Guaranteed Bursaries 2020/21

This information is for students entering the University in September 2020.

Applications for the University Core Bursary and the Nottingham Potential Bursary will open at the start of the 2020/21 academic year (September 2020).

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 2020/21 tuition fee entering the University in the 2020/21 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 2020/21.

If you have any questions regarding your entitlement please email Bursaries@nottingham.ac.uk.

University Core Bursary

Nottingham Potential 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 and are liable for the 2020/21 tuition fee.  

To be eligible for this Core Bursary scheme you must:

  • Be registered on a full-time undergraduate degree course (or PGCE/GEN/ 1st year GEM) at Nottingham which you commenced in 2020/21.
  • Have UK home status for funding purposes
  • Be liable for the tuition fee set in 2020/21
  • 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 once registration has opened in September 2020 and will close on Friday 18th June 2021.

Part time students - The University offers financial support through the Core Bursary on a pro-rata basis for new part-time undergraduate students in 2020. 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 2020/21 Student Finance letter showing you to be in receipt of either Childcare Grant, Parents Learning allowance or Adult Dependants Grant
  • 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 eligbile activities (including attendance on a minimum of 6 Post-16 Ambition Nottingham sessions or 8 Pathways to Law/STEM 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.

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 2020.  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.

Applications for the Nottingham Potential Bursary will open on this page in September 2020.

The deadline for applications for the 2020/21 Core and Nottingham Potential Bursaries will be 18 June 2021.

*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 are eligible for the bursaries during years of study in which they are funded by Student Finance but not in the years in which they are primarily NHS-funded (currently year 5 or years 4 and 5 in the case of those doing a medicine with a foundation year) with the exception of the Nottingham Potential Bursary for Care Leavers or summer school attendees

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.