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Faculty of Arts Scholarships and Bursaries

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

The Faculty of Arts Alumni Scholarship Awards are available for degree students entering the University of Nottingham in September 2024. The awards offer financial support of £4,500 over 3 years for students who have encountered and overcome barriers to their educational journey.

It is intended to assist students with their essential living costs whilst studying, paid in equal instalments at the start of each term for three years. It is not intended to be used towards tuition fees.

The number of Scholarship Awards each year are limited, dependent on the funds available from donors to the scheme.

Before completing your application form please read the guidance notes for 2024.

If you require these notes and the application form in an alternative format (e.g. Braille, large font) please call us for support at 0115 823 2071 or email us at


Discover below how the scholarship has helped past recipients pursue their academic ambitions to the fullest.

2023 - 2024 recipient stories

"This scholarship took a lot of weight off the pressure of starting a new life in a new country. Receiving it inspired me to have the same positive impact on others, as it has done for me."


"This scholarship helped me believe in a life and community on campus. I’m the first person in my family to attend university!"



Kelly, Hispanic Studies student

"Being a single mum, I believed that going to university would only be possible if I won the lottery. The funding has also relieved the stress of the cost-of-living crisis especially when I have sole responsibility for the mortgage and household bills."


Emily, Philosophy student

"The scholarship has allowed me to join societies such as Philosophy, Fashion and Underground Music instead of needing to undertake a part time job, increasing the time that I can spend on my studies and personal enrichment. Hopefully I can become the first Doctor of Philosophy in my family!"


Philosophy and Psychology student

"This scholarship is incredibly important to me. Without it, I would not be able to afford to live without worry. When I found out I’d be receiving this scholarship, I didn’t believe it at first. It felt dream-like, and it still does."


Our alumni

The Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Scholarship Awards have been established thanks to the generosity of Nottingham alumni and friends of the Faculty. We are grateful to all donors, large and small, who have enabled the University to offer this support.


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