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Scholarships and bursaries

We don't want you to be discouraged from university study due to financial reasons so we offer scholarships, awards and bursaries. They aren't like a loan because you don't need to pay them back.

We award them for different reasons based on your personal circumstances, such as academic achievement. You can use the money to reduce your tuition fees or to assist with expenses.

What you need to know

  • You can apply for more than one scholarship
  • You can only receive one scholarship at one time so if you have been awarded more than one, you will automatically be awarded the one of highest value
  • The decision of the Scholarships Committee about awards is final.

Depending on your family's income, you might also be entitled to more support from the government through loans and grants. See our information on undergraduate finance and postgraduate finance.

Get in touch

Call: +44 (0) 208 411 5415
Email: scholarships@mdx.ac.uk

Find a scholarship, award or bursary

  • New undergraduate students

    • Community scholarships

      Amount: £6,000 cash award which will be made in three instalments of £2,000 per academic year over three years
      Eligibility: Any undergraduate student who meets the below criteria. Mature students* are also welcome to apply
      Deadline: The deadline has now passed

      The Middlesex University Community Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who have been an excellent role model within their school, college or community, and/or have succeeded in overcoming personal difficulties or challenging situations.

      As a Community Scholarship recipient, you would be expected to participate in various activities and events aimed at raising aspirations and awareness of Higher Education. This might include returning to your school/college to encourage other students to consider Higher Education as their future option, supporting marketing and outreach events or contributing articles about their experience. This is a great opportunity for you to gain practical work experience, meet new people and have a direct, positive influence on young people's lives.

      Your eligibility: To be eligible, you must:

      • be a new undergraduate student, in which this will be the first year of your studies
      • be completing a full 3 year course
      • have attended a state-funded school or college in London boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, Brent or Waltham Forest (for the borough of Waltham Forest, only students from Waltham Forest College or Sir George Monoux Sixth Form are eligible to apply)
      • have achieved at least BBC in A-levels, DMM in BTEC Level 3, or 45 credits Merit or higher at Level 3 Access to HE Diploma
      • have placed Middlesex University as your firm choice for a full-time or part-time undergraduate course through UCAS
      • have made an online application to Student Finance and be eligible for an offer of funding
      • be a resident in the UK
      • agree to the community scholarship terms and conditions

      In addition, you must also show evidence that you meet at least one of the following criteria:

      • Being a successful role model in your school or college
      • Succeeding despite personal difficulties or challenging situations
      • Engagement in the community including volunteering and sports

      We highly encourage applications from mature students. We make two out of five scholarships in each borough available to mature students if there are suitable applicants.

      *A mature student is anyone over the age of 21 who did not go to university after school or college.

      Applications for this scholarship are now closed. Successful applicants will be notified on or before the 31st August

    • The Lucy Graham Dance Scholarship

      Amount: £500

      Eligibility: Incoming or Current Undergraduate Students who have enrolled on a BA Dance Programme and have demonstrated Academic excellence displaying both creativity and originality.

      Deadline: Friday 31 August 2018

      The Lucy Graham Dance Award is available for incoming or current undergraduate students who are enrolled on a BA Dance Programme and have demonstrated academic excellence displaying both creativity and originality. The student should be able to display achievement despite economic and/or personal difficulties and display determination and a willingness to work  with the community.

      To apply, please complete our online application form.

    • Redrow Aspirational Award

      Amount: £2,000
      Eligibility: Any incoming undergraduate student based in London
      Deadline: Friday 31 August 2018

      The Redrow Aspirationa Award has been generously donated by Redrow Homes Ltd, a leading residential property developer. The award will fund one incoming undergraduate student studying any subject.

      How to apply: To be eligible for this scholarship you must demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. You should currently be living in London and the successful candidate will be expected to provide regular updates to their donor, throughout the year.

      To apply, please complete our online application form.

    • Sports scholarships

      Amount: Ranges from £200 to £1,000
      Eligibility: Any undergraduate demonstrating a significant achievement in sport
      Deadline: Friday 7 September 2018

      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.

      There are three levels of scholarship available with financial support ranging from £200 to £1,000 in any academic year and 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 and evidence relevant to your sporting achievements.

      To apply, please complete our online application form.

