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University Bursary

Continuing Students

If you have received a Bursary in previous academic years, we will continue to assess your eligibility using the standard eligibility criteria.

Eligibility for a Bursary is based on successful progression through your studies (i.e. stage 1, stage 2, stage 3 etc.).

Notification of all Bursary awards (payments, dates etc.) will be e-mailed to all eligible students automatically.

Bursary information for 2017/2018

The University of Derby Bursary provides targeted financial assistance with the costs of higher education to those who are eligible*. The Bursary is available to new undergraduate students entering higher education for the first time from September 2017 onwards**.

Eligible students will receive up to £1,000 per academic year (£900 as a cash award plus a £100 study resource e-card).

Bursaries are assessed on household income and are paid direct to you (in instalments).

Household IncomeBursary
£0 - £25,000 £1,000 (£900 plus £100 study resource e-card)
£25,001 - £36,592 £600 (£500 plus £100 study resource e-card)
£36,593 and above £100 study resource e-card

You will receive the maintenance (cash) element of your bursary in three instalments over the academic year (you can use the money to reduce any of your expenses associated with studying).

From September 2017 all of our undergraduate, home, full-time students will receive the £100 study resource e-card to spend on educational resources to support their academic success.

Information regarding the study resource e-card will be forwarded to you separately via email.

You can receive a Bursary if:

  • You are entering Higher Education for the first time (after 1 September 2017)
  • You are studying full-time on an eligible undergraduate course
  • You are being charged the full-time tuition fee
  • Your assessed household income is within the above limits

* Overseas students, EU Students, postgraduate students, part-time students, online students, PGCE students and students studying professional courses are not eligible for support.

** Students who commenced study prior to 1 September 2017 (or have undertaken any period of HE study prior to 1 September 2017) are not eligible for support.

Sports scholarship and bursaries scheme

With a significant investment in high class facilities, sport science expertise and performance level coaches we are attracting more and more talented performers.  In order to support these athletes and their development we introduced a Sports Scholarships scheme in 2015. We therefore aim to provide scholarship opportunities to assist talented individuals realise their sporting potential and support them through their academic studies.

For more information and to download the 2017/18 application form.

How do I apply?

You do not need to make an application for the University of Derby Bursary. Entitlement is assessed automatically using the household income details given to the University by your Funding Authority (i.e. Student Finance England / Wales / Northern Ireland / SAAS).

In order to assess you for a Bursary your sponsor(s) (parents/partner) will need to give consent to share their income details through Student Finance.

If your sponsor(s) has not given consent to share their information, they can contact the appropriate Funding Authority directly.

Contact us

We know it's complicated so our friendly SMART team can talk you through it all, they're available Monday to Friday 1pm to 2pm.

E: smart@derby.ac.uk
T: 01332 592000