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

From September 2014, 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.

Five counties scholarships

From September 2014, 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 are not eligible for this award if you hold another scholarship from the University.

* from July 2015

Our Five Counties scholarships are only available to students on two-year courses.

Buckingham bursaries

UK / EU students who can demonstrate that they are in receipt of any Government maintenance grant (available to families with incomes of below £42,620 p.a.) will receive an automatic bursary of £1,100 per annum.

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.

Scholarships for Law students

Click here for more information about scholarships available to undergraduates and postgraduates studying Law.

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 2015 applicants from Monday 9 February. The deadline for submission is Friday 1 May.

Please apply for a bursary or scholarship now using the form below:

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

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