How to apply
Applicants will first be required to apply for a full time postgraduate taught programme at Aston University and then receive an offer.
It may take up to two weeks to receive an offer from Aston University so students considering postgraduate study should apply as soon as possible.
We will then send offer-holders a link to further details of how to apply for the Aston Postgraduate Scholarship.
The initial deadline for Scholarship applications will be 30 April 2015. If all Scholarships are not awarded in the first round, a second round of applications will open in May 2015. It's not too late: Applications for Round 2 of the PG50 Scholarships for 2015 entry will close on 30 June 2015.
Criteria and evidence
Applicants may be required to supply evidence of their household income if available, and will be required to produce a 400 word statement explaining why they should be considered for the scholarship.
This scholarship is only open to Home (UK Domiciled) / EU students studying on Full Time, 12 month postgraduate taught programmes who enrolled at University in 2012 and are studying at University under the new post-2012 variable fees regime. This stipulation is a condition of the UK Government (HEFCE) funding. Other Aston Scholarships and discounts may be available to other students including our 20% fee discount for Aston Graduates and extensive International Student Scholarships. See our scholarships section.
The Aston PG50 Masters Scholarship is funded as part of the HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) Postgraduate Support Scheme.
Further information about application procedures, terms and conditions for the PG50 scholarships will be confirmed in March 2015. Applications after the deadline may still be offered a place at Aston and may be eligible for other scholarships and graduate fee discounts.
See the FAQ for further details about eligibility.