Scholarships and discounts - terms and conditions

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

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 (i) be a non-EU or non-EEA country (but for the avoidance of doubt, will not apply to any UK residents) and (ii) must have applied for a full-time Programme at the University’s Derby campus; and (ii) must meet the entry criteria for the relevant Programme, including any criteria specified in the Offer Letter.

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.

Programme:  the programme of study to which the Scholarship has been applied, and as referred to in the Offer Letter.

Scholarship: A scholarship is 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.  The Scholarship amount will be deducted from the total Fees payable by the Student.

Student/You: 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/Us: means Derby University.

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.

b) The Offer Letter will specify the value of the Scholarship. 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 accepted a Scholarship from us, 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 the terms of your Scholarship within 14 days of receiving your Offer Letter which is issued by email.    You will be asked to accept both the terms of your Offer Letter and the Scholarship at the same time.

b) Accept and comply with all of the terms of the Student Contract;

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

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

e) 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; 

To obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (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 of Derby may, from time to time, and for a period of 2 years after you have left the Programme, ask you to:

PART 2 - Discount terms and conditions

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

The following definitions are used in these Discount Terms and Conditions:

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”.

Discount Criteria:

To be eligible for the Early Bird Discount, the Student must: (i) be on either an Undergraduate programme, or a Postgraduate Taught masters programme at the University; and (ii) be a non-EU or non-EEA country (but for the avoidance of doubt, will not apply to any UK residents); (iii) pay the £3,000 deposit and provide any other required documentation (bank statements) to receive your Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS), and pay the remainder of your Fees before or at the time of enrolment; (iv) or pay the Fees in full at the time of applying for your Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS). For the avoidance of doubt, Students are not eligible for an Early Bird Discount if they wish to pay their Fees in instalments.

To be eligible for the Masters Alumni Discount, the Student must: (i) be on a Postgraduate Taught one years’ masters programme; and (ii) must hold a full bachelors or masters degree from the University; and (ii) be a non-EU or non-EEA country (but for the avoidance of doubt, will not apply to any UK residents). 

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 Discount.   

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 to which the Discount has been applied, and as referred to in the Offer Letter.

Student/You: The student who is the subject of a Discount 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/Us: Means Derby University.

1. Application of Discount

a) A Discount will be granted at the sole discretion of the University, and is granted in accordance with the terms specified in these Discount Terms and Conditions and the Offer Letter.

b) All Discounts are subject to compliance of the Student with the terms set out in these Discount Terms and Conditions, the Discount Criteria, the Offer Letter and the Student Contract.

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

d) Discounts 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 Discount 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) A Discount is available in addition to any Scholarships available to the Student.

2. Changes to these Discount Terms and Conditions

The University reserves the right to amend its Discount provision without notice, but if you have already received a Discount from us, you will not be asked to pay the amount deducted from your Programme Fees.

3. Your Obligations and continuation of the Discount

As a Discount holder, you are required to:

a) Accept the terms of your Discount within 14 days of receiving your Offer Letter which is issued by email.    You will be asked to accept both the terms of your Offer Letter and the Discount at the same time.

b) Accept and comply with all of the terms of the Student Contract;

c) Pay all Fees (less the applicable Discount amount) when due to the University in accordance with the Student Contract;

d) Meet any conditions set out in the Offer Letter (as appropriate).  Please note in particular that if you do not meet or do not continue to meet any of these conditions, or if you do not give us reasonable evidence that you have met these conditions your Discount may be withdrawn as set out in section 4 below.

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

f) If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, any scholarship or discount will be noted on your Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) as a reduction of your Fees.  The full course Fee will only appear on your Offer Letter.     

4. Withdrawal and Repayment Events

a) The Discount 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 Discount Terms and Conditions, and/or any terms of the Student Contract and/or the Offer Letter. Withdrawal of the Discount shall take effect from the date of the written notice, and the Student may be required to pay to the University the Discount amount so that the total paid by the Student is the full Fees specified in the Offer Letter.

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