Bursaries and Scholarships

Automatic Scholarships

Funded Scholarships

Scholarship application form

About our Scholarships and Bursaries

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

Who can apply for a Scholarship?

All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible for this scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. In the case of UCAS applications, if you are made an award you will need to select Buckingham as your firm acceptance choice.

All awards are made to new students enrolling in January 2022 September 2022 only unless stated otherwise. Current Buckingham students are not eligible to apply retrospectively.

How do I apply for a Scholarships?

All Automatic Scholarships are awarded automatically subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

To apply for a Funded Scholarship you must complete the scholarship application form.

Application deadlines

  • Applications for Funded Scholarships for courses commencing January will close on Friday 12 November 2021. 
  • Applications for Funded Scholarships for courses commencing September will close on Friday 27 August 2022.

Automatic Scholarships

We have a range of scholarships and if you meet the eligibility criteria required will be applied automatically.

Foundation Programmes

International Foundation Progression Scholarship

If you study a degree with a foundation year at Buckingham and progress on to an undergraduate degree* with us, you are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is for a £2,500 fee reduction, paid in four termly instalments throughout your first year of undergraduate study.

*Not applicable for the University’s MB ChB or courses based on Crewe Campus.

Undergraduate Programmes

High Achiever Scholarship

An automatic entry scholarship, worth £2,000, is available to undergraduate Home Fee status students (UK students and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland), achieving AAB or above (or equivalent) in their A-Levels. The scholarship is dependent on you making Buckingham your firm UCAS choice, or making a firm acceptance of a direct offer of a place. This scholarship is not available for Medicine students.

High Achiever Scholarship details.

University of Buckingham Bursary

The University of Buckingham Bursary aims to support students from low income backgrounds. The bursary is worth £2000 per year and students receive this as a termly reduction in tuition fees (£500 reduction per term). To be eligible, you must be:

  • a full-time, UK undergraduate student
  • in receipt of a maintenance loan of £7,500 or more

Eligible Medical School students will receive the bursary for the first two years of their 4.5 year degree.

Students who are on a Foundation Year (which is three terms of study) will qualify for £1,500 for that year (£500 per term). Students will then qualify for £2,000 per year for the rest of the degree, subject to satisfactory progression.

The Bursary is not available for students on a placement year.

The University of Buckingham Bursary is awarded each eligible  year subject to satisfactory progression into the next year of study.

The Buckingham Bursary is able to be awarded alongside the High Achiever Scholarship to eligible students

International Undergraduate High Achiever Scholarship

This scholarship is for a £2,500 fee reduction, paid in four termly instalments throughout your first year of study. To be eligible you must study an undergraduate degree* with us and have achieved the equivalent of AAB at A level in your local qualifications.

*Cannot be combined with any other scholarship. Not applicable for the University’s MB ChB or courses based on Crewe Campus.

Vice Chancellor’s Regional Scholarship

This scholarship is for a £2000 fee reduction, paid in four termly instalments throughout your first year of study. You are eligible for this scholarship if you are applying for an undergraduate degree* and reside in**:

  • All of Africa including Mauritius,
  • South Asia,
  • South East Asia,
  • or Central and South America.

This is applicable to January 2022 intakes (only)

*Cannot be combined with any other scholarship. Not applicable for the University’s MB ChB or courses based on Crewe Campus.

**UN country classifications.

Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate First-Class Scholarship

A postgraduate scholarship is available to home and international students holding a First Class Bachelor’s Honours degree from the UK or the equivalent level of qualification from other countries. It will be automatically awarded to applicants of postgraduate degrees* The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%.

*Not available for Lean Leadership, School of Education courses, Postgraduate Certificates or Diplomas

Buckingham Postgraduate Discount

Graduates from the University of Buckingham who receive an offer to study a postgraduate degree at the University are eligible for the following discount on tuition fees.

  • 33% for obtaining a First Class degree*
  • 25% for obtaining a 2:1*

Postgraduates who have completed a University of Buckingham Masters degree are eligible for the following discount on tuition fees for a Buckingham PhD programme.

  • 33% for obtaining a Distinction*
  • 25% for obtaining a  Merit*

*not all postgraduate courses are eligible for these discounts

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 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 a scholarship or bursary on your application.

These scholarships and bursaries are made available 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 Rothschild Foundation, The John Desborough Memorial Bequest, The Lillingstone Trust and The Leche Trust.

