Funding opportunities

Scholarships and bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries; find out more on the money matters pages of the University’s Undergraduate Study website.

Information about all awards is available on the searchable funding database that allows you to find all the studentships and bursaries for which you are eligible.

AwardValueApplication deadlineDescription
Global Excellence Scholarship Up to £5,000 There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. Up to £5,000 dedicated to international students of outstanding academic quality applying to programmes starting in autumn 2018.
INTO Dean's Award 1,500 There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is pleased to team up with INTO to offer two awards of £1,500 apiece to highly achieving INTO graduates applying to CLES undergraduate programmes.
Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme up to £3000 plus additional support services & coaching Deadline passed
(Fri 31st Mar 2017)
Sports scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport. We also encourage applications from students who have achieved at national or regional level for consideration onto our High Performance Programme.
International Undergraduate Distinction Scholarship £5,000 Deadline passed
(Sun 30th Apr 2017)
The International Undergraduate Distinction Scholarship is available to international students interested in any undergraduate programme within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. The award is £5,000 payable as a reduction on tuition fees for the first year of study.
The Sara and Nigel Tozzi Scholarship £6,000 Deadline passed
(Mon 12th Jun 2017)
A scholarship of £6,000 per year for a top performing student who can demonstrate involvement in voluntary or entrepreneurial activities and who is without independent means or other sources of funding (other than a student loan).
Tony Allen Scholarship £1,500 Deadline passed
(Wed 14th Jun 2017)
A scholarship of £1,500 per year for top performing students who live in one of the South Hams, Teignbridge or Torbay areas of Devon.
International Life and Environmental Scientist Scholarship 2,000 Deadline passed
(Fri 30th Jun 2017)
The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is delighted to offer International Life and Environmental Scientist Scholarships to international students who have applied to any programme offered by the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at its Penryn Campus for the 2017/2018 academic year.
The Debating Scholarship £1,500 Deadline passed
(Thu 31st Aug 2017)
Offered jointly by the English Speaking Union and the University to students interested in debating topical political, economic, environmental and social issues in a public forum, who meet designated household income requirements and are in receipt of means tested financial support from the University.

For my dissertation topic, I knew that I wanted to do something unusual, exciting and enjoyable. After talking at length with my tutors, I embarked on a month-long adventure in South Africa. I was able to apply for the Dissertation Award, set up for students doing dissertation research abroad which I won, receiving a financial award to helping towards the costs of the trip. As well as the academic benefits of now writing a dissertation based on something that I enjoy, and being able to apply my degree to real life issues and work, the experience also benefited me personally and expanded my horizons greatly.

Hannah Townsend, Geography graduate, Penryn Campus