Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship

The Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship is worth £1,500 and will be awarded to full-time U.K. EU and International Masters students, irrespective of their financial means, who progress to a University of Bolton Masters Course.


Up to £1,500 will be paid towards your tuition fees and to be eligible you must demonstrate the following:

  • you must have been awarded a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution
  • you must be studying a full-time 180 credit taught masters at the University of Bolton campus in Bolton
  • you must not be in receipt of any other offer, i.e. Alumni Discount or any other fee reduction
  • you must not be in receipt of any other kind of sponsorship towards your tuition fees, for example from an employer
  • the course of study must have commenced in September 2016 or later

  There will be a maximum of three awards available for the 2016/17 academic year.

How to apply

In order to receive the scholarship towards fees students must have completed the application form below:

Taught Masters Excellence Scholarship application form

Please return the form with photocopies of your certificates to:

Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme,
Student Centre,
Chancellor's Mall,
University of Bolton,
Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5AB

Tel: +44 (0)1204 903497 / +44 (0)1204 903499

Please note the deadline for applications for courses commencing September 2016 is 31 October 2016.
Please note the deadline for applications for courses commencing January 2017 is 28 February 2017.

Notification of award

Students will be notified whether their application has been successful or not via their university email address.

The Finance Office will receive confirmation from the Excellence Scholarship team that you are eligible, and will adjust your invoice accordingly.

If you defer entry onto your course of study, you will need to re-apply for the Taught Masters Excellence Scholarship before commencement of your studies.

If you are not eligible for the Scholarship you can contact our University Student Funding Advisors on 01204 903497 or 01204 903499 or email for advice on possible alternative sources of funding for postgraduate study.

Other terms and conditions

Scholarships will not be paid to students undertaking industrial or work experience on a full time "sandwich" basis. Students studying abroad also will not be eligible to receive the Scholarship. 

The Excellence Scholarship will be paid for first Taught Masters courses only, not second or subsequent courses.

Please note that the information on this web page, of the Masters Excellence Scholarship may be subject to change.

Please note ITT Teacher Training courses are not eligible courses for the Taught Masters Excellence Scholarship.

Please note the information above is subject to change.

Page last reviewed and updated April 2016.