Salford International Excellence Award

International students

The Salford International Excellence Award supports a range of talented, inspiring and creative international students who aim to be the leaders of the future. Find out more about this scholarship and how you can apply. 

Scholarship details

The Salford International Excellence Award is judged by our international scholarship committee. Successful applicants are awarded between £1,000 and £5,000. You must be an offer holder in order to apply for this scholarship. You are particularly encouraged to apply if:

You are from a region where no specific scholarships are available.

You have an offer to study an undergraduate (bachelor's) programme and have gained advanced entry, so will begin your studies in year two or three, rather than year one. 

Your talents complement our International Collaboration Zone strategy, which brings us together with industry to work on global challenges.

You have professional experience gained through work, extra-curricular activities, or your own creative or entrepreneurial projects.

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form. The most important part of your application is the two-part scholarship essay, which should include the following sections:

Describe how your previous experiences and achievements will help you achieve success here.

This is your opportunity to tell us how you will be a successful and an active student. You can include examples of academic prizes you have won, recent sporting achievements, your involvement in activities for the social, economic and cultural development of your country and community, any entrepreneurial activity you are engaged in, or other examples that demonstrate how you will be successful here. Your essay should be no longer than 300 words. 

Describe how your programme of study will enable you to develop a greater understanding of your subject and how that can positively contribute to your home country.

This is your opportunity to tell us about your commitment to your chosen subject area. We are not just interested in your past experience, we want to know how your studies will support your future and how these contributions will support your home country. This may be at a national, regional or community level. Your essay should be no longer than 300 words. 

When to apply



Applications open

Application deadline

Successful applicants notified

Deadline to accept scholarship and meet conditions

July 2019 intake*

2 April 2019

14 May 2019

28 May 2019

7 June 2019

September 2019 round 1

28 September 2018

2 April 2019

16 April 2019

25 April 2019

September 2019 round 2

2 April 2019

14 May 2019

28 May 2019

7 June 2019

September 2019 round 3

14 May 2019

25 June 2019

10 July 2019

19 July 2019


* Only open to Salford Business School applicants

Terms and conditions

You may apply for this scholarship if you have already been awarded a different scholarship. However, in line with our terms and conditions, you can only receive one scholarship - the one with the highest value.

Find more scholarships

Learn more about the range of scholarships available to international students. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about scholarships, please email