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International Scholarships

We offer prestigious, competitive scholarships worth up to 50% to new international and European students. You must have an offer to study a full-time postgraduate course with us in September 2023 to apply for a scholarship. You'll find all the details and application advice on this page.

NTU Excellence Scholarships

Our NTU Excellence Scholarships are worth 50% or 25% off your tuition fees. These are awarded to undergraduate and postgraduate students who can demonstrate excellent academic achievement and the potential to contribute to the university community.

International Scholarships

Our International Scholarships are worth up to £3,000 and are awarded competitively to students who show a strong commitment to their studies.

Regional and Subject Scholarships

Our regional and subject scholarships range from £4,000 to 50% of your tuition fee. We also offer GREAT scholarships in partnership with the British Council.

International Scholarships Application Form

Applying for your international scholarship is simple.

Just complete the online application form on this page and we'll assess you for all scholarships open to you.

You must have an offer to study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course with us before applying for a scholarship.

This scholarship scheme is competitive. We award scholarships to applicants who demonstrate excellent achievements and experience and will make a positive contribution to the NTU community.

You can only submit one scholarship application, so make sure you are happy with your answers before applying. If you mention any published papers or other supporting evidence, make sure to include a link.

The scholarship decision is made by an awarding committee from the International Office and our academic Schools. All decisions of the awarding committee are final.

Next scholarship deadline: 1 February 2023

List of scholarships for 2023/24

Applications open to all new undergraduate and postgraduate students:

NTU Excellence Scholarships

  • 25% and 50% of tuition fee. Undergraduate students will receive a subsequent £3000 each year of their course, excluding placement years.

NTU International Scholarships

  • £2,000

NTU International Merit Scholarships

  • £3,000

Regional and Subject Scholarships (Undergraduate):

  • Undergraduate Scholarship for Taiwan: £4,000
  • Taiwan STEM Scholarship: 50% of tuition fee
  • USA Scholarship: Up to 50% of tuition fee
  • Canadian Law Scholarship: Up to 50% of tuition fee
  • Bangladesh Scholarship: Up to 25% of tuition fee

Regional and Subject Scholarships (Postgraduate):

  • Postgraduate Scholarships for Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Serbia, Turkey, Taiwan, Latin America and Caribbean, Malaysia, Philippines: £4,000
  • Postgraduate Scholarship for Vietnam: £5,000
  • Taiwan STEM Scholarship: 50% of tuition fee
  • Canadian Law Scholarship: Up to 50% of tuition fee
  • LLM Scholarships (Vietnam, India, Sub-Saharan Africa): 50% of tuition fee

Terms and Conditions for International Scholarships 2023/24

To be eligible for an NTU International Scholarship award, you must:

  1. Have an offer of a place on an eligible course at Nottingham Trent University.
  2. Be classed as an overseas student for tuition fee purposes (‘international student’). Please visit ntu.ac.uk/scholarships for information on scholarships for UK students.
  3. Be due to enrol on the first year of a new course of study (or year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate course in the case of advanced entry) in September 2023, or January 2024. International students enrolled before January 2023 and due to progress onto the second, third or fourth year of their course of study in September 2023 or January 2024, or repeating the first year of study, are not eligible to apply.

Terms and Conditions for International Scholarships

  1. Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC) progression students are not eligible to apply for an NTU International Scholarship award.
  2. International students who receive sponsorship (your tuition fees are being paid by an employer, government, or funding body in full or in part) are not eligible to apply for an International Scholarship.
  3. If you are studying at an institution that has a partnership agreement with NTU you are eligible for either an NTU International Scholarship award (if your scholarship application is successful) or the Partner Progression Discount (the higher amount would be deducted from your tuition fees).
  4. If you are awarded a Scholarship by an external body, you can only be awarded an NTU International Scholarship award if the total combined amount of both awards is not higher than 50% of your first year’s tuition fees. Please check the Terms and Conditions of the external award to make sure any award from NTU would not impact your external award.
  5. Applicants may only apply for an NTU International Scholarship award once per academic year per offer of a place on a qualifying course.
  6. Applications received after 16:00 GMT (4 pm) on each deadline will automatically be considered for the next available deadline. For example, application forms submitted after the first deadline and before the second deadline, will be considered for the second deadline.
  7. Applications received after the final deadline will not be considered.
  8. This application form is for eligible undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses only. Please do not use this form to apply for research funding.
  9. If you are awarded any other scholarship, bursary and / or tuition fee reduction from NTU you will only be eligible for the higher award (except for candidates who are awarded a Sport Scholarship or if you are eligible for the Alumni discount and the combined awards are not higher than 50% of your first year’s tuition fees).
  10. If you receive an award for each year of study, the award will be deducted from your tuition fee at the start of each year. You must successfully complete each year of the course to continue to receive this. Scholarships are not applied when a placement year is undertaken but will resume for your final year of study.
  11. NTU Scholarship awards are not transferable and will not be awarded if you choose to transfer to a different course of study at NTU or if you defer your entry to the following academic year.
  12. Applicants will be informed whether they have (or have not) been awarded an NTU International Scholarship award (and of the value of the scholarship award if they have been awarded) within five weeks of the application deadline.
  13. The scholarship will be applied to your tuition fee when you accept your scholarship offer, accept and meet the conditions of your course offer and you are eligible to enrol on your course.
  14. Scholarships are competitive and selection is based on the information provided on the scholarship application form. It is particularly important that you give your scholarship statement careful thought and preparation, and that you refer to the criteria provided.
  15. If your scholarship application is successful and you enrol at NTU, we may ask you to become a student ambassador, or to appear in online and / or printed marketing materials for NTU. For example, providing a student profile and a photograph which may be used to promote NTU and NTU’s scholarship schemes and courses. Your name and course may be printed in any Scholarships Awards event materials. If you do not wish us to use your data in this manner, please notify us by email at international@ntu.ac.uk.
  16. If you fail to complete your course and choose to retake the course or undertake another eligible course, any scholarship you were originally awarded will not be applicable.
  17. If you fail to complete your course and the scholarship was not applied (i.e., you did not pay the tuition fees, or the tuition fees were reimbursed) and you choose to retake the course or undertake another eligible course you may re-apply for a scholarship provided you still meet the eligibility criteria. Consideration of any new scholarship application will be in accordance with the stated criteria and there is no guarantee that the application will be successful.
  18. If you withdraw from your course while owing a proportion of your tuition fees to NTU, application of the scholarship shall be at the discretion of NTU, and the scholarship may be withdrawn.
  19. Eligible postgraduate Masters courses are Master level awards (full-time and part-time only).  Excluded courses: LLM BTC, LLM LPC (full-time, part-time, distance learning), LLM (distance learning), MSc Human Resource Management (part-time), MA Social Work, MA Advanced Social Work Practice, MSc Biomedical Science (flexible learning). If any queries please contact ntu.scholarships@ntu.ac.uk to confirm whether your course is eligible for the scheme. NTU reserve the right to exclude other courses at their discretion.
  20. NTU may close International Scholarship award applications to individual courses at any time.
  21. NTU’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final.

Research funding

Public funding for postgraduate research is mainly provided by research councils who make awards directly to the University. Our Academic Schools also offer some research bursaries and studentships.

You can find out more information about these funding opportunities through our Doctoral School.

NTIC Scholarships

Impact Scholarships

New scholarships in partnership between NTIC and NTU:

  • Women in STEM Impact Scholarships: £3,000 award to students progressing to undergraduate degrees in STEM subjects at NTU (first year only).
  • Sustainability Impact Scholarships: £3,000 award to students progressing to sustainability-related undergraduate degrees at NTU (first year only).

Apply through NTIC

NTIC Distinction Scholarships

NTIC also offer scholarships which are awarded according to your achievements at the College.

Terms and Conditions: NTU & NTIC Impact Scholarships 

NTU & NTIC Impact Scholarships – Women in STEM and The Sustainability Scholarship

