Scholarships and other funding opportunities

By Middlesex University Modified on February 08, 2018

Higher education isn’t cheap, but it doesn’t have to be financially impossible.


Earning a degree is an investment, and to help you achieve it, we’ve listed some scholarship opportunities to consider when thinking of studying in the United Kingdom.

Scholarships, grants and awards may be easier to get than you think. Some universities have a budget to grant scholarships that require little effort to obtain. You may have to write an essay, fill out an application form and even go through an interview process, but this is a small price to pay considering that would deduct a good part of your tuition fee. At Middlesex University students can easily apply for grants of up to £5000 towards the deduction of the first year’s tuition fee.

Local ministries, agencies or departments of of education from your state, province or territory may have a budget for funding. Applying to these might be limited to household income or grades, but it’s a good idea to explore your options locally as it’s where you would most easily qualify.

Another possibility is part-time work. In the UK, students with a Tier 4 visa can work up to 20 hours a week during term time. This can be either on or off-campus work, and it makes it easier to fund daily expenses such as food and transportation. At Middlesex, our employment hub matches students with paid Middlesex jobs that accommodate their time and abilities.

Finally, higher education is an investment. A sound advice is to save enough money to not only afford the tuition costs but also enjoy the experience of living abroad as a whole. Meeting new people, traveling to new places and attending various events will improve the time spent abroad and increase your learning channels.

Not sure how to start? E-mail our regional team at and ask about our scholarships, payment plans and job opportunities. University certainly isn’t cheap, but it’s worth it!