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Scholarships and bursaries at St Mary's University

We provide a variety of scholarships for UK and EU students through the St Mary's Scholarship Scheme, including our  new Vice-Chancellor’s Attainment Awards worth £2,000 per year.

A wide range of scholarships and bursaries are available for the 2019/20 academic year, as seen in the following table:

AwardAmountDeadlineTypeFee Status
Care Leavers Bursary £3,000
(per annum)
Awarded to all who meet the eligibility requirements Undergraduate Home/EU
Vice-Chancellor’s Attainment Awards
(per annum)
closed Undergraduate Home/EU
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship £3,000
(per annum)
31 September 2019 Undergraduate Home/EU
St Mary’s Bursary £2,000
(per annum)
closed Undergraduate Home/EU
Sport scholarships Up to £3,000 (per annum) See Sport Scholarship page for more info Undergraduate and postgraduate Home/EU and International
Sport Coaching Bursary Financial support to gain coaching, officiating and other sports qualifications Closing date for 2019 to be confirmed. Undergraduate Home/EU and International
International Scholarships £3,000 All international applicants assessed after offer made Undergraduate and Postgraduate International
PGCE Bursaries Varies depending on programme and bachelor degree   PGCE Secondary Home/EU
History Scholarship A reduction of £1250 per year to your University tuition fees. The scholarship will be awarded to any student applying in the UCAS cycle who satisfies all of the criteria. History undergraduate Home/EU

*To stand the best chance of being awarded one of these scholarships and bursaries, please apply by the end of April 2019. However we will still consider applications until the end of September 2019, or until all awards are allocated, whichever is the earliest.

International students

There are also  scholarships available to new international undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. Please refer to the  International Scholarships webpage for full details of these scholarships, including eligibility criteria. The  International Scholarships webpage also includes information about a variety of other scholarships.


Our  sport coaching bursary is also available for those who want to gain coaching, officiating and first aid qualifications. PGCE students can apply for a  bursary of up to £30,000.