External Trusts, Bursaries and Scholarships

For undergraduate and postgraduate students

The funding opportunities listed on this page are published in good faith. It is every prospective and current student’s responsibility to research this information in further detail.

Leverhulme Bursary

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust offers financial support for grocers, chemists, commercial travellers and their families. As well as funding welfare assistance, the trust also awards bursaries for university study at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

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Viscount Armory's Charitable Trust

The Viscount Amory’s Charitable Trust aims was to support the people of Devon through their communal activities in the spheres of education, religious expression, the relief of poverty and the development of the characters and physical well-being of the young people of Devon.

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Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship

This scholarship has been created by the Schwab & Westheimer Trust to help young asylum seekers pursue higher education in social care, medicine, nursing or related professions.

Up to three people a year will be supported by the Westheimer Trust to study for a first degree or professional qualification in the field of healthcare through a scholarship ranging from £10-20k a year.

Online applications will close at 5pm on Wednesday 31st of May 2017.    

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The British Association for Music Therapy

The British Association for Music Therapy is able to make small grants to music therapy students and researchers to support them in their studies.

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Glamorgan Trust Fund

This Fund is intended to benefit those who have attended a Secondary School in the area of the former County of Glamorgan, including Howells School, but excluding schools which were in the areas of the former County Boroughs of Cardiff, Swansea and Merthyr Tydfil, for not less than 2 years.

Application forms are available from the Director of Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning, Schools and Family Support Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

Civic Centre, Port Talbot, SA13 1PJ. Requests should be marked "Glamorgan Further Education Trust Fund".

The Closing date for applications is 31st May 2017. 

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Social Work Bursary

Whether you are eligible for a Social Work Bursary will depend on whether you have been nominated for a bursary by the University. If you qualify for a Social Work Bursary, this would be paid in addition to the statutory funding you may receive, e.g. Tuition Fee Support, Maintenance Loans and Grants available.

Please note there are a limited number of bursaries available to students and not all students will be eligible to receive the bursary. For further details, criteria and guides relating to the schemes for students resident in Wales and England visit:

Social Care Wales The closing date for applications is 1 September 2017.

NHSBSA Social Work Bursary website The closing date for applications is 1 November 2017.

Royal Television Society - Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursary

This bursary provides support for students from low-income households by helping them to build a network of contacts, providing financial help and opportunities for skills development and mentoring. The bursary is worth £1,000 a year to support living expenses, membership of the Royal Television Society and affiliate membership of the Hospital Club.

Prospective students with a firm offer to study Journalism at University of South Wales may be eligible to apply for this bursary.

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Spotcap Fintech Fellowship

Launched on 10th April 2017, the Spotcap Fintech Fellowship is helping build a healthy talent pipeline for British fintech. Awarded to one student per academic year, the Fellowship contributes £8,000 towards a Master's degree or MBA in a fintech related field. Applicants will be able to demonstrate an interest in fintech, with the intention to work in the field after graduation.

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MastersCompare Postgraduate Scholarship

For academic year 2017/18, MastersCompare is offering its first ever Postgraduate Scholarship worth £5,000. This is an exciting new opportunity to help you continue your postgraduate studies and start a Masters course in autumn 2017.

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Nestpick Scholarship

The Nestpick scholarship, open to students worldwide, is offering the chance to win a scholarship worth €2,500 to help pay for accommodation. The scholarship is looking to reward leaders in their community, either at home or abroad.

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FindAMasters.com and FindAPhD.com

Each year FindAMasters.com and FindAPhD.com award £12,000 in scholarships for postgraduate study.

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Net Lawman Scholarship Programme

The Net Lawman Scholarship aims to support people who have great business ideas get them off the ground. The scholarship awards are designed to help students with start-up costs, whether investment in IT, stationery, business administration or learning tools. This scholarship is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are UK resident.

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The Carspring IMI Female Automotive Scholarship

The Carspring IMI Female Automotive Scholarship is designed to foster the next generation of female talent, interested in joining the automotive industry. Successful applicants will benefit from both financial support and work experience.  The Carspring IMI Female Automotive scholarship is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate female students who aspire to work in the automotive industry. This can be in any part of the automotive industry from Engineering to Marketing. There is no particular subject requirement.

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Orla James Scholarship

Orla James is excited to be offering a Wedding scholarship for 2016/2017 to reward creativity for those in education. The scholarship applications are open to students of the UK, US, Australia and Canada which have been accepted onto a higher education course at a recognised institution. The scholarship winner will be awarded £900 towards their studies for the academic year of 2017.

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David Davies Memorial Trust

This trust uses its investments to make grants available to qualified persons to enable them to pursue educational courses which they could not afford to pursue.

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Xero Entrepreneur Scholarship 2017

Sponsored by Xero, providers of online accounting software, the scholarship has been established in recognition of the contribution that start-ups and small businesses make to the UK economy. Open to UK students, both undergraduates and postgraduates, the scholarship is worth £2,000 and is designed to help a student along the road to success on their entrepreneurial journey. The winner will also receive the offer of mentoring sessions, a free subscription to Xero for 12 months and financial management skills coaching with Xero senior business leaders.

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The Typology Centre - Personality Type Scholarship

TypologyCentral.Com is offering an opportunity to win up to $2,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems.

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1st SYMPTOMA, better diagnosis Scholarship

SYMPTOMA, the search engine for diseases, awards scholarships on an annual basis to students who have taken on a job to finance their tuition fees and living costs. It is one of the only scholarships available to students worldwide.

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British Essay Writing Contest

UK Writings is proud to announce hosting the best British Essay Writing Contest. Show them you're the best writer around and you can win money for your top essay. There are three cash prizes up for grabs.

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Activia Training Annual Scholarship Award

Activia Training have set up an annual scholarship fund of £1,000 which will be paid via two £500 awards to the students submitting winning entries that meet the requirements detailed on the scholarship web page. Submissions can be made in either video or essay format.

Students must be UK citizens attending, or have secured a place, on an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, (full-time or part-time).

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The Matinée Voice-over Scholarship

Matinée Multilingual is offering an annual scholarship. This scholarship is a talent based opportunity for the student to demonstrate their creativity and writing skills.

The winning applicant of The Matinée Voice-Over Scholarship will receive $1000 towards the costs of their education.

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The Quality Formations Scholarship

The Quality Formations scholarship is open to both current and incoming full time undergraduate or postgraduate students, currently enrolled at an accredited learning institution in the UK or US. Quality Formations will award up to 6 students with a bursary of £1,000 or $1400. This is a one-off payment, and should be utilised to further develop each winner’s business concept.

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Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship

The Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance, of up to £2,000, for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks to free them from other forms of employment and assist them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis.

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The Future Leaders in Retail Scholarship

DealCrunch.com is proud to offer The Future Leaders in Retail Scholarship to college students pursuing a career in the retail industry. The annual scholarship awards $1,000 to U.S. undergraduates or graduates majoring in Marketing, Advertising, Business Management, Retail Management, Fashion, Merchandising or a related field of study.

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1st Formations Scholarship

1st Formations Business Scholarship is open to anyone currently studying for a Business related degree in a recognised UK academic institution. The Scholarship awards up to 10 successful applicants with a bursary of £600 each.

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AFTE Scholarship Program

To recognize outstanding forensic science students and to encourage students to pursue a career in the firearm and tool mark identification focus of the forensic science profession, the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) has established a scholarship program.

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All Saints Educational Trust

This trust makes personal grants awards to teachers, intending teachers and students in religious studies, home economics and related areas. 

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