Alumni Scholarship

Our Alumni Scholarship is for eligible students who have already completed an ARU degree course, and want to undertake a postgraduate taught or postgraduate research degree.

This scholarship is available to students starting a course in January 2021, or the 2021/22 academic year. It applies to any student who has completed an ARU degree, or an ARU-validated degree at one of our partner institutions.

You should have completed one of the following degree awards:

  • Full honours degree (BA/BSc, BEng, BOptom)
  • Full Masters degree (MA/MSc, MEng)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip)


This scholarship is a fee discount. We'll deduct it from the tuition fees in your first year.

There are two scholarships available:

  • 20% off your fees for ARU alumnus who achieved a 2:2 or above when applying for a postgraduate taught degree
  • or a £400 discount for ARU alumnus when applying for a postgraduate research degree


The scholarship is awarded in full in the first year of the postgraduate taught or research degree (full time or part time).


  • You must be an ARU alumnus and be starting a new course (a student in their first semester of study at Anglia Ruskin University).
  • There is no time limit on when you completed your ARU award (including at predecessor institutions).
  • You must be starting a new postgraduate taught or research award either full-time or part-time.
  • For courses starting in January 2021, you must be from the UK or EU. International students should refer to our International Alumni Scholarship.
  • For courses starting in September 2021 or January 2022, you must be from the UK or be an EU and EEA student who remains eligible for student finance.

This scholarship is not available for degree apprenticeship or distance learning courses, or to applicants who are receiving fee discounts from external agencies such as HEE, GMC or NMC.

How to apply

There is no need to apply. You'll automatically be assessed for our Alumni Scholarship as part of your application.

Find out if you are successful 

You will receive confirmation of your eligibility when you receive your conditional offer.