Vice-Chancellor's scholarships

We award the highest-achieving students with our prestigious Vice-Chancellor's scholarships.

  • Funding: £10,000 to £20,000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate taught and Undergraduate
Applications for 2021/22 are closed.

The Vice-Chancellor's scholarships award the highest-achieving international students with a tuition fee discount.

How we award


If you are awarded this scholarship at undergraduate level, you will receive:

  • a £10,000 tuition fee discount in your first year
  • a £5,000 tuition fee discount in your second year
  • a £5,000 tuition fee discount in your third year.

Postgraduate taught

If you are awarded this scholarship at postgraduate taught level, you will receive a £10,000 tuition fee discount.


Open to International (including EU) students only.

To be eligible for the Vice Chancellor's scholarships we will consider any applicant that applies with either:

  • an achieved or predicted grade of AAA equivalent or above from College or High School awards
  • an award of a high 2.1 or above equivalent from an undergraduate degree
  • an International Baccalaureate grade of 36 points or above.

In addition, the eligibility criteria for our Be Exceptional Scholarships also applies to the Vice-Chancellor Scholarships.

How to apply

Application deadline: Monday 21 June 2021, 11.59am BST

You will be considered for this scholarship automatically when you apply online for our Be Exceptional scholarships. You only need to make one application: you will be considered for both the Be Exceptional and the Vice-Chancellor's awards.

Round one

  • Applications open Monday 11 January 2021, 00.01am (GMT)
  • Applications close Monday 22 March 2021, 11.59pm (GMT)

Round two

  • Applications open Monday 12 April 2021, 00.01am (BST)
  • Applications close Monday 21 June 2021, 11.59pm (BST)
How we allocate

A panel of senior staff from the University will select the successful scholarship awardees.

Terms and conditions

See our Be Exceptional scholarships terms and conditions.

Contact details

Contact details

International Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1904 323534