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 help students with their living costs.

We pay our £750 bursary annually. To be qualify for this support, you must:

  • be a full-time home undergraduate or foundation degree students, and
  • be eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans from your national student finance service, and
  • have a household income of £25,000 per year or below, and
  • meet the bursary terms and conditions relevant to your year of entry.

Most eligible students tend to start receiving the bursary in their first year. We also check the eligibility of all students every academic year. You can therefore become eligible part way through your course.

How do I apply?

You don't need to apply for this bursary. Your national student finance service sends information about your eligibility to us. We'll have all the details we need as long as you or your sponsor didn't withdraw when you made your application.

We'll contact you if you're eligible for the NTU Bursary. We'll send the letter to the address held by your national student finance service.

When will I receive confirmation?

We send out most NTU Bursary entitlement letters between September and November.

Email financial.support@ntu.ac.uk if you think you're eligible but haven't had a letter by the end of November.

When is it paid?

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

  • £150 on 1 December 2021
  • £300 on 9 February 2022
  • £300 on 20 April 2022.

We'll only pay you on these dates if:

  • your student finance has been approved, and
  • we've confirmed you're eligible for the bursary at least 14 days before the payment date.

Otherwise, you'll get the amount due within 14 days of approval. You cannot receive bursary payments before these dates.

Will I get it every year?

If you're eligible for the bursary in 2021/22, you'll get it for every remaining year of your course. You'll get it even if your household income increases in subsequent years.

You must continue to meet the other bursary terms and conditions relevant to your year of entry. You can find the name of your bursary on your NTU Bursary entitlement letter. You can then check which terms and conditions apply to you.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email financial.support@ntu.ac.uk if you have any questions about this bursar.

NTU Estranged Student Bursary

You may be eligible for this bursary if:

  • you're under 25, and
  • your UK national student finance service has assessed you as independent on the grounds of estrangement from your parents, and
  • you joined NTU in the 2020/21 academic year, and
  • you're on a full-time undergraduate or foundation degree course.

See our NTU Estranged Student Bursary guidance notes for more information.

How do I apply?

Email estrangedbursary@ntu.ac.uk to request an application form.

When is it paid?

During 2021/22 the bursary will be paid in two equal instalments:

  • £500 within 2 weeks of assessing your form and confirming your eligibility
  • £500 on 23 February 2022.

Will I get it every year?

We pay the bursary for each year of study, subject to meeting the scheme’s terms and conditions.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email financial.support@ntu.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding this bursary. You can also find out about other support for estranged students.

NTU Care Leaver and Foyer Resident Bursary

You may be eligible to receive this bursary if you're:

  • under 25, and
  • on a full-time undergraduate or foundation degree course.

You must also have been:

  • in the care of a local authority in the UK at some point since the age of 16, or
  • looked after by relatives who have a court order to do so, at some point since the age of 16, or
  • a foyer resident in the UK.

See our NTU Care Leavers and Foyer Resident Bursary guidance notes for details.

How do I apply?

Email careleaverbursary@ntu.ac.uk if you haven't had this bursary before.

If you have had this bursary before, we'll contact you about arrangements for the current year.

When is it paid?

During 2021/22 the bursary will be paid in two equal instalments on the following dates:

  • £500 on 10 November 2021
  • £500 on 23 February 2022.

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?

Email financial.support@ntu.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding this bursary. You can also find out about other support for care leavers.

NTU Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarships

Each year we offer two NTU Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarships. They're for undergraduate entry in September.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a new student
  • be from an asylum-seeking background
  • not have access to student finance from the UK government.

Recipients of this scholarship receive:

  • a full tuition fee waiver
  • a £3,000 bursary award for each year of their course, to go towards course and travel costs.

We've already allocated both of these scholarships for the 2021/22 academic year.

We'll ask students who accept the scholarship to contact our Student Financial Support Service. They can then arrange the fee waiver and the payment of the termly living cost allowance.

We open applications for those starting an eligible course at NTU in 2022/23 in the spring. We'll publish information on our bursary and scholarship pages. Current students will not be able to apply.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email financial.support@ntu.ac.uk if you have any questions about this bursary.

Rise Bursaries

Rise is part of NTU's Employability team. It aims to support students from Widening Participation (WP) backgrounds. We want students from all circumstances to have fair access to opportunities at NTU. Students from WP backgrounds should have the same levels of success as their non-WP peers. This should be the case both during and after their studies.

This includes financial support, such as our:

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email rise@ntu.ac.uk if you have any questions about this bursary.

Music scholarship

An NTU Music Scholarship gives you paid vocal or instrumental tuition from one of our experienced teachers. We offer tuition for:

  • voice
  • piano
  • strings
  • brass
  • guitar
  • bass
  • percussion
  • drums
  • 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?

Email music@ntu.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding this bursary.

Sports scholarship

We offer a number of sports scholarship awards each year. They're for high-performing student athletes from a range of different sports. They're available for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

We tailor each award to the needs of the athlete. We do everything we can to help them achieve both academic and sporting success while at NTU.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Emsil sportscholarships@ntu.ac.uk if:

  • you want to find out more
  • you're already receiving a sports scholarship and have any queries about your payments.

Postgraduate scholarships

If you're an undergraduate at NTU, you may be considering postgraduate study with us too. Find out more about our postgraduate scholarships and discounts.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email postgraduate@ntu.ac.uk if you're a postgraduate student with a query about your scholarship or discount.

International and EU scholarships

Learn about NTU’s international and EU scholarships. You'll also find the terms and conditions for the support you're receiving.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email international@ntu.ac.uk if you have a query about your scholarship payments.

Bursaries for nursing, social work and teaching

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

  • Last updated: 01/10/2021