School of Applied Sciences Widening Participation Postgraduate Progression Scholarship 

Eligible for postgraduate students from widening participation backgrounds, for certain programmes.

About the scholarship

We are pleased to announce the Widening Participation Postgraduate Progression Scholarship.

The objective of this new scholarship is to support current widening participation students to progress to any of our postgraduate taught provision (MSc and MRes courses, part time or full time), subject to meeting entry requirements. This scheme will comprise of two 50% fees bursaries a year for home students meeting the widening participation criteria. 

This scheme aligns to the aspirations of Science 2030 and increasing diversity of the School of Applied Sciences (AS) community and better supporting students from differing backgrounds. It enhances the UWE Bristol focus on reducing widening participation attainment gaps.

Recipients of the scholarship will not be eligible for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship or the alumni discount. In addition, recipients will be expected to contribute to promoting student engagement initiatives in the school, such as ‘Scientists like me scheme’, the DAS employability blog or the DAS social media campaigns. 

Study level

MSc (full time or part time)

Award values

50% tuition fees 

Award duration

One academic year or two years (part time)

Eligible programmes 

Number of awards available

Two for September 2024 start dates 

Nationalities accepted

Classed as home students for fees purposes 

Deadline for applications Friday 14 June 2024

Eligible applicants must

Come from a widening participation background:

  • identify as Black, Asian and minority ethnic
  • be from a low participation neighbourhood
  • have a disability
  • be from a low-income background and low socioeconomic group
  • be the first in your generation to attend university
  • mature student


  • have achieved the equivalent of a British first or 2:1 in an undergraduate degree. Students who apply with 2:2 will also be considered
  • hold an unconditional offer or a conditional offer
  • be a recent graduate from the school (not open to new students to UWE Bristol)
  • be classed as home for fees purposes
  • not be in receipt of another scholarship/award.             

How to apply

As part of your application, you will be sent an application form that you will need to complete and send back before the deadline. This will be submitted once the applicant has been offered a place on an eligible course and to meet the deadline of Friday 14 June 2024. Please contact for an application form.

All applications will be reviewed and judged by a panel. Please note that by applying, you give us permission to contact your referee. If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact