Keele Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships 2015

Financial help for Keele graduates wishing to undertake a taught postgraduate programme at Keele

The Keele Graduate Bursary

A discount of £1,000 is available on some taught postgraduate course tuition fees for all UK/EU students who have graduated either from a first degree programme, or the Certificate in Counselling at Keele.

For International students who have graduated from Keele or a Keele programme delivered overseas, a discount of 15% of the taught postgraduate course fee is offered. Students who undertook a study abroad placement or exchange programme at Keele will also be eligible for this fee reduction. Please note that this cannot be combined with other scholarships with the exception of the Faculty of Natural Science Bursary, and in the event that a student is eligible for more than one award, the higher value award will be applied.

Keele Graduate Bursaries are available for all taught postgraduate courses other than those where financial support is already available - such as the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Social Work or certain courses where the student fee is directly funded by the National Health Service- or where an individual School has other arrangements within its fee structure e.g. School of Pharmacy. You will not receive the Keele Graduate Bursary if your course is fully or partially funded by a sponsor or organisation such as your employer.
There are no additional forms or paperwork. You do not have to apply for this bursary. If you are eligible we will contact you.

The £1,000, or 15%, will be deducted from the second payment instalment of postgraduate tuition fees. For part-time and modular study, deductions will be made on a pro rata basis.

Please note: to obtain the discount you must begin postgraduate study during 2015. 

 For further information about our postgraduate bursaries and scholarships for UK and EU students, contact; if you are an international student contact

The Keele Graduate Scholarship

We will award a tuition fee discount of £500 to students who attain first class honours in their first undergraduate degree and come to Keele to study a taught postgraduate course to at least postgraduate diploma level. Please note that PGCE and MA Social Work are not included in this award. Payment will be made pro rata for postgraduate study. You do not have to apply for this award. We will write to you by the end of October after enrolment to confirm the award.


The Keele Access Scholarship

Please note that this bursary will take the form of a fee waiver which will be applied pro rata for part-time study. Fee waivers of up to £850 are being made available for students from backgrounds with low participation in higher education who wish to take a taught postgraduate course at Keele to at least postgraduate diploma level.

You may be eligible for a scholarship if you live in an area of the UK from which very few students progress to higher education (officially defined as a Low Participation Neighbourhood). Check your area on our Access Scholarships - UK Postcode Checker.

You may also be eligible to receive a Keele Access Scholarship if you have declared that you have a disability on your application for postgraduate study at Keele.

Keele Postgraduate Support Scheme Scholarships

Keele University is delighted to announce 70 new Postgraduate Support Scheme Scholarships of £10,000, supported jointly by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the University.  The scholarships cover a wide range of master’s courses at Keele, which start in autumn 2015. The funding has been awarded under HEFCE’s Postgraduate Support Scheme, which is designed to encourage progression by under-represented UK and EU students into taught postgraduate education.

As required by HEFCE, scholarships will be awarded to postgraduate students with UK (home) or EU fee status, who started their undergraduate courses in 2012/13, and were charged the higher fees of £6,000-£9,000 at a university in England. The scholarships cover both one-year full-time and two-year part-time master’s courses, and span the full academic range of Keele’s postgraduate taught courses.

The scholarships will be awarded to students who meet some or all of the following criteria*: 

  • From a low participation neighbourhood (LPN)
  • Disabled
  • Care leaver
  • Asylum seeker
  • Female applying for a masters course in a STEM subject*

If you receive an offer of a place and are eligible for the Postgraduate Support Scheme Scholarships, we will then invite you to complete a dedicated scholarship application form.

In addition to the Postgraduate Support Scheme Scholarships, a range of other financial support is available to all new masters and doctoral students from across the globe, starting in 2015/16.

*Applications will be scored using a points-based system

**Certain subjects will be prioritised where evidence suggests there is currently low female participation.  

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