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.
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.
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%.
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)
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.
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.
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 and The John Desborough Memorial Bequest.
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.
Scholarship applications for September 2017 entry are now closed. We will be considering January 2018 applicants from 18 September 2017. Please check this page then.
The following scholarships have specific entry criteria and / or deadlines:
- PPE Bursary (Philosophy, Politics and Economics applicants)
- Scholarships for Law students (undergraduates and postgraduates)
- Coase Scholarships (Economics) – Deadline for applications: 3 July 2017
- The Paul E H Davis Awards (postgraduate English / History / Biography) – Deadline for applications: 31 October for exhibitions & flexible for the research scholarship.
- The Kingham Scholarship (Business Enterprise) – Deadline for applications: 1 September 2017
- The Ondaatje Scholarship (postgraduates) – Deadline for applications: 5 May 2017
- MA in the Art Market and the History of Collecting – P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd and Tavolozza Foundation Scholarships
- MA in the English Country House: Historic Houses Association Scholarships – Deadline for applications: 31 July 2017
- Santander Universities