Bursaries and scholarships

This is a list of ALL* bursaries and scholarships currently available to students of the University of Greenwich for 2017-2018.

There are strict eligibility criteria for these awards and you should read the guidance information (see foot of page) carefully.

* Students in the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for the bursaries, scholarships and other schemes listed below. Details of bursaries and scholarships for students in the Medway School of Pharmacy are available here.

What is the Access Scholarship?

This scheme will be available to new students paying fees at the home rate starting a programme of study with us in 2017-18 whose programme fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and £4,625 for part-time students.

This Scholarship offers funding of £500 credited to a smart card for full-time eligible students studying an honours degree who are in receipt of full state support that have not been able to access the Greenwich Scholarship Programme. Students awarded an Access Scholarship will receive an additional £300 credited to their Aspire@Greenwich card in addition to the £200 awarded within the Aspire@Greenwich scheme, for Year 1 of study only. Part-time students will also be eligible, the award will be pro-rata on the basis of the number of credits studied in the first year only.

Am I eligible?

In the first instance, eligible recipients will need:

  • to have a declared household income of £25,000 or less
  • have met an attainment threshold set each academic year by the university in GCSE Mathematics and English, or their equivalents or national equivalents for EU applicants. The university will determine qualifications considered as equivalents.
  • Where eligible, to have applied for means tested student support from Student Finance England and given consent to share information in order that their declared household income level may be verified. We would normally have expected you to have done this by the 31st May 2017.

For the full eligibility criteria, please see below.

Students within the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for this award.

Application process

Decisions will be made on the basis of the information presented on your application form and student record following registration automatically. You are not required to make an application to be considered for an Access Scholarship.

Further information

Access Scholarship

Find out more about the Access Scholarship, including the full eligibility criteria.

A discount of up to 20% is available to our alumni who progress to a non-government/research funded Masters programme at the university having completed an undergraduate degree programme, certain short course programmes or an exchange programme at one of the university's main campuses, Partner, Network or Collaborative colleges.

 This tuition fee discount is applicable to Masters programmes undetaken in any of our faculties as follows,

20% Discount10% Discount
Students holding a First or Upper Second Class degreeStudents holding a Lower Second Class degree and those who completed an Erasmus placement with us

This discount is applicable to the full fee due. This bursary is available in addition to the prompt payment discount where payment is made in full at the time of registration. The prompt payment discount is only available on the amount due after the Alumni Scholarship has been applied.

This bursary is not available to students in the Medway of School of Pharmacy.

The following students are not eligible for this scholarship:

  • MPhil and PhD students
  • students in receipt of the Fast Forward Master's Scholarship or any other specific award, such as the China or Nationality Scholarships.

How to apply

You are required to request this bursary during registration. The university will verify your eligibility via our records system using your student/alumni ID number. You may be required to produce the original qualification where this is not possible.

All full-time home/EU undergraduate students starting programmes in 2017–18 charging the £9,250 fee will be provided with a £200 Aspire@Greenwich card to be spent against learning resources to encourage investment in their personal development. Students who are also eligible for a Greenwich Scholarship or an Access Scholarship will receive these funds as part of those specific awards, not in addition.

Further criteria also apply.

This is a single award which will be payable in the first year of study only.

Direct entry students are not eligible for the Aspire@Greenwich scheme. Students undertaking the following programmes are also ineligible for the scheme:

  • All programmes funded by the NHS or within the Medway School of Pharmacy
  • All postgraduate-level programmes, including PGCE and Diploma Architecture.

All eligible new students will receive scholarship funds loaded on to an account that can be used with John Smith's. You can use your scholarship funds in the bookshop (or online) to help with the purchase of required textbooks and other learning materials of choice. Find out more about the Aspire@Greenwich Scheme.

What is the Care Leavers Bursary?

This bursary provides financial support to students entering higher education direct from local authority care.

The bursary of £1,000 per year is payable for a maximum of three years. Payment in subsequent years is dependent on satisfactory progression and payment in a placement year is dependent on the placement being unpaid. In addition to the annual award, students will receive £100 in their final year towards the costs of attendance at the graduation ceremony.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • applicants must have been in the care of the Local Authority for a minimum of 52 consecutive weeks immediately prior to beginning a programme of study
  • applicants must be UK students who, on the 1st of September in their year of entry, are 25 and under
  • applicants must be studying full-time undergraduate programmes at one of the university's campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway) or at one of the university's partner colleges
  • applicants must qualify for the maximum level of government means tested support

Students can also be in receipt of an National Scholarship Programme or other award in addition to this award. Students studying with the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for this award.

