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Scholarships, awards and funding opportunities

Scholarships, awards and loans can help to cover some or all of your costs while you study at Southampton. They can be offered in partnership with the University, by your government or an external organisation.

The options available to you will depend on where you’re from and what you want to study. You might need to repay some of these and some might have conditions attached.

Partner scholarships

We partner with many international scholarship and sponsorship bodies including:

Master's scholarships

Students from Asia

CountryScholarship name
Bangladesh Government of Bangladesh scholarships
Brunei Brunei Government Ministry of Education scholarships
China China Scholarship Council (CSC Scholarships)

Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation loan scholarships

Goa Education Trust scholarships

University of Southampton – GREAT Scholarships 2022


LPDP (Indonesia Endowment for Education)

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT)

University of Southampton – GREAT Scholarships in Justice and Law 2022

Kazakhstan Bolashak Fellowship Scheme

MARA convertible loan

Ministry of Higher Education scholarships

Yayasan Daya Diri

Maybank Group Scholarship Programme

Permodalan Nasional Bhd

Singapore Smart Nation Scholarship
South Korea Government of South Korea scholarships

Royal Thai Government scholarships

Various: Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Commonwealth Master's Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

Various: Bangladesh; India; Pakistan; Tajikistan; Kyrgyzstan Aga Khan Foundation international scholarship
Various: Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka

British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM

Various: most countries

University of Southampton Postgraduate Merit Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships

Wellcome Master's Programme Awards, MSc Global Health

Toptal Scholarships for Women

Snowdon Masters Scholarships: investing in inspirational disabled leaders

Various: countries on the List of official development aid recipients identified by the Development Co-operation Directorate (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP), Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarships


Students from Latin America and the Caribbean

PhD scholarships

Students from Africa

CountryScholarship name
Nigeria Petroleum Technology Development Fund scholarships
TET Fund
Sudan/South Sudan Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund scholarships
Various: Botswana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

Various: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar Aga Khan Foundation international scholarship
Various: developing and emerging countries Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty for the Future
Various: most countries Toptal Scholarships for Women

Students from Europe

CountryScholarship name

Government of Azerbaijan scholarships

Norway Lanekassen scholarships
Romania Roberto Rocca Fellowships
Turkey YOK scholarships
Ukraine Government scholarships
Various: developing and emerging countries Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty for the Future
Various: most countries Toptal Scholarships for Women

Students from Latin America and the Caribbean

CountryScholarship name

CAPES scholarships

CNPq scholarships

Bolivia 100 Becas
Chile Becas Chile Scholarships

Colfuturo Scholarships

Colciencias Scholarships

ICETEX study loans


FIDERH Scholarships

CONACYT Scholarships

SENER Scholarships

Paraguay Becal
Various: Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

Various: Argentina; Brazil; Colombia; Mexico; Venezuela Roberto Rocca Fellowships
Various: developing and emerging countries Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty for the Future
Various: most countries Toptal Scholarships for Women

Students from the Middle East

CountryScholarship name
Bahrain Government of Bahrain scholarships
Egypt Government of Egypt scholarships

Higher Committee for Education Development Scholarships

Government of Iraq scholarships

Kuwait Government of Kuwait scholarships
Libya Government of Libya scholarships

Government of Oman scholarships

Ministry of Manpower scholarships

Qatar Supreme Education Council scholarships
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau scholarships
Various: Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria Aga Khan Foundation international scholarship
Various: Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria Honor Frost scholarship
Various: developing and emerging countries Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty for the Future

Students from North America

Students from Oceania

CountryScholarship name
Various: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

Various: developing and emerging countries Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty for the Future
Various: most countries Toptal Scholarships for Women

Undergraduate scholarships

Students from Africa

Students from Europe

CountryScholarship name
All EU countries EU Scholarship
Azerbaijan Government of Azerbaijan scholarships
Norway Lanekassen scholarships
Turkey YOK Scholarships
Ukraine Government scholarships
Various: most countries

Toptal Scholarships for Women

Students from Latin America and the Caribbean

Students from Oceania

Scholarships for exchange students

These scholarships are available to Southampton students who are going abroad to work or study.

ARAP Programme

A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP) offers to support PhD students to undertake 1 to 2 years of research at an A*STAR research institute in Singapore.

A*STAR is Singapore's leading public sector agency, bridging the gap between academia and industry. They have over 4,000 scientists and engineers from more than 60 countries, conducting cutting-edge research at the frontiers of biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and engineering.

This scholarship offers support in the form of a $2,500 monthly allowance, a housing stipend, a one-time airfare grant of $1,500, a 'settling in' payment of $1,000, medical insurance, as well as conference and training support.

Find out more about the ARAP Programme.

Please contact Dr Nuno Bimbo if you are interested in applying for this scholarship:

BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Scholarships

The BEST scholarships are open to UK passport holders who are currently, or have been within the last five years inclusive, in full-time tertiary education at a UK university or college and who are planning to undertake postgraduate study in either the USA or Canada. Up to eight scholarships are awarded each year from a fund of $50,000.

Find out more about BEST scholarships.

