Postgraduate scholarships for international students

To be considered for one of these scholarships you must first hold a conditional offer of a place on a postgraduate taught (PGT) degree programme commencing in September 2017. Please complete an application form and see information on how to apply. If you haven’t applied to study with us yet, you need to do this first. 

International Student Masters Scholarship

Level/course of study: All masters programmes

Eligibility criteria: The University automatically considers applicants who meet the qualification requirements. Please note the eligibility criteria list is not exhaustive and graduates from all non-EU countries will be considered for these scholarships. Please note your undergraduate degree must be the equivalent of a UK honours degree, as specified by UK NARIC.

Value of award: £1,500

Number of awards available: 100

Application: None required. If you’ve applied for a masters degree programme for September 2017 entry, we’ll automatically consider you for this scholarship if your final transcript or marks sheet was submitted with your application. If you meet the criteria and are made a conditional offer of a place, we’ll inform you of the scholarship in your conditional offer letter. Once all conditions of your offer have been met and the tuition fee deposit has been paid, we’ll then confirm the scholarship award and issue your unconditional offer letter or conformation of acceptance for studies (CAS). See terms and conditions for details.

Closing date for award: There’s no closing date, but in order to confirm the scholarship we’ll need to receive all documents specified in your offer letter and you’ll need to have met all conditions of your offer. The sooner you send us your documentation the better, as you need to allow enough time for the visa application process in your own country (if applicable).

International Student Merit Scholarship

Level/course of study: All masters programmes

Minimum eligibility criteria for consideration for award: Equivalent of a UK University first class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.

Value of award: £2,500

Number of awards available: ten

Application: Complete the application form and return this, along with all requested documents, to the email address specified. 

Please note: you must have received a conditional offer of a place for a postgraduate taught programme commencing September 2017. You must also be holding the equivalent of a UK University first class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. See terms and conditions for details. Once all conditions of your offer have been met and the tuition fee deposit has been paid, we’ll then confirm the scholarship award and issue your unconditional offer letter or CAS.

Closing date for award: 30 June 2017.

Vice Chancellor’s International Student Scholarship

Level/course of study: All masters programmes

Minimum eligibility criteria for consideration for award: Equivalent of a UK university first class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.

Value of award: £5,000

Number of awards available: three

Application: Complete the application form and return this, along with all requested documents to the email address specified. 

Please note: you must have first received a conditional offer for a place on a PGT programme commencing September 2017. You must also hold the equivalent of a UK University first class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. See terms and conditions for details. Once all conditions of your offer have been met and the tuition fee deposit has been paid, we’ll then confirm the scholarship award and issue your unconditional offer letter or CAS.

Closing date for award: 30 June 2017.


International Postgraduate Gaza Scholarships

Plymouth University is delighted to offer two scholarships to students from any university in Gaza. These scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to prospective masters students. To apply for the scholarship, you should hold an offer of a place on a masters course at Plymouth University and then complete the Gaza Scholarship form. Each scholarship will be for a fee discount of £5,000 on a masters programme at Plymouth University. 


International Scholarships for MSc Advanced Professional Practice

Level/course of study: The following pathways in MSc Advanced Professional Practice (MSc APP)

MSc Advanced Professional Practice Physiotherapy
MSc Advanced Professional Practice Neurological Rehabilitation
MSc Advanced Professional Practice Occupational Therapy
MSc Advanced Professional Practice Dietetics

Please see https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/msc-advanced-professional-practice for further details

Eligibility criteria for consideration for award: All self-funded students who meet the entry criteria for any of the above listed programmes. 

Value of award: £2,500. There are two scholarships worth £5,000 to be awarded to the best qualified applicants.



Application: None required. If you’ve applied for one of the MSc APP pathways listed above for September 2017 entry, we’ll automatically consider you for this scholarship if your final transcript or marks sheet was submitted with your application. If you meet the criteria and are made a conditional offer of a place, we’ll inform you of the scholarship in your conditional offer letter. Once all conditions of your offer have been met and the tuition fee deposit has been paid, we’ll then confirm the scholarship award and issue your unconditional offer letter or confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS).

Closing date for award: There’s no closing date for the £2,500 scholarships, but a decision will be made on the £5,000 scholarships before the end of July 2017. In order to confirm the scholarship we’ll need to receive all documents specified in your offer letter and you’ll need to have met all conditions of your offer. The sooner you send us your documentation the better, as you need to allow enough time for the visa application process in your own country (if applicable).

Eligibility criteria for the international office postgraduate scholarships 

You’re eligible to apply for the first three scholarships listed above if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You’re an international student and / or we’ve told you that you’ve been classed as an overseas student for fee purposes OR you’re a student from the Channel Islands and have been classed for fee purposes as such.
  • You hold a conditional or unconditional offer from Plymouth University for September 2017 entry.
  • You’re coming to Plymouth University to join one of our degree programmes at postgraduate taught level.
  • You’re a self-funded student and not in receipt of an official government, company or any other scholarship.
  • You have the required grades or marks from an undergraduate degree, which is equivalent to a UK honours degree as defined by UK NARIC. You must have supplied us with your results in an acceptable and verifiable format, for example if we’ve requested certified copies or original documents you must supply these.


Terms and conditions

  • You can only be in receipt of one scholarship or discount, and it’s only valid for entry in the current academic year. If you’re awarded either scholarship two or three above, after already being offered scholarship one or another discount, you’ll only be awarded the higher value scholarship.

  • Scholarships awarded can’t be deferred. If you’re offered a scholarship and wish to defer your start date, you must re-apply for the scholarship and may not be awarded.


  • Award of scholarships can only be made if completed applications and supporting documents are submitted before any deadline stipulated, and if scholarships are still available to award at that time.

  • Any offer of scholarship can only be awarded once you’ve completed the scholarship application process (for scholarships two and three above), and once Plymouth University has confirmation that your qualifications meet the eligibility criteria (for all scholarships). We’ll only confirm your scholarship award once all the conditions of your offer have been satisfactorily met, and your deposit has been received. At this point we’ll issue your unconditional offer letter and CAS number (if applicable) and will confirm to the UK Borders Agency the amount of fees you must pay.
  • The scholarship value is in pounds sterling.
  • The scholarship, if awarded, will be deducted from the overall tuition fee that you’re liable to pay, and this will be reflected on your unconditional offer letter / CAS statement (the document that is your unconditional offer and must be used when applying for your visa).
  • The scholarship award can’t be used as a partial deposit or tuition fee payment, or in lieu of a deposit payment.
  • You can only be awarded a scholarship if you’re a degree student enrolled on your course at the University – if you’re not enrolled, or if you’re an exchange student or studying only part of the postgraduate course, then you aren’t eligible, nor if you’re studying a masters programme awarded by Plymouth University but delivered at a partner college, such as Greenwich School of Management or Schumacher College. 
  • Plymouth University International Office Scholarship Committee’s decision on the awarding of scholarships is final. Students may be requested to submit additional documentation in support of their scholarship application.