How to apply

To apply for this bursary, please email us at FAB@gre.ac.uk giving your student banner ID number and full name. Also send your Student Support Notification letter from Student Finance England and/or your NHSBSA bursary notification letter, along with a letter on local authority headed paper from your Social Worker confirming your previous care arrangements.

Payments are made as soon as possible after your application is received but cannot be made until we have received all the required documentary evidence, you have completed registration and have received your first payment of Maintenance Loan and/or Grant from Student Finance England/NHSBSA or other regional equivalent. You can apply for this award at any time whilst you are registered student and meet all the required eligibility criteria however, awards will not be paid for retrospective years where an application was not made. The application deadline each academic year is the 31st July.

What is the David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary?

This cash bursary of £1,000pa (payable in two £500 instalments) is awarded for a maximum of three years and is available to all students at the university who, following audition, are selected to join the University of Greenwich Choir.

The bursary is awarded in memory of Dr David Fussey, the late Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, who gained great enjoyment from singing in choirs.

The choral exhibitioner must remain an active member of the choir, attend all rehearsals and give full support to the university's Music Director. In the second year, the choral exhibitioner, in conjunction with the Music Director, is responsible for publicity and general administrative tasks for the choir as required.

Specific criteria

The deadline to apply each academic session for the David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary is 30 September. Applications received after this date will not be considered until the following academic session. This is due to the tight deadline for auditions, which are held in October each year. Students accepted for audition will be notified by Nick Jenkins, Music Director.

Apply for the David Fussey Choral Exhibition Scholarship [PDF]

Eligible students are invited to apply for the David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary.

This scheme will be available to new undergraduate honours degree students only paying fees at the home rate starting a programme of study with us in 2017-18 whose programme fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and £4,625 for part-time students. Further eligibility criteria will apply.

The Greenwich Scholarship Programme will be paid to a capped number of eligible students in the first year of study only and consist of £1,000 fee waiver and £1,000 credited to an Aspire@Greenwich card. Part-time eligible students will receive a pro-rata fee waiver only, subject to the number of credits that they are taking in year one of study only.

Students who are also eligible for the £200 Aspire@Greenwich bursary for learning resources (as detailed above) will not receive the £200 as an additional award. Students eligible for the £200 Aspire@Greenwich bursary will therefore receive the £200 credit as part of the £1,000 total award credited to the card under the Greenwich Scholarship scheme.

Students will need to have a household income of less than £25,000. Students do not need to apply for this Scholarship: the university will select candidates based on the eligibility criteria up to a certain number of awards.

Students must have made the university their firm choice by the May 2017 deadline.

Further eligibility criteria and conditions will apply.

Students who are:

  • Ordinarily resident1 in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • NHS funded students
  • Funded for Postgraduate Initial Teacher Training by the Teaching Agency (formerly the TDA)
  • Continuing from one programme to another
  • Transferring institutions
  • Students in the School of Pharmacy
  • Undertaking postgraduate qualifications
  • Part-time students undertaking less than 25% intensity of the full-time equivalent programme
  • Having their fees paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement
  • Direct entry students

will not be eligible for the Greenwich Scholarship Programme and students who are following part-time programmes or are EU nationals2 will not be eligible for the maintenance element of any Greenwich Scholarship Programme award and therefore would not receive the Aspire@Greenwich Bursary of any GSP awarded. Students who qualify for a High Achievement Scholarship will not receive this award in addition.

Students studying for Equivalent or Lower Level Qualifications (ELQ) are also not eligible for this fund.  

1 Home' status refers to eligibility to meet the requirements for full student support within the Education (Student Support) Regulation 2012 as amended. EU Nationals, although assessed as 'Home' for fees may not be 'home' for full student support and are not therefore eligible.

2 As defined by the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2011, Part 2 Schedule 1 (UK and related category Nationals and EU Nationals). Students who hold at least one of the qualification/grade combinations, as specified by the university and fit the published criteria will be considered part of the High Achievement Scholarship population by the University of Greenwich.

What is the Gurkha Personnel Bursary?

This £1,000 bursary is available to full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students who are serving in the Gurkha military or are former Gurkha military personnel or their sons or daughters. This bursary is not available to students paying the 'Home' rate tuition fee. Students studying with the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for this award.

How to apply

To apply, please email evidence of yours or your family member's Brigade of Gurkha service record and evidence of parental relationship to fab@gre.ac.uk.

What is the High Achievement Scholarship?

For students achieving ABB or higher in A-level or certain other equivalent qualifications who also hold GCSE Maths and English grade C or above. Further criteria also apply.

