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    We should automatically receive confirmation of your eligibility provided that you haven’t withdrawn consent to share financial information with the University for the purposes of assessing bursary entitlement.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

    Further information about the Bursary including details of the application process and the full terms and conditions for the Bursary will be available on our website in December 2018.

  • 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.


  • 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.

    Applications are now open.

    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.

  • The Stoneygate Award Programme

    The University will offer three Stoneygate Awards for full-time undergraduate entry in September 2019. This Programme will support talented students who have academic potential and have faced significant disadvantage, to assist them in their studies at NTU.

    Successful recipients will be awarded £3,000 per year towards the costs of studying at NTU for the duration of their taught degree.

    NTU applicants that meet the criteria for the Awards will be identified and contacted by the University to invite them to make an application for the Programme before the academic year in which they are due to start their degree. Eligible applicants will be required to complete and submit an application form by 31 July 2019.

    If you have been invited to, or would like to apply for this scholarship – please download the application form, paying close attention to the terms and conditions and email your completed application form and any supporting information to DARScholarships@ntu.ac.uk.

    Deadline: 4.00 pm BST on 31 July 2019 – applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

    Successful applicants will be notified within four weeks of beginning their course at NTU.

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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