Undergradute students studying in the George Green library, University Park. November 5th 2021.

The Stoneygate Award

For academically able students who face or have overcome barriers to attend university

Eligibility criteria explained

For 2024 applications, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant to have faced barriers to progression represented by living in an area where participation in higher education is low or by having received free school meals.  
  • A strong academic ability (a minimum standard of ABB at ‘A’ Level or equivalent) indicating that they are likely to achieve a first or upper second-class degree.  


  • Have enrolled for the first year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham (UK Campus) in Autumn 2024
  • Be studying for a first undergraduate degree  
  • Have Home funding status 
  • Have a 2022/23 Household Income of between £0-£35,000, as assessed by Student Finance 
  • Not be receiving NHS funding for your course  
  • Not be receiving external sponsorship for your course e.g., from industry/employers (University Core Bursaries and Government grants do not affect your eligibility)    

More information on the above criteria, including definitions and explanations of the criteria, can be found in the application guidance.

How to apply

The Stoneygate Award offers financial support for academically able students who have overcome personal barriers to reach their goal of attending university

Support totals £9000 across the duration of your course to assist with the cost of living while at university and you do not have to pay it back unless there's an error with your application. The award will be paid directly to your bank account in three termly instalments throughout your course. While you can spend the money in any way you like, the Stoneygate Award is not intended to be used for tuition fees.

There are three Stoneygate Awards available for 2024. Students must submit an application so we can assess their eligibility to decide who will receive the award. Applications for 2024 are now open and you can find application guidance on our website.

Open Day June 2022