Other Bursaries and Scholarships
Bursaries and scholarships are increasingly widely available and are well-publicised – there are other sources of funding than those offered by your own university.
It is worth doing some research to find out what is available because, for suitably qualified students, there are significant funding opportunities beyond the government, mainly from charitable trusts. Below are just a few examples, a cross section of the type of financial support available. Such forms of financial support are also available from many commercial companies.
- Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS) contact details and grants search.
- Nuffield Foundation undergraduate research bursaries in science.
- The Vegetarian Society offers grants for the relief of poverty and to assist with educational courses.
- The Thomas Wall Trust offers grants to those pursuing vocational courses or courses concerned with education and social welfare.
- The Society for Promoting the Training of Women offers loans to women training for professional, commercial or technical work.
- The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) makes awards to craftsmen and women of all ages to help them further their careers.
- The Gen Foundation principally provides grants to students/researchers in biological, chemical, botanical, and food sciences. Exceptional candidates in language, music and art may also be considered.
- The Anglo-Spanish Society welcomes applications for scholarships from UK or Spanish nationals engaging in postgraduate studies that have some connection with bilateral links and relationships between the UK and Spain in any field of academic interest.
- The George Viner Memorial Fund was set up by the National Union of Journalists to offer financial support to Black and Asian students in print, broadcasting, photographic or online journalism.
- The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is a leading membership association for trusts and foundations in the UK. It does not offer grants itself but has advice and guidance, and links to ACF member trusts and foundations.
- The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK and offers advice on sources of funding for overseas students.
- Brightside UNIAID offers interactive student calculators and games about studies, money and careers.
- The Royal Caledonian Schools Trust offers help with living expenses in further and higher education: offered to sons and daughters (of any age) of Scots serving, or who have served, in the armed forces, and children of Scots in London.
- Graduate Prospect information on charities, foundations and trusts awarding student funding, and scholarships and bursaries.
- The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust offers undergraduate and postgraduate grants and awards to those whose studies are connected with commercial travellers, chemists and grocers.
- The Holbeck Charitable Trust (Yorkshire) offers scholarships to young people from schools and colleges in Yorkshire and Humber.
- Information from the Law Society on postgraduate funding options for law students.
- The Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation offers the Daiwa Scholarship, a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan.
- Education Support provides 12 awards of £500 per year, on behalf of the Cutler Trust, to assist young people to continue their education. One or both parents of the applicant must work, or have worked, as a teacher in the inner or greater London areas.