Only home UK and non-UK EU undergraduate students paying £9,000 fees whose household income is at or below £42,600 and meet one of the following criteria are eligible to be considered for an Access Scholarship:
*Only the home postcode on your UCAS application will be used for the purposes of this scholarship. Other postcodes will not be considered.
Students on a placement year will receive a £8,000 tuition fee discount so therefore cannot be considered for an Access Scholarship. MEng Chemical Engineering, MComp Computer Science and MChem Chemistry courses are the exception to this rule and will be considered for a pro rata Access Scholarship based on their tuition fee liability.
The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) states that students with a previous degree cannot be included in our Access Agreement. Therefore students on the 4 year Accelerated Medicine course cannot be considered for an Access Scholarship.
If another agency, such as the NHS, is responsible for paying all of your fees you will not be eligible to receive an Access Scholarship.
Students can only receive one of our main scholarship schemes. Students will automatically be considered for our Access and National Scholarships.
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A separate application form does not need to be made in order to apply for an Access Scholarship. If you want to be considered for an Access Scholarship you must complete and return an application for income assessed student finance to the relevant assessment authority shown below:
You can only be awarded an Access Scholarship if you have applied for income assessed funding. There are no exceptions. Your assessment authority will carry out the income assessment and pass on information to the Student Loans Company (SLC) to match against the University’s Access Scholarship rules. If you want to be automatically considered for an Access Scholarship you (and your parents/sponsors) must consent to share household income information with the University on your student finance application form. If this is not done your data cannot be supplied to the University and you cannot be assessed for an Access Scholarship.
Students awarded an Access Scholarship will be sent a notification letter by the University's Student Financial Support Team using SLC correspondence addresses (usually your home address); the letters will also appear in online student finance accounts in the ‘correspondence’ section. These accounts are held by your assessing authority (SFE, SFW, SAAS, SFNI).
Please contact us if you meet all the eligibility criteria and have not received an award letter by November 2012.
For terms and conditions including additional information please see our detailed guide (PDF:166KB).