University of Manchester scholarships and awards are the university's significant tools to encourage and impart knowledge, education, and wisdom. A limited number of renewable international scholarships are awarded for University of Manchester undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Majority of internal University of Manchester scholarships, to study in the UK, are subject-specific and are offered by the university’s three faculties: Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Faculty of Biology, Medicine, and Health.
International students are encouraged to explore University of Manchester scholarships as soon as they begin their admission process. Reason being several scholarships are awarded based on admission applications only.
University of Manchester scholarships for undergraduate programs range from GBP 1,000- GBP 20,000. These scholarships are renewable for the duration of the chosen University of Manchester undergraduate program. Some of the undergraduate scholarships are given in the following table:
|Manchester Law Scholars Award||Faculty of Humanities||Upto 25% tuition fees||International students starting UG program in Department of Law|
|India Excellence Scholarships||Faculty of Science and Engineering||GBP 5000 or GBP 10,000 per year||Indian student; Above 80% in class XII|
|BP Stem Scholarships||Faculty of Science and Engineering||GBP 3000 per year||New UG students enrolled in Chemical Eng. Chemistry, Electronic Eng. Computer Science, Physics, Environmental Eng. Material Sciences or other related fields|
|School of Biological Sciences Excellence Scholarship||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health||GBP 2000 per year||International students with admission offer to any UG program in Biological sciences or related areas.|
|International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships||Faculty of Science and Engineering||GBP 2000 per year||Starting any UG program at awarding Manchester faculty|
Similar to undergraduate programs, postgraduate scholarships at University of Manchester are awarded based on the applicant’s chosen master’s program and faculty.
In addition to this, University of Manchester scholarships at PG level might be country-specific. Meaning that the scholarships available to Indian students may not be available for students from Bangladesh or China or Pakistan. Based on this, few of the scholarships for Indian students starting master’s program at University of Manchester are tabulated below:
|Alliance Manchester Business School master’s scholarship||GBP 7,500||Indian student with above 65% in UG; beginning PG coursework program at business school|
|School of Social Sciences Scholarship||GBP 5,000||Indian student with 60% or higher in UG; Starting coursework program in social science or related field|
|School of Medical Scholarships||GBP 5,000||Beginning coursework program in clinical immunology, clinical biochemistry, medical microbiology, or cancer biology and radiotherapy physics|
|Faculty of Science and Engineering scholarships||GBP 5,000||Indian applicants with at least 60% in relevant UG program; Starting any PG coursework program at the offering faculty|
Eligible Indian applicants will be automatically considered for this university of Manchester scholarships, except Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) scholarships. For this, students are required to complete the FSE scholarship application before April 30.
Recently, the University of Manchester started offering 29 Equity and Merit scholarships to international students beginning a master's program. However, these are only available to students from Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, offering them an opportunity to study at an internationally accredited university abroad. Applications for this University of Manchester scholarships open in August and decisions are announced in the month of June.
Various funding local agencies offer international students an opportunity to study at UK ranking universities, such as University of Manchester. Presently, the biggest external funding agency in the UK is British Council, offering three biggest international scholarships to study in the UK. Details of these scholarships are tabulated below:
|Scholarship Name||Level of Study||Benefits||Eligibility|
|Chevening Scholarship||PG taught program||Full tuition fees; accommodation, travel||Belong to Chevening-eligible nation (includes India) At least 60-69% in overall UG program; 2+ years of work experience|
|Commonwealth scholarship||Masters or doctorate||Full tuition fees; contribution to travel and living expenses||Below 40 years of age; minimum 65% in social science/60% in science; Citizen of commonwealth country including India|
|GREAT Scholarship||PG taught program||50% tuition fees||Complete UG from home country like India; Above 60% in undergraduate degree|
Unlike the University of Manchester scholarships, for external UK scholarships students must obtain a provisional admission letter from the university. Only then can you apply for any one of these UK scholarships for international students. Furthermore, the application process and deadlines vary for every scholarship.
The number of University of Manchester scholarships vary every year, depending on the level of study, chosen program, or applicant’s home country. Therefore, prospective students are recommended to check the available scholarships at the time for their admission to the University of Manchester. This way they won’t miss an opportunity to secure decent financial assistance to complete their studies.