Scholarships

The financial assistance offered through our Scholarships programme focuses on covering the College's accommodation fees, making joining the Goodenough community more accessible to postgraduate students with limited financial means. We aim to create a diverse, international community of the brightest minds, and to offer places to students who will benefit the most from College life.

Goodenough Scholarships

The diversity of the Goodenough College community is what sets us apart and our Scholarships programme helps to support this. Our Members are drawn from around 95 different countries and varied socio-economic backgrounds, they study subjects ranging from Bioengineering to Opera Performance and bring a host of talent, interests and experience to College life.

Types of Goodenough funding

In 2024-25 the College will be awarding over £740,000 in Scholarships (currently around a quarter of Members receive some financial assistance from the College).

Funded by our dedicated Alumni, long standing partners, fundraising and the College itself, the Goodenough Scholarships programme includes both Residential Scholarships, that contribute to rent, and Community Scholarships that contribute to food, the Member experience and emergency financial assistance.

It can be expensive to live and study in London – find out more about accommodation costs and living costs – but our Residential Scholarships ensure we can support a number of students with limited financial means, enabling them to afford to live in College.

For those Members who find themselves in unexpected financial difficulty during their time at Goodenough, our emergency fund (The Mecklenburgh Fund) can ease the pressure, allowing them to focus on getting the most out of their studies and College life.

Find out more about some of the Scholars who have benefited from our Scholarships programme.

“The Scholarship will have a long-term impact as I take my newfound knowledge, skills and experiences back to South Sudan and share them with others. Everything I have learnt here is preparing me for the future and will help me to do great things when I get home.”

Ambrose Odoch

Goodenough College Member and Scholar

Partner Scholarships

In addition to the Scholarships administered by the College we are fortunate to be able to link potential Members to a number of Scholarships provided through partnerships with other academic bodies or institutions. The application procedures for these Scholarships vary depending on the organisation involved.

We are the first choice for Scholars from a wide range of international schemes, including: CheveningMarshallFulbright, Commonwealth, Windle Trust, Cara, and Rotary Scholars.

Other partners include Holroyd Howe and the London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC), a nationwide association of former residents and supporters of the College, which provides six Scholarships to help talented Canadian students to live at Goodenough. (Visit the LGAC website for details on how to apply.)

To apply for any partner Scholarship schemes, please check their websites and application procedures.

How to apply

Applications for a number of Goodenough administered Scholarships can be made at the same time as submitting your application to live at the College. (Before starting your application please read our advice on what to include in your application and on how to apply for our scholarships.)  You will hear the outcome of your application for a Scholarship at the same time as your application to live at the College.

See below for details of the Goodenough administered Scholarships available for the 2024-2025 academic year.

If you have any questions please contact our Admissions Officers, Prudence or Angela: Email: admissions@goodenough.ac.uk tel: +44 (0) 20 7520 1575

ScholarshipDetailsMax number of years Number availableMonetary amount
Goodenough Black Futures Scholarship (funded from Giving Day)Any Black and mixed-Black heritage students, from a country ranked medium or low in the Human Development Index, studying on a one-year master's course 12Between £7,035 and £14,070
Goodenough British Student ScholarshipBritish nationals or someone with the right of abode in the UK applying from the UK on a one-year course 11£7,000
ESS ScholarshipA one-year master's course11£7,000
Goodenough CheveningA partnership Scholarship with the Chevening Secretariat11£14,070
Goodenough Commonwealth ScholarshipA one-year master's course from the Commonwealth12£14,070
Goodenough Family ScholarshipsFamilies coming to live at the College, covers from one to four years of study41£13,025
Goodenough Giving Day ScholarshipsA one-year master's course. Generously supported by donors to Goodenough Giving Day 202317Between £3,520 and £14,070
Goodenough International A one-year master's course (not from the Commonwealth)11£14,070
Goodenough PhD Scholarships Enrolled on or due to start a PhD course or enrolled on an MPhil or MRes course with the intention to upgrade to a PhD 46£7,035
Goodenough ScholarshipsFor those on a one-year master's17£7,035
The Eric and Patricia Tracey ScholarshipA New Zealand student studying a one-year master's course. A preference will be given to someone studying a music performance course. Generously supported by Eric and Patricia Tracey11£14,000
Sam Goodenough ScholarshipA one-year master's course from the Commonwealth17£3,520
The Canadian Women's Scholarship for Studies in Law or ScienceA woman studying a one year master's course in law or science from Canada. Generously supported by an anonymous donor11£14,000
Chevening, Commonwealth or Marshall ScholarshipsA limited number of those awarded a Chevening, Commonwealth or Marshall Scholarship from a medium or low HDI country124£3,150
Chevening, Commonwealth or Marshall ScholarshipsA Ukrainian Chevening Scholar generously funded by the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation11£3,000
The Rowland ScholarshipA one-year master's course. Generously supported by Intersticia UK11£10,000
Sir Abraham Bailey ScholarshipsAwarded to a South African national. Abe Bailey Bursars are encouraged to apply. Generously supported by The Abe Bailey Trust 13Between £7,035 and £14,070
Harold G Fox ScholarshipsA one-year master's course. Generously supported by the Harold G Fox Fund12£4,500
Barry Kanesu ScholarshipA one-year master's course for a student from Asia. In memory of Barry Kanesu, Alumnus of Goodenough College11£3,882
Rosie Wilson ScholarshipA one-year music performance master's course. In memory of Rosie Wilson, a former staff member at Goodenough College11£10,000
Amelia Wise ScholarshipA one-year master's course. In memory of Amelia Wise, friend of Goodenough College11£14,000
Holroyd Howe Meal Scholarships150 meals to be taken in the Great Hall, generously donated by the College's caterer Holroyd Howe13£900