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Funding your MBA

University of Bath MBA scholarships

We have over half a million pounds in scholarship funding available to support talented MBA candidates from around the world.

If we award you a scholarship, you’ll be expected to act as a Bath MBA ambassador to help us attract future MBA candidates.

How to apply

We are pleased to offer significant scholarship funding to our most talented applicants.

A range of scholarships are available. If you’re a self-funded candidate we’ll automatically consider you for all scholarships you are eligible for when you apply. You do not need to provide additional information.

Local Corporate Partnerships

We’re committed to our community. Your organisation may qualify for a substantial University-funded bursary if:

  • your organisation is active in the South West of the UK
  • you enrol two or more MBA students in one academic year

You’ll also benefit from student project work, MBA recruitment opportunities and other engagement.

Scholarship criteria

We decide scholarship awards based on criteria that include professional track record and skillset.

We also look at your potential to:

  • contribute to the programme
  • enrich the professional experience of the class
  • enrich the cultural profile of the class
  • become an outstanding business leader or entrepreneur
  • become an ambassador for the School
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Other scholarships and bursaries

We also offer other awards supported by alumni and our key partners, to support the very best talent from across the world. Scholarships are available for both our Full-time and Executive MBA programmes.

The Deb Lewis MBA Scholarships

Core tuition fees

Open to candidates who have been based in the local region for at least three years and have been directly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more about the Deb Lewis MBA Scholarships.

Only available for applicants for 2021 entry.

University of Bath alumni bursary

10% discount on fees

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.

Apply for this scholarship when you apply for your MBA.

Read more about tuition fee support for graduates.

Available for full-time and Executive part-time MBA students.

MBA Alumni Referral Award

£5,000 off total tuition fees

Open to candidates referred by Bath MBA Alumni. Applications to this fund must indicate on their personal statement the name of the Bath MBA graduate referee and supply written evidence from the referee in support of your application. If you are successfully recruited onto the programme, you are eligible for a £5,000 discount on your tuition fees.

Apply for this scholarship when you apply for your MBA.

Available for full-time and Executive part-time MBA students.

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.

Available for full-time MBA students only.

Chevening Scholarship

£37,500 (including top up from the University) for 2021 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 one successful candidate selected by Chevening and the Bath MBA selection committee for a special joint partnership award.

Read more on the Chevening website.
Available for full-time MBA students only.

Sanctuary Scholarship

Your tuition fees and a bursary worth £15,285

For taught postgraduate master’s students who are seeking asylum in the UK, and who are not eligible to receive postgraduate financial support from Student Finance.

Read more about the Sanctuary 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 full at the start of the programme, or in up to four instalments. Payment dates are February and October.

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 offers 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 website and the Government’s website.