Opportunity Scholarships

Opportunity Scholarships

We offer Opportunity Scholarships to eligible UK/EU domiciled students on the basis of household income.

Please note: Opportunity Scholarships are available to eligible students entering the university in 2017.

You do not have to repay Opportunity Scholarships. You can find detailed information on eligibility criteria and payment dates on the Student Wellbeing website for UK students.

Award Amounts

Household IncomeAward AmountDetail
Up to £25,000 £2,000 per year Cash bursary
£25,001 - £35,000 £1,000 per year Cash bursary


You don't need to apply for this scholarship. We will award it automatically to eligible students who have been income assessed by Student Finance England or an equivalent assessing body.

Award exclusions

If you're studying on a course that includes a compulsory year abroad or placement year, you will receive a fee discount of £8,000. You will not be entitled to an Opportunity Scholarship for that year.

If you're studying for one of the following degrees you will not receive a scholarship for the years for which the NHS fund your tuition fees:

  • 4 year Speech and Language Science degree
  • 5 year Medicine or Dentistry degrees

If you're studying for one of the following degrees you are not eligible for a scholarship for any part of your course:

  • 4 year accelerated Medicine course
  • 27 month Dental Hygiene and Therapy diploma