Other Scholarships and Discounts

In addition to the University of Chester International Scholarship Award, you may be eligible for a number of scholarships listed below:

International Merit Scholarship Award

International PGT and MBA applicants will receive an additional £1,000 scholarship when they have obtained an equivalent to a UK 2:1 degree in their undergraduate studies.  This scholarship is automatically considered as part of the application process and will be confirmed on the offer letter.      

International Merit Alumni Scholarship

Current University of Chester international undergraduate students are eligible for the International Merit Alumni Scholarship.  Undergraduate students who continue onto a University of Chester postgraduate course receive this award in appreciation for their commitment to the institution.  Terms and conditions apply.   

  • £2,000 scholarship if obtained a 1st in a University of Chester degree
  • £1,500 scholarship if obtained a 2:1 in a University of Chester degree
  • £1,000 scholarship if obtained a 2:2 in a University of Chester degree

Masters Scholarships


The Masters Scholarships are provided by Group Santander to support full-time taught postgraduate study at the University of Chester.  The scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students from the UK, Spain, Portugal or Latin America, who would not otherwise be able to take up a place at Chester. Applications should be submitted to the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office. For further information, including details of the application process, please visit our website: http://www.chester.ac.uk/research/mastersscholarships

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. Chevening Scholarships are for the talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion and academia. For further information please click here

Commonwealth Scholarships


Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered to students from developing Commonwealth countries to study Master’s and PhD programmes to study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for Shared Scholarships for Master’s study at the University of Chester.  See http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/info-candidates/ for full details of the scheme.  

We have 6 scholarships available for September 2017.  The Commonwealth Scholarship is available for the following postgraduate degree programmes at the University of Chester for September 2017 entry:

  • MSc Biomedical Sciences
  • MSc Cardiovascular Health Rehabilitation
  • MSc Family and Child Psychology
  • MSc Global Health
  • MSc International Business
  • MSc Public Health
  • MSc Public Health Nutrition
  • MSc Wildlife Conservation

In order to be considered for an award, candidates MUST submit the following applications/documents by 17th March 2017:

a) University of Chester International application with all supporting documents to applyinternational@chester.ac.uk.  When making your University of Chester application, please ensure you indicate on the form that you are applying for the Commonwealth Scholarship.  Please include the following documents with your University of Chester application:

  • Copies of your academic qualifications
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency (for information on acceptable country specific English language qualifications please visit the Your Country pages)
  • Statement of purpose, which must include why you are eligible for the Scholarship and what the benefits will be to you and your home country.
  • Copies of academic references

b) Completed Commonwealth Scholarship Expression of Interest 2017 Form

c) An online Commonwealth Scholarship Commission application via the Electronic Application System (EAS) which can be accessed via http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/eas

Please note, if you have not applied for admission to the University and do not hold a formal offer of admission by the deadline, you will not be considered for the Commonwealth Scholarship.  You need to advise the admissions staff at the University that you wish to be considered for an award when you apply for admission.

If you have any questions please email us at applyinternational@chester.ac.uk.

DIKTI Scholarships

The Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme is open for lecturers at Indonesian universities and administrative staff at DIKTI and Indonesian state universities, to undertake postgraduate study at many leading universities in the United Kingdom. The programme will fund up to 750 academics to come and study in the UK over the next five years. All academic subjects are eligible for full funding under the DIKTI programme. For more information about the programme please visit the DIKTI Scholarship homepage: http://budi.ristekdikti.go.id/web/

GREAT Scholarships

The University of Chester welcomes applications from Indian students to apply for GREAT/University of Chester Scholarships.

The scholarships are part funded by the British Council and part funded by the University of Chester. Below we have listed the GREAT Scholarships available to Indian students for  September 2016 intakes.  ALL outstanding applications will be considered for the scholarship. 

Application deadline: 8th July 2016


Annual Tuition Fee

International Scholarship

GREAT/University of Chester Scholarship

Number of Scholarships Availbale

September 2016 Intake




 £12,750  £2,000  £5,025  1

*GREAT/University of Chester scholarships are applicable for the first academic year only. Bachelor's degree students will be expected to pay the full tuition fees (minus £1,000 International Scholarship) for the second and third year of their studies.

You may also be eligible for a scholarship awarded by your own government, the British Council or other organisations. You may usually obtain information from the Ministry of Education in your own country or from the British Council.