University Alumni or Donor Funded Scholarships for Postgraduate Students 

 The following funds have been established by generous donations from alumni and friends of the University.


Part-time postgraduates - W H Revis Bequest Fund 

The University offers limited help with the cost of tuition fees to part-time postgraduate students through the W H Revis Bequest fund.  Applicants should be residents of the UK, self financed, unemployed or on a monthly net income of up to £2,200 for single students and £2,350 for couples (see breakdown below). Special factors are if the applicant has dependants, or a disability or long term medical condition.

Please note: As this fund is a support fund, financial hardship must also be proven.

It is expected that, where eligible, students will have taken out the relevant Postgraduate Loan. Where students choose not to take out the loan we will still include the loan amount, as income, within the assessment.

Grants are paid in the form of a direct deduction from tuition fees.

W H Revis award breakdown
 Monthly net income  Award
 Single person  Couple  
 up to £1,200  up to £1,350  £1,500
 £1,201 - £1,800  £1,351 - £1,950  £1,000
 £1,201 - £1,800 +special factors  £1,351 - £1,950 +special factors  £1,500
 £1,801 - £2,200 +special factors  £1,951 - £2,350 + special factors £1,000 
over £1,800 with no special factors  over £1,950 with no special facts  No award


The fund may also offer limited financial assistance to full time postgraduate students with 'home' fee status, who are experiencing financial difficulty due to an unexpected change in circumstances, during their course. Full time students can apply for help towards living costs only.

Applications are now closed for 2018/19.

Download the 2019/20 application form from September 2019PDF file icon


Theology and Religious Studies Masters - The Memorial Scholarship 2019/20

The Memorial Scholarship is awarded to academically talented applicants (as assessed by their School). A maximum of £1,250 is available to award between successful applicants in each academic year.

• Postgraduate research students, full-time or part-time holding an offer to study or already admitted to the MRes in Theology/Religious Studies or PhD in Theology/Religious Studies and undertaking research in Hebrew Bible.

Download the 2019/20 application formPDF file icon


Humanities courses - The Lillian M Ruff Postgraduate Scholarship (Masters) 2019/20

Dr Lillian M Ruff was a graduate of The University of Nottingham who generously established this scholarship in her name.

There will be one recipient in 2019/20, being awarded a scholarship equivalent to the full cost of the UK/EU fee for a full time/part-time taught or MRes course in the School of Humanities at The University of Nottingham.

To be eligible to apply you must meet the following criteria:

• Be planning to enroll in the first year of a full time/part-time taught or MRes course in the School of Humanities at The University of Nottingham in 2019.

• Meet the residency requirements for a ‘home’ or European Union student, and be liable for the relevant home/EU fee.

• Be a self-funded student.

• Have a low income which necessitates your continuing to work throughout your course and be working prior to your starting on the course (please see the application form for required evidence). If you are unable to work due to a disability or long term medical condition please highlight this in your supporting statement.

When assessing applications we will also take into consideration:

• Caring responsibilities

• Disability or long-term ill health

Download a 2019/20 application form PDF file icon


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