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Money matters

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.

For clarification of fees please find out more below.


You can find information about tuition fees on the University’s postgraduate fees and funding page.

Please note: Some courses have non-standard fees, which are set by the individual school. These fees will be published shortly, in the meantime please contact the Student Fees Office directly for details of non-standard fees. For clarification of fees please visit the University Fees website.

*Disclaimer: Student fees are subject to change, and fees payable by students tend to increase. The University therefore reserves the right to make such alterations to fees as are found to be necessary.


Richard Newitt Postgraduate Taught Bursaries

The Richard Newitt Postgraduate Taught Bursaries scheme is a philanthropically funded bursary scheme that allows for bursaries to be awarded to postgraduate taught students applying to study in the Faculty of Medicine. The bursary is available for a period of 1 year for full-time students or across 2 years for part-time student. The scheme is only open to new applicants who are UK citizens.

Our Richard Newitt Postgraduate Taught Bursaries deadline has closed for 2020 but we hope to offer these bursaries again in June/July 2021. Deadlines for application are likely to be in the summer for study to be undertaken in 2021-22. You must have also applied to your chosen postgraduate programme by the same deadline.

MSc Allergy Programme Bursary

We are delighted to be able to offer two types of bursary to our allergy students: the first is for UK citizens only and is funded by a generous gift from the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation and named The Natasha Bursary. The second is a general MSc Allergy bursary and is for any student.

The MSc Allergy Programme of Awards has a Bursaries Committee, chaired by Professor Jane Lucas, which provides support to students to develop their skills so that they can improve the care of patients living with allergies. Current and new students on the MSc Allergy Programme of Awards are eligible to apply for support towards their University of Southampton fees. More details can be found on the application form below.

Complete the MSc Allergy Bursary Application Form and send your completed form with your CV (2 pages max) to Applications cannot be made retrospectively and must be submitted by the extended deadline of Friday 24th July 2020 for all study to be undertaken in 2020-21.

Please ensure that your responses to all questions on the application form are as informative as possible to enhance your chance of a successful outcome. All applications are considered in competition with others in the same round.

Postgraduate Research Programmes

We receive funding from UK research and innovation the University, industrial partners and charities.


Southampton Merit Scholarships for postgraduate international students

There are scholarships available for international (non-EU) students from selected countries wishing to study a postgraduate masters degree with us. More details

The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC)

The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC) offers scholarships for Masters, PhD and Split-site PhD studies to scholars from developing Commonwealth Countries. 

Further information for enquirers and applicants is available at:

- Our Southampton Commonwealth Scholarships webpage

- The Commonwealth Scholarships own website.

For general enquiries about Commonwealth scholarships at Southampton contact the international office

If you are making an application for a Public Health programme, please contact Dr Penny Nestel to discuss your application


For more information please visit the Chevening Scholarship scheme.

Fulbright and Marshall Scholarships

The University offers Fulbright and Marshall Scholarships for more information please visit the International funding partnerships.

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.


There are no current Sponsorship. Please check back for future possibilities.



Non-University schemes

Members of the Wessex GP Education Trust can apply for funding.

Trainees in the Wessex and Oxford Deaneries can apply for educational bursaries.

The Sir Richard Stapely Educational Trust supports mature students from any country who are resident in the UK.

The Royal College of Nursing and the RCN Foundation both offer scholarships and awards for nurses, midwives and health visitors for study, research, travel and conferences.

The Florence Nightingale Foundation provides scholarships for nurses and midwives (who have a current registration with the NMC and are working in the UK) to study at home and abroad, to promote innovation in practice and extend knowledge and skills to meet changing needs.

The Burdett Trust For Nursing is an independent charitable Trust whose aim is to make grants to support nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in a wide range of innovative projects.

The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) supports applications for assistance towards course fees for members and non-members.

General Practice Nursing in Scotland provides support for education.

Queens Nursing Institute provides support for nurse led projects.

The British Dietetic Association have a General and Education Trust Fund to advance education and other charitable purposes related to the science of dietetics.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

Allergy UK Bursary Grant scheme

Allergy UK is funding bursary grants to provide financial support for eligible Healthcare Professionals who would like to enhance their knowledge and understanding of allergy, including studying for the MSc Allergy at Southampton. Please visit their website for further information.

International Students Funding Opportunities

Scholarships are available for international postgraduate taught (Masters) students, from the University or from external sources. We have information on subject-specific funding, funding from our international partners and external funding by country.


Postgraduate Student Loans

Postgraduate Student Loans for your taught, research Masters and PhD courses are now available. Find out more here.

Student Support Fund

This fund provides discretionary financial support for those able to demonstrate they are in genuine financial difficulties. It can be used to help with living costs including childcare, disability, travel, accommodation, household expenses, books and course equipment. This fund is primarily aimed at full-time ‘home' undergraduate students and part-time students studying at least 50 per cent of a full-time course, however all students experiencing financial difficulties are encouraged to apply and their applications will be considered by the Student Services team. The fund cannot help students meet the cost of tuition fees.

Learn more about the Student Support Fund 

Faculty of Medicine Student Support Fund

There is also a Faculty of Medicine support fund to which students can apply following an unsuccessful application to the University Student Support Fund.

The Faculty of Medicine Student Support Fund is available to students at every level (UG/PGT/PGR) and from all residence groups (UK/EU/Overseas). Tuition fees are not normally supported by this fund, but all applications will be considered. There is no recourse to appeal the decisions of the Faculty fund.

Applications to this fund should include the unsuccessful application to the University’s Student Support Fund and a covering letter which should be submitted to your student office: MSc students and PGR students.

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