Terms and conditions for University of Bath MBA scholarships 2023/24

Full information about eligibility, application and selection for MBA scholarships from the University of Bath School of Management.

1. Scope

These terms and conditions apply to scholarships awarded by the University of Bath’s School of Management for MBA programmes.

The allocation of the scholarship is competitive and so not all applications received may be successful. Please see below for details on how selection is made.

Scholarships are awarded in the form of a fee waiver (‘discount’) which is a sum of money to assist students with tuition fees. The University allocates a waiver to your fee account in place of some of the fee liability you would otherwise have. There is no cash alternative to a fee waiver. Scholarships cannot be deferred and are for the academic year that the application has been made only.

This document outlines the full terms and conditions of this scheme and you should read these before you accept your scholarship.

2. Eligibility

If you wish to be considered for one of the scholarships, you MUST:

  • have received an offer to study on the full time MBA or Executive MBA programme; and
  • have applied for the scholarship before the final application deadline as indicated in the ‘rounds’ below.

If you have not complied with the conditions outlined above, you will not be considered for any scholarships.

The application deadlines are:

  • Round 1 – apply by the last day in December for a decision by the last day in January
  • Round 2 – apply by 27 March for a decision by the first week in April
  • Round 3 – apply by the last day in June for a decision by the first week in July
  • Round 4 – apply after June for any additional scholarships available; response in September

3. Current scholarships

To be awarded a scholarship you must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in section 2 above. Students must demonstrate their outstanding experience or potential.

Full Time MBA Programme

Each category has its own allocation of scholarships. These will be provided to you at the time of application. Corporate sponsorship deals are available.


  • Students from anywhere in the UK
  • Students with experience in Aerospace or Defence
  • Students with experience in Management Consultancy
  • Students with experience in Financial Services
  • Enterprising or entrepreneurial students, including family businesses
  • Students from the EU with outstanding experience or potential
  • Students from any Latin American country with outstanding experience or potential
  • Students from East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea) with outstanding experience or potential
  • Students from South Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka) with outstanding experience or potential
  • Students from Southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Laos, Burma) with outstanding experience or potential
  • Students from any African country with outstanding experience or potential
  • Students from anywhere else in the world with outstanding experience or potential

Executive Part Time MBA programme

If you receive a 100% sponsorship from your company you will not be eligible to apply for a scholarship. For those who receive a part-company sponsorship, any scholarships awarded will be similarly pro-rata-ed.


  • Students from Southwest UK
  • Students from rest of UK
  • Students from a STEM environment
  • Students from Public Sector (including but not limited to those working in civil service, education and law enforcement)
  • Enterprising or entrepreneurial students, including family businesses
  • Students working in Carbon Neutral organisations
  • Students from high performance sports
  • Students from the non-governmental non-profit sector

Other University of Bath scholarships

The University has the following scholarships available:

Chevening Scholarship

£37,500 (including top up from the University) for 2023 entry. One available.

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.

Sir Jack Cater Scholarship

£3,000. One available.

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.

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.

The Deb Lewis MBA Scholarships

£37,500. Two available.

Open to candidates who have been based in the local region for at least three years.

Read more about the Deb Lewis MBA Scholarships.

4. Scholarship application process

We request that all scholarship applications managed by the MBA programme (excluding Chevening, Sir Jack Cater, Alumni bursary and Deb Lewis) are supported by a video rather than a paper submission.

Candidates can submit their scholarship request at any point in the ‘round’ in which they submit their initial application to the programme.

Each scholarship has its own set of criteria, so candidates must select the criteria that best matches their situation.

The video must be of good sound and picture quality and be loaded as one document onto We Transfer. Videos, no longer than two minutes in length, must have the name of the scholarship as the file title and your nine digit reference number. Email mbaadmissions@bath.ac.uk once you have completed this.

The MBA Admissions team will be in touch with the candidate for interview arrangements. These are separate to the scholarship review.

It is the University’s responsibility to identify potential scholarship recipients on the basis of information provided in your scholarship and study application. The University cannot be responsible for any errors or omissions in the information supplied to it and on which eligibility decisions are based. The University’s decision on the interpretation of eligibility criteria is final and there is no right of appeal. You must comply with all requests for additional information to establish your eligibility on the timeframes specified and you must submit any evidence requested by deadlines.

Changes to study

If you change to a non-eligible programme or mode of study then your Scholarship may be withdrawn. These scholarship awards apply only to the Bath MBA programmes and are not transferable to other programmes or courses at the University of Bath. If you make any changes to your original programme of study you must notify the MBA Admissions Team about this as it may affect your continued eligibility.

Suspensions and withdrawal from studies

If you suspend or withdraw from your studies then you will not be eligible to receive any future payments in that academic year.

All scholarships paid will be calculated on a pro rata basis and any overpayments may need to be repaid to the University should you suspend, withdraw from studies, transfer to a non-eligible programme, or no longer be eligible for a particular scholarship for any other reason. In such a case, the University may seek to recover the amount of the overpayment as a debt in the county court.

Repeating, extending or deferring your studies

The scholarships outlined herein will not be paid during any extension/repeat period(s) to your programme. You may be able to apply for Hardship Funds from the Money Advice Team should you find yourself in financial difficulty. Visit http://www.bath.ac.uk/students/finance/funding-advice/hardship-fund/index.html to find out more about Hardship Funds. Please note that awards from this fund are not guaranteed.

