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 is available to undergraduate Home (UK/EU) students (excluding Medicine) achieving ABB 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. September 2017 / January 2018 scholarships will be confirmed in July 2016

Postgraduate first class scholarship

From July 2015 a first class scholarship will be available to both home and international students following a taught postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%.

The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who already have a first class honours degree that is recognised to UK standard.

Five counties scholarships

A scholarship, worth £2,500* per annum 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. September 2017 / January 2018 scholarships will be confirmed in July 2016

Buckingham bursaries

UK / EU students who can demonstrate that they are in receipt of any Government maintenance loan of £5,000 or more per annum will receive an automatic bursary of £1,100 per annum.

From September 2016, UK students 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, 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 January and April 2017 applicants from Monday 12 September. The deadline for submission is Friday 4 November. A form for you to complete will be posted here from the opening date. 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.

Other scholarships

The following scholarships have specific entry criteria and / or deadlines:

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