Postgraduate scholarships for University of Bristol alumni

University of Bristol alumni can get a 10% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study.

A 10% discount on tuition fees for your postgraduate degree will be applied for the full duration of the programme.


The fee reduction will be applied if you:

  • graduated from the University of Bristol within the last 10 years.
  • are progressing to a higher level qualification than you already hold.
  • start your postgraduate degree on or after 1 August 2017.
  • register at the university, pay fees directly to the University and are wholly or partly self-funded.  

Eligible programmes:

PhD, MD, EdD, MSc, MA, LLM, Med, MRes, MSc by research, MPhil/PhD or MLitt/PhD or MMus/PhD – so long as applicants who are enrolled on an MPhil/MLitt/MMus intend to progress to a full PhD award.

Non-eligible programmes:

Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, PGCE, Graduate Diploma, EdD Hong Kong programme, and students who are charged fees on a modular basis.

MPhil/MLitt/MMus – where applicants are enrolled on a stand-alone.

MPhil/MLitt/MMus and are not aiming for direct progression to a full PhD award.

Application process

You don't need to apply for this discount. If you are eligible, the discount will be applied automatically to your fees invoice.

We cannot confirm if you are eligible before you formally register at the University. 

For further information, email


There is no application deadline, as the discount will be applied automatically for eligible applicants.

Further details

You may not see your discount in your financial statement straight away.

Your discount will need to be applied and processed. Please note: You will need to have fully registered for your course (not just registered online or provisionally registered) before the discount can be applied. This can then take a few days. If the discount has not appeared after 14 days, please contact

For students who are receiving an additional sponsorship or bursary, your alumni discount will be applied to the self-funded balance that you as a student must pay after any sponsorship or bursary.

Frequently asked questions

See our frequently asked questions for further information on the Alumni discount.

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