We expect all applicants in need of financial aid to explore all funding opportunities available to them, including through their own governments, private sponsorship, and scholarship or bursary opportunities. You should investigate all possible funding routes available to you as early as possible. In fact, some scholarship schemes have deadlines before the MPP application deadline, so make sure you check.
Funding from the University
Many of our students have been successful in receiving University Scholarships such as Clarendon, Weidenfeld Hoffman, and Jardine awards. You will automatically be considered for the majority of University scholarships for which you are eligible.
Funding from the School
We are very grateful to the many different donors who make it possible for us to offer a variety of scholarships and financial awards. However, please note the Blavatnik School’s funding is limited and you should not rely on it as a main source of financial support. In order to be considered for awards managed by the Blavatnik School, if you are successful in getting a place, you will be required to complete and submit a Scholarship Questionnaire, usually within a week of receiving your offer of a place. We do not follow other schools in collecting this information at the point of application as it is important to us that we credibly signal that this does not influence our admissions process.
There are many different external scholarship or funding schemes available to students, with a diverse variety of eligibility requirements. We are proud to say that each year a significant number of our MPP students are successful in applying to some form of external scholarship or financial award.
Many students also consider funding their studies, in part, through financial loans. The School has an arrangement to provide students with access to loans through loan provider Prodigy Finance, which we recommend students investigate alongside other options if they are considering taking out a loan.
Below you will find a list of resources that will help you navigate your fundraising journey. In addition, the Blavatnik School blog features some posts and experiences that might help or inspire your search for the right financial support.