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Postgraduate Taught Diversity Scholarship (Environmental and Life Sciences)

The scholarship is available to UK-domiciled students of ethnic minority backgrounds studying for a master’s degree through one of the following schools: 

  • Biological Sciences 
  • Geography and Environmental Science 
  • Health Sciences 
  • Ocean and Earth Sciences 
  • Psychology 

Each scholarship will cover all tuition fees.  

There are 15 scholarships available for students starting in September 2024 or January 2025


To be eligible for a scholarship you must: 

You must not be getting an external scholarship. 

You cannot apply if you are studying:  

  • on a 2-to-5-year MSc programme 
  • on a PGCert, PGDip or PGR course 
  • on a distance learning course 
  • with a partner institution 
  • as an exchange or partner student 
  • on study abroad courses 
  • on a continuous professional development (CPD) course 

Deadline to apply 

You must apply by 5 July 2024 at 5pm UK time. 

We will contact you:  

  • by 31 July if your application is successful 
  • after 31 July if your application is not successful 

We cannot accept late applications. If your application is successful, you will receive confirmation in writing.  

All scholarship offers are final, and scholarships cannot be deferred. 

How we award scholarships 

This is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful.  

There are 4 stages to the shortlisting process:  

1. We first check that you meet the eligibility criteria. 

2. We then score and rank the supporting statement in your scholarship application. 

3. We shortlist candidates, aiming to ensure awards across the breadth of our disciplines. 

4. A scholarship panel will make the final selection of 15 scholarship recipients. 

The decision of the scholarship panel is final. 

Conditions of getting the scholarship 

How to apply 

To apply for the scholarship, you must complete and submit the online application form. 

Please ensure that you have applied separately for a place on your programme.  

Contact us 

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