Funding Support - Special Bursaries and Scholarships

Rewarding and supporting talent

Anyone who works hard or who shows great talent should be encouraged and rewarded. At the University of Bedfordshire, we ensure that fears about finance do not constrain prospective students from considering university and that excellence is rewarded.

The University offers a range of additional financial support for students in the form of scholarships, bursaries and other awards.

Anne Wingate Paterson Scholarship - up to £5000

We are pleased to announce that applications for the Anne Wingate Paterson Scholarship (for research in the field of child abuse and neglect in the UK) are open for 2021. They must show how research will have a specific impact on Scotland.

Awards will be made to individuals with a place on a postgraduate programme at a UK Higher Education Institution and will be up to a value of £5000. The awards are provided to fund the payment of course fees.

Full details, required criteria and application form and can be found at Association of Child Protection Professionals - Anne Paterson Scholarship

This is our third year since 2018 to offer these scholarships.

Comments from previous recipients

The Anne Patterson Scholarship has allowed me to embark on a period of further study that would not have been financially possible if I was trying to do it on my own. It has re-ignited my passion for learning and development and has resulted in me being a more competent and compassionate practitioner as I have been able to translate the concepts I learned in the course into my daily work. The course has also allowed me time for reflection on my practice and to consider how I have developed as a social worker over 10 years, identifying the things that I do well and the areas where I can develop further.

The impact has not only been financial but has allowed me to develop child protection outside of the normal C&F practice teams. It has given me the opportunity to widen our understanding of child protection even for those young people who may be deemed ‘underserving’. Equally, the needs of post 21 care leavers within a Childrens services structure, and theoretical perspective has inspired me to consider ‘transitions’ for care leavers as my dissertation subject.

Fitness Savvy - £2000

Fitness Savvy's passion is fitness, and they are keen to invest in the development of talented individuals working towards relevant qualifications such as Sport Science, Nutrition, Biology and Medicine e.g

  • Strength, Conditioning and Sports Nutrition (C610,C611)
  • Sport and Exercise Science (C600,C602,C606)
  • Sport Exercise Science and Health (CX61)

This eligibility list is not exhaustive, and more examples can be found on our scholarship page, which also includes all relevant details, terms and conditions, deadlines etc.

MYCS - £2000 Studentship

MYCS is an interior design company based in Berlin that enables customers to design products according to their own unique styles and spaces. They are offering a one-off scholarship of £2000 to one applicant studying any discipline. You can find all the details (application process, requirements, deadlines, etc.) on

Mint Formations - Win Up to £1000 to help with Tuition fees 

Students who are currently studying a Business related course can enter for the chance to win up to £1000 towards their tuition fees or help starting their own business. The closing date for applications is 28th February 2020. For further details go to

ScotsCare - The Charity for Scots in London

If you (or one of your parents) were born in Scotland and you are now living within 35 miles of Charing Cross, then you may be entitled to assistance from ScotsCare. This London based charity can help with grants of up to £2,000 towards living expenses and course fees, if you are experiencing financial hardship.

If you would like further details then please contact

Luton Rotary Youth Trust

The Rotary Youth Trust for Luton was set up by the four Rotary Clubs in Luton on the centenary of Rotary International in 2005 and as lasting reminder of “Rotary in Luton”. The aims of the Youth Trust are to identify local young achievers not only of leadership quality but also in cultural, vocational and academic pursuits and to provide financial assistance and support where necessary, and by raising awareness amongst young people and increase their participation in youth activity programmes.

The Luton Rotary Youth Trust is keen to support students aged 18-22 who are attending University and who attended Secondary education within Luton.

If you would like further details then please contact

Postgraduate High Achiever Scholarship 2018/19

The Postgraduate High Achiever Scholarship is for third year undergraduates at the University of Bedfordshire planning to progress to postgraduate study at the University.

The scholarship offers a 50% fee waiver for UK/EU students who achieve a first class undergraduate degree and go straight onto a Master’s degree with us in September 2018*. Find out more here

General Bursaries/Scholarships (fund raised)

We also offer UK and EU students a number of bursaries and scholarships which are made possible through donations to the University. The number of these bursaries and scholarships therefore depends on the amount donated in any one year.

Leverhulme Bursary

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust offers up to £3,000 per year for undergraduate studies and up to £5,000 for postgraduate degrees. For further information and to apply, visit Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

Masters Study offer an annual £5,000 Masters scholarship plus a number of smaller awards in every subject.

PhD offer an annual £5,000 Masters scholarship plus a number of smaller awards in every subject.