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Money matters

As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study.

The Government has now laid secondary legislation before Parliament to allow postgraduate pre-registration nursing, midwifery and allied health professions students to access student loans to cover both tuition and living costs. This aligns to the undergraduate offer already in place. Visit for more information.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit the University's Postgraduate fees and funding page for more information about living costs.


Funding for international students

As an international (non-EU) student, you may be eligible for funding from the University, our partners, or organisations within your home country.

Explore funding opportunities for international students

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission - Distance Learning
MSc Health Sciences (Neonatal Studies), University of Southampton

Health Sciences in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering the opportunity to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship to study on the distance learning neonatal MSc Health Sciences pathway.

Who can apply?

Anyone who is a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country

What are the entry requirements?

  • A first degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education 

  • Overall IELTS of 6.5 or above with no less than a 6.0 in each component 

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body 

  • A current job contract in a clinical or clinically related area. 

  • At least two years neonatal clinical experience 

  • At least one satisfactory reference (on some occasions a second reference will be required) 

How do I apply?

Candidates should apply to BOTH the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission via Electronic Application System (EAS) and to the University of Southampton via Postgraduate applications.

When is the deadline for applications?

Applications for 2019 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are now closed and likely to open around January/February 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year.


For more information on the online neonatal MSc Health Sciences programme, please email the Admissions Tutor, Susan Smith at

For more information about the scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, please email or visit Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships website.

Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Presidential Scholarships)

The Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Presidential Scholarships) fund runs annually and is administered by the Doctoral College.

The scholarships will cover full fees, a stipend and a research training and support grant for up to 3.5 years (or 84 months pro rata for part time students).

The scheme is open to all nationalities and subject areas. You can find out more information about the scholarship on our Doctoral College site.

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