Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and Bursaries - 2021/22

We’re investing in your future – up to £2,400* cash during your undergraduate study.

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 to support your studies and that’s cash that you don’t need to pay back.

We offer a Merit Scholarship, worth £2,400* over 3 academic years, which is awarded to those who can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, through scoring 112 UCAS tariff points or more.

We’re keen on supporting each and every one of our students at Bedfordshire, so if you aren’t eligible for the merit scholarship our bursary will give you £1,500* over 3 academic years, or £1,000* over 2 academic years. If you’re joining us in level 5 of your course, you’ll be eligible for the Level 5 bursary. Take a look below for more information and for the full terms and conditions.

*For 3 years of study. The scholarship or bursary is not payable during a year out from on campus study, such as the Professional Practice Year. If you are studying PE with QTS, which is a 4 year degree, you can receive a 4th year payment of £500 if you’re eligible for the bursary, or £800 if you’re eligible for the scholarship. Amount awarded on the basis of academic merit and UCAS tariff points accumulated prior to entry. (Level 5 bursary awarded pro rata; Level 5 entry students are not eligible for the 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 £2,400 over 3 academic years.

'The 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 £1,500 over 3 academic years.


The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.


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.


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


This scholarship is for undergraduates with an entry qualification score of 112 UCAS tariff points or more, or equivalent, the scholarship is worth £2,400 over 3 academic years.

'The 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 £1,500 over 3 academic years.


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 2 or 3 instalments 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


In the first year only on either undergraduate, or postgraduate degree courses, international students will receive a £1,000 VC Scholarship. An international student progressing to a higher level degree* will receive, in the first year only of the new course, both a £1,000 VC Scholarship and a £500 alumni discount. Additional discounts of £500 are available for prompt payment of the first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate) .

* Including undergraduate to postgraduate, and postgraduate to MBA.

More information on fees and scholarships for international 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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