This scholarship is open to applicants from the European Union who have achieved excellent grades in their high school qualifications.

We have 50 scholarships to the value of £3,000 each. Eligible recipients will be paid £1,000 in each year of study (up to a maximum of three years). This award is applicable to EU students entering full-time higher education for the first time in the academic year 2017/18. All funds are provided by the University.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must enrol on a full-time undergraduate programme (BA, BSc, BEng, MEng, LLB or Joint Honours) and pay a fee of £9,250*
    • *Tuition fees may rise in subsequent years subject to approval from the Government that we meet the criteria in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
  • You must be an EU national and normally reside in an EU country
  • EU students who are normally residents in the UK but do not qualify for a maintenance loan or NHS bursary may qualify if they satisfy the other eligibility criteria
  • You must have achieved the equivalent of A Level grades AAB+ in your high school qualifications. Please email the International Office at international@northampton.ac.uk to confirm the qualification and grade equivalent for your country.

Exclusions

  • UK nationals and EU nationals who are eligible for a maintenance loan from Student Finance England will not qualify.
  • UK nationals and EU nationals who are eligible for NHS bursary will not qualify.
  • Nationals from countries outside the EU and who are not deemed EU fee status by the University of Northampton will not qualify.
  • If you are studying for a course validated by the University at a partner institution you will not be eligible.

Application process

If you hold an unconditional firm offer with the University of Northampton you are invited to complete and return the EU Scholarship application form. The deadline for submission of forms is 31 August 2017. You must include with your application form, a scanned copy of your high school diploma to prove your exam results.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the merit of each individual’s application and personal statement given in the application form where we ask you to explain how receiving the scholarship will help you to achieve your academic and career plans, to identify those who will benefit most from the scholarship.

You will be able to submit your EU Undergraduate Scholarship application form before you have confirmed your place with us, but applications will not be considered until you have firmly accepted your place at the University of Northampton and exam results are received.

Please note: Students who do not submit an EU Undergraduate Scholarship application form, or submit their form after the deadline of 31 August 2017 will not be considered even if they satisfy the other eligibility criteria.

Notification of an Award

If you are successfully awarded an EU Undergraduate Scholarship you will be notified by email in September 2017. You will be required to advise Student Finance England of your UK bank account details as SFE will be making the payment on our behalf.

Payments will be made in two equal instalments of £500 on 16 March 2018 and 31 May 2018. Payments will be due on similar dates in the subsequent years.

General Terms and Conditions

  • A change of course to another qualifying programme within the University of Northampton will not affect the continuation of the scholarship. However, if this results in the need to study an extra year the scholarship will still only be paid for a total of three years.
  • Students must be fully enrolled, full-time when the payments are due to be made.
  • Students studying the MEng will receive scholarship payments for the first three years of the programme.
  • Students who do not satisfy the academic requirements to progress and are required to repeat a year (either full-time or part-time) or resit out of residence will not be eligible for payment in the repeat/resit year.
  • Students who opt to take a sandwich/placement year will not receive payments in that year but payments will resume when they return to full-time study.
  • Students who withdraw from their studies will not be eligible to receive any further scholarship payments in that year.
  • Students who suspend/intercalate mid-way through the course will not be paid any further monies for that year but will be eligible to receive any outstanding bursary award due upon their return to study.
  • The number of scholarship awards is allocated for 2017/18 academic year only. If you defer or withdraw and restart, any award that has been offered will become void and you will need to re-apply for the following year.
  • The University reserves the right to withdraw an award from anyone who is found to have misled the University about any aspect of their eligibility and may seek repayment of any monies already paid to them.
  • The University reserves the right to withhold scholarship payments if you have any outstanding tuition fee debt; payment will not be made until the debt is cleared or you will be given the opportunity to transfer the scholarship to re-pay any outstanding amount.
  • In cases not covered by the above terms and conditions, or where a student claims exceptional circumstances, or disputes a decision not to make payments, the Chief Operating Officer or his/her nominee will decide on any variations to these terms and conditions, and his/her decision will be final.