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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

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

Your gift will make a real difference to students who have the potential to create change in their lives and that of society.


Meet our scholarship recipients

Our scholarship and student support funds

The Bradford Futures Fund presents an opportunity to support those who might otherwise struggle to afford to study for a life changing degree.

This fund will support promising home undergraduate students who are underrepresented within Higher Education through an annual scholarship of £1000.

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.

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 are unable to access traditional student financial support, and without being able to work the hope of saving enough money to attend university is out of reach.

The Sanctuary Scholarship is availible to 20 students each year and provides full tuition fee costs.

The University of Bradford’s Student Support Fund acts as a lifeline by providing one-off grants of up to £500 to those in greatest need.

Applications can be made by both Home and EU/International students, with need being assessed by The Money Team according to individual circumstance. 

This fund is a key part of the support offered by the University to ensure our students health and wellbeing and ensure they can reach their full academic potential.

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 PhD. 

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

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