Funding and Scholarships - The Bath MBA - You better: valued, connected, future-proofed, accelerated.

Funding your MBA

We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to support the most talented candidates for the Bath MBA programmes in 2018.

We base award decisions on professional track record, academic credentials and skillset. We also look for your potential to become an outstanding business leader or entrepreneur, and future ambassador for the School and programme.

If you would like us to consider you for a scholarship, you will need to write a 400-word statement outlining why you believe you should be given an award.

We award scholarships on a competitive basis. You should apply early to maximise your chances. You may apply for more than one award.

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Scholarships and bursaries

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available to support your studies.

Most are available to both full-time MBA and Executive MBA students, while others are exclusive to the full-time MBA or Executive MBA.

Please note scholarships and bursaries are subject to change at any time.

The Bath MBA European scholarships

Five of £10,000 each

Open to all candidates from EU/EEA countries. View a list of eligible countries.

The Bath MBA international scholarship

£3,000 - £5,000

Open to all candidates paying overseas fees.

Dean's MBA scholarship for excellence


Open to candidates with exceptional academic performance. A GMAT score may be required as evidence.

Third sector scholarship


Open to candidates from third sector organisations. Candidates must have a significant track record of contribution to the third sector.

Women in Business MBA scholarship


Open to outstanding female candidates who are inspiring role models.

Aquae Sulis MBA scholarship

£4,500 - £9,000

Open to all candidates. Award is linked to the potential contribution of the candidate to the MBA class.

University of Bath alumni bursary

10% discount on fees (up to £3,300)

Open to University of Bath graduates. If you have graduated with a full degree from a different programme at the University of Bath, you may be eligible for a discount of 10% on any part of your fees which you are funding yourself. Read more about tuition fee support for graduates.

Taught postgraduate master's bursaries

30 of £6,000 each

Open to all UK candidates who have received an offer. Read more about taught postgraduate bursaries.

Chevening Scholarship

£37,500 (including top up from the University) for 2019 entry

Open to applicants from Chevening-eligible countries. On confirmation of the award of a Chevening Scholarship, we will offer a top-up award to cover the remaining fee balance. Read more on the Chevening website.

The Moog Scholarship


Open to applicants who have successfully enrolled on the Full-time MBA. All candidates will be invited to submit a separate application in Autumn 2018. If successful, Moog Inc. may also invite you to work with them during your final project.

Sir Jack Cater Scholarship


Open to graduates of nominated Hong Kong universities. You will be automatically considered for this award if eligible. Read more about the Sir Jack Cater Scholarship.

Santander Universities Masters Scholarships


Open to applicants from Latin America. You will be automatically considered for this award if eligible. Read more about this scholarship.

Pay your fees in instalments

Full-time MBA

Self-funding students can pay tuition fees in one or two instalments.

There are several options for paying fees. Read more about how you can pay your tuition fees.

Executive part-time MBA

Part-time students can pay their fees in up to four instalments.

Other ways of funding your MBA

There are many sources of funding available. Examples include but are not limited to:

Prodigy Finance loans

Prodigy Finance offer loans to students at top business schools, including the School of Management at the University of Bath.

Loans are for full-time students and available to over 150 nationalities.

Apply through the Prodigy Finance website.

Declaration: An entity connected to the University of Bath School of Management is an investor in MBA Community Loans PLC, which provides the finance to fund the Prodigy Finance Loan Scheme. The University of Bath School of Management may therefore benefit from any lending under the scheme.

UK/EU students

Government loans

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are available for all UK MBA students. EU nationals may also qualify. You can find more information on the University’s study site and the Government’s website.