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Guaranteed Bursaries 2022/23

This information is for students entering the University in September 2022.

Assessments for the University Core Bursary will commence at the start of the 2022/23 academic year (26th September 2022).

The University of Nottingham will provide a generous package of bursaries to support full time undergraduate home* students from lower-income families who are liable for the 2022/23 tuition fee entering the University in the 2022/23 academic year. Students on NHS-funded courses are not eligible for these University bursaries. New part-time students who are eligible for means-tested Student Finance will also be eligible to apply to the University Core Bursary in 2022/23.

University Core Bursary

Nottingham Potential Bursary

Care Experienced and Estranged Bursary

 

University Core Bursary 

Around a third of our undergraduate students are likely to be eligible for our Core Bursary, which offers £1,000 for each year of undergraduate study.

Bursaries of £1,000 are being offered to undergraduate students who commence their course at the University of Nottingham in the 2022/23 academic year onwards and are liable for the 2022/23 tuition fee.  

To be eligible for this Core Bursary scheme you must:

  • Be registered on a full-time undergraduate degree course (or PGCE/GEN/GEM) at Nottingham which you commenced in 2022/23 onwards.
  • Have UK home* status for funding purposes
  • Be liable for the tuition fee set in 2022/23
  • Have had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance**
  • Have a household income between £0-£35,000, as assessed by Student Finance 

Please visit the assessment procedure webpage for more information on how to get your Core Bursary.  Assessments will begin at the beginning of the academic year in September 2022 and will close on Friday 23rd  June 2023.

Part time students - The University offers financial support through the Core Bursary on a pro-rata basis for new part-time undergraduate students in 2022. You will need to have a means tested assessment carried out by Student Finance (SF) in order for us to assess your eligibility for the Bursary. Your award will depend on your household income taken from the SF assessment and the number of credits you are taking. Further information can be found on our web page 'Funding for part time undergraduates'.

 

Nottingham Potential Bursary

A Nottingham Potential Bursary provides an additional £1,000 a year to home students registered on a full-time undergraduate degree who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Entering via an Access route or with vocational qualifications (at further education level) and with a household income figure of up to £35,000 (as assessed by Student Finance) - we will require a copy of your certificate or transcript.
  • Students with a household income figure of up to £35,000 (as assessed by Student Finance) with financially dependent children or adults - we will require a copy of your 2022/23 Student Finance letter showing you to be in receipt of either Childcare Grant, Parents Learning allowance or Adult Dependants Grant. NHS funded students are eligible to receive the Nottingham Potential Bursary for dependents.
  • Students who are currently or have been in public care for a minimum time period of three months and are under the age of 25 years at the start of their course  (please note that you can still apply for the Nottingham Potential Bursary for Care Leavers even if in receipt of NHS funding)- we will require a copy of a an official letter from your local authority confirming your care arrangements.
  • Students who have fulfilled specified conditions through participation in the University's Nottingham Potential or Sutton Trust Summer Schools hosted by the University or other eligible activities (including attendance on a minimum of 6 Ambition Nottingham: 16-18 sessions (Tier 1 students only) or 8 Pathways to Law/Medicine sessions).There is no need to apply for the award if eligible on this basis. NHS funded students are eligible to receive the Nottingham Potential Bursary for summer school attendees.

Who can apply for this Bursary?

In addition to the bursary-specific criteria outlined above, for all awards you must also meet the following core criteria:

  • Be enrolled on a full time undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham (UK Campus)
  • Not have studied for an undergraduate degree before starting at Nottingham
  • Have ‘Home’ funding status
  • Not be on an NHS-funded course or NHS-funded year (with the exception of Care Leavers, Dependents and Summer School attendees).
  • Have had your household income assessed for your statutory government support and
    consented to share this information with the University
  • Not be in receipt of a Maycock-Whileman Scholarship.

Students with Refugee Status can apply to the Maycock Whileman Scholarship . Please note that a student cannot receive both a Maycock Whileman Scholarship and a Nottingham Potential Bursary.

Part time students - The Nottingham Potential Bursary provides additional support on a pro-rata basis for new part-time undergraduate students in 2022.  You will need to have a means tested assessment carried out by Student Finance (SF) as well as meeting one of the criteria above in order for us to assess your eligibility for this bursary.  Your award amount will depend on the number of credits you're taking, in the same way as the Core Bursary.

If you have not received the award before, but believe you are eligible, applications will open on 26th September 2022

The deadline for applications for the 2022/23 Core and Nottingham Potential Bursaries will be 23 June 2023.

If you require the application form in an alternative format(e.g. Braille, large font) please call Funding & Financial Support on 0115 823 2071 or email us at bursaries@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

Care Experienced and Estranged Bursary

A Care Experienced and Estranged Bursary provides an additional £1,000 a year for students who:

  • Are registered on a full-time undergraduate degree course (or PGCE/GEN/GEM) at Nottingham which you commenced in September 2022.
  • Have a household income below £25,000 as assessed by Student Finance England and;
  • are currently or have been in public care for a minimum period of three months, since their 14th Birthday; students who are under special guardianship or kinship care during this period may also qualify OR students who have been granted independent status by Student Finance England due to estrangement.

Exceptions;

  • Students must not be in receipt of other UoN Scholarships or bursaries (excluding the Core and Nottingham Potential Bursaries)
  • Students must not be in receipt of the £5,000 NHS Learning Support Fund Training Grant.
  • Students must not be receiving external sponsorship for their course, e.g. from industry/employers.
  • Students must not be in receipt of substantial financial support from their Local Authority (more than the minimum one-off bursary of £2,000).
  • Please note that exceptional circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis. Any award made on this basis will be at the discretion of Financial Support Team.

Students who meet this eligibility criteria will be automatically assessed based upon the information provided to us by Student Finance. If you believe you are eligible for the Care Experienced and Estranged Bursary and we have not contacted you by 18th November, please email bursaries@nottingham.ac.uk

*Student Finance (i.e. Student Finance England, Wales, Northern Ireland or SAAS) will decide your residency status. To be classed as a ‘Home’ student you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three year period prior to the start of your course. Students granted refugee status and European migrant workers may also be eligible. If you are unsure of your status contact Student Finance for further information.

**From September 2022, clinical medical (normally students in their fifth and sixth years) and GEM students (years two to four) who receive a NHS bursary will now be eligible for the Core Bursary, the Nottingham Potential Bursary and the Care Experienced and Estranged Bursary on the grounds of having been in public care, having dependents or Summer School attendees if applicable. To be able to receive the bursaries, these students must request to 'means-testing for bursary purposes only' from their Student Finance agency or regional equivalent (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland).

Note: All references to household income refer to the figure which is calculated by Student Finance when a student applies to them for means-tested funding.

Please refer to our Data Protection and Confidentiality Statement - for anyone who makes an application for funding from the Funding & Financial Support Team.

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