Postgraduate scholarships, bursaries and awards

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Postgraduate scholarships, bursaries and awards

Explore below for more information about specific bursaries and scholarships available.

For general enquiries please contact: studentsandmoney@winchester.ac.uk 

Alumni Masters Scholarships

The Alumni Masters Scholarship is a scholarship for all alumni of the University of Winchester.

The Alumni Masters Scholarship provides a 20% fee discount for all students, for full-time and part-time eligible courses. Please note; eligible courses are reviewed each academic year and are subject to change.

In 2022/23 all stand alone taught Masters courses are eligible except for the following courses:

  • MSc Forensic Psychology
  • MSc Applied Sport Psychology
  • MSc Occupational Therapy

The Alumni Masters Scholarship is for students who are self-funding, either with their own funds or using a Postgraduate Master's Loan from Student Finance. If students are fully or partially sponsored by their employer or another organisation (e.g. NHS), the discount will not be available. Please note; students are only eligible to receive one Postgraduate Scholarship for their course.

Course applications should be made via the online application form by 31 May 2022.

If you're not sure which course to study or would like general careers advice, please email careers@winchester.ac.uk

PG and PGCE Graduates

Those who have studied a PG or PGCE qualification and have received a Distinction, Merit or Pass profile will be eligible for a 20% fee discount on eligible Masters courses.

How do I receive my Alumni Masters Scholarship?

For the reduced tuition fee, you need to be accepted on your intended course of Masters study and be able to satisfy all the normal academic admissions criteria. You also need to meet the University of Winchester's enrolment and registration conditions.

There is no application to complete; your discount will be deducted automatically from your tuition fee invoice.
If you have any queries, please email studentsandmoney@winchester.ac.uk
All recipients are normally expected to participate in appropriate marketing activity on behalf of the University to help with future recruitment to its courses.

Postgraduate access scholarship scheme (PASS)

We have a strategic aim to reach out to groups not traditionally represented in Higher Education with particular care in overcoming disadvantage and promoting equality, social justice and social mobility. We believe that education must be a force for opportunity and social justice, not for the entrenchment of privilege. The Postgraduate Access Scholarship Scheme provides a 20% fee discount to eligible UK students enrolled on eligible taught Masters courses.

Please note the following:

  • The discount is applicable to stand alone taught Masters courses only.
  • Students are only eligible to receive one Postgraduate Scholarship for their course. Students receiving Alumni Masters, Winchester Graduate Masters Scholarship or other fee discount/waiver will not be eligible to receive PASS.
  • If students are fully or partially sponsored/funded by their employer or another organisation (e.g. NHS), the discount will not be available.

In 2022/23, the following courses are not eligible to receive PASS:

  • MSc Forensic Psychology
  • MSc Applied Sport Psychology
  • MSc Occupational Therapy

Please note; eligible courses are reviewed each academic year and are subject to change.

To be eligible you must fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

  • Previously been in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) or be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
    • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)Attendance Allowance (AA)
    • Employability Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Spent time in the care of a local authority as a child or young person
  • Be a carer for a family member with long-term ill-health or disability
  • Be currently receiving any form of means-tested state benefit e.g. Housing Benefit, Universal Credit

We also offer the Postgraduate Access Scholarship to:

  • Those who have served in the British Armed Forces, either as a regular or reservist
  • spouses/civil partners of those who have served in the Armed Forces, either as a regular or reservist within the past five years
  • children, aged 30 or under, of those who have served in the Armed Forces, either as a regular or reservist

How to apply

Applicants must first have received a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on an eligible postgraduate taught Masters programme of study before completing the application form.

PASS Application Form 2021

Please save your application form using the following format before submitting:

Surname, Forename Student Number PASS Application
e.g. Bloggs, Joe 0123456 PASS Application

The closing date for completed applications and supporting evidence is Friday, 23 September 2022.

Please submit your completed form and supporting evidence to studentsandmoney@winchester.ac.uk. Please email if you are unable to access the application form, or if you have any questions about PASS.

Winchester Graduate Masters Scholarships

The Winchester Graduate Masters Scholarship is for University of Winchester students graduating from their undergraduate degree in 2022 and enrolling on an eligible full-time Masters in 2022. The Winchester Graduate Masters Scholarship provides a 50% tuition fee discount and is for full-time eligible courses only. Please note; eligible courses are reviewed each academic year and are subject to change

Please see the Intranet for more information including the full list of eligible courses.

The Winchester Graduate Masters Scholarship is for students who are self-funding, either with their own funds or using a Postgraduate Master's Loan from Student Finance. If students are fully or partially sponsored by their employer or another organisation (e.g. NHS), the discount will not be available. Please note; students are only eligible to receive one Postgraduate Scholarship for their course.

There is no application to complete; your discount will be deducted automatically from your tuition fee invoice.
Course applications should be made via the online application form by 31st May 2022.

If you're not sure which course to study, or would like general careers advice, please get in touch with a Careers Adviser careers@winchester.ac.uk.

Course bursaries and scholarships

The University of Winchester offers a range of bursaries and scholarships, please explore further and find out what you could be eligible for.

Executive MBA Bursary and Scholarships

Winchester Alumni MBA 10th Anniversary Bursary

  • 50% fee waiver
  • Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ management experience
  • Applicants may only apply for one scholarship

Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship

  • 25% fee waiver
  • Subject to submission of an essay on Climate Change (details available from Programme Leader – see contact details below)
  • Essays are judged and the awarding of scholarships is competitive
  • Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ management experience
  • Applicants may only apply for one scholarship

Entry Requirements

For all bursaries and scholarships, applicants are required to hold an undergraduate degree (2:2 classification or above) and have at least two years’ management experience. Exceptionally, those without an undergraduate degree but who have significant senior management experience may be considered.

For more information, please contact Dr John Richardson, MBA Programme Leader

Email: John.Richardson@winchester.ac.uk  
Telephone: 01962 827033

*Eligibility for a Staff Family Member Scholarship applies to a spouse/partner, parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a salaried member of staff of the University of Winchester.