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Scholarships and Bursaries - 2018/19 and 2019/20

We’re investing in your future - At least £1,500* free cash for you.

If there’s one thing that concerns most students, it’s the idea of debt and how to cover the cost of university. However, for you it need not be a worry. Here at the University of Bedfordshire we offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries – that’s free cash – to support your studies. And that’s cash that you don’t need to pay back.

With our generous financial support, you could receive up to £2,400*, and every UK and EU student on a full-time undergraduate course will get £1,500* at the very least.

We offer a Merit Scholarship, which is awarded to those who can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, through scoring 112 UCAS points or more. However, don’t worry if you didn’t. We’re keen on supporting each and every one of our students at Bedfordshire, and so you could still get at least £1,500 with our bursary.

We take the worry out of financial woes, leaving you more time to focus on your studies, and having a great experience with us. Take a look below for more information, and for the full terms and conditions.

*Based on 2019 figures. Amount awarded on the basis of academic merit and UCAS points accumulated prior to entry.

2018

Foundation Year 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 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 installments throughout the academic year 2018/19.

The Foundation Year Degree Bursary is worth £500 made up of two installments paid over one year.

Foundation Year Degree Bursary Mid November 2018 End February 2019

Cash Payment

£250

£250


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 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 sab@beds.ac.uk 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 University of Bedfordshire for the 2018/19 academic year.
  • Applicants must meet the normal course entry requirements.

Welcome Package

The University of Bedfordshire 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 Card

The Welcome Package is worth £450 in total over three years, eligible students will receive £300 'My Beds' credit to spend at www.mybedscard.co.uk, which can be used to purchase a variety of course material, electronic goods or a range of other services on University of Bedfordshire 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
Your Beds Money Card £300 N/A N/A
Print Credit £50 £50 £50

Students will automatically receive their ‘My Beds' Card 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' Card.

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

Other scholarships and bursaries

Academic Scholarship

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 University of Bedfordshire’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 University of Bedfordshire.
  • 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.

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 2018

The Postgraduate High Achiever Scholarship is for third year undergraduates at the University of Bedfordshire 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 Master’s degree with us in September 2018*.

*Excludes PGCE & MBA

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 sab@beds.ac.uk for information on what help is available.

2019

The University of Bedfordshire Scholarship and Bursary Package - 2019/20

The following scholarships and bursaries are for all new Home/EU full-time undergraduate students enrolling from September 2019 for the 2019/20 academic year. The value of the awards will be commensurate with academic achievement on entry.

Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduates with an entry qualification score of 112 UCAS tariff points or more, or equivalent, the scholarship is worth £2400 over 3 academic years.

Bursary

This bursary is for all undergraduates with an entry qualification score of fewer than 112 UCAS tariff points, or equivalent, the bursary is worth £1500 over 3 academic years.

Foundation Year Bursary

This bursary is for undergraduates undertaking the Foundation Year as part of an integrated four-year degree and is worth £2000 over 4 academic years.

Scholarships and bursaries are paid in two equal installments per year if the eligibility criteria are met. There is no application process. The scholarship or bursary will be awarded automatically to those meeting the eligibility criteria.

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.

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 sab@beds.ac.uk for information on what help is available.

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