We have 50 scholarships of £3,000 each, open to applicants from the European Union who have achieved excellent grades in their high school qualifications. This award is applicable to EU students entering full-time higher education for the first time in the academic years 2018/19 and 2019/20.

Successful applicants will be paid £1,000 in each year of study (up to a maximum of three years). 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
  • You must be an EU national and normally reside in an EU member state
  • You may qualify if you are an EU national who has been resident in the UK for less than five years and do not qualify for a maintenance loan from Student Finance England
  • You must have achieved the equivalent of A Level grades AAB or better in your high school qualifications. Please email us at international@northampton.ac.uk to find out about the grade equivalent we are looking for.


You will not qualify for the scholarship if:

  • You are a UK or EU national eligible for a maintenance loan from Student Finance England
  • You are a national of a country outside the EU and not deemed EU fee status by the University of Northampton
  • You are studying for a course validated by the University at a partner institution

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 in the year you will  start your course. You must include with your application form, a scanned copy of your high school diploma to prove your exam results.

To identify those who will benefit most from the scholarship we will take account of your school qualifications and your explanation of how receiving the scholarship will help you to achieve your academic and career plans.

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 confirmed.

Please note: If you do not submit an EU Undergraduate Scholarship application form, or submit your form after the deadline, you will not be considered even if you satisfy the other eligibility criteria.

Notification of an Award

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

Student Finance will confirm your Scholarship payments around February in the following year. Payments will be made in two equal instalments of £500 each year on or about 15 March and 31 May.

General Terms and Conditions

  • Changing course to another qualifying programme within the University of Northampton will not affect the continuation of your scholarship. However, if this means that you need to study an extra year, your scholarship will still only be paid for a total of three years.
  • You must be fully enrolled and studying full-time when the payments are due to be made.
  • If you study MEng, you will receive scholarship payments for the first three years of your programme.
  • If you 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, you will not be eligible for payment in the repeat/resit year.
  • If you opt to take a sandwich/placement year, you will not receive payments in that year but payments will resume when you return to full-time study.
  • If you withdraw from your studies, you will not be eligible to receive any further scholarship payments in that year.
  • If you suspend/intercalate mid-way through the course, you will not be paid any further monies for that year but will be eligible to receive any outstanding bursary award due upon your return to study.
  • 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 year in which you will start your course.
  • 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 may use your scholarship to re-pay the debt.
  • 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