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 2018 entry

We will be awarding a cash bursary of £750 per year to eligible full-time UK home undergraduate students who start their studies at NTU in 2018.

  • Am I eligible?

    You’re eligible for this bursary if you:

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

  • How much money will I receive?

    We’ll award you £750 cash per year of study.

    The bursary will be available for each year of your course (except during any year-long work placement as part of a sandwich degree).

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    We should automatically receive confirmation of your eligibility provided that you haven’t withdrawn consent to share financial information with the University for the purposes of assessing bursary entitlement.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

    We’ll award you a NTU Care Leaver Bursary of £500 to help towards living costs if you start your studies at NTU in 2018 and you:

    • 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 2018; and
    • are enrolled on a full-time undergraduate degree course or foundation degree course.

    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 can be found in our NTU Care Leaver Bursary Guidance Notes.

    To apply, please email us and you will be sent a link to our online application form. We strongly recommend that students apply for the NTU Care Leaver Bursary by Friday 7 September 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 Scholarships

    Nottingham Trent University is very pleased to be awarding two NTU Article 26 Scholarships for undergraduate entry in September 2018 for new students who have sought asylum in the UK but do not have access to Student Finance from the UK government. Scholarship recipients will each be awarded a full tuition fee waiver and a £500 award towards course and travel costs for each year of their academic course.

    Please note that applications are now closed for 2018 entry.

    In order to be considered for an NTU Article 26 Scholarship, students must meet all of the following criteria:

    • have been granted and currently have discretionary leave to remain or some other temporary status following an asylum application made in the UK, OR
    • be an asylum seeker (or the dependant of an asylum seeker and included on the asylum application) and have not yet received a decision from the Home Office on their application;
    • be unable to access Student Finance from the UK government (student loans and grants) because of their immigration status in the UK;
    • have a firm unconditional or firm conditional offer of a place to study a full-time undergraduate degree or foundation degree course at Nottingham Trent University commencing in September 2018;
    • be able to demonstrate that they will have sufficient funds to cover your living expenses and accommodation costs during your studies.

    Further information about the NTU Article 26 Scholarship Scheme is available in our NTU Article 26 Scholarship Guidance Notes.

  • 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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