Grants for UK-based Postgraduate Students

Location

East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, South West, South East, London, North West, North East, West Midlands, Online/Remote Study

Type of opportunity

Small grant

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Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

About this opportunity

Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust has one annual grant round each year.

The next annual grant round is expected to open in early January 2025 for applications for the 2025/26 academic year.  It will close again as soon as they have received 300 eligible applications, and this maximum total is expected to be reached within 2 or 3 days.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

* be a graduate with a 1st class or 2:1 Bachelor’s degree, or a higher degree (or be a final year undergraduate predicted to achieve a 1st or 2:1)

* have applied for or been accepted on to a course at a UK university in the academic year 2024/25, to study for a higher degree such as a master’s or PhD in any subject, or a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in any subject, or to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine taken as a second degree;

* be planning to remain living in the UK throughout the academic year (unless required as part of the course to spend time overseas for the purpose of study or research)

* The official start date of the 2024/25 academic year must fall on a date between 1 January 2024 and 31 December 2024, and the academic year must be officially scheduled to last for at least 8 months.

Level of Study

  • Master’s - Taught
  • Master’s - Research
  • PhD
  • Other Levels

Other levels of study

Small grants usually between £500 and £1200 for the academic year to contribute towards the cost of tuition fees and living expenses.

Other levels of study

Applicants must have applied for or already been accepted on to a course at a UK university to study for a higher degree such as a master’s or PhD in any subject, or a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in any subject, or to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine taken as a second degree.

Eligibility

Asylum seeker, Refugee status, Humanitarian protection, Temporary refugee permission, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life), Indefinite Leave to Remain, Ukraine schemes, British National (Overseas), Other forms of sanctuary (including Calais Leave, Section 67 Leave, UASC leave and Stateless Leave), Other

Other eligibility criteria

We welcome applications from all UK-based students who meet our eligibility conditions, regardless of nationality or immigration status.

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

You can find our full eligibility rules on our website, on the Applications page. On the same page, you can request an email reminder when we open for applications. You can also view a mock-up of the online application form.

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Partial bursary (study costs and partial living costs)
  • Study costs (books, travel, etc.)

Additional notes about support provided

Our grants are usually between £550 and £1250 for one academic year.

Types of study available

  • Online
  • Part-time / flexible
  • Full-time
  • Face-to-face
  • Other

Other types of study

Applicants must have applied for or already been accepted on to a course at a UK university to study for a higher degree such as a master’s or PhD in any subject, or a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in any subject, or to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine taken as a second degree.

Additional information about the types of study

We can only consider applications from graduate students intending to study at a UK university and to live in the UK throughout the course (unless required to spend time overseas for the purposes of study or research). We are unable to consider applications from those accessing courses remotely from outside the UK.

Additional details about application process

Only online applications will be accepted. To gain access to the online application form once we open in January 2025, students need to visit our website and go to the ‘Applications’ page.

The online application process is very competitive, and only the highest scored applicants will be awarded a grant. Decisions will be announced in late May 2025.

If you believe you are eligible to apply, it will be important to apply quickly once we open in January 2025. This is because the grant round will close again as soon as they have received 300 eligible applications, and they reached that maximum number after only 2 days in their last annual grant round.

Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?

Yes

On-going opportunity

Yes

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