Postgraduate Scholarships for UK and EU students

We offer a range of non-repayable scholarships recognising academic achievements and individual talents to support our students during their studies.

Scholarships are offered based on a range of criteria. Take a look at the details below to find out more.

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UH Graduate Scholarships

  • Value: a 20% tuition fee reduction.
  • Awarded to University of Hertfordshire undergraduate students who return to study for all postgraduate taught course and research degrees.
  • No application required – the scholarship will be automatically awarded if you are eligible and your tuition fee will be reduced accordingly.

Terms, conditions and eligibility criteria

The University of Hertfordshire Graduate Scholarship is available to self-funded University of Hertfordshire graduates* (UK/EU and international) for their first full year of full-time or all years of part-time (UK/EU only) postgraduate or research degrees at the University.

The Graduate Scholarship is available to students who have:

  • graduated from a University of Hertfordshire undergraduate degree (either studied in the UK or at a partner institution overseas) and are starting a new postgraduate taught course at the University.


  • graduated from a University of Hertfordshire undergraduate or postgraduate degree (either studied in the UK or at a partner institution overseas) and are starting a new research degree (PhD) course at the University.


  • completed the Study Abroad programme with us from a different institution.

The value of the Graduate Scholarship will be a fee deduction equivalent to 20% of the tuition fee due for the first year of full-time postgraduate study and (for UK/EU students only) 20% of the fee due for all years of part-time postgraduate or doctoral  study. However in all instances, the Graduate Scholarship is not applicable to tuition fees due for repeating modules.

The Graduate Scholarship is available for a range of postgraduate taught programmes offered by the University. These include Masters awards, those at Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level (but excluding the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), the Certificate in Professional Studies, some vocational or professional practice certificates and short courses). It is not available for MSc Global Business.

If the eligibility criteria is met, this scholarship will be awarded to a University of Hertfordshire undergraduate for the first postgraduate or doctoral programme of study undertaken only. If subsequent postgraduate or doctoral programmes are undertaken they will be charged at full price.

Graduates must:

a) have been offered and accepted a place on a full-time or part-time (UK/EU only) award-bearing University of Hertfordshire  programme


b) be paying the full cost of the tuition fee from their own resources (including a Career Development Loan) direct to the University of Hertfordshire, and not sponsored for any part of the fee by an organisation such as an employer, charitable body or government department. (Any contribution by an external organisation to the student's living costs, or a contribution from the student's family to the fee or living costs, does not count as sponsorship under this scheme.)

International Students who are successfully awarded the UH Graduate Scholarship are still eligible for the £500 tuition fee discount if they pay in full at registration.

International Students will only be able to claim either UH Graduate Scholarship OR for the International Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Candidates will be required to meet all conditions of registration before the Scholarship is awarded.

More information

Please contact for more information on UH Graduate Scholarships.

*A University of Hertfordshire graduate is defined as anyone who has graduated from a undergraduate programme of study (at any time and in any location) and holds an award either of the University of Hertfordshire or of the former Council for National Academic Awards (for a CNAA first degree or other CNAA award) obtained at the former Hatfield Polytechnic or one of its precedent institutions.


MBA Professional Scholarships

  • Value: 25% of course fees are available for this AMBA Accredited MBA.
  • Awarded to: Students from private, non-profit, public sector employers and established entrepreneurs. Candidates should have made an outstanding contribution to their organisation in the last five years and should demonstrate how they have added real value to their business organisations using entrepreneurial and innovative ideas to deliver sustainable solutions.
  • To apply: Download the application form (DOC - 0.09 Mb)
  • Please note: Students benefiting from the MBA Professional Scholarship are not eligible for any other University of Hertfordshire scholarships.

Guidance notes

Applicants should identify:

  • how they have benefited their organisation/s over the past five years
  • how they overcame specific business challenges
  • demonstration of strong leadership and critical thinking skills
  • why they have chosen this stage in their career to apply for the MBA
  • how the Hertfordshire MBA will assist them achieve their future career goals

More information


Helen Burchell Scholarship

  • Value: £750 (paid in the first year).
  • Awarded every year to a full-time or part-time student on the Doctoral or Masters' programmes within the School of Education.
  • To apply: Submit an application in your first year at University.

Engineering and Technology

Dannenberg Scholarship (MEng)

  • Value: £500 (paid in the first year).
  • Awarded every year to 2 MEng students.
  • No application required. Nominations for the award are made by the Board of Examiners to the Engineering Prize Committee, which will then select the recipient.

Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics

Brian May MSc Scholarship in Astronomy

  • Value: £2,000 (paid in the first year).
  • Awarded each year to one full-time student on the MSc by Research in Astronomy at the University of Hertfordshire.
  • To apply: Submit an application together with one side of A4 outlining any other achievements you wish to bring to the attention of the PAM Assessment Panel, your motivations for wishing to carry out a research programme in astronomy, and your future aspirations.

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