Bucks Scholarship Programme

The Bucks Scholarship Programme (BSP) is intended to provide a direct benefit to individual students from low income backgrounds and to support progression of students from groups currently under-represented in higher education.

Bucks will make available 100 individual scholarships of up to £3,000 in 2017. Recipients will be entitled to a financial support package of £1,000 in each year of study (up to a maximum of three years in total).

You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if your declared household residual income is £25,000 per annum or less and if you have firmly accepted an offer of a place at Bucks. You can be studying on either a full-time or part-time basis and should be paying fees above £6,165 (pro rata for part-time courses). Individual applications will be matched against a range of additional eligibility criteria to include:

  • students who have been in the care system
  • students from areas that have low participation in higher education
  • students with a declared disability
  • students from our widening participation schools and colleges
  • students demonstrating suitability for a scholarship through achievements and/or skills gained through extra-curricular activity.

Please note that BSP awards are available only to those students who qualify for student support under the current Education (Student Support) Regulations.

Elements of the package, from which you can choose, include:

  • course fee discount
  • discounted university-managed accommodation
  • a mixture of gym membership and cash bursary
  • cash bursary

Please contact the Student Centre on 01494 603020 or via e-mail student.centre@bucks.ac.uk for further information about the Bucks Scholarship Programme and how to apply.

The deadline for receiving applications for September enrolments is Monday 9 October 2017

February enrolments is Monday 30 April 2018.

Please note:

  • If you enrolled onto a two year full-time Foundation Degree, your award will only be for two years totalling £2,000.
  • If you progress onto a third year top up degree, the award does not continue for the third year.
  • Social Work students will only receive the first year of funding totalling £1,000.
  • If you repeat a year you will not receive another payment until you progress onto the next academic year of your studies.

The fund finishes at the end of academic year 2019/2020, so if you repeat year 1 for example in 2018/2019 you will not receive the bursary.  If you progress onto Year 2 in 2019/2020 your award will be paid.  If you progress onto Year 3 in 2020/2021 you will not receive the bursary as the fund finishes at the end of academic year 2019/2020.

Please be aware that there are a limited number of scholarships available and even if students meet the basic and additional eligibility criteria this will not guarantee their entitlement to an award.