Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships University of Bristol 2021

Deadline for applications: 29 March 2021.

Prospective international students can apply for funding towards the cost of tuition fees.

Awards valued at £5,000, £10,000 and £20,000 are available. Awards must be used towards the cost of tuition fees.


You can apply if you:

  • have applied to start a one-year full-time postgraduate programme at the University of Bristol in September 2021.
  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes

Qualifying programmes

Any one-year, full-time postgraduate programme.

Application process

Apply using the International Scholarships online application form. You can find more details about this form in our guidance on how to apply for international scholarships.

Please read the terms and conditions before applying.


There are two applications rounds for this scholarship:

  • Round one deadline: 10 am (UK time) 29 March 2021.
  • Round two deadline: 10 am (UK time) 14 June 2021.

Assessment process

Round one – successful applicants will be contacted on or before 26 April 2021. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified shortly after.

Round two – successful applicants will be contacted on or before 9 July 2021. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified shortly after.

Further details

you apply for this scholarship, you will also automatically be considered for any other University of Bristol international scholarships that you are eligible for. You do not need to submit two separate applications.

How to Apply

There is no save function, so you will need to complete the application form in one session. Once you click submit this is final, you will not be able to make any changes.

You will receive an email to confirm we have received your application. If you don’t receive this, please make sure to check your junk or spam folder.

If you are completing the form on a smartphone you may need to turn your phone to landscape to see all the text.

To help you prepare, we have outlined the information you will need below:

Personal details and application information

You will need to provide your:

  • UCAS ID (if you’re an undergraduate student), Postgraduate application (AY) ID (if you’re a postgraduate student), Student ID (if you’ve applied through the Global Transfer Programme) or Kaplan ID (if you’re a KICL student)
  • course or programme of study you’ve already applied to
  • name
  • email address (this is how we will communicate with you, so make sure it’s accurate and you have access to it throughout the year)
  • nationality
  • permanent country of residence (this is the country you are ordinarily resident in. This is not a country that you are only living in for the purpose of full-time education)
  • current or most recent educational institution
  • details of any other funding you are due to receive

Application questions

There are three questions which you will need to complete. The maximum word count for each question is 200 words and each question is worth 10 marks. The questions are:

  1. We are looking to support the brightest and best individuals who will actively contribute to the development of their nation in the future. Please describe any special attributes or accomplishments that you think make you deserving of a scholarship.

This could be any academic or extra-curricular achievements, as well as your reasons for applying for a scholarship.

      2.We are looking for scholars who will be great ambassadors for the University. Please give an example of when you have recently contributed to your community.

This could be your school or university, where you live, or any other community you feel a part of.

      3. We would like to support students who have clear goals for their future. Please explain how studying your chosen programme at the University of Bristol will help you to ‘Think Big’ and shape your plans after graduation.

Data statement and scholarship terms and conditions

This section outlines how the personal information we collect from you will be used. We also provide a link to the scholarship terms and conditions for you to read and familiarise yourself with.

Source / More information: Official Website.