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 2018.

You do not have to repay Opportunity Scholarships.

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 based on their UCAS application and 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 either £8,000, £7,650 or £7,200. You will not be entitled to an Opportunity Scholarship for that year.

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) states that students already holding the equivalent of an honours degree or higher level qualification cannot be considered for bursaries or scholarships through our Access Agreement.

Due to Government guidelines, NHS funded students receiving tuition fee grants cannot be considered for bursaries or scholarships through our Access Agreement in the academic year they receive NHS funding.

Further information on eligibility criteria and payment dates for UK and EU students can be found on our Student Wellbeing funding pages.