    • Study4Success award

      Amount: Accommodation costs for your first year of study
      Eligibility: Any new undergraduate student currently living in UK social housing who has made a positive difference in their community
      Deadline: Friday 31 August 2018

      Optivo has partnered with Middlesex University to offer to offer one successful applicant, who has made a difference to their local community, the opportunity to have their accommodation fees paid for one academic year. If successful, you will receive accommodation costs in Usher Hall, a Middlesex University hall of residence, which will be paid directly towards your accommodation fees.

      How to apply: To be eligible, you must have a confirmed offer to study at Middlesex and currently be living in social housing. However, preference will be given to a Optivo housing resident. You must also be able to demonstrate how you have made a difference or contribution to your community. You will be required to provide Optivo with three updates on your progress throughout the year.

      To apply, please complete our online application form.

  • Continuing Undergraduate students

    • The Glenn Vaus scholarship

      Amount: £3,000
      Eligibility: Continuing Interior Design students progressing into Year 2 or 3
      Deadline: Friday 31 August 2018

      The Glenn Vaus Scholarship was donated in the memory of Glenn Vaus who was an Interior Design alumnus. The Scholarship is available to an Interior Design student who has displayed creativity and originality despite economic or personal difficulties. If you are an Interior Design student progressing on to Year 2 or 3 of the course then you are eligible to apply.

      To apply, please complete our online application form.

    • The Lucy Graham Dance Scholarship

      Amount: £500

      Eligibility: Incoming or Current Undergraduate Students who have enrolled on a BA Dance Programme and have demonstrated Academic excellence displaying both creativity and originality.

      Deadline: Friday 31 August 2018

      The Lucy Graham Dance Award is available for incoming or current undergraduate students who are enrolled on a BA Dance Programme and have demonstrated academic excellence displaying both creativity and originality. The student should be able to display achievement despite economic and/or personal difficulties and display determination and a willingness to work with the community.

      To apply, please complete our online application form.

    • The Middlesex University Food Safety Prize

      Amount: £100
      Eligibility: Any Environmental Health student

      The Middlesex University Food Safety Prize is available to any Environmental Health student who has demonstrated excellent academic potential, and achieved the best overall performance in their Food Practical exam in the opinion of the Food Practical examiners.

      Two awards are offered; one at undergraduate and one at postgraduate level. Each student will receive a £100 cash award.

      For more information, please contact Adam Choonara.

    • Santander Mobility Scholarship

      Amount: £500
      Eligibility: Students who are accepted to go on an International exchange to one of our exchange partner universities

      There are ten Santander Mobility Scholarships available for students who study abroad on an international exchange. Find out about opportunities for study abroad and exchange at Middlesex.

      For more information, contact exchanges@mdx.ac.uk or call 020 8411 5579.

    • Sports scholarships

      Amount: Ranging from £200 to £1,000
      Eligibility: Any undergraduate or postgraduate student demonstrating a significant achievement in sport
      Deadline: Friday 7 September 2018

      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.

      There are three levels of scholarship available with financial support ranging from £200 to £1,000 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 and evidence relevant to sporting achievements.

      To apply, please complete our online application form.

  • Postgraduate students

    • The Alumni Bursary

      Amount: Reduction of 20% of the tuition fee
      Eligibility: Any Middlesex student or alumnus in any subject

      We offer all alumni who are UK/EU citizens a 20% fee reduction on postgraduate courses. International alumni can benefit from 20% off their masters fees if they are not in receipt of any regional awards .

      This offer applies to all alumni with a Middlesex undergraduate degree, including those who studied with a collaborative partner (subject to eligibility). There is no separate application process for your alumni bursary - simply highlight that you are an alumni when applying for your course to ensure the bursary is applied.

      The Alumni Bursary is only applicable if you are self-financing and not eligible for funding from Student Finance England. Where courses are part sponsored such as the MA Social Work, The Alumni Bursary will only apply to the fee contribution paid by you. For International alumni who apply through our regional offices, The Alumni Bursary cannot be held in addition in any regional awards.

      There are some instances when the alumni bursary will not be applicable:

      • Continuation from PGCert/PGDip to masters courses
      • Introductory courses run through the MDX Summer School as pathways into postgraduate degrees
      • PGCE and integrated masters courses, as these attract other types of funding
      • Students in receipt of any other discount or bursary, including international merits/regional awards and other fee waivers
      • Top-up courses
    • Arts and Creative Industries scholarship

      Amount: Reduction of up to 50% of the Master's fee
      Eligibility: Any postgraduate student applying to study within the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
      Deadline: Monday 2 July 2018

      We have four scholarships available to UK/EU applicants who are applying for postgraduate study in the subject areas of:

      • Art and Design
      • Media
      • Performing Arts

      International applicants are also eligible to apply if they are an alumnus of the University.