Scholarships are available for home or EU* students entering full-time undergraduate degree programmes at the university who hold high A-level grades or equivalent qualifications and are paying the maximum fee of £9,250.

Successful students will be awarded a scholarship of £2,000. This will be offered as a cash award paid termly. In order to qualify for the award in subsequent years, students must have completed 120 credits per year and gained an overall mark of 65% for each year studied.

*As defined by the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2011, Part 2 Schedule 1 (UK and related category Nationals and EU Nationals). Students who hold at least one of the qualification/grade combinations as per below and fit the published criteria will be considered part of the High Achievement Scholarship population by the University of Greenwich.

Am I eligible?

In order to qualify, you must have A-level grades ABB or above, or equivalent qualifications as well as GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (see the equivalent qualifications for EU GCSE equivalents). Your application must be for a taught programme that requires on-campus attendance on one of the university's main campuses, Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway (online or distance learning students cannot apply). You must also hold the University of Greenwich as a firm choice on your university application or alternatively have been offered a place in clearing or through adjustment.

Students eligible for the High Achievement Scholarship will not be considered for a Greenwich Scholarship or Access Scholarship. Students eligible for the High Achievement Scholarship may also be eligible for the Care Leaver Bursary provided that they meet the applicable criteria. 

For the full eligibility criteria, please see below. Students studying in the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for this award.

Application process

We aim to make decisions of eligibility on the basis of the information presented on your application form and so there is no need to make a separate application to be considered for the High Achievement Scholarship. We do recommend that if you have not heard from us by the end of the first term in the first year of study and you believe you are eligible, that you email us at fab@gre.ac.uk to seek advice.

Further information

High Achievement Scholarship

Find out more about the High Achievement Scholarship, including the full eligibility criteria.

What is the John McWilliam Bursary?

Established in memory of former Deputy Vice-Chancellor Mr. John McWilliam this scholarship assists students studying specified programmes of study, within the Department of Architecture. 

Each recipient, of five selected annually, will be able to use the bursary to fund a variety of educational costs not necessarily met by any other grant, award or scholarship including the opportunity to travel oversees as part of their programme of study. The scholarship is for £1000 annually for each year of the programme (payment in years 2 & 3 are dependant upon successful progression with a minimum grade point average of 50%).

Am I eligible? 

  • applicants must be entering year one of their programme as a new entrant
  • applicants must be full-time UK home students
  • applicants must be studying on certain undergraduate programmes within the Department of Architecture on one of the university's main campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway)

Additionally, priority will be given to applicants that have been resident for a minimum of three years in the one of the boroughs surrounding the university campuses; these include the London Borough's of Bexley, Greenwich, Lewisham and the Medway Towns area. The successful recipients will be required to write a report at the end of the academic year detailing their progress.

Application process

Eligible students will be invited to apply by invite only.

What is the Nationality Scholarship?

The University of Greenwich automatically awards scholarships of £1,000 to students entering as New students from certain eligible countries studying full time programmes that last for at least one academic year.

This Scholarship is not applicable to certain programmes. Applicants should refer to the university's International Fees leaflet for clarification. The scholarship is not available for part-time study or for direct entry to elements of postgraduate study where the full programme fee is not payable. This scholarship is not available to students in the Medway School of Pharmacy.

The eligible countries for 2017/18 entrants are:

Certain programmes do not qualify. Further details can be found in the Tuition Fees for International Students guide.

Students cannot receive this award in addition to the Alumni Progression Scholarship and is not applicable retrospectively where a country is made eligible having not previously been so.

How to apply 

You do not need to apply for this scholarship. The university will award scholarships automatically to qualifying students.

What is the People's Republic of China Scholarship?

The university awards scholarships of up to £1,000 to students who have completed an approved programme at one of the university’s partner or link institutions in China and have progressed to an eligible programme at the university.

Application process

You do not need to apply for this scholarship. The university will award scholarships automatically to qualifying students.


What is the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Bursary?

The Crown Charity, Greenwich Hospital, is pleased to offer awards to assist students studying at the University of Greenwich. The scheme aims to provide support to students who are former serving members of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines or the sons or daughters of current or former members of the Royal Navy. The bursary aims to assist eligible students with educational costs by making awards of up to £3,000 per academic year for a maximum of four years.

Am I eligible?

In order to be eligible for this bursary you must meet the following criteria:

  • you must be a former serving member of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, or be the son or daughter of a serving or retired member of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines
  • you or your parent must have had a minimum of three years’ service in the relevant force.
  • have applied for student support where applicable
  • have a demonstrable low household income; and
  • be studying an undergraduate degree programme at one of the university campuses or an undergraduate degree offered by the university at one of its partner colleges.

