Income Related Bursary

The Income Related Bursary is a non-repayable sum of money given to eligible students (from low-income households) from the University to help students with their living costs whilst studying.

The bursary is paid to eligible students as cash (into your bank), in instalments over the duration of your degree course.

The table below illustrates how much bursary you will automatically receive based on your household income (as declared in your SLC student support application and having consented to share this information with your learning provider):

Household IncomeProgression Bursary (Total value)
up to £15,000 £3,000
£15,001 - £25,000 £2,000
£25,001 - £30,000 £1,000

*Example based on a 3 year programme

How it is paid

Household Incomeup to £15,000£15,001 to £25,000£25,001 to £30,000
Year 1 £500 £500 £500
Year 2 £1,250 £750 £500
Year 3 £1,250 £750 nil
Total Value £3,000 £2,000 £1,000

*Example based on a 3 year programme

 Eligibility and further information

  • bursaries are available to new UK domiciled students commencing their degree programme's and paying £9000 per year Tuition Fee costs (including those awarded a Fee Grant where applicable)
  • bursaries will be awarded to eligible students based on household income information verified by the SLC as part of your Student Finance application
  • household income information is only made available for students who have consented to share their financial details; please ensure you (and your parent/s) consent to share this information or you cannot be considered for a bursary
  • *Students on programmes of 4 years or more (MEng, MPhys, MOst, Integrated Foundation programmes etc) will receive the equivalent of the Year 3 bursary amounts in Year 4 (and/or Year 5) whilst full time at the University.
  • Students on 4 or 5 year programmes with a ‘Year Out’ either Study/Work abroad (including Erasmus) or Industrial/Sandwich placement will receive one flat rate Progression bursary of £500 whilst on their ‘Year Out’, standard bursary rates will resume in the remaining years of the programme.
  • if you meet the eligibility criteria you will be notified in writing after you have formally enrolled of the amount you have been awarded and your instalment dates
  • payments will be made to you in 2 equal instalments (during February and May each year)
  • students must be actively enrolled at the start of each term to continue to be eligible
  • bursaries are suspended for any repeat periods of study
  • NHS funded students are not eligible
  • students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree program cannot be considered for any bursary award

The University has the right to request a reimbursement of any overpayment made due to non-attendance or revised assessment information from the SLC