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School of Chemistry

Fees and funding

Everything you need to know about the funding available to you as an undergraduate student in the School 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:

School of Chemistry entrance scholarship

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

There is no formal application 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.

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.

School of Chemistry international scholarship

International BSc and MChem students who are on course for a First in their first and second years will receive £3,000 at the start of year three. MChem students who obtain a First in year three will receive another £3,000 in year four. These scholarships will be credited towards international tuition fees in the relevant years.

British Petroleum (BP) scholarships

British Petroleum (BP) is offering a range of scholarships to undergraduate students. These include Achievement Awards and STEM Scholarships. The scholarships range from £1,000 per year to £3,000 per year.

Details on criteria and selection can be obtained for UK and European Union students on the UK subject-specific page, and for international students on the outside EU subject-specific awards page.

Indian Excellence Scholarship

Any Indian student who can demonstrate high levels of attainment while studying the International Baccalaureate or Standard XII is eligible for £3,000 per year for up to three years.

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

Eligible candidates need to accept an offer from the University by the end of June and the five successful applicants will be informed of their awards in July, providing them with valuable savings on their studies.

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.