International Scholarships

International students in a lecture at University of Salford

We are proud to have supported over 2,500 international students with scholarships and bursaries in 2022. You can find all our current scholarships below which offer a discount on your tuition fees.


Salford International Excellence Award

Salford International Excellence Award

This scholarship supports a range of talented, inspiring and creative international undergraduate students who aim to be the leaders of the future.

Learn more about the Salford International Excellence Award

Partnership scholarships

Chevening scholarships

Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders.

Learn more about Chevening scholarships

NCUK scholarships

We are are an owner-member of the Northern Consortium of UK universities (NCUK). NCUK delivers pathway programmes that lead to degrees at member universities. To support students who progress from NCUK, we offer a number of high value scholarships to outstanding applicants for undergraduate or master's programmes.

Learn more about NCUK scholarships

Commonwealth scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships enable talented and motivated students to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development.

These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and offered through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC).

Learn more about Commonwealth scholarships

Global Gold Excellence Scholarship

Our Global Gold Excellence Scholarship offers an automatic discount on tuition fees to all eligible applicants.

Learn more about the Global Gold Excellence Scholarship

Global Silver Excellence Scholarship

Our Global Silver Excellence Scholarship offers an automatic discount on tuition fees to all eligible applicants.

Learn more about the Global Silver Excellence Scholarship

Other discounts

Loyalty discount

If you have completed an eligible programme of study here, you may be entitled to a discount of 20% off your fees if you take another programme with us. For more details please see the information on our loyalty discount

Please note, you may apply for the loyalty discount if you have already been awarded a scholarship, however, in line with our terms and conditions, you can only receive one scholarship or discount (the one with the highest value).

Prompt payment discount

If you pay your fees in full, either on before or at enrolment, you can receive a prompt payment discount of 3%. This is applied to the net fee remaining after any scholarship has been applied.

Terms and conditions

Before applying for an international scholarship, please read our terms and conditions. Unless specified, our international scholarships are available to full-time, on-campus, self-funded students who have been assessed as international students for fee purposes and are applying to the first year of study for an undergraduate bachelor’s or postgraduate taught master’s programme.  

Hear from our previous International Excellence Award winner

“I had not planned to apply to Salford originally, but realised that the course fees were far more affordable for me in that period of time. I did my research and found student satisfaction rates to be far higher here as compared to other universities and so I didn't hesitate to apply. Winning the award was a huge thing for me especially since we were going through a particularly rough patch financially." - Sara