Scholarships and discounts - terms and conditions

PART 1 - Terms and conditions for international merit-based scholarships (“Terms and Conditions of Scholarship”)

For the non-merit-based Scholarship (£2,000) and EU Transition Bursary (£4,500), please see Part 2.

Please read this carefully and ensure that you understand these Terms and Conditions of Scholarship.

The following definitions are used in these Terms and Conditions of Scholarship:

Award Criteria: to be eligible for a Scholarship, the Student must:

CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies.

Fees: the total fees payable by the Student as detailed in the Offer Letter, which does not take into account any reduction in the Fees as a result of the Scholarship.  

Offer Letter: the letter setting out the offer made by the University relating to the Programme, and which provides details of the Student Contract, including, details of the applicable Fees. The Offer Letter will also set out details of the relevant Scholarship to which these Terms and Conditions of Scholarship are attached, the exception being the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and International Excellent Student Scholarship, which can be applied for once the Offer Letter is received.

Programme: the programme of study at the University campus to which the Scholarship has been applied as referred to in the Offer Letter.

Scholarship: an award given to a Student for exceptional performance whether academically or in connection with extracurricular activities.  The value of, and any conditions relating to, the Scholarship will be as described in the Offer Letter, with the exception of the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and International Excellent Student Scholarship, which can be applied for once the Offer Letter is received  The Scholarship amount will be deducted from the Fees payable by the Student.

Student/you/your: the student who is the subject of a Scholarship and who will enter into a Student Contract with the University.

Student Contract: the contract entered into between the University and the Student in relation to the Student’s attendance at the University to study on the Programme.

University/we/us: University of Derby.

1. Scholarship Award

a) A Scholarship will be granted at the sole discretion of the University, and is granted in accordance with the terms specified in these Terms and Conditions of Scholarship, the Award Criteria and the Offer Letter. You can find the scholarship criteria for your country here.

b) The Offer Letter will specify the value of the Scholarship, with the exception of the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and International Excellent Student Scholarship, which can be applied for once an offer has been made All Scholarships are subject to compliance of the Student with the terms set out in these Terms and Conditions of Scholarship, the Award Criteria, the Offer Letter and the Student Contract.

c) Scholarships are awarded for one year of study only and details will be set out in the Offer Letter.

d) Scholarships are for all or part of your first year Fees and do not cover any maintenance costs, and no cash alternatives are available.

e) The Scholarship is offered for a specified Programme. If you choose to study on another programme, the University cannot guarantee that you will receive it for that programme, and you will need to speak with the University if you no longer wish to study on the Programme.

f) Scholarship students may also be eligible for a Discount.

2. Changes to these Terms and Conditions of Scholarship

The University reserves the right to amend its Scholarship provision without notice, but if you have already been awarded  a Scholarship, you will continue to be entitled to receive that Scholarship.

3. Your Obligations and continuation of the Scholarship

As a Scholarship holder, you are required to:

a) accept and comply with all of the terms of the Student Contract;

b) pay all Fees (less the applicable Scholarship amount) when due to the University in accordance with the Student Contract;

c) meet any conditions set out in the Offer Letter (as appropriate). Please note in particular that:

d) register on your Programme by the start date specified in the Offer Letter. Scholarships may not be deferred to the following intake or academic year, unless we expressly agree this with you in writing; 

e) to obtain a CAS and to meet all applicable visa and immigration requirements. If documented on your Offer Letter, you may also be required to provide us with additional information relating to your visa;

f) be registered as a full-time student and be classified as paying international fees for the duration of your Programme.

