Midwifery Scholarship

Apply for a midwifery scholarship which provides full tuition fee costs for the first three years of study at UWE Bristol.

About the scholarship

The BSc(Hons) Midwifery and BSc(Hons) Midwifery (Blended Learning) courses offers a unique opportunity to apply for a scholarship that provides full tuition fee costs and a £6,000 bursary a year for the first three years of study at UWE Bristol, designed to widen participation in higher education and help people to succeed in furthering their ambitions.

This scholarship has a focus on applicants from identified diverse backgrounds and particularly those individuals from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background to be successful in a career in midwifery.

In return for this funding, we ask successful applicants to work with UWE Bristol to further support widening access activities which may include, but not be limited to, open days and other marketing and recruitment events.

Study level


Eligible courses
Award values

Tuition fees are paid for three years plus a £6,000 bursary per year for the three years of study in addition to other financial support where applicable

Award duration

Three academic years

Number of awards available

Five scholarships

Nationalities accepted

Classed as home students for fees purposes

Eligible applicants

We welcome applications from all eligible students, however, applications from black, Asian or minority ethnic students will be prioritised.

Applicants must have been offered a place to study on the BSc(Hons) Midwifery or the BSc(Hons) Midwifery (Blended Learning) course at UWE Bristol starting in 2023/2024.

Eligible courses

Eligible courses for this scholarship include BSc(Hons) Midwifery and BSc(Hons) Midwifery (Blended Learning), September 2023 and January 2024 cohorts.

How to apply

You will be invited to apply for the scholarship upon offer from our admissions team, and in doing so will be asked to email a word document (maximum 500 words) answering the following questions using the UWE Bristol Core Value framework:

  • Why did you apply to UWE Bristol?
  • Why did you apply for the Midwifery/Midwifery (Blended Learning) course?
  • What difference would this scholarship mean to you?
  • What are you looking forward to most?

Please include your full name, UWE ID number and confirmed cohort start date in your application. Ensure that you include all relevant information including your ethnicity (as black, Asian or minority ethnic groups are prioritised). Word documents should be emailed to us at midwiferysponsorship@uwe.ac.uk.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications for the September 2023 cohort is 19 May 2023.

The deadline for applications for the January 2024 cohort is 31 October 2023.

The successful applicants will be notified by the end of June and the end of November 2023.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at midwiferysponsorship@uwe.ac.uk.

Terms and conditions

  • Students must have a home fee status.
  • Students must hold an offer on the undergraduate BSc(Hons) Midwifery or the BSc(Hons) Midwifery (Blended Learning) course through the normal admissions pathway to be eligible.
  • Applicants will be informed whether they have (or have not) been awarded a scholarship (and the value of the scholarship if they have been awarded) within six weeks of the scholarship application deadline.
  • Applications received will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Home fee paying students will have the scholarship automatically applied to their student record if successful.
  • Students who are fully sponsored for their tuition fees by their employer or by a professional body are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must have no outstanding debt to the University at registration.
  • If your scholarship application is successful, we may ask you to become a Student Ambassador, or to appear in online and/or printed marketing materials for the University. For example, providing a student profile and a photograph which may be used to promote the University and the University’s scholarship schemes and courses. Our current Student Ambassadors contribute to three open days a year and some admissions and recruitment activities.
  • Courses that are validated but not taught by UWE Bristol are not eligible for this discount.
  • The course is on a full-time basis.
  • Scholarships are competitive, and selection is based on the information provided on the scholarship application form/video. It is, therefore, of great importance that you give your scholarship statement careful thought and preparation, and that you refer to the criteria provided.
  • The panel is comprised of School and Admissions staff that meet to review all applications and award the scholarship to those who best meet the criteria. The University’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final. Please check our website to see which courses are eligible and which have limited places.

Payment of the scholarship

  • The scholarship consists of a full tuition fee waiver and £6,000 annual bursary payment for three years.
  • The full tuition fee waiver will be applied at the point of registration on the course.
  • The £6,000 annual bursary will be paid in termly instalments.
  • The University reserves the right to cancel any scholarship which has been claimed fraudulently or dishonestly and to apply the full tuition fee.
  • Where a student terminates or interrupts their studies, prior to the completion of their course, both the tuition fees and scholarship will be pro-rated, based on the student’s last date of attendance. Each case will be considered on an individual basis.