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Scholarships for international students

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 undergraduate or postgraduate course at NTU (including Confetti courses) in September 2024 to apply for a scholarship.

You'll find all the details and application advice on this page.

NTU Excellence Scholarships

Our NTU and Confetti Excellence Scholarships are worth 50% or 25% off your first year tuition fees. These are awarded to Bachelors and Masters 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.

New - Nottingham Business School Triple Crown Scholarship

  • 25% and 50% of tuition fee, excluding placement years. Undergraduate students will receive a subsequent £3000 each year of their course. Only available to students in Nottingham Business School.

NTU Excellence Scholarships and Confetti Excellence Scholarship

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

NTU International Merit Scholarships

  • £3,000

NTU International Scholarships

  • £2,000

Regional and Subject Scholarships (Postgraduate/Masters):

  • LLM Scholarships (Vietnam, India, Sub-Saharan Africa): 50% of tuition fee
  • 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
  • Women in Computer Science: 50% of tuition fee

Regional and Subject Scholarships (Undergraduate/Bachelors):

  • Sri Lanka Scholarship: £4,000 for each year of study, excluding any placement years.
  • Taiwan STEM Scholarship: 50% of tuition fee for the first year of study.
  • USA Excellence Scholarship: 25% or 50% of tuition fee, plus £3,000 for each subsequent year of your course excluding any placement years.
  • Undergraduate Scholarship for Taiwan: £4,000 for the first year of study.

Other awards (please check individual country pages for criteria):

  • Bangladesh High Achievers Award: £3,000
  • Canada Law High Achievers Award: £3,000
  • India Prestigious University Award: Up to £4,000
  • Pakistan High Achievers Award: £3,000
  • Sibling Loyalty Reward: 20% discount on tuition fees
  • Sri Lanka High Achievers Award: £3,000
  • Sub-Saharan Africa High Achievers Award: £3,000
  • Thailand High Achievers Award: £3,000

International Scholarships

Applications for our September 2024 scholarships are now closed.

If you have applied for January 2025 entry, scholarship applications will open later in this year.

Current NTU students are not eligible to apply for our international scholarship scheme. We recommend you visit our managing your money webpage for some helpful guidance and advice.

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, including Confetti courses.
  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 January 2024 or September 2024. International students enrolled before January 2023 and due to progress onto the second, third or fourth year of their course of study in January 2024 or September 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 applying for the High Achievers Award, you must be able to provide a graded transcript in order to evidence that you meet the criteria of the High Achievers award.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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), SQE courses, PGCE courses. See our scholarships for Professional Law courses.
  21. 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.
  22. NTU may close International Scholarship award applications to individual courses at any time.
  23. NTU’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final.

Additional Terms and Conditions for Sibling Loyalty Reward

  1. To be considered for this reward, you must email international@ntu.ac.uk with copies of your and your sibling’s birth certificates and both of your NTU ID numbers.
  2. There must be at least one shared parent between siblings to be eligible.
  3. The reward is given for your first year of study only.
  4. The reward does not apply to a sibling currently studying at NTU unless they are also in their first year of study.

British Council Scholarships

The GREAT Scholarship programme is a joint initiative by the British Council and the UK Government. We are delighted to offer one competitive scholarship of £10,000 to students from select countries.

To apply you will need to complete our online application form.

PhD 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 PhD studentships.

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

NTIC Scholarships

Impact Scholarships

New Impact 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).

NTIC Distinction Scholarships

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

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.
  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 2024 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 and loans

Please note we cannot waive your £6,000 advance payment when you apply for any of these external scholarships or loans.

If your only remaining condition of your offer is the £6,000 advance 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.

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 click below.

Find out more about Chevening Scholarships

Commonwealth Masters Scholarships

Commonwealth Masters 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 click below.

Find out more about Commonwealth Master's Scholarships

Entente Cordiale Scholarships

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

Find out more about Entente Cordiale Scholarships

Prodigy Finance

Loans for international postgraduate students for study in the UK. If interested, please register with Prodigy to tell them your study plans. Please note NTU is not a lender and is not recommending, endorsing or in any way connected with this loan provider. The University is providing this for information without guarantee of accuracy. We recommend that candidates investigate all financing options available. Please note that students with Prodigy Loan letters are still required to make the £6,000 advance payment.

Find out more about Prodigy Finance

Frequently asked questions about NTU scholarships

Once you have an academic offer for a course at Nottingham Trent, you can apply through our simple application form on our website.

Our scholarships are competitive so it is important to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Here are some of our top tips for completing your application:

  • Spend good time on the application – you only have 500 words so make sure you use them wisely.
  • Express your interests and your achievements - we want to know all about you and your goals for the future.
  • Believe in yourself – you are good enough to apply so why not give it a go.

We have a range of International Scholarship available that you can apply for. These range from £2,000 to 50% off your tuition fees.

We also have some external scholarships available that are run in collaboration with NTU. These include the British Council Scholarship and Chevening Scholarship among others.

More details can be found on our webpages or through your own research.

We offer multiple application deadlines throughout the year and the results of your scholarship will be shared around 4 weeks after each deadline.

Applications for our September 2024 scholarships are now closed. Deadlines for January 2025 entry scholarships will be available soon.

We always list the deadlines on the scholarships page and will indicate when the final scholarship deadline for the academic year is to ensure you have an opportunity to apply. You can only apply as a prospective student who has yet to begin their studies at NTU.

You will need to contact the international team with the details of your award and which course you will now be studying. Then will then review your scholarship to see if it can be applied to your new course.

Unfortunately you are not allowed to use your scholarship to make your advance payment. If you are awarded a scholarship from NTU, this will only be applied to your tuition fee records once you have enrolled. This means you need to have met all of the conditions of your offer, including the advance payment, before you receive your scholarship.

If you are deferring your academic course from a September to January intake, we can honour your scholarship for the same course. If you are changing course, please contact the international team.

If you are deferring to the following academic year, you will not be able to defer your scholarship. You will need to reapply for the international Scholarship Scheme for the new intake.

Kindly note a previous award does not guarantee a future award. Each application is considered against the round it is submitted in.

Unfortunately, we cannot reconsider any applications once a decision has been made. Students can only apply once each academic year so make sure you include all details and information you wish the panel to know about in your sole application. Please do not use the personal statement submitted for your academic application for your scholarship application.

No, we only offer scholarships to students who have yet to begin their studies at NTU. As a current student you can check with your course team to find out if they offer any subject-specific scholarships. If you are struggling with your finances you can read some helpful information on our website.

Your scholarship will be a reduction to your tuition fees. Scholarships are normally applied when your CAS is issued but may not show on your finance record until you fully enrol and start your course.

To enrol you must choose to either pay the balance in full, or in two instalments on the dates stated in the enrolment portal. Your scholarship will be split between these two payments and not just discounted from the first payment. Please budget accordingly.

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