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In addition to the scholarships listed on this site, there are a number of other sources of funding for studying in the UK:

The British Federation of Women postgraduates

The British Federation of Women postgraduates makes awards to women postgraduates of any nationality in their final year of study for a doctoral degree in Great Britain (ie all of the United Kingdom except Northern Ireland). Other scholarships/grants are also available through its wholly owned subsidiary Funds for Women postgraduates (FfWG).

The CISN Hardship Fund

The CISN Hardship Fund was set up in 1990 to help students experiencing financial problems during the latter stages of their degree. Grants do not exceed £800 and average around £500.

The Hardship Fund aims to assist international students, irrespective of their race, sex, or religion, who face unexpected financial problems during the final stages of their courses. Apart from exceptional circumstances, awards are made on the basis of certain criteria. Awards are made only to those who are undertaking a full-time first degree or postgraduate studies lasting at least one academic year, are within six months of finishing, and can clearly show that their financial problems are unexpected and an award would enable them to complete their course.

For more information, contact Mr David Philpot, Grants Secretary, CISN Hardship Fund, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN; e-mail dphilpot@cofscotland.org.uk.

Federal Stafford Loans

Federal Stafford Loans or PLUS loans can be used by students enrolled at a US school or directly enrolled at an approved foreign school to cover UK tuition costs, so making it another way of helping fund study abroad. More than 100 UK educational institutions have been given approval by the Department of Education to participate in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) programs.

Wingate Scholarships

Wingate Scholarships aim to support creativity by awarding up to a maximum of £10,000 a year to outstanding individuals with great potential or a track record of excellence to help them with their endeavours.

The aim is to support specific projects for up to three years. Applicants have to be at least 24 (although there is no upper age limit). Applications from mature students and those from non-traditional academic backgrounds are welcomed.

Most subject areas are covered, particularly multi-disciplinary projects that may fall outside conventional funding categories. It is open to citizens of certain countries, including current and former members of the British Commonwealth.



 
 
 
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