External Funding

There are a great many funding opportunities for international and home students from sources external to the University. If you do decide to approach one of these sources, please remember that:

  • You must do so in plenty of time – preferably at least one year before your programme starts.
  • You must make sure your scholarship application is clear and concise – if the scholarship provider has an application form, please use it.
  • Most scholarships only offer part payment of fees so you must be able to support yourself for the remainder.

If your scholarship application is successful please let the Admissions Office know.


Chevening Scholarship

What are Chevening Scholarships?

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

Chevening Scholarships are for 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. Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholars come from over 110 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

When do applications for 2016/17 Chevening Scholarships open?

Applications for 2016 /17 Chevening Scholarships are open from 3 August to 3 November 2015.

How to apply for a Chevening Scholarship

For information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship for 2016/17, sign up now for alerts at www.chevening.org and read the guidance for 2016/17 applicants at www.chevening.org/apply. Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships are available on the country pages of www.chevening.org.

Further information

For further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at www.chevening.org. Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at www.chevening.org/contact-us.


Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world. Since its establishment in 1959 24,000 awards have been funded by the UK, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC). We have been allocated one award for January 2018 for our MSc Innovative Computing.

Applications open from 17 November 2016 and candidates should apply via the CSC’s Electronic application System (EAS). The closing date for application is 28 March 2017.

Please check the scholarship entry criteria very carefully before applying.

For any enquiries about the Scheme please email our Admissions Manager, Debbie Millns: debbie.millns@buckingham.ac.uk


Other sources of funding

Activia Training offers £1,000 in annual UK scholarships, for which students submit a video or essay. More information.

Information on funding your studies can be found via the following sources:

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