Salford International Excellence Scholarship

International students

The Salford International Excellence Scholarship supports a range of talented, inspiring and creative international students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, who aim to be the leaders of the future. This award is open for the 2021/22 academic year. Find out more about this scholarship and how you can apply. 

Scholarship details

The Salford International Excellence Scholarship is judged by our international scholarship committee. Successful applicants are awarded up to £5,000. You must be an offer holder in order to apply for this scholarship. You are particularly encouraged to apply if:

You are from a region where no specific scholarships are available.

You have an offer to study an undergraduate (bachelor's) programme and have gained advanced entry, so will begin your studies in year two or three, rather than year one. 

Your talents complement our Industry Collaboration Zone strategy, which brings us together with industry to work on global challenges.

You have professional experience gained through work, extra-curricular activities, or your own creative or entrepreneurial projects.

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form. The most important part of your application is the two-part scholarship essay, which should include the following sections:

Part 1: Describe how your previous experiences and achievements will help you achieve success here.

This is your opportunity to tell us how you will be a successful and an active student. You can include examples of academic prizes you have won, recent sporting achievements, your involvement in activities for the social, economic and cultural development of your country and community, any entrepreneurial activity you are engaged in, or other examples that demonstrate how you will be successful here. Your essay should be no longer than 300 words. 

Part 2: Describe how your programme of study will enable you to develop a greater understanding of your subject and how that can positively contribute to your home country.

This is your opportunity to tell us about your commitment to your chosen subject area. We are not just interested in your past experience, we want to know how your studies will support your future and how these contributions will support your home country. This may be at a national, regional or community level. Your essay should be no longer than 300 words. 

When to apply


Intake date

Applications open


Application deadline


Applicants notified of outcome


Deadline to accept scholarship


June 2021

15 October 2021

26 March 2021

7 April 2021

21 April 2021

September 2021 (round 1)


15 October 2020

5 April 2021

20 April 2021

30 April 2021

September 2021 (round 2)


15 October 2020

17 May 2021

1 June 2021

11 June 2021

September 2021 (round 3)


15 October 2020

28 June 2021

13 July 2021

23 July 2021

Terms and conditions

You may apply for this scholarship if you have already been awarded a different scholarship. However, in line with our terms and conditions, you can only receive one scholarship - the one with the highest value.

Find more scholarships

Learn more about the range of scholarships available to international students. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about scholarships, please email