Bedfordshire Excellence Scholarship

Academic Year 2015/2016 - for reference only

The Bedfordshire Excellence Scholarship is awarded to high achieving students who achieve grades of ABB or higher at A-level or HEFCE approved equivalent in their studies prior to entering University.

It is worth £2,400 for the duration of the degree. It is awarded to students who are studying a course on campuses where the full tuition fee is payable and who enter year 1 of the course. £800 is awarded in the first year of study and continues into years 2 and 3 provided students maintain a 2:1 average at the end of each academic year.

For UK students, in the first year the scholarship will be paid to recipients in a combination of Aspire card credit (which can be used towards learning resources at John Smith's bookshop), print credit and flexible payment option.

UK students will receive three payments throughout the academic year. The first year payments are as follow:**

Payment typeWelcome Package, October 2015End of February 2016
Aspire Credit£300£150
Print Credit £50 
Flexible Payment Option* £300

You will receive a survey in November/December 2015 asking you how the flexible payment of £300 should be made. This can be a cash payment (directly into the bank account you receive your student loan), tuition fee discount, direct transfer to your accommodation provider or Aspire credit.

EU Students will need to contact to find out their payment plan.

Who is eligible for the Bedfordshire Excellence Scholarship?

  • Bedfordshire Excellence Scholarships are only available to UK/EU students who are not on an NHS-funded course (Paramedic Science students are eligible).
  • Applicants must be on, or have applied for, a full time BA/BSc/B.Ed degree for which the maximum allowable fee (£9000) is charged for UK/EU students.
  • Applicants must be a new entrant student to the University
  • Applicants must have achieved grades in their studies prior to entering University of ABB, or higher, at A-level, or HEFCE approved equivalent.
  • Bedfordshire Excellence Scholarships are awarded based on the qualification and grades supplied by UCAS and held in our student record system.
  • Applicants must meet the normal course entry requirements.
  • Evidence of qualifications must be produced. If your results are not forwarded to us via UCAS, we may write to you requesting copies of your examination certificates.

EU Students

CountryQualifying Grades for Excellence Scholarship
Czech Republic2
Denmark (7 point scale)9
Denmark (13 point scale)9
Hungary4 with 70%+ in Standard Maturity Exam
Lithuania7.6 in Brandos Atestatas with 80%+ in state exams
MaltaMatriculation Certificate Advanced Level A
Poland0.7(75%+) with at least two extended subjects

Who is not eligible for the Bedfordshire Excellence Scholarship?

  • Overseas students paying full overseas fees.
  • Students on a course at the British School of Osteopathy.
  • Student studying Foundation degrees.
  • Students on an NHS-funded course

How do I apply for the Bedfordshire Excellence Scholarship?

You do not apply for this scholarship, it is awarded automatically to high achieving students.

Once we receive your results from UCAS, we will notify you if you are eligible for this scholarship. Eligible students will be awarded the scholarship once registered on the course.


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