University Of Cumbria Bursaries

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University Of Cumbria Bursaries

University Of Cumbria Bursaries

Cumbria Bursaries – first year undergraduate students

This award is for students starting study in the 2017/18 academic year.

Our own Cumbria Bursary is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. These are non-repayable bursaries that will be allocated after 7 October 2017 (Successful candidates will be notified during October and November).

This academic year we have up to 95 full-time awards available, worth £3000 in total (£1000 per year for a maximum of 3 years), and a further 45 awards for courses with integrated foundation years worth £4000 (£1000 a year for up to 4 years). In addition, we also have up to 20 part-time awards available worth £1500 over the first three years. Under this bursary, students must be studying at least 50% of the time and are registered on a minimum three year award.

All bursaries are subject to specific criteria. Where there are more students who meet the criteria than there are awards, these will be allocated according to the prioritisation criteria. Students outside England may have their award subject to Government guidance and regulations.  Find out if you’re eligible or get further details before applying.

Part time students can click here for an application form. Full-time bursaries are not dependent on an application process. Please note it is important that you apply for income assessed student finance as early as possible and consent to share your financial information with us via your student funding body (i.e. Student Finance England) application.

Eligibility criteria

Declared household residual income is £25,000 or less (verified by the Student Loans Company) assessed by funding provider before 7th October 2017.

*please note: you must have applied to the Student Loans Company for income-assessed student finance*

  • Student is not undertaking a postgraduate initial teacher training course leading to qualified teacher status.
  • Student is not directly continuing from one course to another (for example, from foundation degree or HND on to the final year of an honours degree).
  • Student is not transferring in from another institution.
  • Student is not undertaking a postgraduate qualification.

Prioritisation criteria

Where there are more students who meet the criteria than there are awards, these will be allocated according to the following prioritisation criteria:

  • Your household income
  • You have declared a disability to us.
  • You have declared Care Leaver status
  • You are from an area where not many people go into Higher Education

If I am unsuccessful can I appeal?

The decision on granting Cumbria Bursaries made by the panel is final, so unfortunately we cannot accept any appeals. It is therefore important that you provide all information required for your Student Funding application to your funding body prior to commencing the course.

International Scholarships – undergraduate and postgraduate students

We are delighted to launch a new scholarship programme for international students in 2017. These scholarships will go to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year of undergraduate studies, and 50% of the tuition fee for the first year of postgraduate studies.

Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis, and all international applicants with an unconditional offer who have accepted their place are eligible to apply.

Please note that scholarships are not available for NHS-funded courses (Nursing, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Social Work etc) or for degrees leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

To check whether or not your course participates in the scholarship programme, please email

2017 International Scholarship Terms and Conditions

2017 International Scholarship Application Form

Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCAS) – Armed forces personnel

About the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme

We are proud to be a registered learning provider with the Ministry of Defence’s ELCAS scheme. ELCAS is a scheme run by the Ministry of Defence to provide financial support to Armed Forces personnel (both serving and service leavers) to study a course at university.

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in applying for the ELCAS scheme, then visit their website to find out if you match their criteria. Those who do should submit their application at least 5 weeks before the start of their course. Our Learning Provider’s Reference number is 3046-be sure to include this on your application to study at the University of Cumbria.

The ELCAS website has all the forms and details you need to submit your application, so if you think you might qualify, it’s worth having a look.

Apply now

Further information

If you’re not quite sure whether this scheme is right for you, then please contact one of our Student Money Advisers to get more information.

To find out which courses lead to a degree qualification or higher, please check our courses pages for all the information you need to decide which course is right for you.

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries – postgraduate students

Postgrad Solutions Ltd is offering 13 bursaries across a number of subject areas. The bursaries are worth £500 each and are open to students from anywhere in the world.

To apply for a Postgrad Solutions bursary, visit their website.