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 enable you to receive a discount on your fees and are awarded on merit and/or for financial need.
Scholarships and bursaries are awarded annually across all schools of study, varying from partial fee to full-fee awards. These 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 & D Gregory, Eranda Foundation and John Desborough Memorial Bequest.
We will be considering January and April 2014 applicants from Monday 16 September, the deadline for submission will be Friday 1 November.
The following Scholarships have specific entry criteria and / or deadlines:
- Sir Ray Tindle Scholarships
- The Paul E H Davis Awards – Deadline for applications: 31 October 2013 for Exhibitions & flexible for Research Scholarship.
An automatic scholarship, worth £1,100 per annum is available to students starting their degree in September 2013 or January 2014, from the following counties:
- Buckinghamshire (including Milton Keynes)
To qualify, students must achieve 3 x B grades at A-level (achieved at one sitting)*. Unlike other scholarships this award can be combined with Buckingham’s automatic bursary of £1,100 (awarded to those in receipt of a maintenance grant).
No separate application is necessary, suitably qualified applicants who meet the residency requirements for the four counties will automatically receive this scholarship.
* Equivalent qualifications will be considered
Entry requirements & procedure
It is the University’s policy to ensure that bursaries and scholarships are awarded to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from a University education. In the case of some scholarships, at the request of the donor, academic merit will also be taken into consideration.
All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the 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. Home students awarded a scholarship or bursary will not be eligible for the automatic £1,100 bursary awarded to those in receipt of a maintenance grant. Students may only accept one award.
Please note: these awards are made to new students only, current students are not eligible to apply.