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    Scholarships and bursaries for postgraduates

    Middlesex University Postgraduate Scholarships

    Please note - Application Forms for 2015/16 scholarships will be uploaded December 2014.

    At Middlesex, we're proud to offer a unique range of professionally-focused postgraduate degrees. Our investment in vibrant, state-of-the-art facilities and a thriving research and practice-led academic staff team ensure our students are supported to excel in their field.

    We recognise that postgraduate study can give you the edge in today's competitive job market and our scholarships and awards can help support our most ambitious and gifted graduates to achieve their career goals.  

    Middlesex University scholarships and awards




    Alumni Bursary20% of the tuition feePostgraduate student in any subjectAvailable to all applicants who have completed a first degree with Middlesex University and have an offer for a taught masters course. The bursary applies to self-financing students and students who are not eligible for funding from Student Finance England.

    Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarship     

    50% of the tuition fee            

    Postgraduate student in any subject                 

    Any UK/EU student from any university.

    International students who are current Middlesex students or graduates from any Middlesex University campus.

    International Merit Award

    Up to £2,000

    Postgraduate student in any subject

    All international students are eligible to apply. Awards will be given on a case-by-case basis which will be dependent on your course and application.

    Alumni Bursary 

    Up to 20% reduction in postgraduate course fees for Middlesex graduates

    This year we are offering a reduction of up to 20% in postgraduate tuition fees for Middlesex Alumni. There is no application process for your alumni bursary. Please apply for your programme as normal and highlight that you are an alumni during the admissions process to ensure the bursary is applied.
    The Alumni Bursary of 20% is available to UK/EU students who completed their first degree at Middlesex and have an offer for a further taught Masters programme here. The bursary applies to self-financing students and students not eligible for funding from Student Finance England.

    International (i.e. outside of the EU) alumni, not already receiving an International Merit Award or regional award, may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction in tuition fees when progressing to postgraduate study at Middlesex. Find out more from your nearest regional office.

    NB: Students already holding another Middlesex Scholarship (e.g. Academic Excellence Scholarship) are not entitled to the Alumni bursary.

    Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarships – worth 50% of the masters fee

    For those starting a course in January 2015 we are offering ten scholarships worth up to 50% of the Masters fee.

    The scholarship is open to all UK/EU applicants, in addition to international applicants who are either current Middlesex undergraduate students (at all Middlesex campuses) or else have graduated from Middlesex University previously. We are looking for students who can demonstrate excellence academically and/or professionally and the potential to succeed. We will be assessing applications according to the following criteria:

    • Prior academic achievement
    • Professional experience
    • Commendations, prizes and awards you have received
    • Your vision for your future, and how the course will help you achieve this
    • Other information (e.g. extra-curricular activity, leadership experience, volunteering, mentoring)

    The scholarship will be awarded as a 50% reduction of the postgraduate tuition fee and applied on enrolment.

    How to apply

    Download the January start scholarship application form.

    All applicants must have achieved or be expected to achieve a 2:1 or 1st class honours in their first degree. You are required to have applied to Middlesex University for an eligible postgraduate programme of study at our London campus before your application can be assessed.

    The deadline for Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarship applications for courses commencing in January 2015 is Monday 1 December.

    Information about the DAE Scholarship for those starting courses in October 2015, will be be made available in the new year.  

    International Merit Award

    Open to all international students - worth up to £2000

    Middlesex University is renowned for offering unrivalled support to International students and gives out scholarships and merit awards to International students totalling around £1,000,000 each year.

    Potential postgraduate international students are eligible to apply for an International Merit Award of up to £2000 towards their fees. There is no separate application for this award; international students should apply for their chosen course through the normal application process. Awards will be given on a case-by-case basis which will be dependent on your course and application. Successful candidates will be notified at the point of offer for a programme of study and the award amount will be deducted from their tuition fees

    NB: Research students are not eligible for the International Merit Award. 

