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The Essex Santander Access Bursary

 

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Undergraduate
2021-2022
UK
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If you are a student from one of our Schools Membership Plus Schools or colleges, or have taken part in the Aspire Higher project, you could be eligible to apply for an Essex Santander Access Bursary to support you in progressing into higher education.

The University, in partnership with Santander, is offering 30 bursaries of £1,250 each paid in your first year of study only.

Eligibility

You must meet all of the following conditions:

  • attend a Schools Membership Plus partner school or college and finish your course in 2021 (eligible schools/colleges can be found in Appendix A of the Terms and Conditions document below). Or have taken part in the progressive project Aspire Higher
  • have chosen Essex as your firm choice by 17 September 2021
  • register for your first year of study for a full-time undergraduate degree course at the University of Essex in 2021-22 starting in October 2021
  • have a household income of less than £20,000 – this will be assessed via your application to the Student Loans Company
  • have submitted a means tested application to student finance
  • for the purposes of assessing your eligibility for the bursary, you and your sponsor (parents) must have provided consent to student finance for the University to have access to your household income details
  • Submitted an application for the bursary no later than Friday 17 September 2021

Students who aren't eligible

You are not eligible for this award, even if you meet the criteria above, if you:

  • are on Higher/Degree Apprenticeship courses
  • are a student with direct entry into the second year
  • are studying online distance learning courses

How to apply

Applicants should complete The Essex Santander Access Bursary application form. This should be submitted no later than Friday 17 September 2021.

Where more applications are received than awards available, applications will be considered by a panel using the following criteria.

  • Applications with the lowest household income will be prioritised.
  • Where there are applicants with similar levels of income and a limited number of bursaries, the personal statement will be considered as part of the application process.

Full details

Please read the full terms and conditions for your entry year 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.

The Essex Santander Access Bursary - Terms and conditions for 2021-2022 entry (.pdf)

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