University of Essex Bursary

2017-18 entry

We offer a generous support package if you're starting your undergraduate course in 2017. Our bursary is aimed at meeting financial need. You don't need to apply - if you're eligible you'll automatically receive £2,500 over three years:

  • Year one: £1,000
  • Year two: £1,000
  • Year three: £500

Eligibility

You must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be eligible for UK home fees and ordinarily resident in the UK (international and EU students are not eligible)
  • have an annual household income of up to £25,000 as assessed by Student Finance England or other UK student funding provider
  • have applied through UCAS to study a full-time undergraduate course at Essex, starting in 2017-18, and received an offer
  • have not studied in higher education before
  • have made a means-tested application to Student Finance England (or other UK student funding provider) with the Essex as your chosen institution, have given your consent to the sharing of financial details and have been deemed eligible for support

Students who aren't eligible

You are not eligible for the award, even if you meet the criteria above, if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • your tuition fees are funded by the NHS
  • you are directly continuing from one course to another (for example, from foundation degree or HND on to the final year of an honours degree)
  • you are transferring in from another UK higher education institution
  • you are on a leave of absence
  • you are studying an online distance-learning course

Full details

  • 2017-18

    University of Essex Bursary terms and conditions for 2017-18 entry

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    Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, how you'll receive your funding and whether this award can be combined with others or not.

If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.

How to apply

You don't need to complete an application form. If you meet all the eligibility criteria above you will automatically be awarded the University of Essex Bursary and will be notified by the end of November 2017.