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University of Manchester Funds for Women Graduates, UK 2023

Application is now open for the Funds for Women Graduates at the University of Manchester. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Manchester and Scholarship

Manchester, England is home to the University of Manchester, a public research institution. The main campus is situated south of Manchester City Centre on Oxford Road. The university owns and oversees several important cultural institutions, including the Jodrell Bank Observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tabley House Collection, the Whitworth Art Gallery, and the John Rylands Library.

The University of Manchester is regarded as a red-brick institution. It was founded as part of the municipal university movement in the late 19th century. The present University of Manchester was created in 2004 from the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). For a century before this, the two institutions had been working closely together.


The Mechanics’ Institute, established in 1824, is where the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology had its start. The present University of Manchester acknowledges this day as its official starting year on its crest and badge since it was also the day the Royal School of Medicine and Surgery, one of the predecessor institutions of the Victoria University of Manchester, was established. The founders of the institution contend that science plays a role in all occupations. As a consequence, the school offered scientific courses to working people that were pertinent to their field of work. They believed that using science in these areas would encourage creativity and advancement in those trades and professions.

Victoria University of Manchester was founded in 1851 under the name Owens College. Academic output from the institution has been made available through the Manchester University Press since 1904. Manchester, the third-largest university in the UK by total enrolment, receives about 92,000 undergraduate applications each year, making it the most sought-after college in the nation. The University of Manchester is a member of the Russell Group, the N8 Group, and the Universities Research Association. The University of Manchester, including its predecessor institutions, is ranked fourth among British universities for having 25 Nobel laureates among its past students, present workers, and professors.

According to High Fliers’ 2020 Graduate Market Review, Manchester is the university from which the top 100 graduate employers in the UK are most interested in hiring. As of 2021, QS ranked the institution of Manchester as the 27th-best institution in the world. The institution came in sixth place nationwide. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020, Manchester University is rated 36th. In this list of UK universities, it landed in fifth position. On Reuters’ 2019 list of the World’s Most Innovative Universities, the university came in fourth place overall.

Manchester, The Sunday Times said in 2006, “has a formidable reputation spanning most disciplines, but particularly in the life sciences, engineering, humanities, economics, sociology, and the social sciences.” The 2010 Times Higher Education Awards for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts presented Manchester with a prestigious honor.

A philanthropic organization in the UK called Funds for Women Graduates (FfWG) offers financial support to women pursuing postgraduate education, including PhD studies, in any field of study. Since its establishment in 1920, the organization has supported thousands of women all around the UK.

Details about Funds for Women Graduates at the University of Manchester:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Manchester, UK

Scholarship Value: Various grants and bursaries of differing values

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Postgraduate, PhD & Masters

Host Institution(s): University of Manchester, UK

Courses: Science and Engineering

Application Process for Funds for Women Graduates

Interested and qualified candidates should apply for the scholarship here.

The Submission Deadline is: Not Specified

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