International scholarships frequently asked questions

Masters scholars at Nottingham

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

If you cannot find an answer to your question here, please email the International Scholarships Team. You may also find our scholarship application guidance notes helpful.

Please note that there is a strict word count limit for all questions, which is outlined at the end of each question. The system does not automatically limit this, so you would be encouraged to check your application before you submit. Any responses submitted that exceed the outlined word count may not be reviewed.

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

To apply for an international scholarship, you must hold an offer to start a full-time course at the University of Nottingham UK in the relevant academic year.

When you have received your offer to study with us, you can apply through the scholarships section of our application system, NottinghamHub. You will only be able to view a scholarship on the 'Finance' tab of NottinghamHub if you meet the eligibility criteria, and only when scholarship applications are open.

Applications close at 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 regional, subject or study level scholarships.

Regional awards cannot be combined with another University of Nottingham regional or sports scholarship. However, you may also be able to receive other subject scholarships or an award from your country, where the combined total does not exceed 100% of tuition fees. See scholarship information pages for details.

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 on our undergraduate webpages or postgraduate webpages

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 study applications must be received at least six weeks before the scholarship closing date. This is 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 NottinghamHub ID number and password - you can find this in your offer letter. Click on the finance tab to access the scholarships available to you.

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 or 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 staff panel 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.

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 Services 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 on our undergraduate webpages or postgraduate webpages. 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 typically advertise new scholarships on our website from 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. 

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 which academic year your intended course start date will take place in, please refer to our University calendar dates.
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.

How can I add my scholarship to my CAS?

If successful, once your tuition fee scholarship has been awarded in your NottinghamHub, your tuition fee scholarship should be reflected on the CAS you are issued, or, if you received your scholarship after you have received your CAS, the CAS will be updated. You will receive a system generated notification once any financial update to your CAS has been applied.

If you cannot see your scholarship information on your CAS after it has been awarded in NottinghamHub, please follow the procedure on the CAS checking document for how to report errors/omissions.

If you are relying on the scholarship information to meet the financial requirements of the Student Visa process then please do not submit your Student Visa application online until you have received confirmation that the full scholarship has been added to your CAS. If you apply for your visa before you have this confirmation, you may receive a visa refusal.


International Student Recruitment

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