Laboratory staff helping second year undergraduates in a chemistry lab session, Chemistry building, University Park. November 5th 2021.

Subject specific bursaries and scholarships

A range of competitive scholarships based on the subject you're studying to help you excel in your area of interest

Funding options via a scholarship

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 or department publicising the award.

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

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

You can apply to the Faculty of Engineering UG Scholarship Award (funded by Alumni) for 2023 entry, here.

In addition, before completing the above application form please read the guidance notes available here.

All courses in the Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science Alumni Scholarship - 2023 Entry

Physics and Astronomy

School prizes


The Timperley Scholarship - household income below £25,000

All courses in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Sciences Alumni Scholarship - 2023 Entry


JC Smith Scholarship 


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 2023)
  • Have a household income of less than £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).

Alumni Scholarships

Helping provide financial support to eligible students taking an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Each scholarship is worth between £4,500 - £9,000 and is to help with essential living costs.Eligibility and how to apply.

To find out more please see here and choose your school to find out full details, if you're eligible and how to apply.

Some funding options include

School of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences Alumni Scholarship - 2023 Entry

School of Life Sciences

School of Life Sciences Alumni Scholarship - 2023 Entry

Zoology - The Timperley Scholarship - 2023 Entry.
Household income below £25,000

School of Medicine

School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship - 2023 Entry

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science Alumni Scholarship -2023 Entry

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.

Learn more

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.