Guaranteed Bursaries 2022/23
This information is for students who entered the University from September 2020 to August 2022.
Applications for the University Core Bursary and the Nottingham Potential Bursary will open 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 2020/21 or 2021/22 academic year. Unfortunately, students on NHS-funded courses are not eligible for these University bursaries (with the exception of the Nottingham Potential Bursary for Care Leavers or summer school attendees)**. New part-time students will also be eligible to apply to the University Core Bursary and Nottingham Potential Bursary in 2022/23.
If you have any questions regarding your entitlement please email Bursaries@nottingham.ac.uk.
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 2020/21 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 2020/21 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:
Please note that is you have previously applied for the Nottingham Potential Bursary and been successful, there is no need to reapply in subsequent academic years. Your award will then be processed automatically and will appear in the Financial Aid section of your MyNottingham Portal. If no award details are showing by the end of October, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 2020/21 onwards.
- 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.
- 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.
If you believe you are eligible for the Care Experienced and Estranged Bursary and we have not contacted you directly by 18th November, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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.
**Students studying Medicine prior to September 2022, are eligible for the bursaries during years of study in which they are funded by Student Finance. This means they are not eligible for the Core Bursary or Nottingham Potential Bursary in the years in which they are primarily NHS-funded (currently year 5 or years 5 and 6 in the case of those doing a medicine with a foundation year). Exceptions - Nottingham Potential Bursary for Care Leavers or summer school attendees.
***From September 2022, clinical medical students (normally students in their fifth and sixth years) and GEM students in years two to four, who receive a NHS bursary will now be eligible for the Core Bursary, Nottingham Potential Bursary and the Care Experienced and Estranged Bursary. 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.