Scholarships and bursaries

Our 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

  • Prospective students starting in 2019

  • Receive a Community Scholarship

    Amount: £6,000
    Eligibility: Detailed eligibility criteria can be found in the application form

    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 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.

    To apply please complete our online application form. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 31 July 2019.

  • The Lucy Graham Dance Award Academic excellence in dance

    Amount: £500
    Eligibility: Incoming or current undergraduate students who are enrolled on a BA Dance Programme.

    The Lucy Graham Dance award is funded by the family of Lucy Graham, a well-respected dancer and teacher.

    The value of the award is £500 and if you are current student enrolled on a BA Dance Programme or starting your course in September you are eligible to apply. To win this award you should be able to display achievement despite economic and  personal difficulties and have completed some dance-focused community engagement.

    To apply please complete our online application form. The deadline to apply is Friday 30 August 2019.

  • The Optivo Study4Success Award – Accommodation costs paid for your first year of study

    Amount: Accommodation fees paid for one year.
    Eligibility: Currently living in social housing.

    Optivo Housing, the provider of student accommodation on campus are offering to pay for one room for one incoming student starting in September this year. Do you already live in social housing and have you completed any community work that has created a positive impact? Then you could be eligible to apply for this award.

    To apply please complete our online application form. The deadline to apply is Friday 30 August 2019.

  • The Redrow Aspirational Award – Incoming students based in London

    Amount: £2,000
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students starting in September 2019.

    Redrow Housing has kindly donated the funds for this award and it is open to any undergraduate student studying any subject starting this year. If you are currently living in London and come from a financially disadvantaged background you are eligible to apply. You must also be a hard-working student.

    To apply please complete our online application form. The deadline to apply is Friday 30 August 2019.

Significant achievement in sport

Amount: Ranging from £200 to £1,000
Eligibility: Any undergraduate or postgraduate student demonstrating a significant achievement in sport.

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 your sporting achievements.

The deadline to apply is Friday 6th September. For more information about sports scholarships please email scholarships@mdx.ac.uk or call +44 (0)208 411 5415.

  • Current undergraduate students

  • The Glenn Vaus Scholarship – Interior Design students

    Amount: £3,000
    Eligibility: Any Interior Design Student already in 1st or 2nd year.

    The Glenn Vaus Scholarship was set up by the family of Glenn Vaus in his memory. Glenn Vaus was an Interior Design Alumni of Middlesex University and this Scholarship is open to all Interior Design students progressing to either their second or third year of studies.

    To apply please complete our online application form. The deadline to apply is Friday 30 August 2019.

  • The Lucy Graham Dance Award Academic excellence in dance

    Amount: £500
    Eligibility: Incoming or current undergraduate students who are enrolled on a BA Dance Programme.

    The Lucy Graham Dance award is funded by the family of Lucy Graham, a well-respected dancer and teacher.

    The value of the award is £500 and if you are current student enrolled on a BA Dance Programme or starting your course in September you are eligible to apply. To win this award you should be able to display achievement despite economic and  personal difficulties and have completed some dance-focused community engagement.

    To apply please complete our online application form. The deadline to apply is Friday 30 August 2019.

  • The Middlesex University Food Practical 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.

  • The SureFoot Solutions Food Safety Dissertation Project Prize

    Amount: £150
    Eligibility: Any Environmental Health student

    The SureFoot Solutions Food Safety Prize is awarded to the Environmental Health student who has demonstrated excellent academic and research skills, and achieved the best overall grade in their dissertation project within the area of Food Safety.

    Two awards are offered; one at undergraduate and one at postgraduate level. Each award winner will receive £150.

    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 twenty Santander Mobility Scholarships available for students who study abroad on an international exchange. Find out about Middlesex University Exchanges programme.

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

  • The Santander Work-Based Learning Award

    The Santander Work-Based Learning Award has been kindly donated by Santander as part of the Santander Universities Scheme. If you are currently enrolled on a Work-Based Learning Course and can display academic excellence then you are eligible to apply for this award. The value of the award is £5,000.

    To apply please complete our online application form. The deadline to apply is Friday 30 August 2019.

  • Postgraduate students

    • The Alumni Bursary

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

      We offer all Middlesex University 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. Alumni from our Academic Partner Institutions are entitled to a 10% reduction in fees.

      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. 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 full-time or part-time within the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
      Deadline: Monday 1 July 2019

      We have six 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.

