Scholarships & Bursaries 2018/19

Foundation Year Integrated Degree Bursary 2018/19 - £500

All full-time, new UK students (or those EU students that are UK domiciled) undertaking a degree with Foundation Year in 2018 will be eligible to receive a Foundation Year Integrated Degree Bursary, worth £500.

This is a bursary for those undertaking the Foundation Year as part of an integrated four-year degree.

The bursary is a cash bursary and will be delivered via instalments throughout the academic year 2018/19.

Foundation Year Degree Bursary 15th November 2018 28th February 2019

Cash Payment



The bursary can be used for all essential materials and living costs to ensure that you have an excellent student experience.

You will not be eligible for the bursary if you subsequently interrupt your course to a later academic year.

How do I apply for the Foundation Year Integrated Degree Bursary?

Students do not need to apply for this bursary – it will be awarded automatically if students meet the eligibility criteria. Students will be notified via email.

Contact for further information.

Full eligibility criteria

Foundation Year Degree Bursary is only available to UK/EU (UK domiciled) students who are not on an NHS-funded course.

Applicants must be on, or have applied for, a full time integrated four year degree with a foundation year.

Applicants must be a new entrant student to the ֱ for the 2018/19 academic year.

Applicants must meet the normal course entry requirements.

Welcome Package

The ֱ Welcome Package is one of the most flexible support packages of all British universities that gives students choice about how they choose to spend their money, whether it be on identified additional course costs, extra curricula activities on campus.

Students can also choose to use their welcome package to pay their deposit towards a Go Global overseas trip

My Beds

The Welcome Package is worth £450 in total over three years, eligible students will receive £300 'My Beds' credit to spend online at John Smith's website on books, additional course materials*, or a range of other services on ֱ campuses.**

Students will also receive £50 print credit in the first, second and third year.

The Welcome Package is available to all new first year full time undergraduate UK and EU students domiciled in the UK who pay the maximum tuition fee for a BA/BSc course.++

Full-time undergraduate NHS students are also eligible for the Welcome Package provided they are studying a three year BSc degree.

Welcome Package
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
My Beds + £300 N/A N/A
Print Credit + £50 £50 £50

Students will automatically receive their ‘My Beds' at registration and do not need to apply for the Welcome Package.

*Applicants will be notified of any additional course costs prior to registration, most of which can be purchased with your ‘My Beds'.

**The University is extending the use of the ‘My Beds' to be used on a range of University services including: Go Global deposit and Aspire Gym membership.

+The print credit and 'My Beds' will only be awarded provided the University has received confirmation of who is paying the student's tuition fees e.g. Student Finance. Print credit can only be used in the Print Shop for academic related matters.

++Channel Island students are not eligible for the Welcome Package as not part of the UK.

Academic Scholarship - (STEM)

This scholarship is for students who achieve academic excellence in their studies prior to entering the University. This scholarship is worth £1500 paid as £500 per year if the requested grades or their equivalents are achieved. There is no application process. The scholarship will be awarded automatically to those meeting the eligibility criteria.

Academic Scholarships are only available to Home/EU students who meet the following eligibility criteria. You must:

  • be registered on an eligible course based at the ֱ’s Luton, Bedford or Milton Keynes campus
  • commence your degree studies in the academic year 2018/19
  • be paying the maximum tuition fee for Home/EU students
  • have a UCAS tariff point score that meets the criteria set out below
  • be a new entrant student to the University for the 2018/19 academic year who has not previously studied at the ֱ.
  • meet any additional standard course entry requirements e.g. GCSE Maths
  • be a - Home fee payer resident in the UK at application.

Full list of courses and terms and conditions

Scholarships for EU undergraduate non-UK domiciled students

Please find fees and scholarships information for EU (non-UK domiciled) students in the International section.

Other scholarships and bursaries

Sports Scholarships

Sports Scholarships are available for students who have a record of performance in sport and who aspire to train and compete at the highest levels.

Postgraduate High Achiever Scholarship 2018

The Postgraduate High Achiever Scholarship is for third year undergraduates at the ֱ planning to progress to full-time postgraduate study at the University.

The Postgraduate High Achiever Scholarship offers a 50% fee waiver for UK/EU students who go straight onto a full-time standard Master’s degree with us in September 2018*.

*Excludes Master of Business Administration, MSc Social Work, MSc Nursing courses and Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma at the ֱ.

Care Leavers Bursary

The Care Leavers Bursary is available to students who are "open to care" and supported by their local authority leaving care service.

Additional support for students

The University also offers practical support to students who get into financial difficulties.

Please contact for information on what help is available.


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