Non-Programme Specific Scholarships

Postgraduate

Ondaatje Scholarship

In 2003 Sir Christopher Ondaatje kindly gave a very generous donation to the University to fund one-year scholarships for Buckingham graduates or for graduates undertaking postgraduate studies at Buckingham, and for Buckingham students attending Massey College, University of Toronto, to undertake postgraduate studies there. Students who obtain a Master’s degree are then eligible to apply to have their PhD studies funded by the University of Toronto.

The scholarships are worth up to £4,000 each towards the tuition fees for one year’s postgraduate study. Each scholarship is awarded on merit and is open to competition.

Ondaatje Scholarship details and eligibility criteria.

Programme Scholarships

Business

Gregory Scholarships

Scholarships of up to £4,000 are available for undergraduate programmes in Business.

The Kingham Scholarship

The scholarships will be awarded by an open Business Plan and ‘Pitch’ competition, judged by a ‘Buckingham Angels’ panel of business people and business school staff. Applicants will be interviewed by the Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit Director along with the BSc Business Enterprise Programme Director.

The Kingham Scholarship details and eligibility criteria.

Computing

Diversity in Computing Bursaries and Scholarships

The School of Computing of the University of Buckingham is committed to inspiring more young women to pursue careers in computing and IT. We are delighted to offer a £2,000 scholarship or a bursary to female, undergraduate Computing students.

The Lillingstone Trust Scholarship

In partnership with the Lillingstone Trust, the University of Buckingham is delighted to offer a £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.

Lillingstone Trust scholarship details and eligibility criteria.

Gregory Scholarships

Scholarships of up to £4,000 are available for undergraduate programmes in Computing.

Economics

Coase Scholarships

The Coase Scholarships have a value of £11,000 for a two-year degree. When combined with a UK government student loan this means that you will be able to cover your chosen course tuition fees.

Coase Scholarship details and eligibility criteria.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics Bursary

The PPE Bursary is worth £12,888*. Four are available each year. The bursary is open to the UK citizens with a household income of less than £25,000 per year or who can demonstrate an equivalent need. Any student accepted into the programme and meeting the criteria can apply. A committee will assess applications. For further details please contact the Programme Director Dr Paul Graham.

(*You may only accept one University award)

Beloff Scholarships

Two scholarships of £2,250 are available to students who show an interest in and passion for political economy applied to public policy and who join the programme in September. Candidates for the Beloff scholarships should apply before 15th July and explain in 800 words their plans following the end of the programme and their interest in applied political economy.

Beloff scholarship details and eligibility criteria

Humanities and Social Sciences

Gregory Scholarships

Scholarships of up to £4,000 are available for undergraduate programmes in Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Paul E H Davis Awards

Applications for the Paul E H Davis Awards in support of postgraduate studies and scholarship in English Literature by Research and in research in History or Biography.

The Paul E H Davis Award details.

Leche Trust Bursary

Applications are invited for a partial studentship on the Buckingham University MA in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors starting.

Generously funded by the Leche Trust, the bursary, worth £7500, will cover almost 60% of the full-time course fees for UK/EU students and just under 40% of the fees for international students. The bursary is also open to part-time students commencing their studies for whom the funding would be spread over two years.

To be eligible for the bursary, students will need to have applied for and been offered a place on the course.

Leche Trust Bursary details and eligibility criteria.

P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd and Tavolozza Foundation Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships are available for the London-based MA in the Art Market and the History of Collecting offered by the University of Buckingham in association with Waddesdon Manor (the Rothschild Collections). Investigating American and European art markets and cultures of collecting from the Renaissance to the present day, it is taught by staff from the University of Buckingham and Waddesdon Manor.

P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd and Tavolozza Foundation Scholarships details. 

University of Buckingham, Money, Banking and Central Banking Scholarships

Scholarships are available for MSc Money, Banking and Central Banking and PG Certificate in Money, Banking and Central Banking offered by the University.

Two £5,000 scholarships for the MSc students, which would cover more than 50% of the UK/EU student fees or 30% of international student fees.

One £1,600 and one £1,800 scholarships are available for the PG Cert which, would cover approximately 60% of the fees (which are the same for all students).

Money, Banking and Central Banking Scholarships details and eligibility criteria.

Psychology

Gregory Scholarships

Scholarships of up to £4,000 are available for undergraduate programmes in Psychology.

The Lillingstone Trust Scholarship

In partnership with the Lillingstone Trust, the University of Buckingham is delighted to offer a £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.

Lillingstone Trust scholarship details and eligibility criteria.

Applications for Funded Scholarships and Bursaries

Applications for Funded Scholarships for courses starting in January 2022 and September 2022 are now open. Complete the scholarship application form for all scholarships other than those that will be applied automatically.

Scholarship application form