

Available in Egypt.

The Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation was created in 2007, out of a strong will to contribute to national development through creating high calibre professionals to help enhance Egypt’s growth in all sectors. The Foundation is funded by an endowment from Qalaa Holdings to grant academic scholarships for talented and promising young Egyptian men and women to pursue master degrees abroad in all fields of study.

Find out more on the Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation website.

South Asia

South Asian Government Scholarships

Available across many countries in the South Asia.

Government of Bangladesh scholarships

Sri Lankan - Ministry of Higher Education scholarships

Goa Education Trust scholarships

Available in India.

This scholarship is for pursuing a Masters Programme in any UK universities and is offered to selected Indian students.

The British Council collaboratively formed the Goa Education Trust with the Dempo and the Fomento Group.

It provides opportunities to pursue higher education in UK Universities in various disciplines including Journalism, Education, Ancient History and Law.

Find out more on the Goa Education Trust website.

Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation loan scholarships

Available in India.

The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, under its postgraduate scholarship Programme, offers Indian students with consistently high academic record an interest-free loan scholarship for post-graduation. The PG scholarship amount, extending up to a maximum of Rs. 20 lakhs, is awarded on the basis of the Foundation’s assessment of prospective candidates.

The Foundation award its postgraduate scholarship to students who are wish to pursue their studies in the fields of Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Architecture and Management at prestigious Indian and international universities.

All applications will be screened for shortlisting. Only shortlisted candidates will be informed between the months of April-May. It is mandatory for all the shortlisted candidates to attend a personal interview in Mumbai in the month of June. The interview is the basis for final selection.

Find out more on the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation website.

Aga Khan Foundation

Available in Bangladesh; India; Pakistan.

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.

Find out more on the Aga Khan Foundation website.

East Asia and South East Asia

East & SE Asian Government Scholarships

Available across many countries in East Asia.

Brunei Government Ministry of Education scholarships

Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information scholars

Taiwan Ministry of Education scholarships

Royal Thai Government scholarships

Thailand's King's Scholarships

Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT)

Malaysian Ministry of Education Matriculation scholarships

Government of Mauritius Scholarships

Government of South Korea scholarships

PETRONAS Education Scholarships

Available in Malaysia.

Since 1975, PETRONAS has awarded education scholarships to more than 36,000 deserving students possessing high academic calibre who dare to push boundaries with a performance mindset and leadership capability.

Find out more on the PETRONAS website.

LPDP (Indonesia Endowment for Education)

Available in Indonesia.

LPDP is committed to preparing future leaders and professionals and encouraging innovation for the realisation of a prosperous, democratic and just Indonesia. LPDP holds a master / doctoral scholarship program for the best Indonesian children, commercial / implementation research funding to encourage innovation, and rehabilitation of educational facilities damaged by natural disasters.

Find out more on the LPDP website.

Brunei Shell Petroleum scholarships

Available in Brunei.

Brunei Shell Petroleum Scholarship is a special scheme for post ‘A’ level school leavers awarded to highly selected student to pursue Degree studies overseas/locally. The scholarship scheme also represents the important source of future graduate recruits.

Find out more on the Shell website.

Europe and the Americas

European/Americas Government Scholarships

Available across many countries in Europe and the Americas.

Europe

Government of Russia

Ukraine Government Scholarships

Government of Azerbaijan scholarships

Americas

Brazil CAPES scholarships

TUK-TAM Foundation

Available in Bulgaria.

The Tou-Tam Scholarship Fund "Go, Learn and Return" supports motivated Bulgarians to continue their studies at a foreign university.

In the first edition in 2016, three scholarships were awarded for Master's degree at a total amount of BGN 11,000, and in 2017 we awarded four scholarships with a total of 32,000 leva. In 2018 the third edition of the Fund will be held, in which they will award three new scholarships - each amounting to BGN 10,000 - through a competition.

Find out more on the TUK-TAM Foundation website.

Entente Cordiale scholarships

Available in France.

The Entente Cordiale scholarships are prestigious awards that fund French students who wish to study in the UK, and British students who wish to study in France for one year or postgraduate level. The British Council award a range of scholarships in different disciplines, which gives the scheme a unique diversity. Entente Cordiale alumni work across all sectors of professional activity from business and industry to the arts, research, government and civil society.

Find out more on the British Council website.

SOCAR scholarships

Available in Azerbaijan.

Since the year of 2006, SOCAR has been financing from its own funds studies of young and talented youth at leading universities of foreign countries.

SOCAR has been closely cooperating with various universities of the world to arrange for students to study abroad within the Scholarship Program. Currently, number of graduates and students of SOCAR’s Study Abroad Scholarship Program is 122. Of them, 53 students in the UK, 22 students in Germany, 15 students in France, 12 students in US, six students in Turkey, three students in Norway, by two students in Holland and Canada, by one student in Austria, Sweden, Russia and Malta are studying or have completed their studies.

Find out more on the SOCAR website.

Bec.ar Scholarships

Available in Argentina.

The objective of the Bec.ar Programme is to contribute to the scientific and technological development in Argentina.

Find out more on the Bec.ar website.

Becas Chile (CONICYT)

Available in Chile.

Becas Chile is the Chilean government’s main funding scheme to support Chileans to study at postgraduate level overseas, with the aim of contributing to Chile’s innovation and competitiveness. It covers the full international tuition fee, a stipend for living expenses, return flights, stipend for books, health insurance, settling and returning allowance and, if needed, up to one year of language study in Chile if necessary. You can apply for funding to study a masters or PhD course. The scholarship is for study in any subject except LLM and MBA degrees.

You will need an unconditional offer from the University of Hertfordshire, or an offer conditional on English language, before you apply to Becas Chile for your scholarship.

Find out more on the Becas Chile (CONICYT) website.

Colfuturo scholarships and loans

Available in Colombia.

Colfuturo scholarships and loans offers financing for postgraduates, up to USD 25,000 for one year, maximum two years and support to the most outstanding students

Find out more on the Colfuturo website.

CONACYT scholarships

Available in Mexico.

CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) offers full scholarships to Mexican students wishing to study on postgraduate programmes in a broad range of subject areas. You can apply for a CONACYT scholarship for most subjects except arts and business. You will not have to pay the money back to CONACYT, however you will be required to return to work in Mexico after your period of study in the UK.

You will need to have an offer to study at the University of Hertfordshire (or another UK university that has an agreement with CONACYT) before you can apply for a CONACYT scholarship.

Find out more on the CONACYT website.

Santander Latin America Scholarships

Available across Latin America.

Through our partnership with Santander Universities, we offer a range of scholarships for students from Latin America.

We are pleased to offer a number of scholarships for students who will be starting their studies in September 2018.

Latin American Scholarships for Latin American students to the value of £4,000 for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.

To apply for this scholarship, please email our Country Manager, Thais Zorron Do Nascimento.

Fulbright Awards

Available in the United States.

Explore our Fulbright programmes to learn about the ways we can help fulfil your higher education ambitions in the UK:

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