New Students - 2020 Entry

If you're a full-time undergraduate student with home* fee status starting at The University of Nottingham in September 2020 there are several types of bursary and scholarship on offer. To be eligible to apply for most of these funds you must be liable for the home undergraduate tuition fee and not be in receipt of a bursary from outside the University.  If you're an International or EU student please go to the international scholarship pages for details of relevant scholarships.

University Bursaries

The University of Nottingham offers bursaries (non-repayable grants) to home students from lower-income backgrounds and to those from certain under-represented groups. Depending on your circumstances these can provide a total of up to £2,000 a year (in addition any Student Loan you receive).

These bursaries are guaranteed, which means if you meet the eligibility criteria you will definitely get the award - they are not limited in terms of the number of awards available.

The awards included in this category are the Core Bursary and the Nottingham Potential Bursary.  

University Scholarships

The University also offers a range of competitive scholarships with various criteria. 

(Please keep returning to this page - further schemes may be added as they are confirmed for 2020 entry)

* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from the Student Loans Company. 

Potential Scholarships

These awards a funded by generous private donations and are designed to encourage and develop the potential of students from lower income backgrounds and/or those who have overcome significant difficulties to come to University. The Potential Scholarships have quite varied criteria and are largely competitive.


The WH Revis Article 26 Scholarship

Article 26 is a project of the Helena Kennedy Foundation to support access to higher education for applicants seeking asylum in the UK. In support of this project The University of Nottingham is offering one award consisting of the full international fee plus £500 per year towards living costs to the successful applicant. This award is funded through the generosity of the Revis Bequest Fund.

Applications for the 20/21 academic year will open in March 2020. 



Witty Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Sir Andrew Witty, Former Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, generously established this major new scholarship programme for continuing and new undergraduate students in 2020/21. For further information please refer to The  Witty Entrepreneurial Scholarship.


Travel Scholarships

Funded by generous donations, our Aspire Scholarships are competitive awards aimed at students who will be travelling abroad as part of their course. Please note, these awards must be applied for in the academic year prior to your study abroad year.

Travel Scholarships for 2020/21 will include:

Oblath International Enrichment Scholarships

Catherine Williamson Travel Scholarship



Scholarships based on the subject you are studying

Funded by generous donations we have several competitive scholarships that are based on the subject you are studying. Additional criteria will apply.

Please refer to the Subject Specific Awards web pages where there are relevant links



Sports Scholarships

The University of Nottingham offers a range of sporting scholarships aimed at providing an unrivalled level of support to the brightest and best talents in the sporting world. - see the Department of Sport web pages