Mountbatten Memorial Grants                                    

The Mountbatten Memorial Grants are intended for overseas students from developing countries including the Commonwealth, who have encountered unforeseen financial difficulty in, or towards the end, of their final year of study at a university in the United Kingdom.  The grants are intended to help with living expenses in order to achieve the successful completion of the course.  The grants are therefore not scholarships or forms of sponsorship and do not cover fees or part fees.  They can not be regarded as a source of primary funding.

As these awards are intended to assist those students who are at the end of their studies, students who have just commenced a one year course are unlikely to be assisted.  The Trust does not make retrospective grants or pay debts.


These particular Mountbatten Memorial Grants are administered by the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) Hardship Fund but are open to application by all students regardless of religious belief or persuasion. 
Overseas students who think they may be eligible to apply, should do so preferably by e-mail  to:
Mr Robert Anderson at:

If you have to make contact by post, please send to:

The Acting Grants Secretary
CTBI Hardship Fund
121 George Street

Contact is best made by e-mail where possible. There is a comprehensive application form which will be sent to you for completion and two references will also be required, one academic and one non-academic.  

You should also expect to provide the following details:
  • Your biographical details (c.v.) and a note about your intended career after the course.
  • Details about the course or research degree and a realistic estimate of its completion date.
  • Your current financial position and the nature of the unforeseen circumstances causing the difficulty.
  • Any awards received from other sources and any other outstanding applications for financial assistance.
  • A letter of support from your academic supervisor. (A statement of attendance is insufficient).