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Scholarships for international students

Undergraduate international scholarships

The St Mary’s International Undergraduate Scholarship is worth £3,000 as a discount from the first year’s tuition fees.

Eligibility

The scholarships are open to first year undergraduate students who: 

  • Have been assessed as International fee payers, including British passport holders
  • Have applied to study full-time on campus for 2022/23 entry

All eligible applications will automatically be considered after being made an offer of study. A panel will assess offer holders based on candidates’ prior academic achievement and overall application for their programme of study. Applicants do not need to make a separate application for this scholarship and will receive a scholarship offer letter if they are successful.

Programmes below undergraduate degree level are not eligible for this scholarship. Please note that awards are made at the discretion of St Mary’s University.

Only offer holders who are successful in securing a scholarship will be notified within six weeks of receiving their offer of study. 

Please note that there is a limited number of scholarships. The scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and therefore candidates who apply for their programme of study early may have a greater opportunity of success.

International Scholarship Offer holders agree to represent St Mary’s University as an ambassador throughout their degree programme. Ambassadorial activities may include providing testimonials or content for social media and other marketing activities, and participating at University Open Days or international promotional events (in-person or virtually), subject to class timetabling and availability.

Postgraduate international scholarships

The St Mary’s International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship is worth £1,500 - £2,000 as a discount from the first year’s tuition fees. 

Eligibility 

The scholarships are open to postgraduate students who:

  • Have been assessed as International fee payers, including British passport holders
  • Have applied to study full-time on campus for 2022/23 entry

All eligible applications will automatically be considered after being made an offer of study. A panel will assess offer holders based on candidates’ prior academic achievement and overall application for their programme of study. Applicants do not need to make a separate application for this scholarship and will receive a scholarship offer letter if they are successful.

PGCE and Doctorate programme are not eligible for this scholarship. Please note that awards are made at the discretion of St Mary’s University.

Only offer holders who are successful in securing a scholarship will be notified within six weeks of receiving their offer of study. 

Please note that there is a limited number of scholarships. The scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and therefore candidates who apply for their programme of study early may have a greater opportunity of success.

International Scholarship Offer holders agree to represent St Mary’s University as an ambassador throughout their degree programme. Ambassadorial activities may include providing testimonials or content for social media and other marketing activities, and participating at University Open Days or international promotional events (in-person or virtually), subject to class timetabling and availability.

Subject and performance scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that applications for the Shared Commonwealth Scholarship are now open for September 2023 intake.

These scholarships are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests.

This is an opportunity for students from selected Commonwealth countries to receive a full tuition waiver, funding to cover the cost of flights, visa fees and a stipend to help with the cost of living while studying.

The scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other award or discount and is only available for the following courses:

Please see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship website for further information and guidance on how to apply

The application deadline is on the Tuesday 13th December at 4pm GMT. 

Acting

Drama St Mary’s has partnered with leading entertainment and theatre publication The Stage to offer two scholarships for its BA Acting programme. Successful students will receive a full tuition waiver for all three years of study.

The application deadline is in early May. Applicants will be interviewed and undertake an audition process.

Sports scholarships

Our sports scholarships for provide training services and financial support worth up to £2,000 for student athletes competing successfully in their sport. Gold, silver and bronze packages with different values are available. These scholarships are open to students in all courses and in all years of study.

Please see our sports scholarships page for further information. Application information is published each spring.

Thai LLM Scholarship

We are offering one fully funded Thai LLM international scholarship for our International Business Law LLM degree.

The scholarship is worth £14,550 and will cover the full tuition fees for the full-time LLM, commencing in September 2022. The scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other award or discount and is only applicable to the International Business Law LLM degree at St Mary's University.

Additional funding sources

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is a huge database of charities and organisations that award funding for postgraduate study in the UK, including Master’s and research degrees.

Many sources of funding are open to international students, although some may only be available to students from certain countries or for certain subjects. The Guide also includes advice and tools to help you to make a successful application.

All students can pay for access to the Guide. If you hold an offer to study at St Mary’s, you can access the Guide for free. Please email studentfundingservice@stmarys.ac.uk with your Student ID number and the name of the course that you’ve applied for to ask for access. Once you have access, you login at postgraduate-funding.com.

EU student loans through FINS

EU students may be eligible for a student loan of up to 25.000 EUR for undergraduate or postgraduate studies at St Mary’s from FINS.

The FINS loan scheme is available to all students from an EU member state who want to study in the UK or Europe. Loans may be used for tuition fees, accommodation, travel, and other costs related to studying in the UK.

Eligibility

  • You must be a citizen of an EU member state
  • You must have a good academic record
  • You must have a clean financial record (for example, not blacklisted with any outstanding/unpaid debts for previous loans by any other financial institutions)
  • Further criteria may also apply as detailed on the FINS website.

There is no deadline to apply, but applications can take time to process so we recommend that you apply early. Contact FINS for more information.

EU Students with Settled/Pre-settled status

If you have successfully applied for Settled or Pre-settled status, then you are entitled to study in the UK without a Student visa and pay the Home fees for university courses. This means that you are not eligible for an International Scholarship from St Mary’s, but you may be eligible for a Scholarship or Bursary open to our Home students and Student Finance for undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral studies.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provide detailed information on Brexit, the EU Settlement Scheme, and what this means for students.

For more information about Student Finance for Home students, please contact studentfundingservice@stmarys.ac.uk

US Federal Aid

St Mary's participates in the US government's William D Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Students who qualify for these loans can see more information on our US Federal Aid pages

Further information

If you have any questions about any of our scholarships please submit an enquiry or call us on +44 (0)20 7096 5787.