Bursaries

Bursaries and scholarships are non-repayable, but do have varying eligibility criteria which you should review before making an application.

For any queries regarding the bursaries and scholarships please contact bursary@bucks.ac.uk

Clearing Access Bursary - Terms and Conditions

  1. The Clearing Access Bursary is offered to support with living expenses for your first year at Buckinghamshire New University. The Bursary will consist of £1,500 reduction on University hall accommodation at Brook Street, based on meeting two out of three of the following criteria:

    - Being in Clearing 2018 or holding an insurance place at Buckinghamshire New University

    -  First generation in Higher Education

    - Resident in a POLAR1 or POLAR2 postcode.

  2. The Bursary is only available for September 2018 entry onto an undergraduate or postgraduate course, and taught full-time on either the High Wycombe or Uxbridge campuses. The course application must be made during the 2018 clearing period – from 5 July 2018 onwards.
  3. The Bursary is only open to students categorised as a Home or EU fee payer.
  4. The deadline for the Clearing Access Bursary is 10 September 2018. After this date, eligible students may still apply, but funding is not guaranteed. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
  5. The Bursary is open to new students entering Brook Street standard accommodation only (subject to availability).
  6. This Bursary cannot be used in conjunction with another scholarship or bursary offered by Buckinghamshire New University.
  7. Successful applicants to the Clearing Access Bursary will receive funding according to the following payment schedule:

Date

Amount

Type of payment

October 2018

£500

Reduction on cost of Brook Street Halls of Residence*

January 2019

£500

Reduction on cost of Brook Street Halls of Residence*

April 2019

£500

Reduction on cost of Brook Street Halls of Residence*

*Please note, this will be a reduction on your University accommodation; it will not be supplied as a cash payment.

  1. Any bursary decision made by Buckinghamshire New University is final. The University reserves the right to withdraw the bursary at any point prior to acceptance of the offer to study.
  2. Buckinghamshire New University will remove the bursary immediately if:
  1. A student withdraws from a programme of study;
  2. A student is suspended or excluded from the University;
  3. A student has made any misrepresentation or acted fraudulently or dishonestly.

The Foundation Bursary - Terms and Conditions

  1. The Foundation Bursary is offered to support with living expenses for your first year at Buckinghamshire New University. The Bursary will consist of £1,500 reduction on University hall accommodation at Brook Street, plus a £500 cash bonus on successful completion of the first (Foundation) year and enrolment onto the first year of the undergraduate degree course in September 2019.
  2. The Bursary is only available for September 2018 entry onto undergraduate with foundation year taught full-time on either the High Wycombe or Uxbridge campuses.
  3. The Bursary is only open to students categorised as a Home or EU fee payer, and confirmed Buckinghamshire New University as their unconditional firm choice for September 2018 entry.
  4. The Bursary is open to new students entering Brook Street standard accommodation only (subject to availability).
  1. This Bursary cannot be used in conjunction with another scholarship or bursary offered by Buckinghamshire New University.
  2. The deadline for the Foundation Bursary is 10 September 2018. After this date, eligible students may still apply, but funding is not guaranteed. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
  3. Successful applicants to the Foundation Bursary will receive funding according to the following payment schedule:

Date

Amount

Type of payment

October 2018

£500

Reduction on the cost of Brook Street Halls of Residence*

January 2019

£500

Reduction on the cost of Brook Street Halls of Residence*

April 2019

£500

Reduction on the cost of Brook Street Halls of Residence*

October 2019

£500

Cash bonus paid into the student’s bank account on successful completion of the first (Foundation) year and enrolled onto the first year of the undergraduate degree course in September 2019.**

*Please note, this will be a reduction on your University accommodation; it will not be supplied as a cash payment.
**Subject to the student opening a UK bank account.

  1. Any bursary decision made by Buckinghamshire New University is final. The University reserves the right to withdraw the bursary at any point prior to acceptance of the offer to study.
  2. Buckinghamshire New University will remove the bursary immediately if:
  1. A student withdraws from a programme of study;
  2. A student is suspended or excluded from the University;
  3. A student has made any misrepresentation or acted fraudulently or dishonestly.

BSc (Hons) Social Work tuition fees
The funding for students who study courses leading to a registration as a social worker is different to most university courses. However, you will still be expected to pay tuition fees. You can apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost in year one. You may also be eligible to receive support in the form of an NHS bursary for your second and third years, although the number who can benefit from this depends on the numbers cap provided by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

MSc Social Work tuition fees
The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) on behalf of the Department of Health can provide some financial assistance in the form of a bursary, but the number of bursaries available is restricted and may not cover your full tuition fees. Therefore you may also wish to consider some of the other postgraduate funding options available, details of which can be found on our postgraduate funding page.

Financial assistance
Whether you  are studying on the degree or master's programme, you should be eligible for financial assistance as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. This can be in the form of non-income assessed elements which include a basic grant and allowances for those with a disability.
In addition, you may be eligible, if nominated, to receive income -assessed grants (based on either your own, your parents' income, or that of your spouse or civil partner) that could include a maintenance grant and allowances to assist with certain living costs:

The exact criteria do vary, so we can only give general guidance here. For further up-to-date information please refer to:

Although international and students from the European Union are expected to have sufficient funds to complete their course, BABS can sometimes help those students who face changes in their financial situation due to unexpected and unpredictable circumstances. If you are ineligible for assistance from the Bucks Hardship Fund or find yourself in financial hardship, it's always worth making an application. Funds are limited, so you are only able to apply if you are already in your second year or beyond. Payments are usually given as grants and do not have to be repaid.

If you wish to apply for assistance from the Bucks Advantage Bursary Scheme (BABS), in the first instance, please contact the Students' Union Advice Centre, the telephone number is 01494 603016.

We offer some scholarships and bursaries for overseas students, to help with the costs of studying in the UK. Check your country page to see if any are open to you and how to apply for them.