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

      You must 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 is before midnight on Monday 1 July 2019.

      Complete this application form to apply and make sure to view our additional scholarships information.

    • Business scholarship

      Amount: Reduction of up to 50% of the master's fee
      Eligibility: Any postgraduate student applying to study full-time or part-time within the Business School
      Deadline: Monday 1 July 2019.

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

      • Business Management
      • Economics
      • Finance and Accounting
      • Human Resource Management
      • Marketing
      • 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. The scholarship will be awarded as a 50% reduction of the postgraduate tuition fee and applied on enrolment.

      You must 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 is before midnight on Monday 1 July 2019.

      Complete this application form to apply and make sure to view our additional scholarships information.

    • Health and Education scholarship

      Amount: Cash award worth up to 50% of the master's fee
      Eligibility: Any postgraduate student applying to study full-time within the School of Health and Education 
      Deadline: Monday 1 July 2019

      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 full-time study at our London campus before your application can be assessed.

      The deadline for applications is before midnight on Monday 1 July 2019.

      Complete this application form to apply and make sure to view our additional scholarships information.

    • Law, Criminology and Social Sciences scholarship

      Amount: Reduction of up to 50% of the master's fee
      Eligibility: Any postgraduate student applying to study full-time or part-time within the School of Law
      Deadline: Monday 1 July 2019

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

      • Criminology
      • Law
      • International Relations
      • 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 full-time or part-time postgraduate programme of study at our London campus before your application can be assessed. The scholarship will be awarded as a 50% reduction of the postgraduate tuition fee and applied on enrolment.

      To apply, you must 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 is before midnight on Monday 1 July 2019.

      Complete this application form to apply and make sure to view our additional scholarships information.

    • Postgraduate Support Bursary

      Amount: Reduction of up 50% of the master's fee
      Eligibility: Any Middlesex University undergraduate student who is in their final year and in receipt of a full or partial means-tested maintenance loan from the Student Loans Company (SLC)
      Deadline: Before midnight on Friday 31 May 2019

      We have 34 bursaries to award to final year Middlesex undergraduate students who are planning to continue into full-time 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 the May 31 deadline in order to be considered for the PSB.

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

      • a UK/EU applicant
      • a final year undergraduate Middlesex student in the 2018/19 academic year
      • paying the higher £9,000 per year fees
      • in receipt of a full or partial means tested maintenance loan during your final year
      • awarded a 2:1 or higher in your undergraduate degree when results are published in June 2019
      • have received an offer to study a full-time mater's course starting in October 2019

      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.

      How to apply: Once you have been offered a place on a postgraduate course, please send an email to scholarships@mdx.ac.uk, expressing your interest in the PSB. In the email, please include your Middlesex student number and the name of the course you will be studying in 2019/20.

    • Professional Enhancement scholarship

      Amount: Reduction of up to 50% of the tuition fee
      Eligibility: Any postgraduate student starting in October 2019
      Deadline: Monday 1 July 2019

      We are offering five scholarships to UK/EU students for those starting a full-time or part-time postgraduate course in October 2019. 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.

      Exceptions:

      • MA Social Work - For students in receipt of the Social Work Bursary, the 50% reduction will only be applied to the part of the fees that you are paying yourself, after any government (or other) funding has been deducted
      • MBA Programmes - only students applying for the general MBA programme 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 five years or more. 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 and future vision
      • employment-related awards, commendations and recognition that you have received

      The deadline for applications is before midnight on Monday 1 July 2019.

      Complete this application form to apply and make sure to view our additional scholarships information.

    • 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 or part-time within the Faculty of Science and Technology 
      Deadline: Monday 1 July 2019

      We have 11 scholarships available to UK applicants who are applying for postgraduate study in the subject areas 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. 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 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 is before midnight on Monday 1 July 2019.

      Complete this application form to apply and make sure to view our additional scholarships information.

    • The Middlesex University Food Practical 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.

    • The SureFoot Solutions Food Safety Dissertation Project Prize

      Amount: £150
      Eligibility: Any Environmental Health student

      The SureFoot Solutions Food Safety Prize is awarded to the Environmental Health student who has demonstrated excellent academic and research skills, and achieved the best overall grade in their dissertation project within the area of Food Safety.

      Two awards are offered; one at undergraduate and one at postgraduate level. Each award winner will receive £150.

      For more information, please contact Adam Choonara.

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