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If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3,000 tuition fees discount

If you achieve a first or upper second (2:1) Bachelor's degree, you could get £3,000 off your postgraduate course tuition fee with our Master's Scholarship.

You can also use this scholarship discount alongside the Government Postgraduate Loan scheme.


Courses starting in September/October 2021

You need to have applied for the scholarship by 30 June 2021. Scholarships will be allocated and students notified by 30 July 2021.

Courses starting in January/February 2022

To be considered for this Master’s Scholarship you must:

  • be a classed as a UK fee paying student
  • achieve a first or upper second (2:1) honours degree from Portsmouth
  • accept an offer on a full-time (including distance learning) MA, MSc, MPA, MRes or LLM course before Friday 26 November 2021, to commence in January/February 2022

If you're not an undergraduate student here, or a 2019/20 graduate, please see our Master's Scholarships for new students

See terms and conditions for full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply. 

2-year courses

If you're studying a full-time Master’s course over 2 years you'll get the Scholarship in the first year only.


These Master's Scholarships are limited. So we can't guarantee you'll get it if you're eligible.

You'll need to meet the specific entry criteria for the course you applied for. We give priority to students who show the highest academic achievement.

The University's decision on the allocation of the Scholarship is in accordance with the terms and conditions and is final. There's no appeals process.

Alternative discounts and scholarships

You can only get one University of Portsmouth discount or scholarship. For example, this Master’s Scholarship, or the alumni discount – not both.

Make sure you read and understand the scholarship terms and conditions before you accept, as an alternative University discount or scholarship may be more suitable for you.

The Scholarship took the pressure off having to find part-time work around my studies, which meant I could devote as much time as I could to complete my Master's.

Samuel Chandler, Master's Scholarship recipient

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