University of Sunderland Bursaries 2023/24

Location

North East

Deadline

31/07/2023

Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2024
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About this opportunity

University of Sunderland Bursaries 2023/24

The University of Sunderland offer generous bursaries to full-time, Home undergraduate students studying eligible courses. EU students with UK Settled Status at the time of application are eligible for these bursaries. A comprehensive list of full-time undergraduate programmes eligible for bursaries can be found at Scholarships and bursaries | The University of Sunderland Bursary awards will be allocated according to the following criteria outlining cohorts currently under-represented in higher education.

Level of Study

  • Undergraduate

Eligibility

Asylum seeker, Refugee status, Humanitarian protection, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life)

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

You must be a ‘Home’, ‘Refugee’ or ‘Overseas Island’ student on an eligible course

The Government classes all students as ‘Home’ or ‘International’. This status determines which tuition fees you pay, and which bursaries you are eligible to receive.

All students who apply MUST have undertaken a means-tested Student Loans Company assessment.

Overseas Island; Isle of Man and the Channel Islands students are eligible for these bursaries.
Refugee students are eligible for these bursaries.
EU students with UK Settled Status at the time of application are eligible for these bursaries.

You must be a first-year or a Year 3 Top-Up student applying to commence your studies in autumn 2023.

If you are an ‘International’ student, you are not eligible for these bursaries.

Students who already hold a higher education degree, including any overseas equivalent are not eligible for these bursaries.

You must apply for and meet the conditions of your offer, then successfully enrol onto and study a relevant course

A comprehensive list of full-time undergraduate programmes eligible for bursaries can be found Scholarships and bursaries | The University of Sunderland

Some University of Sunderland courses are not eligible for these bursaries due to the additional funding that students studying these programmes are eligible to receive. These include:
• Medicine MBChB (For more information, please visit the website Medicine scholarships and bursaries | The University of Sunderland.)
Programmes where students are in receipt of the NHS Learning Support Fund:
• Midwifery
• All Nursing programmes
• Occupational Therapy
• Physiotherapy
• Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care
Programmes where students are in receipt of an NHS bursary:
• Social Work
Postgraduate programmes where undergraduate fees are charged or where students are in receipt of bursaries and scholarships for teacher training.
• PGCE/PCET courses

Undergraduate Initial Teacher training courses where students can receive a teaching bursary.
You are not eligible for these bursaries if you are in receipt of a Troops to Teaching Bursary.

You are not eligible for a University of Sunderland Bursary if you have been awarded a We Care Bursary. This is because the We Care Bursary has the highest financial value of the two awards. You cannot receive both awards. Please see the We Care Bursary guidance notes Scholarships and bursaries you need to apply for | The University of Sunderland.

If you are initially awarded a University of Sunderland Bursary and are later found to be eligible for and awarded the We Care Bursary, any funds/credit you have received from the University of Sunderland Bursary scheme will be deducted from any in-year We Care Bursary payments.

You are not eligible for these bursaries if you have been funded by the Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS).

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Study costs (books, travel, etc.)

Types of study available

  • Full-time
  • Face-to-face

Additional details about application process

If you are starting an undergraduate programme in autumn 2023, you can apply for this bursary from February 2023. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2023 at 12 noon.

You can apply for this bursary via your e:Vision account. We will provide information to eligible course applicants detailing how to apply for these bursaries when the application window opens at the end of February 2023.

Successful applicants will be awarded based on only ONE of the under-represented groups criteria.

Successful applicants will be notified via email to inform them of their provisional award in September 2023. Following enrolment onto an eligible University of Sunderland course and confirmation of satisfactory evidence of priority, bursary awards will be confirmed. You MUST give consent to the Student Loans Company to share your financial information with the University of Sunderland.

If the number of bursary applications meeting the bursary criteria exceeds the total number of awards available, the University will use the awarding criteria at Appendix 2 to prioritise the applications.

Bursaries will be awarded over a period of three academic years as shown in the table below for programmes longer than one academic year. Top-Up students awarded a bursary will receive a one-year award.

Students who are on a placement year or a year where they are not paying full fees, will not be eligible to receive the bursary during the year.

Number of places available

N/A

Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?

No

For further questions contact Widening Access and Participation Team

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