Bursaries and scholarships

NTU offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. Check if you are eligible, how to apply, when they are paid and who to contact for further information.

NTU Bursary

NTU Bursaries are intended to help students with their living costs. The £750 cash bursary is paid annually to full-time UK home undergraduate or foundation degree students who are eligible for tuition fee & maintenance loans from their national Student Finance Service and have a household income of £25,000 per year or below.

Eligibility for the bursary is subject to you meeting the bursary terms and conditions relevant to your year of entry. While most eligible students tend to start receiving the bursary in their first year, it is possible to become eligible part way through your course, as we check the eligibility of all students every academic year.

Will I get it every year?

Who do I contact if I have questions?

How do I apply?

You do not need to apply for this bursary. We will receive information about your eligibility direct from your national Student Finance Service. Provided you or your sponsor(s) did not withdraw when you made your application, we will have all the information we need.

If you are eligible for the NTU Bursary, we will contact you. The letter will go to the address held by your national Student Finance Service.

When will I receive confirmation?

Most NTU Bursary entitlement letters will be sent out between September-November. If you think you should be eligible, but have not had a letter by the end of November, please contact financial.support@ntu.ac.uk

When is it paid?

During the 20/21 academic year, the bursary will be paid on the following dates:

£150 on 2 December 2020

£300 on 10 February 2021

£300 on 21 April 2021

Payments will only be paid on these dates if your student finance has been approved and your eligibility for the bursary confirmed at least 14 days before the payment date. Otherwise the amount due will be paid within 14 days of approval. You cannot receive bursary payments before these dates.

Will I get it every year?

If you are assessed as eligible for the bursary in 20/21, you will continue to receive it for each remaining year of your course, even if your household income increases in subsequent years.  However, you must still meet the other bursary terms and conditions relevant to your year of entry. You can check with terms and conditions apply to you by looking at the name of your bursary on your NTU Bursary entitlement letter.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions regarding this bursary, please contact financial.support@ntu.ac.uk

NTU Estranged Student Bursary

If you are under 25 and you have been financially assessed by your UK national Student Finance Service as independent on the grounds of estrangement from your parents, you may be eligible to receive this bursary. The bursary is available to those who joined NTU in the 20/21 academic year on a full-time undergraduate or foundation degree course.

Further information about can be found in the NTU Estranged Student Bursary guidance notes.

How do I apply?

To request an application form, please email estrangedbursary@ntu.ac.uk

When is it paid?

During 2020/21 the bursary will be paid in two equal instalments as follows:

  • £500 within 2 weeks of assessing your form and confirming your eligibility
  • £500 on 24 February 2021

Will I get it every year?

The bursary is paid for each year of study, subject to meeting the scheme’s terms and conditions

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions regarding this bursary, please contact financial.support@ntu.ac.uk

Find out about other support for estranged students

NTU Care Leaver / Foyer Resident Bursary

If you are under 25 and have either been in the care of a local authority in the UK (or have been looked after by relatives who have a court order to look after you in the UK) at some point since the age of 16; or have been a Foyer resident in the UK, you may be eligible to receive this bursary. The bursary is available to those on a full-time undergraduate or foundation degree course.

Further information about can be found in the NTU Care Leavers and Foyer Residence Bursary guidance notes

How do I apply?

If you have not had the care leaver/foyer resident bursary before, please email careleaverbursary@ntu.ac.uk

If you have received the care leaver/foyer resident in previous years, we will contact you directly regarding arrangements for the current year.

When is it paid?

During 2020/21 the bursary will be paid in two equal instalments on the following dates:

  • £500 - 11 November 2020
  • £500 - 24 February 2021

Will I get it every year?

The bursary is paid for each year of study, subject to meeting the scheme’s terms and conditions

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions regarding this bursary, please contact financial.support@ntu.ac.uk

Find out about other support for care leavers

NTU Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarships

Each year, the University offer two NTU Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarships for undergraduate entry in September 2020. These are for new students from an asylum-seeking background who do not have access to Student Finance from the UK government. Scholarship recipients are each awarded a full tuition fee waiver and a £3,000 bursary award towards course and travel costs for each year of their academic course.

Both scholarships for the 2020/21 academic year have been allocated.

Students who have accepted an offer of the scholarship, will be invited to contact the Student Financial Support Service to arrange the fee waiver and payment of the termly living cost allowance.

Applications for those starting an eligible course at NTU in 2021/22 will open in the spring and information will be published on our 2021 entry bursary and scholarship pages. (Current students will not be able to apply).

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions regarding this bursary, please contact financial.support@ntu.ac.uk

Rise Bursaries

Part of NTU’s Employability Team, Rise aims to support students from Widening Participation (WP) backgrounds to enable all students, regardless of their individual circumstances, to have fair access to opportunities whilst at NTU, and ultimately enabling students from WP backgrounds to enjoy the same success levels as their non-WP peers both during and after their studies.

This includes financial support including such as:

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions regarding this bursary, please contact rise@ntu.ac.uk

Music scholarship

An NTU Music Scholarship provides you with paid vocal or instrumental tuition from one of our experienced teachers. We offer tuition for voice, piano, strings, brass, guitar, bass, percussion, drums, and woodwind. Our scholarships are of varying lengths. We may award music tuition for a number of months, a full academic year, or up to the length of your course.

Find out more about music scholarships for NTU current students

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions regarding this bursary, please contact music@ntu.ac.uk

Sports scholarship

NTU offers a number of sports scholarship awards each year to high-performing student athletes from a range of different sports for undergraduate and postgraduate study. Each award is tailored to the needs of the athlete to ensure that everything is put in place to help them to achieve both academic and sporting success while at NTU.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you want to find out more, or if are already receiving a sports scholarship and have any queries about your payments, contact sportscholarships@ntu.ac.uk

Postgraduate scholarships

If you are an undergraduate student interested in postgraduate study at NTU, check out NTU’s Postgraduate scholarships and discounts,

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you are a postgraduate student with a query about your scholarship or discount, contact postgraduate@ntu.ac.uk

International and EU scholarships

Find out about NTU’s International and EU scholarships

You will find the terms and conditions for the support you are receiving.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have a query about your scholarship payments, contact international@ntu.ac.uk

Bursaries for Nursing, Social Work and Teaching

The following government funded bursaries are for students on particular vocational courses

NHS Bursaries for nursing students

Social work bursaries

Teacher training bursaries

  • Last updated: 24/09/2020