      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. Upon applying for your course, you will be given a Middlesex application number which you will require to complete the scholarship application. The scholarship will be awarded as a 50% reduction of the postgraduate tuition fee and applied on enrolment.

      Your eligibility: To be eligible, you must have have achieved or due to achieve a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or country-specific equivalent). You must also be able to demonstrate and articulate:

      • Academic achievement
      • Related professional experience (full-time, part-time, internships)
      • Future vision and a desire to succeed

      The deadline for applications for this scholarship for academic year 2018/2019 has passed. To apply for this scholarship for academic year 2019/2020, please check this page in early 2019.

    • Business scholarship

      Amount: Reduction of up to 50% of the master's fee
      Eligibility: Any postgraduate student applying to study within the Business School
      Deadline: Monday 2 July 2018.

      We have six scholarships available to UK/EU applicants who are applying for postgraduate study in the subject areas of:

      • Business Management
      • Finance and Accounting
      • Human Resource Management
      • Tourism

      International applicants are also eligible to apply if they are an alumnus of the University.

      Your eligibility: 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. Upon applying for your course, you will be given a Middlesex application number which you will require to complete the scholarship application. The scholarship will be awarded as a 50% reduction of the postgraduate tuition fee and applied on enrolment.

      To be eligible, you must have have achieved or due to achieve a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or country-specific equivalent) or minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience. You must also be able to demonstrate and articulate:

      • Academic achievement
      • Related professional experience (full-time, part-time, internships)
      • Future vision and a desire to succeed

      The deadline for applications for this scholarship for academic year 2018/2019 has passed. To apply for this scholarship for academic year 2019/2020, please check this page in early 2019.

    • Health and Education scholarship

      Amount: Cash award worth up to 50% of the master's fee
      Eligibility: Any postgraduate student applying to study within the Health and Education School
      Deadline: Monday 2 July 2018

      We have five scholarships available to UK/EU applicants who are applying for postgraduate study in the subject areas of:

      • Healthcare
      • Social Work
      • Education

      The scholarship will be in the form of a cash payment paid in instalments across the academic year to help cover the associated costs of studying Health and Education such as travel to work placement destinations.

      International applicants are also eligible to apply if they are an alumnus of the University.

      Your eligibility: The scholarship is only applicable to courses where fees are payable by the student. If you are receiving government (or other) funding that reduces the fee amount, the cash value will be equivalent to 50% of the remaining fee that you, as the student are required to pay.

      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. Upon applying for your course, you will be given a Middlesex application number which you will require to complete the scholarship application.

      The deadline for applications for this scholarship for academic year 2018/2019 has passed. To apply for this scholarship for academic year 2019/2020, please check this page in early 2019.

    • Law, Criminology and Politics Scholarship

      Amount: Reduction of up to 50% of the master's fee
      Eligibility: Any postgraduate student applying to study within the Law School
      Deadline: Monday 2 July 2018

      We have three scholarships available to UK/EU applicants who are applying for postgraduate study in the subject areas of:

      • Criminology
      • Law
      • International Politics
      • Social Sciences

      International applicants are also eligible to apply if they are an alumnus of the University.

      Your eligibility: 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. Upon applying for your course, you will be given a Middlesex application number which you will require to complete the scholarship application. The scholarship will be awarded as a 50% reduction of the postgraduate tuition fee and applied on enrolment.

      To apply, you must have have achieved or due to achieve a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or country-specific equivalent) or minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience. You must also be able to demonstrate and articulate:

      • Academic achievement
      • Related professional experience (full-time, part-time or internships)
      • Future vision and a desire to succeed

      The deadline for applications for this scholarship for academic year 2018/2019 has passed. To apply for this scholarship for academic year 2019/2020, please check this page in early 2019.

    • Postgraduate support bursary

      Amount: Reduction of up 50% of the master's fee
      Eligibility: Any undergraduate student who are in their final year and in receipt of a maintenance grant from the Student Loans Company (SLC)
      Deadline: The deadline for applications for academic year 2018/2019 has passed. Check back in early 2019 to apply for this bursary for academic year 2019/2020.

