The Masters (Taught) Excellence Scholarship 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 Taught Masters Course.

There will be a maximum of three awards made in the 2017/18 academic year.


£1,500 will be paid as a tuition fee waiver.

Eligibility for the scholarship

In order to apply you will need to demonstrate that:

  • You have successfully been awarded a 1st Class Honours degree from a UK or EU institution
  • You must be studying a full-time 180 credit Masters (taught) MA or MSc course at University of Bolton. PGCE/Cert Ed courses are not eligible courses for this award
  • You must not be in receipt of any other award from the university
  • 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 2017 or later

Applying for the Scholarship

In order to receive the scholarship towards fees students must have completed an application form. The form for the scholarship will be available in the Student Centre, Chancellor’s Mall or can be printed from the link shown below:

Masters Taught Excellence Application Form

The completed application with photocopies of certificates to show the achievement of the 1st Class Honours Degree can be submitted the Student Centre or posted to:

Masters (Taught) Excellence Scholarship Scheme

Student Centre

Chancellor’s Mall

University of Bolton

Deane Road

Bolton  BL3 5AB

Notification of Award 

Students will be notified whether their application has been successful or not via their university e mail 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 Masters (Taught) Excellence Scholarship before commencement of your studies.

If you are not awarded a Scholarship the university has a Student Funding advice team who can advise you on possible alternative sources of funding for postgraduate study:

Ms Karen Bentley: telephone 01204 903497 or

Mrs Carol Gray: telephone 01204 903499 or

email: ku.ca1558572988.notl1558572988ob@gn1558572988idnuf1558572988tnedu1558572988ts1558572988

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.

٭Please note the deadline for applications for courses commencing September 2017 is 31 October 2017.

٭Please note the deadline for applications for courses commencing January 2018 is 28 February 2018.

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

For further information regarding sources of funding for postgraduate study please visit:

Postgraduate Finance

Student Services last updated April 2017

Keep in Touch

Karen Bentley
Student Funding Advisor
Tel: 01204 903497
Email: ku.ca1558572988.notl1558572988ob@gn1558572988idnuf1558572988tnedu1558572988ts1558572988

Carol Gray
Bursary and Scholarship Advisor
Tel: 01204 903499
Email: ku.ca1558572988.notl1558572988ob@gn1558572988idnuf1558572988tnedu1558572988ts1558572988