Bicentenary Global Futures Scholarship (United Arab Emirates)

Academic year 2024
Amount £7,000 Each Year
Manchester, England


The University of Manchester is proud to offer awards totalling more than £3.5 million to international students starting their studies in September 2024, the year of our bicentenary. 

The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and master's students holding an offer from the University. 

  • Evaluation will primarily be based on academic merit and the quality of your scholarship application. 

  • To be eligible for a Global Futures Scholarship, you must be normally resident in either the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates. You must be self-funded (not sponsored) and assessed as ‘overseas for fee purposes’.

  • To apply for the scholarship, you must hold an offer of a place to study an eligible full-time programme of study taught at The University of Manchester’s campus in the UK which starts in September 2024. You will then be required to submit an online application form which will be emailed to all relevant offer holders. 

Undergraduate awards

The University of Manchester is proud to offer more than 110 merit-based undergraduate scholarships of £21,000 to international students from a selection of countries across the globe, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 

Please note the application form will only be made available to you once you have applied and received an offer.

Award details

ach award comprises £7,000 for the first year of study with a further £7,000 awarded in the second and third years of study, conditional on attainment of 60% average in each year. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a discount on published overseas tuition fees. 

Students must be taking one of the following qualifications:  

  • A Levels 

  • IB Diploma 

  • Indian Standard XII (CBSE, ISC, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat boards only)

Scholarship short-listing will be based upon academic excellence, predicted grades and your responses to questions in the online application form, which will be emailed to all eligible offer holders. Awardees will be selected based on academic merit though we may also endeavour to achieve a balance in the allocation of the awards by gender, domicile, qualification type and course of study. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Applications will be considered from international fee-paying students domiciled in either Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates.

  • Applicants must be applying for direct first-year entry in 2024 and have, or be working towards one of the following qualifications: A Levels, IB Diploma, Indian Standard XII (CBSE, ISC, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat boards only).

  • Applicants for the awards must have accepted (made ‘Firm’ via UCAS) a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 23 May 2024.

  • Students do not need their final results in order to apply for a Global Futures Scholarship. Where an applicant has not yet received their results at the point of making a scholarship application, academic merit with be assessed based on predicted grades from their school. These are likely to be based on the results of any previous tests or examinations.

  • Applicants must be self-funded (not sponsored).

  • Applicants for Medicine (MBChB), Dentistry (BDS), Architecture, or any courses with an integrated foundation year are not eligible for the award.

  • Applicants who have previously studied at a higher education institution in the UK are not eligible for the award.

  • Applicants for blended and distance learning programmes are not eligible for the award.


Application will close on 23 May 2024


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