Bursaries and scholarships

If you’re a UK home undergraduate student, you’re probably entitled to a loan for your tuition fees and a loan for living costs if you are studying full time, but are you eligible for any extra support? Read our guide below carefully so you don’t miss out.

NTU Bursaries for 2019 entry

We will be awarding a cash bursary of £750 per year to eligible full-time UK home undergraduate degree or foundation degree students who start their studies at NTU in 2019.

This £750 cash award to supplement living costs will be paid to eligible students who:

  • are paying the maximum home tuition fee for their full-time undergraduate degree or foundation degree course
  • have a household income of £25,000 per year or less (as assessed by their UK national Student Finance Service)
  • are eligible to receive a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan from their UK National Student Finance Service.

This bursary will be paid in each year of your course (except during any year-long work placement as part of a sandwich degree). Full terms and conditions will be made available on our website.

  • How do I apply?

    There’s no separate application process to apply for an NTU Bursary. Your eligibility will be automatically assessed as long as you’ve applied and are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan from your national Student Finance Service.

    We should automatically receive confirmation of your eligibility provided that you haven’t withdrawn consent to share financial information with the University for the purposes of assessing bursary entitlement.

  • How will I know if I'm eligible?

    If we award you a bursary, you’ll receive written confirmation from us.

    You should receive your letter between September and November. Contact us on +44 (0)115 848 2494 or email us if you think you meet the bursary eligibility criteria, but haven’t received the letter by November.

Undergraduate scholarships for international or EU students

Are you an international or EU student? Find out more about our scholarships for international and EU students.

Other bursaries

  • NTU Care Leaver Bursaries

    The University will be awarding an NTU Care Leaver Bursary of £500 to help towards living costs to eligible students who  start their  studies at NTU in 2019 and:

    • have 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; and
    • are under 25 on 1 September 2019; and
    • are enrolled on a full-time undergraduate degree course or foundation degree course commencing in 2019

    The NTU Care Leaver Bursary will be available for each year of full-time study.

    Applications are now open, please email careleaverbursary@ntu.ac.uk for a link to the application form and guidance notes.

  • Subject-specific bursaries

    If you’re studying Teacher Training or Social Work, you may be able to apply for a special bursary. Find out about these bursaries on our Student Services pages.

  • The Dr Pauline Polkey Undergraduate Bursaries

    Thanks to the generosity of the Ellis family, Nottingham Trent University has established the Dr Pauline Polkey Undergraduate Bursaries. The programme will support talented students with exceptional academic potential who need help with meeting the costs of studying at university.

    These prestigious awards are open to applications from students starting a full-time undergraduate degree in September 2019, within the School of Arts and Humanities. NTU will make a number of awards, each worth between £200 and £1,000, determined by the number of highest-scoring applications received.

    Eligibility

    Applications for this scholarship are required to meet the eligibility criteria, as set out in the Donor-funded Scholarships and Bursaries Terms and Conditions.

    Applicants for this bursary must also meet the bursary-specific criteria, as follows:

    • Studying an undergraduate course in the School of Arts and Humanities;
    • Preference will be given to students classified as living in an area of disadvantage, as defined by ACORN data*;
    • Preference will be given to female students.

    *The University has already identified this for you through your UCAS application.

    Selection process

    A selection panel will award the Dr Pauline Polkey Undergraduate Bursaries to those candidates who best satisfy the bursary criteria, as outlined by the Donor-funded Scholarships and Bursaries Terms and Conditions.

    All decisions by the selection panel are final.

    Application process

    Applications must consist of a fully completed application form and any additional documentation that is required to support your application.

    Please read the Donor-funded Scholarships and Bursaries Terms and Conditions carefully before completing your application. Please make sure you download and save the application form before entering your details.

    Donor-funded Scholarships and Bursaries Terms and Conditions

    Scholarships Application Form

    Applicants should email their completed applications and supporting documents to DARScholarships@ntu.ac.uk before the deadline.

    Deadline: 4 pm (BST) on 22 September 2019 – applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

    NTU will notify successful applicants by 25 October 2019 and unsuccessful applicants by 31 October 2019.

  • NMCN Bursaries

    Thanks to the generosity of a NMCN Plc, the University has established the NMCN Bursaries. The programme will support talented students with exceptional academic potential who need help with meeting the costs of studying at university.

    These prestigious awards are open to applications from students starting a full-time undergraduate degree in September 2019. Each award is worth up to £5,000 per annum and instalments will be based on the length of the course (3 to 5 years, including placement years) and paid in termly instalments. Eligible courses are as follows:

    Eligibility

    Applicants for these bursaries are required to meet the eligibility criteria, as set out in the Donor-funded Scholarships and Bursaries Terms and Conditions.

    Applicants must also meet the bursary-specific criteria, as follows:

    • Be a UK home student, assessed as paying UK/EU tuition fees, who has selected NTU as their firm choice institution
    • Be classified as living in an area of disadvantage, as defined by ACORN data.*

    *The University has already identified this for you through your UCAS application.

    Selection process

    A selection panel will award the bursaries to those candidates who best satisfy the scholarship criteria, as outlined by the Donor-funded Scholarships and Bursaries Terms and Conditions.

    All decisions by the selection panel are final.

    Application process

    Applications must consist of a fully completed application form and any additional documentation that is required to support your application.

    Please read the Donor-funded Scholarships and Bursaries Terms and Conditions carefully before completing your application. Please make sure you download and save the application form before entering your details.

    Donor-funded Scholarships and Bursaries Terms and Conditions

    Scholarships Application Form

    Applicants should email their completed applications and supporting documents to DARScholarships@ntu.ac.uk before the deadline.

    Deadline: 4 pm (BST) on 22 September 2019 – applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

    NTU will notify successful applicants by 25 October 2019 and unsuccessful applicants by 31 October 2019.

Scholarships

  • NTU Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarships

    The University will offer two NTU Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarships for undergraduate entry in September 2019. These will be for new students from an asylum-seeking background who do not have access to Student Finance from the UK government. Scholarship recipients will each be awarded a full tuition fee waiver and a £3,000 bursary award towards course and travel costs for each year of their academic course.

    The application deadline has now been extended to Monday 26 August 2019.

    Please email article26@ntu.ac.uk to request a link to the scheme Guidance notes and Application form.

  • Sport Scholarships

    We offer a number of scholarship awards each year to student athletes from a range of different sports. Find out more on our sport pages.

  • Music Scholarships

    We also offer several scholarships to cover the cost of music tuition. Any student who is or will be studying at NTU can apply, and you can find out more on our music pages.

  • International Scholarships

    Please see our international student pages for information about our scholarships for international and EU students.

Hardship funds

Visit our Student Services pages to find out about the Discretionary Hardship Fund, Trusts and Charities which help students having financial difficulty, and other hardship funds.

Any questions?

If you have any further questions, please call +44 (0)115 848 2494 or email the Student Financial Support Service.

Still need help?

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