4. Withdrawal and Repayment Events

a) The Scholarship may be withdrawn by written notice sent to a Student if, in the opinion of the University acting in good faith, the Student has not complied with the obligations set out in these Terms and Conditions of Scholarship, and/or any terms of the Student Contract and/or the Offer Letter. Withdrawal of the Scholarship shall take effect from the date of the written notice, and the Student may be required to repay all or part of the Scholarship in accordance with the terms of this section 4.

b) Students will be required upon written notice to repay all or part of the Scholarship in any of the following circumstances:

 5. Marketing and testimonials

As a Scholarship student, the University may, from time to time, and for a period of 2 years after you have left the Programme, ask you to:

PART 2 - Terms and Conditions for Discounts, EU Transition Bursary (£4,500) and the non-merit based Scholarship (£2,000)

Please read this carefully and ensure that you understand the conditions of the discount.

The following definitions are used in these Terms and Conditions:

CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies.

Discount: the University offers two discounts: (i) Early Bird Discount of £500 and (ii) Masters Alumni Discount of £500, each of which may be deducted from the Programme Fees specified in the Offer Letter, each a “Discount”.

Fees: the total fees payable by the Student as detailed in the Offer Letter, which does not take into account any reduction in the Fees as a result of a Discount, EU Transition Bursary or Non-merit Scholarship.  

Offer Letter: the letter setting out the offer made by the University relating to the Programme, and which provides details of the Student Contract, including, details of the applicable Fees.

Programme:  the programme of study at the University campus to which the Discount, EU Transition Bursary or Non-merit Scholarship has been applied, and as referred to in the Offer Letter.

EU Transition Bursary: a bursary of £4,500 to eligible Students on either an Undergraduate Programme, or a Postgraduate Taught masters Programme at the University normally resident in the EU who start their studies at the University of Derby in the 2021/22 academic year (September 2021 and January 2022).

Non-merit Scholarship: a non-merit-based automatic Scholarship of £2,000 for Students on either an Undergraduate Programme, or a Postgraduate Taught masters Programme at the University.

Student/you/your: the student who is the subject of a Discount, EU Transition Bursary or the Non-Merit Scholarship and who will enter into a Student Contract with the University.

Student Contract: the contract entered into between the University and the Student in relation to the Student’s attendance at the University to study on the Programme.

University/we/us: University of Derby.

Eligibility Criteria:

Non-merit Scholarship

To be eligible for the Non-merit Scholarship of £2,000 the Student must be:

EU Transition Bursary

To be eligible for the EU Transition Bursary of £4,500 the Student must be:

Early Bird Discount

To be eligible for the Early Bird Discount, the Student must meet all the following criteria:

Masters Alumni Discount

To be eligible for the Masters Alumni Discount, the Student must:

1. Application of Discount, EU Transition Bursary and Non-merit Scholarship:

a) A Discount, EU Transition Bursary or Non-merit Scholarship will be granted at the sole discretion of the University and in accordance with the terms specified in these Discount Terms and Conditions and the Offer Letter.

b) All Discounts, EU Transition Bursaries and Non-merit Scholarships are subject to compliance of the Student with the terms set out in these Terms and Conditions, the Eligibility Criteria, the Offer Letter and the Student Contract.

c) Discounts and Non-merit Scholarships are awarded for one year of study only and details will be set out in the Offer Letter. The EU Transition Bursary will apply for each year of your course up to a maximum of three years.

d) Discounts and Non-merit Scholarships are for all or part of your first year Fees.

e) Discounts, EU Transition Bursaries and the Non-merit Scholarships do not cover any maintenance costs, and no cash alternatives are available.

f) The Discounts, EU Transition Bursaries and the Non-merit Scholarships are offered for a specified Programme. If you choose to study on another programme, the University cannot guarantee that you will receive either for that programme, and you will need to speak with the University if you no longer wish to study on the Programme.

g) A Discount is available in addition to any Scholarships or bursaries available to the Student.

2. Changes to these Terms and Conditions:

The University reserves the right to amend its Discount, EU Transition Bursary and Non-merit Scholarship provision without notice, but if you have already received either from us, you will not be asked to pay the amount deducted from your Programme Fees.

3. Your Obligations:

As a Discount, EU Transition Bursary or Non-merit Scholarship holder, you are required to:

4. Withdrawal and Repayment Events: