International Students


Scholarships for international students.

Scholarships are available to help you with the financial costs of going to university. To help widen access to our courses we've gathered together scholarships provided by the University, as well as other organisations, for which you may be eligible. If you have any questions about getting a scholarship please email

Santander Scholarships 

University of Portsmouth is a member of the Santander Universities network. Four to six awards of £5,000 (and £2,500 for EU students) (funded by Santander) will be available to talented students starting a one year, full time Masters' degree at the University of Portsmouth in 2016. The scholarships, which will take the form of a fee waiver, will be awarded on academic merit. Eligible candidates, in receipt of an unconditional offer, will be invited to apply for the scholarship. Successful candidates may also be eligible to receive the GOAL/PassPort Bursary on the remainder of their tuition fees.

To be eligible, applicants must be domiciled in one of the countries within the Santander network: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay.

The Santander Scholarship for 2017/2018 entry is now closed. Please check this page for 2018/2019 update information in the near future.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The highly coveted Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities. For more details visit

Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission supports over 900 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development. Awards are funded by the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities. For more details visit

University of Portsmouth School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available in our Faculty of Science for students from Nigeria and Ghana. They take the form of a 20% fee reduction for a selection of full-time postgraduate courses. To find out which courses qualify and for more details visit Faculty of Science Postgraduate Scholarships.

GREAT Scholarships

GREAT Scholarships are available to students from India and China and are offered in partnership with the British Council.

We offer a variety of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students. To find out more please go to our India country page and to our China website.