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Scholarships and Bursaries - 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.

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.


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.

Postgraduate High Achiever Scholarship

You need to complete an UG to PG progression form to apply. Be sure to tick the Postgraduate Scholarship box before you submit it.

Download a progression form - PDF 103.1 KB

*The Postgraduate High Achiever does not apply to the Master of Business Administration, MSc Social Work or MSc Nursing courses or a Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma at the University of Bedfordshire.

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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