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 scholarships and bursaries for which you are eligible.

AwardValueApplication deadlineDescription
Clare Nunn Field Course Bursary £500 Fri 7th Dec 2018 The Clare Nunn Field Course Bursary provides four students with £500 each to cover costs associated with the unsubsidised final year field course modules.
Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship - College of Life & Environmental Sciences £5,000 payable as a reduction in the first year international tuition fee. Awards are not recurrent. There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. £5,000 awards for International students of outstanding academic quality applying to programmes starting in September 2019
US Department of Education - Federal Student Loan Variable Tue 30th Jun 2020 The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs, including these loans, to help pay for your education.

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