Financial support: bursaries and scholarships

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UK students can now apply for student loans

MLA College students from the UK, and some from the EU/EEA residing in the UK, can now apply to the Student Loans Company to help support their studies.

This news comes following the College’s registration with the Office for Students (OfS) as a recognised Higher Education provider in the UK.

Undergraduate (UG) students enrolling onto the BSc (Hons) Sustainable Maritime Operations programme can apply for a loan of up to £4,500 per academic year to pay their tuition fees. This loan is paid directly to MLA College.

In addition, UG students can apply for a means tested maintenance loan to cover day-to-day expenses and/or equipment which is paid to the student.

Undergraduate students should visit for information on eligibility and how to apply.

Postgraduate (PG) students enrolling onto either the MSc Sustainable Maritime Operations (taught programme only) or the MSc Advanced Hydrography for Professionals (taught programme only) may also apply.

PG students can apply for up to a maximum of £11,570, split over the duration of the programme and paid directly to the student. PG loans can be used for living expenses or paid towards tuition fees.

PG students should visit for information on eligibility and how to apply.

EU/EEA students residing in the UK may also be eligible to apply.  Click here to find out more.

For more information about student loans and to check eligibility click here.


Bursaries and scholarships

MLA College offers a number of bursaries and scholarships to students who meet specific criteria.  Information regarding these, including the details of who qualifies, can be found below.


MLA College Bursary Scheme

MLA College is pleased to announce it will be awarding a number of bursaries in 2021/2022 to applicants who have annual incomes of less than £25,000 (or equivalent). Bursaries will also be available for women (UK or non-UK residents) to support Women into Maritime and Women into Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).  More information...


Women in Maritime Scholarship

Launched in March 2021 to support International Women’s Day, and to tackle gender inequalities in the sector, MLA College will award all new female students enrolling onto the May 2022 term a £500 scholarship.  More information...


Hüseyin Yücel Scholarship (MBA)

This May (2022) we are offering five students a 50% Hüseyin Yücel Scholarship to study a Master in Business Administration.  Subjects include: Maritime Operations; Marketing; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Finance and Capital Markets; and Financial Technology (FiTech).  To qualify for the scholarship, a "letter of motivation" must be submitted in addition to the application documentation.  Please contact us for more information.


MLA College Alumni Society

Upon successful completion of their programme, graduates are invited to join the MLA College Alumni Society.  MLA College Alumni receive a 25% discount for any programmes should they return to their studies with us.  More information...


Singapore Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced they will continue to provide the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) in 2022, which will support companies and individuals develop their industry skills.  Marine and maritime citizens from Singapore can apply for up to 70% funding to study with MLA College.  More information...


BIMCO member discount

We are delighted to be working in partnership with BIMCO, the largest international shipping association for shipowners, charterers, shipbrokers and agents. If you are a student whose tuition fees are being paid by your organisation and your organisation is a member of BIMCO, they may qualify for a 20% discount. Please check with our Admissions Team during the application process.  More information regarding BIMCO...


Please note:  Students will only be eligible for one of these bursaries/scholarships/discounts, and they are not to be combined.