The financial assistance offered through our Scholarship programme opens up the Goodenough community, attracting postgraduate students who will benefit most from what we offer and have the most to give to the life of the College. 

Goodenough Scholarships

The diversity of the Goodenough College community is what sets us apart. Our Members are drawn from around 80 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.

The financial assistance offered through our Scholarship programme opens up the Goodenough community, attracting postgraduate students who will benefit most from what we offer and have the most to give to the life of the College.

“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

In 2023-24 the College will be awarding over £700,000 in Scholarships and Bursaries (currently around a quarter of Members receive some financial assistance from the College). Find out more about some of the Scholars who have benefited from our Scholarships programme.

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

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

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.

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We are the first choice for Scholars from a wide range of international schemes, including: CheveningMarshallFulbright, Commonwealth, Windle Trust, Cara, and Rotary Scholars. (See our news page for information on one of our newest Scholarships provided in partnership with the Bloomsbury Institute.)

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.



How to apply

If you wish to apply for any partner Scholarship schemes, please check their websites and application procedures.

Applications for a number of Goodenough Scholarships (see list below) 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 2023-2024 academic year.

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

ScholarshipDetailsNumber availableMonetary amount
Goodenough Bloomsbury Institute Santa Maria Education ScholarshipOpen to a Paraguayan student identified by the Santa Maria Education Fund in Paraguay1£13,400 for one year
JW Lee Family ScholarshipAwarded to a PhD candidate1£13,400 for up to three years
Sir Abraham Bailey ScholarshipsAwarded to a South African national. Abe Bailey Bursars are encouraged to apply3Between £6,700 and £13,400 for one year
Rowland Scholarship – supported by Intersticia UKAny applicant studying a one-year master's course1£13,500 for one year
Chairman's Residence (musician) ScholarshipApplicants studying on a music performance course1£13,400 for one year
Goodenough Commonwealth ScholarshipsAny student on a one-year master's course from the Commonwealth2£13,400 for one year
Goodenough International ScholarshipsAny applicant not from a Commonwealth country2£13,400 for one year
Goodenough PhD Scholarships (new-multi-year)Students 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)7£6,700 for up to four years
The Ola Bergman Memorial ScholarshipAny applicant studying a one-year master's in engineering or an allied field1£6,700 for one year
Goodenough British Student ScholarshipsBritish nationals or someone with the right of abode in the UK apply from the UK2£6,700 for one year
Goodenough ScholarshipsAny applicant studying for a one year course11£6,700 for one year
Goodenough ScholarshipAny applicant from the USA studying for a one-year course4£6,700 for one year
Barry Kanesu Memorial ScholarshipStudents from Asia, in memory of Barry Kanesu, Alumnus of Goodenough College1£6,700 for one year
Goodenough Family Scholarships (new - multiyear)Families coming to live at the College1£6,700 for one year
Chevening, Commonwealth or Marshall adjusted room rateFor those awarded a Chevening, Commonwealth or Marshall Scholarship 25£3,000 for one year
Holroyd Howe Meal ScholarshipsThese are tokens for 150 meals to be taken in the Great Hall, generously donated by the College's caterer Holroyd Howe3£853
Goodenough Meal Plan ScholarshipThese are tokens for 150 meals to be taken in the Great Hall4£853