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Over the past five years, we have awarded more than £5 million in scholarships and bursaries to support high-achieving international students. Our international graduates are now successfully working across the world, contributing to their communities and applying their knowledge and experience to make a positive impact. We are proud to offer a range of scholarships to support more international students to do the same. Find out more about the scholarships you can apply for at the University of Salford. 

What you can apply for

Our range of scholarships supports specific programmes of study, applicants from specific regions and applicants from global partner organisations. It also includes the Salford International Excellence Award. For more details about individual scholarships, please read the information below. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about scholarships, please email


Salford International Excellence Award

Salford International Excellence Award

This scholarship supports a range of talented, inspiring and creative international students who aim to be the leaders of the future. Learn more.

Academic scholarships by programme

CSE Excellence Scholarship

Our School of Computing, Science and Engineering offers a limited number of high-value scholarships to applicants across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Learn more

Petroleum and Gas Master's International Excellence Scholarship

Scholarships are available to applicants to MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering and MSc Gas Engineering and ManagementLearn more

Architecture International Excellence Scholarship

To celebrate our global achievement in architecture teaching, we offer high-value scholarships to applicants of MA Architecture and BSc ArchitectureLearn more

Salford Business School Postgraduate International Excellence Scholarship

We offer a number of scholarships for high achieving postgraduate applicants to Salford Business School, who have a strong record of academic achievement. Learn more.

Salford Business School Postgraduate International Silver Award

In line with our emphasis on industry-led learning, we offer a number of scholarships for students with demonstrable business acumen. Learn more.

School of Built Environment Accelerated Degree Scholarships

Scholarship are available to international students interested in fast-tracking their success with an accelerated degree. Learn more.





Academic scholarships by region

India scholarships

Scholarships are available to high-achieving students from India. Learn more

ICETEX scholarships (Colombia)

In partnership with ICETEX, we are able to offer six scholarships to students from Colombia in selected postgraduate taught programmes. Learn more

Sri Lanka scholarships

Scholarships are available to high-achieving students from Sri Lanka. Learn more

Africa scholarships

Scholarships are available to high-achieving students from Africa. Learn more.

South-East Asia scholarships 

Scholarships are available to high-achieving students from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar. Learn more.

PhD scholarships for China for the School of Arts and Media

To celebrate our creative work in China, our School of Arts and Media offers a scholarship at PhD level. Learn more

South Asia scholarships

Our South Asia Excellence Scholarships are available to high achieving students from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Learn more

MENA Scholarships (Jordan, Egypt and Turkey)

Scholarships are available to high achieving students from Jordan, Egypt and Turkey, based on academic merit. Learn more


Partnership scholarships

Chevening scholarships

Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Learn more

NCUK scholarships

We are are an owner-member of the Northern Consortium of UK universities (NCUK). NCUK delivers pathway programmes that lead to degrees at member universities. To support students who progress from NCUK, we offer a number of high value scholarships to outstanding applicants for undergraduate or master's programmes. Learn more

CSCSE HND scholarships

We have a long-standing partnership with the Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE). Scholarships are available for applicants from CSCSE who have studied the SQA HND and have achieved AB/AAB plus IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all bands). Learn more

Commonwealth scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships enable talented and motivated students to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development.

These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and offered through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC). Learn more



Other discounts

Loyalty discount

If you have completed an eligible programme of study here, you may be entitled to a discount of 20% off your fees if you take another programme with us. For more details please see the information on our loyalty discount here

Please note, you may apply for the loyalty discount if you have already been awarded a scholarship, however, in line with our terms and conditions, you can only receive one scholarship or discount (the one with the highest value).

Prompt payment discount

If you pay your fees in full, either on before or at enrolment, you can receive a prompt payment discount of 3%. This is applied to the net fee remaining after any scholarship has been applied.

Terms and conditions

Before applying for an international scholarship, please read our terms and conditions. Unless specified, our international scholarships are available to full-time, on-campus, self-funded students who have been assessed as international students for fee purposes and are applying to the first year of study for an undergraduate bachelor’s or postgraduate taught master’s programme.