British Council Scholarships for Excellence (Hong Kong)

The British Council Scholarship for Excellence is offered by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and is worth up to £3,000 to students studying in Hong Kong.

British Council China Scholarship

The British Council is offering generous scholarships to students undertaking an exchange in China.

BUTEX Scholarships

The Butex Scholarship provides a scholarship of £500 to any student going on a Non-European exchange.

Find out more about Butex Scholarships.

Canon Foundation- Research Fellowships

Supporting researchers for more than 25 years, Canon Foundation Research Fellowships are open to Europeans and Japanese nationals. Europeans must want to do their research in Japan and Japanese must want to do their research in Europe. 

Together with the European University Institute, San Fiesole, Italy, the Canon Foundation jointly awards one co-sponsored Canon Foundation Research Fellowship annually for post-doctoral research at the EUI. This Fellowship is open to candidates of Japanese nationality or permanent residents of Japan. The annual deadline for applications is 15 September and applicants can apply either via the Canon Foundation or the European University website.

Find out more about Canon Foundation Fellowships.

DAAD - Study in Germany Scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.

The DAAD currently provides financial support to more than 74,000 individuals every year by offering funding to students, researchers and academics worldwide. The DAAD also actively promotes Germany as an international study and research destination, and, last but not least, plays a major role in promoting the German language at higher education level worldwide.

Please note that we provide funding for students and academics in the UK and Ireland to study and carry out research in Germany. If you are an applicant from Germany and looking for funding to study / carry out research in the UK or Ireland, you need to go via DAAD head office in Germany.

Find out more about DAAD Study in Germany Scholarships.

"Dream NEW" scholarship

The “Dream NEW” scholarship is for students from Europe to undertake a semester of undergraduate study in New Zealand.

This scholarship has been designed for European students who dream big, crave adventure and set their sights on new horizons. It is for those wanting to realise their vision in the forward-thinking education climate of New Zealand – a country where innovation flourishes, and where people from all over the world come together to follow their dreams. A New Zealand education encourages you to be open minded, creative and to dream NEW.

The value of each scholarship varies - up to NZD$12,500 (approx. 7,500 €).

Find out more about Dream NEW scholarships.

DUO - Korean Fellowship

The Duo - Korea Fellowships are awarded by Korean institutions to EU students who are selected to undertake a period of exchange at a Korean educational institution. There are no restrictions in using the fellowship. It can finance the tuition, and living or travel expenses.

DUO - Singapore

The Asia-Europe Meeting's (ASEM) DUO Fellowship Fund aims to promote student exchanges between European and Asian ASEM member countries.

Under this fund, the DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship is awarded by the Singapore Government to Singapore and ASEAN students studying in the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Management University (SMU). The Award is also open to students from European ASEM countries (who come from universities with fee waiver arrangements with NTU, NUS and SMU.

Find out more about Asia-Europe Meeting's (ASEM) DUO Fellowship Fund.

Frank Knox Fellowships

Frank Knox Fellowships were established in 1945 by Mrs Annie Reid Knox as the Frank Knox Memorial to enable students from the UK, along with those from Australia, Canada and New Zealand, to undertake graduate study at Harvard University.

Find out more about Frank Knox Fellowships.

Gerald Frank Brown Scholarship - University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia is awarding one Gerald Frank Brown Scholarship to the value of AU$2000 each semester. Eligible students must be from a partner university in the EU and be accepted as a study abroad or exchange student at the University of Western Australia. Students who accept a place at UWA will be sent a link to the online application by UWA.

Find out more about the Gerald Frank Brown Scholarship.

HolidayLettings Study Abroad Scholarship

At HolidayLettings, they think travel is the best way to learn about the world. In that spirit, they’re awarding one student a £500 scholarship towards studying abroad.

The winning student can put the money towards tuition fees, accommodation or travel costs to make their trip abroad that bit easier and even more rewarding.

Find out more about HolidayLettings Study Abroad Scholarships.

JASSO Scholarships

The JASSO scholarships are generous scholarships for students going to study in Japan. Applications can only be made once students are officially nominated to study at a participating Japanese institution.

Find out more about The JASSO scholarships.

Kennedy Scholarships

The Kennedy Scholarship is an academic award for study at two of the world's finest universities - Harvard and MIT. It can be used to fund a wide variety of programmes at MIT and across all the graduate schools within Harvard - from PhD to LLM, from MPH to March. It can also fund a Special Studentship for those wanting a general programme of non-degree study.

Find out more about the Kennedy Scholarships.

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Student Mobility Fellowship

Up to two students from the University of Southampton are eligible for a $1,000 USD scholarship from KAIST each year. To be eligible, students must be nominated by their home Faculty to the University of Southampton International Office.

For more information, please email us at

This scholarship is subject to yearly review.

Singaporean DUO Scholarship

If you are nominated to attend National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University or Singapore Management University you are eligible for the DUO scholarship.

You must apply through your respective institution and be aware of the early application deadline in March.

This scholarship is subject to yearly review.

The Chinese Government Scholarship Programme

The general scholarship programme is for UK/EU students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and are studying in China for up to one year.

To find out more, please email

Questions and queries

You can contact the Student Services Centre or the Students' Union if you have any questions about fees or funding.

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