Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary

This bursary is available to Home/EU University of Liverpool graduates who are progressing to a standard master's course, including MRes programmes, within two years of graduation from their undergraduate degree.

Amount:

£3,000 (1 x cash bursary which can be used towards tuition fees or living costs)

Open to:

Home/EU University of Liverpool graduates who have graduated in the last two years and are progressing to a standard master's course, including MRes programmes, in 2019.

Graduates must have been in receipt of the University's Widening Access Award during their undergraduate studies i.e. 

  • Liverpool Bursary (up to a maximum of £2,000)
  • Mature Students’ Bursary (£1,000)
  • Liverpool Scholars’ Award (£3,000)
  • Realising Opportunities Award (£3,000)
  • North Liverpool Academy Scholarship (£3,000)
  • Estranged Students’ Bursary (£1,000)
  • Young Adult Carers’ Bursary (£1,000)
  • Care Leaver’s Opportunity Bursary (£3,000)

Key information

Please note that students in receipt of any of the above awards at UG level would not be able to concurrently hold the Postgraduate Progression Award.


Eligibility criteria

Students in receipt of the Postgraduate Opportunity Award cannot concurrently hold the Postgraduate Progression Award.


They must be beginning a new full-time or part-time postgraduate taught master’s programme (including MRes programmes) in academic year 2019/20. ii) They must be an alumnus or alumna of the University of Liverpool having completed an undergraduate degree on the Liverpool campus no earlier than session 2017/18. iii) They must have been in receipt of one of the University’s Widening Access Awards during their period of undergraduate studies at the University of Liverpool.

 
Full-time taught postgraduate students will receive the award for one year.  For part-time students the award will be paid at a rate pro-rata to the ratio of their programme fee to the full-time programme fee. 
 
Students will not be eligible for the Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary in any year when they are receiving external sponsorship (e.g. payment of programme fees by a registered company or other external sponsor) of value equal to or greater than the value of the award. The value of the award will refer to the pro-rata award where the student is registered on a part-time basis.

How to apply

Applicants will be automatically selected based on their previous receipt of any of the current widening access awards at UG level within the last two academic years prior to commencement of their PGT study. 

No separate application is necessary.