Services for Students

Subject-specific bursaries and scholarships

These awards are based on the subject you are studying at University. If you have any questions about these Scholarships please contact the Financial Support team on 0115 8232071 or email OR contact the School/Department that are publicising the award.

Please note that the majority of these awards are for Undergraduate students with home* fee status.


All Faculties



Faculty of Engineering

The Engineering Scholarship web pages also give information about external Scholarships that you may be eligible to apply to



Faculty of Science

All courses in the Faculty of Science



The Edward and Margaret Leafe Scholarship - household income below £35,000



Physics and Astronomy


The Timperley Scholarship - household income below £25,000




Faculty of Social Sciences

All courses in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Sciences Alumni Scholarship - 2022 Entry (Closing date 5th April 2022)

Hollick Family Trust - for any Social Sciences subject & household income below £25,000 






The Robert Enticott Scholarship - household income below £42,875



Nottingham University Business School

PwC’s Flying Start Financial Bursary

The Flying Start financial bursary is aimed at supporting students with the day-to-day costs of university life. At PwC, the development and wellbeing of our people is paramount and we’re delighted to be able to award such a substantial bursary to support our students to be the best they can be. If you meet the eligibility, and you join one of our applicable Flying Start Accounting programmes in autumn 2022, a £10,000 bursary will be awarded to you, split across the four years of the degree.

If you believe you’re eligible for the financial bursary and you apply for one of the applicable Flying Start Accounting programmes then we’ll be in touch with you during the application process to outline the next steps. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your confidence, your skills for the future, and your experience of work and university, all while being supported financially.

The criteria for the bursary is set out below which you can review to determine your own eligibility. You must have:

· ‘Home Funding’ status, which means you’re living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and EU nationals with settled status in the UK

· Applied to study on the Flying Start Accounting undergraduate degree programme (and subsequently successfully start on the programme in September 2022)

· Have a household income of <£35,000 per annum as assessed by Student Finance (this will be assessed once you are accepted onto the degree programme and apply to Student Finance)

· Demonstrate a commitment to a career in Audit at PwC during the assessment process

· Attended a non-fee paying school (unless you received a bursary or scholarship to attend in which case we’ll review on a case-by-case basis)





Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


Graduate Entry Medicine

The Cameron Gifford Scholarship

Award Value: £500 payable only in the first year of study.

To be eligible, you must meet the following additional criteria:

• Candidates must have received their secondary education at a state funded school in the UK . Priority will be given to candidates who have received their secondary education at a state funded school in the North East of England (i.e. the counties of Durham , Northumberland, Teesside, Tyneside and Wearside ) 
• Priority will be given to mature students (age 25+)

Application Guidance notes

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The Franks Scholarship

Award Value: £2,500 payable only in the first year of study.

To be eligible you must meet the following additional criteria:

• Priority will be given to students who are 30 years or above on entry to the course and who can demonstrate a strong ambition to enter General Practice. 
• Other factors considered in the allocation of this scholarship include any relevant extra responsibilities or commitments you have/have had (e.g. Students Union Society/Club involvement, voluntary/charity work) and/or any specific difficulties/challenges which you have faced or expect to have to overcome as you work towards your degree (e.g. family commitments, ill health, a disability, financial difficulties).

Application Guidance notes

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Medical, Physiology and Therapeutics

Medical Physiology and Therapeutics Year One Scholarship

There is one award aimed at Medical Physiology and Therapeutics students which is payable only in the year you start your course.

General criteria for this award:

• Have Home* funding status. 
• Be in receipt of all or part of the means-tested element of the student loan for living costs, and have applied for their maximum entitlement. 
• Be prepared to submit a personal statement to show their interest in Science. 
• Not be receiving any external scholarships. 
• Be expected to attend at least 80% of all scheduled taught classes. Failure to do so may affect eligibility for this award, or result in a successful candidate's award being withdrawn. 

For students commencing the course in September 2021

Award Value: £1,000 payable only in the year you commence the course

To be eligible you must meet the following additional criteria:

• Be registered on year 1 of the full time BSc Medical Physiology and Therapeutics course at The University of Nottingham.

Application guidance

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Excel in Science Internships

Five Excel in Science internships are available in research labs within the School of Life Sciences (SoLS) for the academic year 2021/22. 

Eligible students are those who:

  • are in year 2 of any degree programme run within the School of Life Sciences
  • have a desire to learn more about the research environment and might be considering a PhD
  • are receiving Core Bursary

Each internship will last for the entire 30 weeks of the academic year and represents a commitment of 10 hours/week. A stipend of £2,850 is available to students who are receiving the university’s Core Bursary. 

Learn more (Life Sciences students only)



School of Health Sciences


School of Life Sciences

School of Life Sciences Alumni Scholarship - 2022 Entry

Zoology - The Timperley Scholarship - 2022 Entry. Household income below £25,000



School of Medicine 


School of Veterinary Medicine and Science




Faculty of Arts

All courses in the Faculty of Arts

The Alumni Scholarships provide financial support to eligible students taking an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts.

Each Scholarship is worth £4,500 and is intended to help students with essential living costs (not tuition fees). It will be paid in equal instalments at the start of each term for three years.

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If your School or course isn't listed here you may still wish to check their web pages to see if any additional funds are on offer, but please note that not all Schools or Departments are able to offer such funding.

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

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