Income Related Bursary

The Income Related Bursary is a non-repayable sum of money given to eligible students (from low-income households) in 2019-20 from the University to help students with their living costs in their first year of study.

The bursary is paid to eligible students as cash (into your bank), in two instalments over the first year of study only.

As indicated in the table below, if your household income is less than £18,370 (as declared in your SLC student support application and having consented to share this information with your learning provider) you will automatically be eligible for a bursary of £500:

Household IncomeProgression Bursary (Total value)
up to £18,370 £500 (first year of study)

 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 
  • bursaries will be awarded to eligible students based on household income information verified by the SLC as part of your Student Support 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
  • if you meet the eligibility criteria you will be notified in writing after you have formally enrolled 
  • 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
  • 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