Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Dean's Scholarship

This scholarship is available to international students studying particular courses.

About the scholarship

This scholarship is available to an applicant from a country that has recently been subject to a significant adverse environmental, health or security impact, where its alleviation relates to the subject area of the selected MSc programme.

Following graduation, recipients will be expected to be an active member of the UWE Bristol Alumni Network by helping the University to promote its programmes to prospective students.

Study level

MSc (full-time)

Award values

100% tuition fees

Award duration

One academic year

Eligible Programmes

  • MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice
  • MRes Applied Sciences
  • MSc Biomedical Science
  • MSc Science Communication
  • MSc Environmental Health
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • MSc Occupational Psychology
  • MSc Public Health
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • MSc Forensic Science
  • MSc Health Technology

Number of awards available

One for a September 2020 start date

Nationalities accepted

All classed as overseas for fees purposes

Eligible applicants must

  • have achieved the equivalent of a British first or 2:1 in an undergraduate degree
  • be applying from a country that recently has been subject to a significant adverse environmental, health or security impact, where its alleviation relates to the subject area of the selected MSc programme
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer where IELTS or equivalent English language is the only condition
  • be a new student to UWE Bristol with no previous UK study
  • be classed as overseas for fees purposes
  • not be a sponsored student or in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • provide official transcripts at the time of application.

How to apply

Applications for the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Dean’s Scholarship can be made online via the Welcome Portal that will be made available to you once you have been offered a place on a MSc programme, and if you meet the eligibility criteria for a scholarship. The scholarship statement should be no longer than a maximum of 1,000 words.

To be considered for the Scholarship, applicants will need to cover the following points in their personal statement which should accompany the programme application:

  • What potential you have for outstanding performance on the programme – please note that this will be assessed both through evidence of your academic record to date and the quality of your written application
  • What potential you have to become an outstanding professional in your selected subject area and to contribute to alleviating a recent adverse environmental, health or security impact in your home country, and how your work experience to date points to exceptional achievements in relation to interests outside formal education
  • How you show potential for being an effective ambassador for UWE Bristol when you return to your home country – you should show a grasp of British universities' agenda overseas and of successful ways of influencing potential audiences
  • How you show concern for other students on your programme, evidencing contribution of a kind that is likely to enrich their experiences, not just your own.
  • Students who have deferred their application from academic year 2019/2020 to 2020/2021 will need to write another personal statement if they would like to be considered for the scholarship and upload it via their UWE welcome portal.

They should clearly write and save the document as “Personal Statement for the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences MSc (International) Scholarship” before uploading via their welcome portal.

The submission deadline is 30 June 2020. Your application will be assessed by a Faculty panel that includes the programme leader, and candidates will be informed of the final decision by 31 July 2020.

Email Peter Spencer-Phillips at Peter.Spencer-Phillips@uwe.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Read the scholarship terms and conditions.