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


We offer cash bursaries of up to £2,500 for Geography in addition to other student finance available.

Eligible students can also apply for the Geospatial Scholarship Fund, an award of £30,000.

Geography Bursary

We're committed to widening participation. We offer a £500 cash bursary to students eligible for a reduced-grade contextual offer.

This bursary will aid students with some of the costs of getting started at university. This could include textbooks and travel expenses.

Courses eligible for this award

Herbertson Geography Award

Offer holders with predicted grades of AAA or above (or equivalent) can apply for a Herbertson Geography Award.

Five successful candidates will receive the £2,000 award in three installments, during their first year, as follows:

  • December 2021 - £500; 
  • February 2022 - £1,000; 
  • April 2022 - £500. 

Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of:

  • their academic performance;
  • the submission of a 500-word statement outlining their motivation for studying their subject.

Applications for the awards are now open. The application form can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 31 March 2021.

Courses eligible for this award

The Geospatial Scholarship Fund

This new scholarship programme has been established to encourage and support​ Black African, Caribbean, Black or mixed Black heritage students​ in the study of geography and geoscience. An undergraduate and a master’s award will be made every academic year

The Undergraduate Award of £30,000 can be spent on fees or maintenance.​

The deadline for applications for 2021 entry is 7 April 2021.

Find out more about eligibility criteria and how to apply: The Geospatial Scholarship Fund

Courses eligible for this award

Taught master's and postgraduate research