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Scholarships and bursaries 2017 - 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 2017 End February 2018

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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 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

Your Beds Money Card

The Welcome Package is worth £450 in total over three years, eligible students will receive £300 'Your Beds Money credit' to spend at John Smith's bookshop on books, additional course materials*, 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 ‘Your Beds Money 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 ‘Your Beds Money Card’.

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

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 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.

Police Bursary

The Police Bursary scheme, available to all students, is still running for 2018 - 2019.

Open to all students who have lived in Bedfordshire for at least 12 months, regardless of what course they are taking. You will be asked to sign up as a part-time PCSO where you will be paid and receive training.

You will also receive:

  • 3 x 50% funding for undergrad course fees for all 3 years – worth £13,500 in total per student
  • 1 x 100% funding for a Master’s course fee

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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