  1. To be eligible for an NTU & NTIC Impact Scholarship, you must have an offer of a place on an eligible NTU undergraduate course with progression from Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC) and be classed as an overseas student for tuition fee purposes (‘international student’).
  2. Eligible NTU undergraduate courses include all courses in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths or which are a sustainability-related degree, and which are eligible for progression from courses at NTIC.
  3. Courses excluded include postgraduate courses, SQE preparation courses, PGDL, LPC, BTC, distance learning and exchange students.
  4. Please do not apply for these scholarships through NTU. Please submit your application through NTIC/Kaplan and agree to the terms and conditions when you apply. You can apply on the NTIC Kaplan website Impact Scholarships.
  5. These scholarships are for international applicants through NTIC only. Please visit ntu.ac.uk/scholarships for information on scholarships for UK students or other international scholarships from NTU.
  6. If you have already commenced your NTIC pathway programme or degree at NTU you cannot apply for these scholarships.
  7. Applicants must be an international student starting a new undergraduate course of study at NTU having progressed from NTIC. We cannot consider applications from international students who were previously enrolled on a course of study at NTU before January 2023.
  8. This scholarship can be combined with the NTIC/NTU Early Payment Discount. If you pay at least £1,000 towards your NTU fees before the stated deadline we will automatically deduct £500 from your first year tuition fee only – please refer to the terms and conditions of this fee discount. Therefore, the total award combined will be £3,500 and this will be deducted from your NTU fees.
  9. This scholarship can also be combined with the Distinction Scholarship which is a yearly payment to the student of £1000 per year, except for placement year, for those students who achieve 70% or above in their NTIC subject.
  10. International students who receive sponsorship (your tuition fees are being paid by an employer, government, or funding body in full or in part) are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  11. You are only eligible for this scholarship if you are an international student and are due to enrol on the first year of a course (or year 2 of an undergraduate course in the case of advanced entry) in September 2023 or beyond having progressed from NTIC.
  12. If you are awarded any other scholarship, bursary and / or tuition fee reduction from NTU you will only be eligible for the higher award (except for candidates who are awarded a Sport Scholarship, the Early Payment Discount or NTIC Distinction Scholarship).
  13. If you are awarded the scholarship this will be for the first year of your undergraduate study.
  14. If you transfer to a different NTU course before progressing from NTIC to NTU the scholarship will be transferable if the course is eligible within this scheme.
  15. Applicants will be informed whether they have (or have not) been awarded a scholarship by NTIC/Kaplan. Kaplan will notify scholarship applicants of the outcome of their application by email within 4 weeks of the scholarship application deadline.
  16. If you are successful, you will be notified of this scholarship before joining NTIC, however the NTU part of the award is a fee reduction which will be applied to the NTU tuition fee when an applicant meets the conditions of their course offer and is eligible to enrol on the NTU degree course.
  17. To be awarded this scholarship when you progress to NTU you must achieve a 70% overall grade or above at NTIC.
  18. Unless otherwise specified, scholarships will be applied as a one-off discount to your tuition fee. No cash alternative or other substitution shall be permitted.
  19. Scholarships are competitive and selection is based on the information provided on the scholarship application form. It is particularly important that you give your scholarship statement careful thought and preparation.
  20. NTU’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final.
  21. If your scholarship application is successful, we may ask you to become a student ambassador, or to appear in online and / or printed marketing materials for NTU. For example, providing a student profile and a photograph which may be used to promote NTU and NTU’s scholarship schemes and courses. Your name and course will be printed in the Scholarships Awards Celebration scheme. If you do not wish us to use your data in this manner, please notify us by email at international@ntu.ac.uk.
  22. If you fail to complete your course and choose to retake the course or undertake another eligible course, any scholarship you were awarded will not be applicable.
  23. If you fail to complete your course and the scholarship was not applied (i.e. you did not pay the tuition fees, or the tuition fees were reimbursed) then subject to the eligibility criteria, the scholarship may be available should you choose to retake the course or undertake another eligible course. You must re-apply for the scholarship.
  24. If you withdraw from your course while owing a proportion of your tuition fees to NTU, application of the scholarship shall be at the discretion of NTU, and the scholarship may be withdrawn.
  25. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another person.
  26. If you are awarded a scholarship and you decide to defer your offer to the next intake, your scholarship cannot be carried forward or deferred.
  27. NTU reserves the right to withdraw or amend any scholarship due to availability.
  28. The scholarships are awarded at NTU’s discretion. NTU’s decision regarding the scholarship application outcome is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  29. NTU reserves the right to refuse a scholarship application or award to anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

External scholarships

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening is the UK government’s global leadership programme, offering fully-funded scholarships and fellowships to study a one-year taught master's degree at a UK institution. To find out more and to see if you're eligible, please see the Chevening website.

Commonwealth Master's Scholarships

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from eligible Commonwealth countries to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university. To find out more and to see if you're eligible, please see the Commonwealth website.

Entente Cordiale Scholarships

The British Council in France have announced a number of scholarships for French students to study in the UK in 2022. The Entente Cordiale scholarships are aimed at those wanting to undertake law or environmental studies in the UK.

Additional Information

Please note we cannot waive your £3000 advanced payment when you apply for any of these external scholarships. Provided your only remaining condition is the £3000 advanced payment, you can request an academic unconditional offer letter. This will be accepted by the awarding body as an unconditional offer letter for your scholarship application.

Please email international@ntu.ac.uk to request an offer letter.

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