Postgraduate bursaries and scholarships (UK)

The awards listed are for 2022 entry

Unless otherwise stated, you do not need to apply for these awards, we will automatically check whether you may be eligible. Please be aware that in the processing of these awards we will use data that contains information regarding your qualifications and previous education provider, your postcode prior to commencing your studies, and your disability (as declared to the University upon enrolment). For more information on how Keele University handles your data please check our Privacy Notice.

View international postgraduate bursaries and scholarships.

Please note that these awards are subject to Terms and Conditions and the eligibility criteria attached to each. Please click here to view an archive of awards from previous years.

This is a 20% discount of the tuition fee charged for Keele Alumni. Students must be taking a taught postgraduate course at Keele University to at least 120 credits. The award will be offered on a pro-rata basis for some lower credit courses providing total credit study within the academic year exceeds 40 credits, full details below.

This a £500 tuition fee waiver for UK students taking a taught postgraduate course at Keele University who attained first class honours in their first degree.

This award offers a non-repayable bursary of £1000 per year to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who have left the care of their local authority or are irreconcilably estranged from their families and meet the relevant eligibility criteria. Upon completing their degrees, recipients are awarded another £500.

Find out more about this award here.

Our MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science offers Scholarships of £10,000 for students from underrepresented groups. Further information can be found here.

For full time MBA Scholarship is available for both UK and International Students.

Enrolled UK students who have achieved the following undergraduate awards in their undergraduate study will automatically be awarded the scholarship as a tuition fee discount:

£5k scholarship offered to students with 2:1 or above qualification and that meet our other entry requirements

£3k scholarship offered to students with 2:2 equivalent and that meet our other entry requirements  

Qualifying recipients of the scholarship will receive the award in the form of a tuition fee discount. No cash alternative is available and the award cannot be used in place of any required deposit.

The Scholarship is for students who will be based at Keele University and start their studies in September 2022. The award cannot be used for any other year of entry.


This scholarship means students would be exempt from the Keele Graduate scholarship. 

The scholarship is only available for students enrolling onto the full time MBA at Keele University

The scholarship is not available for students studying wholly online courses delivered by Keele.

This is a 20% discount of the tuition fee for the first year of full time study, or part time equivalent charged for Keele Alumni. Students must be studying a post graduate research programme (MPhil, PhD, or Professional Doctorate) either delivered on Keele Campus or Online. 

Find out more about this award here

Terms & Conditions and the Full Eligibility Criteria

* There are specific eligibility criteria/T&Cs related to each award. Please download the PDF below to check your eligibility.

Please be aware that in order to be eligible for these awards you must be studying at Keele University (i.e. not on a distance learning programme) and all awards are also subject to our general Terms and Conditions.

The Full Eligibility Criteria

Full Eligibility Criteria 2022 PDF (286 KB)

Other funding opportunities

There are many sources of postgraduate funding, and students exploring their options should not confine themselves to these pages alone. There are charities that every year fund postgraduate study and these can be searched for using The Grants Register. This book is published every year by Palgrave Macmillan and can be consulted at many public and university libraries.

The charities and external organisations that fund PG study are many and varied and a sample of them are listed below.

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust (trade-specific background)

James Pantyfedwen Foundation (Wales-domiciled)

Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust (mature students aged 24+)

The Wellcome Trust (Health related fields)