School of Biosciences
Undergraduate funding

Undergraduate funding

Funding opportunities for undergraduate students in the School of Biosciences.

Financial Support

The University's Financial Support team (part of Student Services) offers extensive information and advice on all aspects of student finance to current and prospective students eg funding, bursaries and scholarships.


The University of Nottingham offers one of the most generous bursary schemes in the UK. 

International Students

The School of Biosciences welcomes well qualified international students and has a long tradition of accepting students from all over the world.

As an international student there are a number of scholarship schemes available to help you with tuition and living costs.

Rochester Bridge Trust Spence Agricultural Scholarship

In recognition of the contribution of Mr John Spence OBE DL to agriculture and the Rochester Bridge Trust, the Spence Agricultural Scholarship is available exclusively to students studying agriculture at the University of Nottingham. The Scholar will receive a grant of £1,500 per annum in each of three consecutive years. Students opting to complete a one-year industrial placement or computer science programme will be eligible for an additional grant of £1,500 in respect of that year. Scholars must pass each year of study at their first attempt and provide a brief report to the Rochester Bridge Trust on their academic and other achievements during the previous academic year. 

The Scholarship is available to students studying for a BSc Hons in:

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture and Crop Science
  • Agriculture and Livestock Science
  • Agricultural Business Management

The qualifying areas are: Medway, Kent, London Boroughs of Bexley and Bromley, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and West Yorkshire. Students must live or study in one of these areas at the time of their application.

Eligible candidates will be invited to apply. The assessment will be made from the candidate’s UCAS personal statement and a short video that explains why they wish to study agriculture and how they might use the scholarships.

For further information please contact the Admissions Tutor:

Felix Thornley Cobbold Agricultural Trust

The Felix Thornley Cobbold Scholarship

A grant of £1,000 for living expenses and £2,000 towards tuition costs in each of three consecutive years is available to a student in Suffolk or the adjoining counties of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, to study for a BSc Hons in:

  • Agriculture 
  • Agricultural and Crop Science
  • Agricultural and Livestock Science
  • Integrated Agricultural Business Management

Candidates will be selected on the basis of need and potential to achieve a 2:1 degree or better. The assessment will be made from the candidate’s UCAS application, particularly the candidate’s personal statement and reference.

For more information please contact the Admissions Tutor:

AgriFood Charities Partnership

The AgriFood Charities Partnership website gives access to a number of charities that support study on agricultural undergraduate degree programmes.

You can Search for Funding (select undergraduate degree) for your area of interest (for example, agribusiness, arable crops, beef and sheep, dairying, environment). A brief overview is given of the objectives and conditions for each award, together with contact details and information on what to do next.

If you want to discuss your suitability for any of these awards, please contact Admissions Tutor:



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