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Bursaries and Scholarships

We welcome all students at Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. We have scholarships available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and these are awarded based on location, merit or financial need.

Take a look at the lists below to see if any are right for you.

International and EU scholarships

We offer generous country-based undergraduate scholarships which automatically offer up to £2,500 off first-year tuition fees. We are also awarding automatic scholarships to undergraduate EU students for September 2021 and January 2022 intakes, bringing EU fees in line with home (UK) fees.


Applications for undergraduate scholarships for courses commencing September 2021 will close on the second week of June.
Applications for undergraduate scholarships for courses commencing January 2022 will close on the second Friday in November. 

  • High Achiever Scholarship for starters from September 2021 onwards – £2,000 awarded in your first year of study if you are a Home fee paying student and achieve AAB or equivalent A-level results
  • The University of Buckingham Bursary – a fees discount of £2,000 per year for UK students receiving a maintenance loan of £7,500 or more.
  • The Lillingstone Trust Scholarship – £13,000 scholarship towards tuition fees for a two-year undergraduate degree in either computing or psychology. This scholarship is specifically for local students who otherwise could not afford a university education and for whom a place at the University of Buckingham will unlock life-changing opportunities.


Applications for postgraduate scholarships for courses commencing September 2021 will close on the second week of June.
Applications for postgraduate scholarships for courses commencing January 2022 will close on the second Friday in November. 

  • Postgraduate First-Class Scholarship  – 33% discount for graduates with a first class honours degree recognised to UK standard
  • Buckingham postgraduate discount – 25% discount for Buckingham graduates with a 2:1 undergraduate degree progressing on to a postgraduate course, discount for Masters students with distinction (33% discount) or merit (25% discount) progressing on to a PhD
  • The Ondaatje Scholarship – £4000 towards postgraduate study
  • Leche Trust Bursary –  75% discount of the course fees for EU students and just over 44% for international students.






  • The Paul E H Davis Awards (Postgraduate English / History / Biography) – reduced fees on MA English Literature or Research English, History or Biography


Funded scholarships

Further funded scholarships and bursaries may be awarded across all schools of study (excluding Medicine), and represent a partial remission from tuition fees. Awards range from £500 – £2,500 and will be conditional upon satisfactory progress at each stage of study.

Funded scholarships are in recognition of academic achievement and applications are invited from those with a strong academic background and who are predicted to do well in their examinations. Bursaries are means-tested and are intended for those who need a contribution towards their fees in order to study at Buckingham. Please select scholarship or bursary on your application.

The scholarships and bursaries are thanks to the donations received from supporters of the University, including The Audrey Osborn Trust, The Headley Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Brunner Family Trust, RM and D Gregory, The Eranda Foundation and The John Desborough Memorial Bequest.

There are also external funding options you can explore.


Important Information

The University of Buckingham’s scholarships and bursaries are reviewed on a regular basis and the University reserves the right to withdraw, amend or introduce new scholarships at any time. Scholarships and bursaries are offered subject to funding and availability. These may be awarded in your [first or second] year only, unless stated otherwise.