      We have 40 bursaries to award to final year Middlesex undergraduate students who are planning to continue into postgraduate study. The bursaries will be awarded on a first come first served basis and will be applied as a 50% reduction of the postgraduate tuition fee upon enrolment. 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.

      Your eligibility:To be eligible for this bursary you must be:

      • a UK/EU applicant
      • a final year undergraduate Middlesex student
      • paying the higher £9,000 per year fees
      • predicted to receive a 2:1 or higher for your undergraduate degree
      • in receipt of a maintenance grant during your final year
      • applying for a full time postgraduate course

      Some Master's courses will not be eligible for this bursary, including courses which are funded by other public bodies, such as PGCE and social work.

      The deadline for applications for this bursary for academic year 2018/2019 has passed. To apply for this bursary for academic year 2019/2020, please check this page in early 2019.

    • Professional Development Scholarship

      Amount: Reduction of up to 50% of the tuition fee
      Eligibility: Any postgraduate student starting in October 2018
      Deadline: Monday 2 July 2018

      We are offering a limited number of scholarships to UK/EU students for those starting a postgraduate course in October 2018. 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. Upon applying for your course, you will be given a Middlesex application number which you will require to complete the scholarship application.

      Some postgraduate courses will not be eligible including :

      • MA Social Work - only in cases where a student is paying the course fees themselves, or part thereof, will we provide the scholarship. The 50% award will only be applied to the part of the fees that the student is paying themselves
      • MBA Programmes - only students applying for the general MBA programme [https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/master-of-business-administration] are eligible for the scholarship. Our specialist MBAs are not eligible
      • Research degrees (PhD) are not eligible for this scholarship

      Your eligibility: You must be currently in employment and have either no university level academic background, or have been out of the higher education system for over five years. International applicants are also eligible to apply if they are an alumnus of the University. You must also be able to demonstrate that a postgraduate qualification will significantly benefit your current/future employment prospects. You will also be required to demonstrate:

      • your professional experience
      • your planned professional development
      • employment-related awards, commendations and recognition that you have received

      The deadline for applications for this scholarship for academic year 2018/2019 has passed. To apply for this scholarship for academic year 2019/2020, please check this page in early 2019.

    • Santander Postgraduate Work Based award

      Amount: £5,000
      Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled on a postgraduate research / doctoral programme in Professional Studies
      Deadline: Friday 31 August 2018

      This award is available to work- based candidates who can demonstrate academic excellence and the possibility of worthwhile change in a work or community situation. You must have applied, or be currently enrolled on a postgraduate research/ doctoral programme in Professional Studies. Please include your academic or employer references and a 500 word personal statement outlining why you merit this award.

      To apply, please complete our online application form.

    • Sports scholarships

      Amount: Ranging from £200 to £1,000
      Eligibility: Any undergraduate or postgraduate student demonstrating a significant achievement in sport
      Deadline: Friday 7 September 2018

      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.

      There are three levels of scholarship available with financial support ranging from £200 to £1,000 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 and evidence relevant to sporting achievements.

      To apply, please complete our online application form.

    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) scholarship

      Amount: Reduction of up to 50% of the master's fee
      Eligibility: Any postgraduate student applying to study full time within the Law School
      Deadline: 2nd of July 2018.

      We have eight scholarships available to UK applicants who are applying for postgraduate study in the subject area of:

      • Computing
      • Engineering
      • Exercise Science
      • Maths
      • Natural and Environmental Sciences
      • Psychology

      International applicants are also eligible to apply if they are an alumnus of the University.

      Your eligibility: 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. Upon applying for your course, you will be given a Middlesex application number which you will require to complete the scholarship application. The scholarship will be awarded as a 50% reduction of the postgraduate tuition fee and applied on enrolment.

      In order to apply, you must have have achieved or due to achieve a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or country-specific equivalent) or minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience. You must also be able to demonstrate and articulate:

      • Academic achievement
      • Relevant professional experience (full-time, part-time or internships)
      • Future vision and a desire to succeed

      The deadline for applications for this scholarship for academic year 2018/2019 has passed. To apply for this scholarship for academic year 2019/2020, please check this page in early 2019.

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