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The University of Bedfordshire Scholarship and Bursary Package

For undergraduate, Home/EU Full-time students starting from February 2019

Terms and Conditions

Scholarships and bursaries are for all new undergraduate students enrolling from February 2019 for the 2018/19 or for the 2019/20 academic year. The value of the awards will be commensurate with academic achievement on entry.

Merit Scholarship

For undergraduates with an entry qualification score of 112 UCAS tariff points or more, or equivalent1, the scholarship is worth £2400 over 3 academic years.


For undergraduates with an entry qualification score of fewer than 112 UCAS tariff points, or equivalent1, the bursary is worth £1500 over 3 academic years.

Foundation Year Bursary

For students undertaking the Foundation Year as part of an integrated four-year degree. For undergraduates enrolling for a course with a Foundation Year the bursary is worth £2000 over 4 academic years.

Scholarships and bursaries are paid in two equal 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.

Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Home/EU students who meet the following eligibility criteria.

You must:

  • Be registered on a full time, undergraduate, bachelor’s degree course (BA, BSc, BEng, LLB or similar)
  • Commence your degree studies in from February 2019 in the academic year 2018/19 or academic year 2019/20.
  • Be paying the maximum tuition fee for UK/EU students
  • Be a new entrant student to the University from February 2019 in the academic year 2018/19 or 2019/20 academic year who has not previously been enrolled (registered) at the University of Bedfordshire or University of Luton
  • Be registered on the course at the relevant dates when eligibility for the award is determined (ie the census dates)
  • Be a UK/EU applicant who will be paying the maximum tuition fee (including students whose fees may be paid by the SLC).
  • Be paying the maximum tuition fee for UK/EU students of £9250.  The University reserves the right to review the Scholarship and Bursary Package in the event that this maximum fee is reduced by the UK Government or other third parties

You are not eligible for a scholarship or bursary if you are:

  • An overseas or ‘equivalent level qualification’ (ELQ) fee payer studying with a University partner
  • Deferring study beyond a 2019/20 start date
  • Not in good financial standing with the University
  • The University reserves the right to withhold payment of the scholarship or bursary if the student withdraws, interrupts, does not attend or otherwise does not progress satisfactorily

Eligible students must maintain an appropriate standard of behaviour throughout their course of study at the University of Bedfordshire. If a recipient does not meet the appropriate standard of behaviour the bursary may be withdrawn’.

Students can only receive one scholarship or bursary, which will be the one that has the highest monetary value.

Professional Practice Years do not qualify as academic years for the purpose of eligibility for this scholarship and bursary.

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