University of Buckingham Bursaries

By | 2nd May 2017

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University of Buckingham Bursaries

University of Buckingham Bursaries

Bursaries and Scholarships

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances.The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award.

High achiever scholarships

An automatic scholarship, worth £2,500* per annum (January and July 2017 entry) and £2,000* per annum (from September 2017) is available to undergraduate Home (UK/EU) students (excluding Medicine) achieving ABB (AAB from September 2017) or above (or equivalent) in their A Levels (excluding General Studies). The scholarship is dependent on you making Buckingham your firm UCAS choice, or making a firm acceptance of a direct offer of a place.

The scholarship will be reviewed after the preliminary and subsequent examinations and will continue if your average mark is in the upper second or first class range.

* Conditions apply.

Postgraduate first class scholarship

A postgraduate scholarship is available to home and international students holding a First class Bachelor’s Honours degree that is recognised to UK standard. It will be automatically awarded to applicants of taught postgraduate degrees who have achieved a first class bachelor’s degree or the equivalent level qualification from other countries. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%.


Five counties scholarships

A scholarship, worth £2,500* per annum (January and July 2017 entry) and £2,000* per annum (from September 2017) is available to undergraduate students (excluding foundation) from the following counties:

  • Buckinghamshire (including Milton Keynes)
  • Bedfordshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Hertfordshire

To qualify, you must meet the conditions of your offer and make Buckingham your firm UCAS choice, or make a firm acceptance of a direct offer of a place. You must be living in one of the five counties listed at the time you make your application. You are not eligible for this award if you hold another scholarship from the University.

Our Five Counties scholarships are only available to students on two-year courses. Students studying medicine will receive this for their first two years at Buckingham.

* Conditions apply, UK students only.

Buckingham bursaries

From September 2016, UK students (excluding Medicine) in receipt of a maintenance loan of £5,000 or more per annum will receive an automatic bursary of £1,100 per annum. We will confirm eligibility once our Student Fees Administrator has seen the Student Loan Company statement.

Funded scholarships

Further funded scholarships and bursaries are awarded annually across all schools of study (excluding Medicine), and represent a partial remission from tuition fees. Awards range from £500 – £2,500 and will be conditional upon satisfactory progress at each stage of study. We are unable to offer any assistance towards living expenses (with the exception of the Coase Scholarships).

Funded scholarships are in recognition of academic achievement and applications are invited from those with a strong academic background and who are predicted to do well in their examinations. Bursaries are means-tested and are intended for those who need a contribution towards their fees in order to study at Buckingham. Please select Scholarship or Bursary on your application.

The scholarships and bursaries are thanks to the donations received from supporters of the University, including The Audrey Osborn Trust, The Headley Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Brunner Family Trust, RM and D Gregory, The Eranda Foundation, Purcell Solicitors and The John Desborough Memorial Bequest.

Entry requirements and procedure

All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. In the case of UCAS applications, if you are made an award you will need to select Buckingham as your firm acceptance choice.

These awards are made to new students only. Current students are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

We will be considering July and September 2017 applicants from 6 February 2017.  The deadline for submission is Friday 5 May.

Please apply for a bursary or scholarship now using the form below. Your application will be forwarded to the relevant School Admissions Team for consideration and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible after the closing date.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The University does have a small number of bursaries for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. There are also three categories of Scholarship that applicants to the Law School should be aware of.

International law scholarship

This is a scholarship worth 25% of the LLB International fees. Those eligible are applicants:

  • for LLB programmes;
  • who have to pay International fees (principally non-EU students); and
  • who already have a good first degree (such as a first class or upper second class degree, or what we would assess to be the equivalent such as GPA of 3.3 (B+) or higher based on a maximum GPA of 4 (A+) (depending on your university’s grading scale)).

Any applicant who satisfies the eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for an award of the scholarship. There is no need to make a separate application. Note however that this scholarship is a discretionary award rather than an automatic one. A scholarship can only be offered to applicants who are offered a place to study on one of the LLB programmes. Any such offer of a place to study will make clear if a scholarship is also being offered. Any awards are subject to abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. The University reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship if a student’s academic progress while at the University is considered by the University to be unsatisfactory.

At the 2017/18 fee levels, this scholarship would reduce the annual tuition fee from £17,160 to £12,870 (based on a September 2017 / January 2018 start). This scholarship is of particular interest to applicants from jurisdictions where law is usually a postgraduate subject, like Canada, the US, and India.

Home scholarship

This is a scholarship worth £2,000 per annum. To be eligible, an applicant must fall into one of two categories:

  • be a high achiever, with AAB at A-levels (or their equivalent) but excluding General Studies


  • be resident in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire or Northamptonshire

At the 2017/18 fee levels, this would reduce the annual tuition fee from £12,444 to £10,444 (based on a September 2017 / January 2018 start).

A student that does not fall into either category may still qualify for a bursary of £1,100 per annum. Find out more.

LLM scholarship

This is a scholarship worth 33% or 25% of the LLM fees. Those eligible are

  • for 33%, those with a 1st class LLB from Buckingham
  • for 25% those with a 2.1 LLB from Buckingham

At the 2017/18 International tution fee levels, this would reduce the total LLM tuition fee from £12,240 to £8,201 and £9,180 respectively. For 2017/18 Home tuition fees, this would reduce the total LLM tuition fee from £7,450 to £4,991.50 and £5,587.50 respectively.  This scholarship is of particular interest to applicants looking to complete an LLB and an LLM in three years.

These are the minimum eligibility requirements and the University reserves the right not to award the scholarship or withdraw it, if a student’s performance is not, in the opinion of the University, satisfactory.

For more information, visit: University Discounts.


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