International Student Recruitment Scholarships FAQ


This page aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about our International Student Recruitment scholarships.

Click on the questions below to reveal the answer.

If you cannot find an answer to your question here, please email us.


I am interested in applying for a scholarship for 2020/21 entry. When will I be able to apply?

Our scholarship provision for 2020/21 entry is likely to be confirmed in late 2019.

In order to apply for an international scholarship, you must have a confirmed offer of a place to study here for the relevant academic year. Once you have received an offer of study, you can apply for Research or Masters scholarships by logging into your MyNottingham account and clicking on the 'Finance' tab.

To apply for our Undergraduate High Achiever Prize scholarships, you will need to download an application form from your chosen scholarship's information page and submit your completed form to

Applications close at 12 midnight (UK time) on the dates shown (please see the individual scholarship information pages for closing dates and eligible course start dates).

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

You may apply for more than one scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria for each scholarship. For example if you are from a certain country you could be eligible to apply for one of our country-specific scholarships, or any scholarships related to the subject you plan to study, or the level you wish to study at (undergraduate, masters, PhD, etc).

Can I apply for admission to the university and a scholarship at the same time?

No, to apply for an International Student Recruitment scholarship you must already have an offer of a place to study here for the relevant academic year.

Separate information about applying to study can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus or the Postgraduate Prospectus

When should I submit my application to study at the University in order to allow enough time to apply for a scholarship?

Research and Masters applications for admission to study at Nottingham must be received at least six weeks before the scholarship closing date to allow time for our Admissions office to process the application and confirm your offer, before you can apply for the scholarship.

Any application for admission to study submitted later than six weeks before the scholarship closing date is not guaranteed to be processed in time.

Undergraduate applicants need to make their application by the UCAS given deadline.

Can I apply for a scholarship if I hold a conditional offer?

Yes, you can apply if you are holding a conditional or an unconditional offer.

What information do I need to apply for a scholarship online?

Your MyNottingham username and password.

What should I do if I realise part of my scholarship application is incorrect after I have submitted it?

You can save your scholarship application and go back into update / delete any part of it, at any stage until it closes. Applications cannot be amended once the scholarships have closed for applications.

How will I know if I have been successful with my scholarship application?

The university starts assessing International Student Recruitment scholarship applications once the closing date has passed. Scholarship applications are carefully assessed by a panel of Academics and/or Professional Service staff and are not awarded on a first come first served basis. 

Please note that you will receive an email to confirm the outcome of your scholarship application once the final results are known; this will normally take place within six weeks of the closing date. You can also check the status of your application by logging into MyNottingham.

Please note that offer-holders cannot apply for a visa until up to three months before the start of their course. Although a CAS may be issued earlier than this, applicants should not submit a visa application before this date as it is likely to be unsuccessful.

If I change my course of study will it affect my scholarship application?

It will affect your scholarship application if the level of study, or the course you change to, is not eligible for the scholarship that you have applied for. If you are awarded a scholarship you should let us know if you change your course so that we can confirm your scholarship status and update our records. 

Can I apply for a scholarship if I am already studying at The University of Nottingham?

We do not have any scholarships available for current students. You will only be able to apply for our scholarships if you have a confirmed offer of study to register onto a new degree course for the relevant academic year.

I applied for a scholarship and the application status is 'On Hold'. What does this mean?

Online Scholarship Application (OSA) status guidance for applicants:

Workflow Order




“Student submitted”

Application submitted and waiting for review


“On hold”

Application submitted and waiting for review and needs an additional review of offer details by Professional Service Staff


“Review approval”

Application subject to an initial review and waiting for final decision



Confirmation of final decision (+)


Confirmation of final decision (-)




Are there any scholarships offered by the schools or departments at The University of Nottingham?

Yes. Some of the University’s schools and departments also offer scholarships. Please look up your chosen course in the Undergraduate Prospectus or the Postgraduate Prospectus and check the ‘funding’ tab for details of funding opportunities which may be available.

If I defer my offer until the following year will the scholarships on offer still be the same?
Our scholarships change year on year, depending on various factors including budget, and you should check our website each year. We normally advertise new scholarships on our website from October/November for the following year’s entry.
If I am awarded a scholarship and defer my offer, can I also defer my scholarship?

No. You will not be able to defer your scholarship. You should apply again for our scholarships the following year and you will need to have a confirmed offer for the new scholarship year. You should contact your School or the Admissions Office to ensure you can defer your offer and have it confirmed. 

Can I study and work at the same time?

International students from outside the EU are usually able to work for up to 20 hours a week during term-time. More information on working during your studies is available on our Working in the UK web page.

My scholarship application has been successful. How do I accept my award in MyNottingham?

Log into MyNottingham and click on the Finance icon. In the Funding box click on Anticipated Aid Details. Click on the Aid Year hyperlink. Click Accept/Decline awards. Ensure the tick box is checked for the scholarship/s you wish to accept, click update totals and click SUBMIT. Click Yes to accept and OK to submit the confirmation. Please allow 24 hours for the system to update.

NB. If there is no award amount showing in Anticipated Aid Details please contact

I am a prospective PhD student. Will my intended start date affect my eligibility to apply for a scholarship?
Eligible course start dates for each scholarship are listed on each scholarship’s information page. However, if you are unsure whether your intended course start date will take place in the academic year 2019/20 or 2020/21, please refer to our University calendar dates page.
My scholarship value is different to the value in my online scholarship application.

Your scholarship's value may change if you have changed course.  Please also note that the tuition fee quoted in your offer letter is provisional and your actual fee will be confirmed online, this may affect the amount of scholarship you are entitled to.



International Student Recruitment

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