Services for Students


New Students - 2021/22 Entry

If you're a full time undergraduate student with home* fee status starting at The University of Nottingham in 2021/22 academic year 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 £9,250 tuition fee and not be in receipt of a bursary from outside the University. 

Check out the list below and click on the titles for more information.

University Bursaries

These bursaries are guaranteed which means if you meet the eligibility criteria you will definitely get the award. The awards included in this category are the Core Bursary and the Nottingham Potential Bursary



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.


Witty Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Sir Andrew Witty, Former Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, has generously established this major scholarship programme for continuing and new undergraduate students in 2019.  The Witty Entrepreneurial Scholarship, programme for new students in 2021/22. Information regarding this scholarship will be available from this page soon.


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 2021/22 will include:

The Oblath International Enrichment Scholarships

N Horton Smith and Aspire Travel Scholarship

The Catherine Williamson Travel Scholarship

The Monica Partridge Travel Scholarship

More information on the Aspire Scholarships can be found here.

Applications for these funds will go live in January 2022.



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.



Scholarships for students who are from the local area

If you usually live in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or the wider East Midlands then you may be eligible to apply to the Ethel and Kevin Malone Scholarship (supported by FUN America) and The Greenaway Scholarship. Further criteria apply - information regarding these scholarships can be found here.



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


 * 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.

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