Jewish Studies Funding Opportunities

Jewish Studies fee bursaries | Research Council  | Alumni Loyalty


MA Jewish Studies Fee Bursaries

This is a home/EU fees bursary for MA students who make Jewish Studies topics their main study focus. Two bursaries will be awarded each year on a competitive basis. There are no eligibility criteria based on nationality, but please note that the bursary is restricted to the maximum cost of home/EU fees. Please note that both of the bursaries have now been awarded for 2019.

Eligible programme: MA in Religions and Theology.

Eligible modes of study: full time study and (where available) part time (students wishing to apply in this round must start in 2019).

In order to become eligible for the Jewish Studies Fee Bursary competition, applicants must

1.  Have applied to the MA programme (see below);

2.  Commit themselves to making Jewish Studies a prime focus of their MA study, by allocating at least 60 credits to topics in Jewish Studies. This must include the MA dissertation.

The competition is open to all students who fulfil the formal criteria for the MA programme.

Up to two successful candidates are selected by a committee drawn from the members of the Centre for Jewish Studies on the basis of their academic record and the strength of their “case for support” on the funding application form.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Alex Samely (


General information

For other types of funding, please visit the links below:


Research Council scholarship (MA-plus-PhD)

MA funding opportunities are also available within the AHRC competition of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership, of which Manchester University is part. These awards are called “Research Preparation Masters”. Please note that students will have to identify a “pathway” committee on the application form. CJS staff will be happy to advise you on this. The AHRC scholarship is available only as part of a combined MA-plus-PhD application (“1+3” years).


Manchester Postgraduate Scholarship of Academic Excellence

The Manchester Postgraduate Scholarship of Academic Excellence offers up to 100 fee waiver scholarships worth £2,000 each to high-achieving undergraduates from any UK University with an offer to study a master's degree in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Deadline Friday 29 July 2019.

Faculty of Humanities Alumni Loyalty Scholarship 2019

Manchester University students who recently graduated with a first class degree are eligible for a £3,000 fee reduction for MA programmes. Further information.