Scholarships

We are delighted to be able to offer a number of Manchester Business School scholarships for all Masters programmes starting in September 2014.

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Loyalty Bursary

The Masters Loyalty Bursary is offered to University of Manchester students and alumni who are going to enrol on one of our Masters courses at the School in September 2014. To reward academic merit, we are giving a £1,500 award to those achieving a first class honours degree and £1,000 for an upper second class honours degree. The bursary is deducted from the course tuition fees.

Masters scholarships for UK/EU/international students 2014 entry

We have a limited number of scholarships available across all our Masters programmes. The scholarship awards are £5,000 each towards the cost of tuition fees. The scholarships are available on a rolling basis so early application is advisable.

Who are the scholarships available to?

All UK/EU/international applicants who hold an offer of a place to study on one of our Masters programmes.

What is the application process?

All applicants who hold an offer will automatically be considered for a scholarship. There is no scholarship application process.

What is the Scholarship criteria?

Decisions will be made on merit and not financial need. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who:

  • Are able to demonstrate excellent academic performance.
  • Are on track to obtain, or who have graduated with a 1st UK undergraduate degree or overseas equivalent.
  • Have previously studied at a University with a strong academic reputation and ranking.
  • Have the potential to contribute and enrich all aspects of the Masters programme and the diverse academic and cultural profile of the Masters class.

When will the scholarship awards be announced?

Scholarships will normally be awarded at the point of offer. Early applicants will be contacted by mid-February if successful.

MBS Annual Fund Masters Scholarship (MAP Students Only)

Who are the scholarships available to?

Only final year Manchester Access Programme students will be eligible for this scholarship.

How much is the scholarship?

The scholarship covers fees of up to £13,000 plus living expenses of £7,000.

What is the application process?

Please submit a statement of purpose, stating which programme you are interested in and why.

An interesting and well-written statement of purpose showing strong motivation for the course you have chosen can influence the final decision.

This should be concise (no more than one page) and concentrate on why you are interested in the subject you have applied for and why you consider yourself to be a suitable applicant.

The statement of purpose helps us to assess how well you are able to articulate goals, motivations and values, and your writing and reasoning abilities. Try to make your statement of purpose interesting and reflect your personality, we have to read a lot of them!

Please send your statement by 1 May 2014 to:

Tania Smith, tania.smith@mbs.ac.uk

What is the Scholarship criteria?

Decisions will be made on merit and not financial need. The Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who:

  • Is a final year undergraduate student who has previously completed the Manchester Access Programme
  • Is able to demonstrate excellent academic performance.
  • Is on track to obtain a minimum 2.1 or 1st undergraduate degree from the University of Manchester.
  • Has the potential to contribute to and enrich all aspects of the Masters programme and the diverse academic and cultural profile of the Masters class.

What are the requirements of the MBS Annual Fund Scholarship?

  • The scholar will be required to submit one written progress report to the MBS Development Office.
  • The Scholar will be expected to participate in development activities which may include attending and/or speaking at alumni events, or meeting alumni and/or donors.
  • The Scholar will be expected to participate in marketing activities which may include photography/filming and being featured in development publications.

When will the scholarship award be announced?

The scholarship will be awarded at the point of offer.

Applications need to be received by 1 May 2014. A decision will be made in June 2014.

MBS Alumni Funded Masters Scholarships

The MBS Annual Fund harnesses the support of alumni and friends for the benefit of the School and current students. The Annual Fund pools donations made by hundreds of MBS alumni to support a variety of activities, including providing scholarships and bursaries. The scholarships below have been made possible by the generosity of hundreds of Manchester alumni.

Who are the scholarships available to?

We have 5 scholarships available across all our Masters programmes, with a value of £10,000 toward the cost of tuition fees.

What is the application process?

Please submit a statement of purpose, stating which programme you are interested in and why .An interesting and well-written statement of purpose showing strong motivation for the course you have chosen can influence the final decision.

This should be concise (no more than one page) and concentrate on why you are interested in the subject you have applied for and why you consider yourself to be a suitable applicant. You should also explain how without financial assistance in the form of a scholarship you would not otherwise be able to accept a place on the Masters programme.

The statement of purpose helps us to assess how well you are able to articulate goals, motivations and values, and your writing and reasoning abilities. Try to make your statement of purpose interesting and reflect your personality, we have to read a lot of them!

Please send your statement by Friday 28th February 2014 to: Tania Smith, tania.smith@mbs.ac.uk

What are the scholarship criteria?

The Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who:

  • Are final year undergraduate students at the University of Manchester. Applications are encouraged from students who  are graduates of the Manchester Access Programme
  • Are able to demonstrate excellent academic performance.
  • Are on track to obtain a minimum 2.1 or 1st undergraduate degree from the University of Manchester.
  • Have the potential to contribute to and enrich all aspects of the Masters programme and the diverse academic and cultural profile of the Masters class.
  • Can show evidence of financial need, including receipt of bursaries or scholarships for undergraduate study and Student Loan Company information.
  • Have UK resident status

What are the requirements of the MBS Alumni Funded Masters Scholarship?

  • The scholars will be required to submit one written progress report to the MBS Development Office.
  • The Scholars will be expected to participate in development activities which may include attending and/or speaking at alumni events, or meeting alumni and/or donors.
  • The Scholars will be expected to participate in marketing activities which may include photography/filming and being featured in development publications.

When will the scholarship awards be announced?

The scholarships awarded will be announced in March 2014

Masters scholarships for US residents 2014 entry

We have 5 scholarships available across all our Masters programmes, with a value of £10,000 towards the cost of tuition fees. The scholarships are available on a rolling basis so early application is advisable.

Who are the scholarships available to?

All US residents who hold an offer to study on one of our Masters programmes.

What is the application process?

All eligible applicants who hold an offer will be automatically considered for a scholarship. There is no scholarship application process.

What is the Scholarship Criteria?

Decisions will be made on merit and not financial need. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who:

  • Are able to demonstrate excellent academic performance.
  • Are are on track to obtain, or who have graduated with a minimum high 2.1 or 1st UK undergraduate degree or overseas equivalent.
  • Have previously studies at a University with a strong academic reputation and ranking.
  • Have the potential to contribute and enrich all aspects of the Masters programme and the diverse academic and cultural profile of the Masters class

When will the scholarship awards be announced?

Scholarships will normally be awarded at the point of offer. Early applicants will be contacted by the end of January if successful.

External awards

The following scholarships are available to international students for 2014 entry.

Chevening Scholarships
Chevening scholarships are available to high calibre international students with the personal intellect and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. For further information on Chevening Scholarships including eligibility and how to apply see the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Website

Commonwealth Scholarships
Commonwealth Scholarships are available to citizens of a developed Commonwealth country. For further information on Commonwealth Scholarships including eligibility and how to apply see the Commonwealth Scholarships Commissions Website

HSBC Chevening Scholarships
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and HSBC offer HSBC Chevening Scholarships for postgraduate students in UK. Scholars are able to study for up to 12 months in the UK at postgraduate level. Find out more at the Chevening website.