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International Scholarships

The University of Cumbria is delighted to announce the launch of a new international scholarship programme for 2016 entrants.

We have a number of scholarships available;

  • For Undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition fee costs for the first year
  • For Postgraduates on one-year programmes to the value of 50% of the full tuition fee
  • For Postgraduates on longer programmes, 50% of the first year's fees

Scholarships will be awarded on a merit basis for outstanding academic achievement, assessed in accordance with the International Scholarships Terms and Conditions.

University of Cumbria international applicants, who hold an unconditional offer and have accepted their place, are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Please read the terms and conditions carefully and complete the International Scholarship Application form.

Most courses in: business, creative arts, law, science, literature, TESOL, sport, outdoor and social sciences participate in the scholarship programme. Scholarships are not available for NHS- funded courses (Nursing, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Social Work etc) or for degrees leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). To check whether or not your course participates in the scholarship programme please email scholarships@cumbria.ac.uk

Watch this interview with one of our International Scholarship Students:

TEOS International Bursaries

The University of Cumbria has two £1,800 bursaries available for international students, from outside Europe, to study the MA Transcultural European Outdoor Studies at the University of Cumbria and its partner institutions in Norway and Germany.

Applicants must hold an offer of a place of study on the MA TEOS beginning at the University of Cumbria in September 2016. The tuition fee in year one will be discounted by £1,800 for each student awarded a bursary.

How to apply for the bursary

To apply for the bursary, please submit a 1,000 word essay describing a changing landscape in your current country of residence to scholarships@cumbria.ac.uk. Reflect on the local, national and global influences that are considered responsible for the changes you observe. Photographs or videos of the chosen landscape are welcome as part of the submission but do not affect the recommended word count.

Applications for the TEOS international bursaries are open until 10 June 2016 and will be open to anyone who has been offered a place on the programme. It is possible the programme will be offering further bursaries including some from the European Erasmus Mundus programme. These will be announced in July 2016.

About the course ►

The MA Transcultural European Outdoor Studies (TEOS) is entering its sixth year attracting students from all over the world to study at three universities providing specialist postgraduate courses in outdoor education. The partners are the University of Cumbria at its national park based Ambleside campus, The Norwegian School of Sport Science in Oslo and Marburg University in Germany. The two-year full time programme examines what can be learned about human nature relations in each country and how this and the experience of the journey in these landscapes are understood and practiced as educational experiences.

The course is suitable for students interested in cultural studies, human nature relations, tourism or outdoor recreation and education. Graduates have found careers in education, therapy, higher education, sports administration, tourism, environmental and social NGO’s, etc. A number have become pioneers in their own countries whilst others are establishing their own outdoor businesses and projects.

For more information: chris.loynes@cumbria.ac.uk

Download the application form ►

Read the terms and conditions ►

Applicants must hold an offer of a place of study on the MA TEOS beginning at the University of Cumbria in September 2016. The bursary is awarded for fees charged by the University of Cumbria in the first year of the programme only. The tuition fee in year one will be discounted by £1,800 for each student awarded a bursary.

  1. All scholarship applicants/recipients must be self-funding students with overseas fee status.
  2. Applicants must hold an unconditional offer for their place of study and must have accepted their offer.
  3. Applicants must have no outstanding offer conditions attached to their place of study except for the tuition fee deposit and passport photocopy.
  4. All scholarship applicants/recipients must provide evidence of funds to cover remaining tuition fee balance and living costs, as per Home Office requirements, for one academic year in the UK.
  5. The balance of tuition fee is due when the first payment is collected in year 1.
  6. Bursary applicants must complete the application form and submit an essay as outlined below.
  7. The closing date for applications is 5:00pm (GMT) Friday 10 June 2016; scholarship applications received after this date will not be considered.
  8. Applications should be submitted by email to scholarships@cumbria.ac.uk
  9. Scholarship applications will be considered and assessed by a Scholarship Award Panel. The Panel may take into account the following aspects: academic performance, merit of personal statement, and the short essay.
  10. The Scholarship Award Panel's decision will be finalised during the month of June 2016 and applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by email from by the end of June.
  11. The decision of the Scholarship Award Panel is final - the university will not provide feedback or enter into any correspondence with unsuccessful candidates regarding their decision.
  12. Successful scholarship applicants must meet any outstanding conditions (i.e. tuition fee deposit / passport photocopy) by 5.00pm (GMT) on 5th August 2016 to receive the scholarship.
  13. Scholarships can only be taken for the academic year 2016-17 and may not be deferred to any other period.
  14. Unsuccessful candidates for the TEOS scholarship will automatically be considered for a general international postgraduate scholarship.
  15. Successful candidates can still apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship if these are made available; however, if the candidate is successful then the UoC scholarship will be withdrawn and offered to another candidate (see 16 below).
  16. Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants in receipt of a scholarship from any other source.
  17. By accepting the scholarship, It is expected that scholars will assist the university with internationalisation events and provide a photograph and statement to be included in our publicity
  18. Courses which are eligible for scholarship awards are in the following areas of study: creative arts, business, law, science, TESOL, literature, sports, outdoor and social sciences. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check that their chosen course is eligible for scholarship applications before an application is submitted (please email scholarships@cumbria.ac.uk if you require clarification)

Essay title

Describe a changing landscape in your current country of residence. Reflect on the local, national and global influences that are considered responsible for the changes you observe. Photographs or videos of the chosen landscape are welcome as part of the submission but do not affect the recommended word count of 1000 words.

The Award

  1. The bursaries will not be paid in cash. Bursaries will be deducted from the first year's tuition fees on registration at the University of Cumbria.
  2. Bursary recipients will be asked to provide a case study which may be used in university publications or on the website.
  3. This award cannot be held in conjunction with any other university awards or discounts.