International Excellence Award: Postgraduate September 2024 entry

This prestigious £5,000 award recognises academic excellence and is awarded to selected students starting a masters degree in September 2024.


The scholarship is awarded as a £5,000 fee waiver. It is open to self-funded international fee paying students regardless of nationality or domicile. The scheme is application based and awards are decided by a scholarship awards panel.

Eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible applicants must:

  • Be an overseas fee-paying student
  • Hold an offer to study a full time masters programme (excludes part-time, distance-learning courses and the MBA)
  • Be self-funded (you must be paying for your studies independently rather than being sponsored or in receipt of another scholarship) 
  • Not be from the Surrey International Study Centre (SISC).

Applicants in receipt of the International Excellence Award will not be eligible for the alumni discount as the value of this award is higher.

How to apply

Applications open 15 October 2023.

Applications will be reviewed monthly starting in November 2023. You must have an offer from the University to complete the scholarship application form. Applications without a valid student ID and offer will not be assessed.

International Excellence Award

Application deadline

Contact details

International Recruitment team:

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Scholarships and bursaries

There is a range of support available to help finance your studies.