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Bursaries and Other Financial Assistance

Microgaming Education Bursary

Introduced in 2014, the Microgaming Education Bursary provides funding for exceptional students from the Isle of Man whose financial circumstances may otherwise stops them from attending or continuing at university.

The scheme is open to any student who is eligible for a maintenance grant and has secured a place on an approved undergraduate degree course (any subject). Students who received the bursary last year should submit a new application, giving details of how they have met the requirements agreed to in their previous application.

Applications for the 2024/25 academic year have not yet opened.

You may also be entitled (subject to eligibility) to assistance from one of the following: 

Educational Trust Funds

There is a selection of funds administered by the Department. Students under the age of 24 suffering hardship may apply in writing to:

Head of Corporate Services

Department of Education Sport and Culture

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's


The Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust 

The Trust is directed towards encouraging studies at postgraduate level in matters directly related to the European Union. Applications should be forwarded via the Department in writing to the Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust and must include a copy of your CV.

Spencer Wright Bursary 

This fund is available to assist with the purchase of equipment or materials needed by students enrolled on an undergraduate drama/musical theatre training course. 

For details, please contact the Manx Amateur Drama Federation by email at

The Howard Bequest

Administered through the Isle of Man Medical Research Committee.

This one-off Award is made as a single payment of £500 (Five Hundred Pounds) to Manx-Educated Students attending undergraduate degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy. It is awarded on confirmation of attendance at the University with copies of the confirmation offer and union or University library card.

Applications or enquires should be sent to the Secretary of the Isle of Man Medical Research charity at

The George Daniels’ Educational Trust

The Trust supports students demonstrating initiative and merit, but who lack the necessary resources to realise their ambitions, so that they might advance their education in, and further the disciplines of, Engineering, Horology, Medicine, and Building or Construction in Britain.

A limited number of bursaries are available. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that, as well as being in financial need, they are resident on the Isle of Man, in line with the criteria used by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC).

For information regarding the educational programmes that are supported by the Trust, eligibility, and the application process, interested individuals are directed to the Trust’s website.

Rotary Club of Rushen and Western Mann Postgraduate Bursary

The Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann is pleased to offer a number of Bursaries to support Postgraduate studies for Manx students.

More details can be found via The Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann website.

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