2018/19 Entrants Bursary Award (students who do not qualify for the Benefit Package)

Benefits of Studying with Us

For Home/EU students commencing study in 18/19 on the following programmes and do not qualify for the University of Northampton benefit package and have a household income of less than £25,000 a £500 cash award will be paid to students studying on the following programmes full time.

  • 1 Year BA, BSc Top – Up Course
  • Direct entrants to the University of Northampton on to year 2 or 3 on to a BA/BSc Course
  • 1 Year PGCE Course *

*Excludes Schools Direct Route

Eligibility

  • Commence your undergraduate course in 2018/19
  • Be a Home or EU student
  • Be paying tuition fees of £9,000 or £9250 in 2018/19 and have made arrangements to pay your fees, either by loan, yourself, your parents or another sponsor and adhered to the payment arrangement
  • Have a household income of £25,000 or less per year as assessed by Student Finance England

Who is not eligible for the 18/19 entrants Bursary?

  • You will not be eligible for the bursary if:
  • You qualify for the 18/19 benefits package
  • You are studying a course that is funded by the NHS
  • You are studying for an Equivalent Level Qualification (ELQ)
  • You are studying on a sandwich year or year abroad
  • You are paying tuition fees of less than £9,000
  • You are studying at a Partner Institution
  • You have a household income above £25,000 as assessed by Student Finance England
  • You are studying a part time course or a postgraduate course
  • You have withdrawn from the course prior to the start of term that the bursary payment is due to be paid in.

How to apply

Student Finance England’s assessment of the student’s household income is used to determine eligibility for the University of Northampton 18/19 Bursary.

Students do not need to apply separately for a bursary assessment.

Qualifying students will automatically be assessed on their bursary eligibility provided that they (and their sponsors or partner) have given consent on their application to Student Finance to share their household income information with the University. Bursary assessments can only be completed by the University if the student’s household income is fully verified by Student Finance England (or relevant local assessment body).

Bursary deadline

Please note the deadline for being assessed for a bursary for the academic year 2018/19 is 3rd June 2019

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure accurate and timely evidence is provided to Student Finance England so that the household income is verified to the University before 3rd June 2019 deadline.

Bursary payment

The bursary will be paid in two instalments on the following dates:

  • 50% (£250.00) on 15th  March 2019
  • 50% (£250.00) on 31st May 2019

To qualify for a 50% bursary payment on 15th March 2019, students must be fully enrolled and attending their course full time on the first day of term two and liable for 50% of their fees at this point. To qualify for the second 50% bursary payment on 31st May 2019, students must be fully enrolled and attending their course full time at the start of term three and therefore liable for 100% of their fees at this point. Students who have withdrawn from their course before these dates will not receive the relevant 50% payment.

Assessed household income Bursary
Up to £25,000 £500

Overpaid bursary

Any award payment made by the University of Northampton after a student has interrupted their studies or withdrawn will be recovered from the student.

Any bursary or scholarship payment made by the University of Northampton in error, or paid as a result of inaccurate household income data, will be recovered from the student.