Find out how to apply for funding to help with your studies.

MIE undergraduate awards 2024-25

The Manchester Institute of Education has funding awards available for applicants holding offers for undergraduate courses.

Eligible candidates will be holding an offer for the following courses:

Successful candidates will receive £2,000 in three instalments during the first year of their course.

Candidates will have predicted or achieved grades of AAB or above (or equivalent). Selection will be based on academic performance and the submission of a 500-word statement outlining their motivation for studying their subject.

Applications for Education awards are now open.

The deadline is Friday, 26 April 2024. If you have any questions about this award, please e-mail

We will let you know if you’re successful by the end of June 2024.

MIE postgraduate bursaries 2022-23

We have ten awards of £7,500 each (issued as a reduction in your tuition fees).

All self-sponsored applicants, who hold an offer of a place to study on one of the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) Master's full-time courses AND are a national of or a permanently domiciled in one the following countries are eligible:


Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, DR Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Bahamas, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

There is no bursary application process; if you are eligible you will be automatically considered.

Decisions are made on your potential to contribute and enrich all aspects of the master's programme and the diverse academic and cultural profile of the master's class.

Successful candidates will be contacted by the end of June 2023. We will only contact you if you have been successfully selected for the bursary.

Other MIE awards

As an MIE applicant, you are also eligible to apply for the Manchester Humanities International Excellence Scholarship.

Applicants from Cyprus, Italy, Greece, Germany, Portugal, France, India, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, USA, Canada and Nigeria who meet the academic criteria for the programmes will be granted a 20% scholarship in the form of a discount on the following programme’s tuition fees:

If you are applying for the MA in Education for a Sustainable Environment, please note that you will be eligible for a further 10% Carbon Reduction Scholarship if you register as a Distance Learning student.

Finally, we make awards of £500 to all UK-based undergraduate students flagged as WP+ by our admissions colleagues. Last year, we made 16 widening participation awards in MIE.


Taught master's and postgraduate research