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Department of Chemistry

Fees and funding

Everything you need to know about the funding available to you as an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemistry.

As well as student loans to cover fees and maintenance, you may also be entitled to a University bursary or scholarship to support you through your studies. Find out more.


A range of scholarships are available for students who chose to study a chemistry degree with us. The following scholarships are made available to students in our Department for September 2020 entry. The Scholarships for September 2021 entry will be updated here shortly:

BP scholarships

As a student in the Department of Chemistry, you're eligible to apply to the BP scholarship - worth up to £9,000.

Being a BP scholar will provide financial support of £3,000 per year from your second year of study, as well as much more, as you experience first-hand what BP do.

The BP scholarship can be combined with other scholarships at the University, provided the other scholarships don't exceed an annual value of £1,500.

To apply for a BP scholarship, and to find more information, visit the BP website.

Department of Chemistry entrance scholarship

We are offering entrance scholarships of £1,000 to UK/EU applicants who achieve at least A*A*A (or equivalent) from the A-levels making up our offer. An A* must be achieved in Chemistry.

There is no formal application by you for this scholarship as you will be identified by the Admissions team following publication of the A Level results and you will be notified shortly afterwards if you are eligible for the scholarship.

University scholarship

Further information about the University's programme of scholarships and bursaries for home, EU and international students can be found by heading to the UK and EU student finance pages below.

International students

The following scholarships are specifically available for international students:

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission has scholarship opportunities to study in the UK.

Please ensure you submit your online application in plenty of time ahead of the deadline to enable us to process it.

CSC-University of Manchester Joint Scheme

The University of Manchester has a formal agreement in place with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to develop research collaborations between the UK and Chinese universities or research institutions.

The University will cover the full tuition fees for the period of the relevant Programme as outlined in the formal offer letter (usually three years). CSC will provide living allowances as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government, and will cover the round trip international airfare for students from China to the United Kingdom, via and passport application fees.

Indian Excellence Scholarship

  • The award: £80,000 available over three awards. The highest ranked student will receive £40,000 payable as £10,000 per year, for up to four years of study. Two students will receive awards of £20,000 each payable as £5,000 per year, for up to four years of study.
  • Who is eligible: any Indian student who can demonstrate excellent levels of attainment while studying the International Baccalaureate or Standard XII.

Three individual scholarships are available. These prestigious Faculty awards will be made on the basis of an applicant’s UCAS form. There is no special interview or extra work commitment involved.

Eligible candidates need to accept an offer as first choice from the University by Sunday, 30 June 2019 and the three successful applicants will be informed of their awards in July, providing them with valuable savings on their studies. Students will need to maintain satisfactory performance during their degree course.

International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship

The Faculty of Science and Engineering International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships are worth £2,000 per year for well-qualified international students. All international students who are holding an offer of a place will be automatically considered for a scholarship.

Further details on criteria and selection are included in the scholarship document. Details of country-specific funding available to international students can be found within our international finance pages.