    School and subject specific scholarships and awards

    Award name                      Value           EligibilityCriteria
    The David  Caminer Postgraduate Scholarship in Business Computing£5,000First year MSc student in the School of Science and TechnologyStudent who has demonstrated excellent academic potential.
    Santander: Academic Excellence Scholarship11 x £5,000Any undergraduate or postgraduateSouth American students with excellent academic potential.
    Santander: Work Based Learning Scholarship£5,000Work Based Learning studentStudent who has demonstrated academic excellence.
    Santander: Formula Scholarships  £4,200Any undergraduate or postgraduate studentSouth American Students with excellent academic potential.
    Santander: Mobility Scholarships  £10 x 1,000Any undergraduate or postgraduate studentExchange students are given the opportunity to research/study abroad. 
    Sports Scholarship Various from £200 to £1000Any undergraduate or postgraduate who particpates in sport at Middlesex UniversityAthletes who are able to demonstrate significant achievement in a chosen sport.
    The Textile Alliance Scholarship for Masters in DesignTuition fees and living expensesFirst year MA Design student normally residing in Hong KongAvailable to a permanent resident of Hong Kong who has been accepted to study Masters in Design. 

    Recipients of all the awards below must attend the Scholarships & Awards ceremony in November 2015. 

    The David Caminer Postgraduate Scholarship in Business Computing (Supported by the Leo Computers Society and AIT Trust)

    This generous £5,000 postgraduate scholarship is available to one UK postgraduate student each year. The scholarships will be available to students who have demonstrated excellent academic potential. Applications are welcome from students who have fulfilled the admission criteria and been offered a place to study for a postgraduate degree based in the School of Science & Technology. A student will only be entitled to one award during his/her period of study with Middlesex University.

    Deadline: Friday 28th August 2015 

    Santander Academic Excellence Scholarship

    Available to students residing in South America who have received an unconditional offer to study at Middlesex University in London, this scholarship will be awarded as a £5000 reduction from tuition fees applied upon enrolment. The award is available only for the first year of undergraduate or postgraduate study. Postgraduate applicants must have completed their degree at an accredited institution. Eleven scholarships will be awarded each year from 2013-15.
    Email the Americas and Caribbean regional office; to apply and for more information. 

    There is no deadline, however awards will be allocated based on application date so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

    Santander Work Based Learning Scholarship 

    This award, in the form of a £5000 reduction in tuition fees, is available to Work Based Learning students who have demonstrated academic excellence. You must have applied, or be currently enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate/doctoral programme within the Institute for Work Based Learning. Please submit a completed application form to including your academic or employer references and a 500 word personal statement outlining why you merit this award, by Monday 14th July 2014.  

    Santander Formula Scholarships 

    One award of £4200 towards the students' fees. Awarded to South American students demonstrating excellent academic potential. 

    Santander Mobility Scholarships 

    Ten awards of £1000 each are available for exchange students resident within the UK and countries listed in the Santander Universidades scheme*. Award to be used to support study or research both within the UK and overseas. For further information, please contact Dr Nosheen Rachel-Naseem, Student Exchange Manager on +44 208 411 5962 or via email to

    *Countries involved in the Santander Universidades Scheme include; Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, United Kingdom, UAE and Uruguay 

    Sports Scholarship

    If you are competing at a regional or national level in your sport, you could be eligible for support and funding through the Middlesex Sport Scholarship Scheme. This is for talented sports performers, who are keen to continue their sporting endeavours and compete for the University. Three levels of scholarship are available with financial support ranging from £200 to £1000 in any academic year. The decision on the level of financial support offered to successful applicants will be made by the Scholarships Committee, whose decision is final. Applications must be supported by a written reference, copies of certificates or other evidence, relevant to sporting achievements.

    Deadline: Friday 31st July 2015

    The Textile Alliance Scholarship for Masters in Design

    This gold standard scholarship allows a high achieving student who is a permanent resident in Hong Kong the opportunity to study full time for a one-year masters programme, in a Design discipline at Middlesex University in London. The student will be assessed on their design skills and ability by our academic staff in London and our Regional Director in Hong Kong. The scholarship will fund tuition fees and living expenses in London for the duration of the programme.  

    Further information

    Middlesex University offers some fantastic scholarships.  If you want to apply, get it right and stand out from the crowd with our handy guide on how to complete your scholarship application form. 

    For further information on our Awards/Scholarships please contact our Scholarship and Bursary Office:

    Tel: +44(0) 20 8411 6286

    Fax: +44(0) 20 82036105


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