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Donating to scholarships and student support

Why give to a scholarship fund?

Our students are at the heart of our successes and aspirations, and your support will enable outstanding students in most need to commence or to continue their studies. The gift of education is arguably one that outweighs any other. Funding scholarships is therefore one of the most popular ways for Alumni and friends to give something back.

Many of our students are the first from their family to attend University and come from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. Scholarships are an important source of support and can help these students to overcome financial challenges and fulfil their potential.

To discuss how you can give to our scholarship funds please contact the Development Team on +44 (0)1274 235179 or

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Higher education and access to it is one of the foundation stones of our future.

Harold Wilson - former Prime Minister and our first Chancellor

Meet our scholarship recipients

Our scholarship and student support funds

The Bradford Futures Fund supports those who might otherwise struggle to afford to study for a life-changing degree.

This fund supports promising home undergraduate students who are underrepresented within Higher Education through an annual scholarship of £1,500.

This additional support will be guaranteed for students for the entirety of their degree, helping to ease the financial burden and the anxiety this can create. 

The Sanctuary Support Fund

At Bradford, we are proud to be a University of Sanctuary.

Refugee and asylum-seeking students often have major obstacles to overcome to get to University, with many facing years of uncertainty.

These students can often need financial support, and without being able to work, the hope of saving enough money to attend university is an ambition far out of reach.

The Sanctuary Scholarship is available to 10 students each year and provides full-tuition fee costs as well as a study grant.

Postgraduate Scholarship

By providing scholarship support to postgraduate students you can unlock a world of opportunity for some of today’s brightest young people.

This will allow talented, hardworking undergraduates to continue their studies and deepen their knowledge during a further year of intensive study on a Master's course, or by pursuing a Ph.D. 

With your help, we can relieve this pressure and ensure more students can reach their full potential.



Bespoke Scholarships

The generosity of our alumni, friends, and partners has enabled the University to provide a number of specialist donor-funded scholarships and bursaries for our most talented and deserving students.

Donor-funded scholarships enable supporters to direct their generosity towards an area that is of most significance to them. Their support enables more hardworking students, regardless of background or circumstance, to focus on their studies and fulfil their personal and academic potential- whether that is at an undergraduate, postgraduate, or Ph.D. level.  

Alumni and Development Privacy Notice

Our alumni and supporters are important to us, and we are committed to protecting your privacy and keeping your data safe. This privacy notice describes how we collect, store, manage, protect and use your personal information.