Student finance, bursaries, scholarships, overdrafts; they’re enough to give you a headache sometimes! So here is a handy list of scholarships and bursaries, who is entitled to them and how you can apply:
What: Essex First Bursary – amount varies depending on course, but will provide you with a selection of core textbooks and other equipment to the value of £200.
Who: You must be eligible for Home or EU fees, have received an offer of admission for entry to one of the departments participating in this scheme for 2016 and have selected the University of Essex as your firm choice with UCAS by 4 May 2016. You must also have confirmed your place at the University of Essex by the end of September 2016.
How to apply: Automatically awarded, more information will be sent in summer once university place has been confirmed.
What: University of Essex Bursary – £2,500 over 3 years: year one: £1,000, year two: £1,000, year three: £500.
Who: You must be eligible for UK home fees and ordinarily resident in the UK (international and EU students are not eligible), have an annual household income of up to £25,000 as assessed by Student Finance England or other UK student funding provider, have applied through UCAS to study a full-time undergraduate course at Essex, starting in 2016-17, and received an offer and have not studied in higher education before. You must also have made a means-tested application to Student Finance England (or other UK student funding provider) with Essex as your chosen institution and have given your consent to the sharing of financial details.
How to apply: Automatically awarded, you will be notified by the end of November 2016.
What: Sports Scholarships and Bursaries – Scholarship includes various benefits such as double bed accommodation 100m from training venue. Sports Bursaries include:tier 3 athletes £ up to £500 per year, tier 2 athletes £501 – £1500 per year, tier 1 athletes £1501 – £3000 per year.
Who: Open to men and women within the three focus sports: volleyball, basketball and rugby sevens.
How to apply: Application form available on the University Website: http://www.essex.ac.uk/sport/performance/scholarship.aspx
What: International Baccalaureate Excellence Scholarship – £2,000 during your first year of study.
Who: You must have received an offer of admission for entry to the University of Essex for 2016, register for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Essex with first enrolment in 2016-17, be in your first year of study at the University at the start of the award and have obtained 34 points or more in the International Baccalaureate
How to apply: Automatically awarded, you will be notified by the end of August 2016
What: Care Leaver’s Bursary – £1,000
Who: You must have lived within care
How to apply: Submit evidence of care leaver status to your Student Services Hub (Email: email@example.com)
What: Refugee Bursary – £1,000
Who: You must have UK refugee status OR be dependant of UK refugees
How to apply: When you are a registered student, you can apply via student services hub (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
What: Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship – Varies per country. Please visit http://www.essex.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/ug/scholarships/vc.aspx
Who: You must be classified as an international student for fee purposes, be fully self-funding your studies, where a country is specified, to have completed relevant school or university studies in that country.
How to apply: Read the full terms and conditions on the website and complete the application form provided and return it by 31st July 2016
What: Tinson Scholarship – £16,000 to cover tuition fees
Who: You must have applied to study any of the LLB programmes and be holding an offer (conditional or unconditional)
How to apply: Submit an application letter of 500-700 words which should explain why you are applying for the scholarship. Please submit completed letters to Catherine Gentry email@example.com. Deadline for 2016 entry is yet to be announced.
What: Bulgarian Partnership Bursary, Cypriot Partnership Bursary, French Partnership Bursary, German Partnership Bursary, Greek Partnership Bursary, Lithuanian Partnership Bursary, and Romanian Parternship Bursary – £1,000 during your first year of study
Who: You must be a national of one of these countires and ordinarily be a resident in that country. You must have received an offer of admission for entry to the University of Essex for 2016, register for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Essex with first enrolment in 2016-17 and be in your first year of study at the University at the start of the award.