In recognition of the outstanding talent and achievements of many of our overseas applicants, we are pleased to be offering our SMART Scholarship.

For 2024/25 (September 2024 and January 2025) and 2025/26 (September 2025 and January 2026)

SMART Scholarships are available for full-time, campus-based international fee-paying students for September 2024, January 2025, September 2025 and January 2026 entry. For these entries, the SMART scholarship represents a £3,000 discount that will be applied to every year of your tuition fees (please note: this excludes placement years). The scholarship is awarded as part of the admissions process and is based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the SMART scholarship, you must:

  • Be an international tuition fee-paying student.
  • Have accepted an offer for a full-time taught course at Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, and London campuses only). This excludes undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Nursing, Paramedic Science, Operating Department Practice, Social Work, Midwifery, blended and distance learning courses.

You won’t be eligible if you:

  • Are receiving full or partial funding for your studies from a sponsor or other scholarship provider
  • Are applying to study a Staffordshire University course at a partner institution
  • Are receiving any other Staffordshire University scholarship or discount. If you are eligible for another Staffordshire University scholarship or discount, the discount which holds the greatest value will be applied
  • Are applying to join a Postgraduate Research course

Further details

  • The scholarship applies at the start of your studies at the University and will be deducted from tuition fees.
  • Scholarships are applied as a fee discount and will be demonstrated on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

When is the deadline?

There is no deadline for the SMART scholarship, but you must ensure that you submit your application with sufficient time to meet all conditions of your offer and obtain a visa to arrive on time for the start of Welcome Week.

All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our International Admissions team. You will be notified of your scholarship in your offer letter and the discount will be automatically applied to your first year tuition fee.

Questions and enquiries

If you have any questions about the SMART scholarship, please contact the Enquiries team.


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