Scholarships & Bursaries 2021/22

University of Bedfordshire Bursary and Scholarship 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).

The University of Bedfordshire Scholarship and Bursary Package - 2021/22

The following scholarships and bursaries are for all new UK full-time undergraduate students enrolling from September 2021 for the 2021/22 academic year. The value of the awards will be commensurate with academic achievement on entry.

Note there is no application process for the Foundation Year Bursary, The Merit Scholarship, 'The Bursary', and Level 5 Bursary with eligible students being awarded automatically and contacted via email.


* 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.

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.

Postgraduate Taught Degree Tuition Fee Alumni Discount (UK/EU Students) 2021/22

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.

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 2 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

Level 5 Bursary

The Level 5 bursary is for all new undergraduate students enrolling from September 2021 for the 2021/22 academic year, in year 2 of a full time undergraduate degree. It is worth £500 per academic year (up to a maximum of 2 years)

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.

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