The scholarships outlined herein are for the academic year that you make your initial application in only. If you defer or withdraw and restart, any scholarship already offered will become void. If eligible, you may be considered for support the following year, but this will be subject to the terms of those scholarships then in force. There is no guarantee that postgraduate students will be eligible for funding in future years.

Changes to your immigration status

If you have a change to your immigration status, you MUST notify the MBA Admissions Team immediately. We may require you to provide documentary evidence of your change in status.

If you receive notice that you are liable to be detained by the UK Home Office then your scholarship will be suspended for the duration of your detention. The University will review the support available to you to help you resume your studies if your status enables you to continue.

Disciplinary action and fraudulent applications

The University reserves the right to terminate your scholarship award and demand repayment of sums that have already been set off against your tuition fees in the case of any disciplinary action being taken against you. Cases will be considered on an individual basis by the Director of Studies.

The University reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship from anyone who is found to have misled the University about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any sums that have already been set off against their tuition fees. In such cases, the University may seek to recover any money paid as a debt in the county court (in which case it may also seek to recover additional sums such as interest, court fees and legal costs). We may request at any point, for audit purposes, evidence of the criteria as stated in your application.

Additional terms and conditions

  • Candidates must ensure they update the application tracker with their contact details. Email addresses of an educational representative or agent will be rejected.
  • Candidates must choose one scholarship category only. Multiple applications will be rejected and the first received application will be considered.
  • The Panel reserves the right to move a scholarship request into a different category
  • Scholarships are not awarded in order of application and selection for that round will not commence until after the closing date of each round
  • Should candidates miss the deadline for submitting a scholarship request in their round, they cannot apply for a scholarship in a different round
  • All candidates will receive communication within one week of the closing date of the round as to whether they have been successful or not in their application for a scholarship
  • Feedback will not be provided on unsuccessful scholarship applications. All scholarship awards are discretionary so even if you meet the criteria you are not guaranteed to receive one.
  • No additional information can be received or amended to the original application
  • If a scholarship is awarded to a conditional offer holder, then any scholarship will also be conditional on the student achieving the conditions of entry
  • Once candidates have received their scholarship outcome, their offers must be accepted on the Application Tracker within 14 days; failure to do so could result in the offer being withdrawn; candidates could be advised that they can apply for the following year but may no longer be considered for this year’s entry.
  • Deposits must be paid within 14 days of the scholarship offer date and are non-refundable
  • Candidates who have not received a scholarship have 14 days to pay the deposit and confirm their enrolment
  • The University reserves the right to review application closing dates to ensure the allocation of awards is met in full
  • Candidates may be requested to provide evidence as stated in their application to support their scholarship
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred, but candidates will be informed of how to reapply for the next year’s intake
  • The School of Management reserves the right to vary the amount and the number of scholarships available
  • Scholarship holders will be expected to participate as a Student Ambassador throughout the academic year and three years’ post-MBA
  • If you already have a partial or full scholarship or sponsorship from another organisation (including another University of Bath scholarship) for part of your tuition fees, you can combine these, provided that it does not equal more than the cost of your tuition fees. However, we will not give a University of Bath scholarship to anyone who already has a full scholarship (from another organisation) to pay for their tuition fees. If your financial situation changes the University reserves the right to reconsider the award.

All University terms and conditions apply.

5. Selection

The Panel (consisting of members of Senior MBA Panel) will convene at the end of each round (see dates in section 2 – Eligibility) to assess the scholarship requests. Scholarship decisions will be made at their discretion and their decision is final. All awards are discretionary and limited in number, so even if you meet the criteria you are not guaranteed to receive one.

The MBA Admissions team will inform all candidates the outcome of the Panel’s decision.

6. Ambassadors

All candidates who accept a scholarship award agree to act as a student ambassador throughout their time on the programme and up to three years’ post-MBA.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • sharing your experiences through campaigns such as case studies, blogs, videos etc.
  • providing regular updates for social media channels, such as LinkedIn and Facebook
  • sharing ideas for connecting with potential applicants worldwide
  • being available to talk to potential applicants about the programme
  • helping identify recruitment methods in your home country
  • playing an active role in alumni networks in your home country
  • contributing to newsletters with information from your cohort
  • providing a point of contact after graduation to potential applicants
  • being an ambassador for the programme in your future workplace
  • active contribution to completing post-graduation surveys
  • post-graduation support recruitment through events alongside staff

7. Appeals

There is no right of appeal and the University’s decision is final in relation to your eligibility for a scholarship. You may make a complaint if you believe that you have not been considered for a scholarship because of a procedural error, or you believe that there has been some other procedural problem with our allocating and awarding system. Complaints should be made in writing to the MBA Admissions Team.

8. Use of data

The University may use the data / information you share with us as part of your application, to provide information and advice about the University to you as an applicant. Should you subsequently join the University, the University may also use the data you provide to inform our strategies for supporting you as a new entrant, to inform you about provision that you may be able to access, to monitor student success and for other legitimate reasons. All awardees may be expected to participate in publicity for the scholarships from time to time during the academic year. In the case of scholarships which are funded by a corporate or private donor, personal details may be passed to this third party to assist them to administer the award.