University of Bolton Bursary

University of Bolton logo

University of Bolton Bursary

Details of bursaries and scholarships available for students commencing in 17/18 are shown here:

Need to speak to an Advisor?

The Student Funding team are available to speak to regarding any queries about your eligibility for both government and University funding. Please feel free to arrange an appointment or come along to a drop-in session to discuss your options.

Please click here to arrange meet with the team.

Page last reviewed and updated April 2017.

The University of Bolton is proud to offer a comprehensive financial support service. This includes a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students undertaking full-time or part-time undergraduate or postgraduate courses offered by the University.

Please note that eligibility for a Scholarship or Bursary does not equate to entitlement, and all information is correct at the time of publishing. Please be aware that some changes may occur before or during the academic year.

The Bolton Brilliance Bursary is a cash award which is available to students who commence their course of study at University of Bolton in September 2016, having previously achieved 320 UCAS points at A2 level.


The Bolton Brilliance Bursary is worth up to a maximum of £3,000 in total. This is paid as a £1,000 cash bursary in each academic year of your studies up to a maximum of three academic years to the most talented students joining University of Bolton undergraduate degree courses in September 2016.

How to Apply

There is no need to apply for the bursary, you will be automatically assessed via your application and results but you must have selected the university as your first choice through UCAS by the decline by default date in May 2016 (don’t worry we’ll remind you). The bursary may be offered to U.K. and E.U. residents only who are studying on their first full-time undergraduate degree. The bursary may be awarded in addition to other bursaries and scholarships available at the university.


  • Students must achieve a minimum 320 UCAS points from a HEFCE approved qualification such as
    1. A-level (ABB+) from maximum of three subjects, achieved at the first sitting in the final exams within the year of application
    2. BTEC NQF Qualifications (DDM) or equivalent from maximum of three subjects achieved at the first sitting in the final assessment within the year of application
    3. A combination of A-levels and BTECs is acceptable
  • Applicants must also meet the general entry requirements for the University and the specific course to which they are applying. All qualifications must be verified by UCAS or by the University
  • Students must have selected University of Bolton as first choice through UCAS by ‘Decline by Default’ (early May 2016)
  • All students must have commenced on the first year of an undergraduate degree course of study at University of Bolton in Semester 1 of the 2016/17 academic year. The course must be delivered at the University of Bolton and not at a partner or franchise partner college
  • The bursary will be paid for first Higher Education (H.E.) courses only.  If you have previously commenced on a H.E. course of study you will not be eligible to receive the bursary
  • In order to qualify, all students must be eligible to receive student support under the current government Education (Student Support) Regulations
  • Students must be studying full time on a course with tuition fees of £9,000 (for academic year 2016/17)

The following categories of students are not eligible to receive the Bolton Brilliance Bursary

  • Students on NHS funded courses
  • Students studying BSc Honours Nursing (Adult)
  • Students who apply by advanced/direct entry
  • Students studying a Foundation Degree/HND
  • Students undertaking a postgraduate initial teacher training course.
  • Students undertaking a postgraduate qualification.
  • Students “topping-up” from a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent course.
  • Students transferring from another institution.
  • Students whose tuition fees are paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement, for example by an employer
  • Students undertaking industrial or work experience on a full time “sandwich” basis will not be eligible to receive the bursary during their “sandwich” period
  • Students studying abroad will not be eligible to receive the bursary during their period of study abroad


Payments will be made in two equal instalments of £500 each in each academic year, direct into the students’ bank account. The first instalment will be in February and the second instalment will be in May.

Terms and conditions

  • Students must maintain a 60% average in each academic year of their course for continued payment in the following academic year
  • Payments will be terminated if the student withdraws, transfers to another institution, fails their programme of study, or interrupts or suspends their studies
  • Payments are subject to continuing and satisfactory attendance on the course
  • Please note all information given on this summary is provisional and subject to change
  • Page last reviewed and updated April 2017.