Students not in receipt of student support for reasons of previous study or ELQ status may still apply but will need to complete an alternative application form which is available from the Funds, Awards and Bursaries Team.

Awards may be made for one academic year or annually depending on the circumstances and consideration by the Greenwich Hospital. Payment of awards in subsequent years is dependent upon satisfactory academic progress; payment during a placement (sandwich) year is dependent on the placement being unpaid. No award will be made in years of repeat study.

The deadline for applications is 30 November each year.

Where do I send the form?

The relevant completed application form and documentary evidence should be sent by the 30 November each year to the address below:

University of Greenwich
Funds, Awards and Bursaries Team
B109 Avery Hill campus
Avery Hill Road
Eltham
London
SE9 2UG

Apply for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Bursary [PDF]

Eligible students are invited to apply for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Bursary.

What is the Scholarship?

The scholarships are to study a taught Master's programme at the University of Greenwich in the 2017/18 academic year. The scholarships will be awarded as follows:

  • Business School: 3 Scholarships
  • Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities: 1 Scholarship
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering: 1 Scholarship

Scholarships will cover the full fee of studying a taught Masters programme at the University of Greenwich.

Why should I apply?

By applying you have the valuable opportunity to study for free at the University of Greenwich after completing your undergraduate degree here. You also have a prestigious and competitive award to highlight on your CV.

Who can apply?

Any students from China currently studying on the final year of a degree programme in any of the above three Faculties may apply.

How will the Scholarships be awarded?

The scholarships will be awarded on the following basis:

  • Achievement of a First or Upper Second class degree
  • Selection of students from those who achieve this will be considered by a panel of senior university staff who will look at your written application for the Scholarship

When will the outcome be announced?

Applications will be considered by a panel chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor and the outcome will be announced week commencing Monday 16 January 2017.

As the Scholarships are conditional on the achievement of First/Upper Second class degree, reserve candidates will be announced at the same time.

How do I apply?

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 14 December 2016. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Your application must include the following:

  1. The completed application form
  2. A letter showing a conditional offer to a taught Master's programme starting in September 2017 in one of the three Faculties (i.e. you must have applied for a programme and received a conditional offer)
  3. A letter from an academic member of staff (usually your personal tutor or programme leader) which confirms that you are expected to achieve a First/Upper Second class honours degree
  4. A statement (max 250 words) explaining how you propose to make a wider contribution to the University and the welfare of fellow students
  5. A statement (max 250 words) explaining why you want to undertake the Master's programme you have applied for and how you think you will benefit from it.

You should send your completed application including all five documents above to ChinaMastersScholarship@greenwich.ac.uk no later than Wednesday 14 December 2016.

Download the application form.

Any Questions about the Scholarship?

Please address these to your personal tutor or programme leader, or email ChinaMastersScholarship@greenwich.ac.uk

Professor Tony Kochhar is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Shoulder, Elbow and Upper limb Surgery. Professor Kochhar's practice is based around the principle that an early accurate diagnosis and prompt specialist treatment will lead to a faster recovery and return to work. He specialises in sports injuries, RSI's and degenerative conditions. He is an expert in keyhole surgery and minimally invasive techniques and uses only best practice and the latest techniques. Having been appointed as a visiting lecturer at the university, Professor Kochhar has been greatly impressed with the quality of academic achievement and excellence at the University of Greenwich.

Through a generous donation from Professor Kochhar, The Shoulder Doctor PhD scholarship will be made available to a student studying in the area of Sports Science. This scholarship will be cover the annual tuition fee as well as provide a cash element for programme expenses.

Am I eligible?

This award is open to applicants intending to study a PhD in a Sports Science area who: 

  • a first or 2:1 honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science or an affiliated science subject (e.g. Biomedical Science, Health Science, Physiology).
  • will be a Full time UK, EU or International student
  • if an International student, have taken their previous academic qualification in a recognised Majority English Speaking Country (MESC), identified by UKVI or have demonstrable evidence that they meet the English entry requirements (IELTS 6.5 in all areas).
  • Have an offer of a place to study
  • all nominees must be capable of acting as an ambassador of the university and participate in promoting the Centre for Sports Science and Human Performance and its vision and mission.

Application process

Applicants will be required to complete an application form that will involve the applicant completing a personal statement and providing a fully detailed CV.

For further details and an application form, please contact the Postgraduate Research Office.

What is the Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary?

The Foundation provides bursaries to permanent residents of the London boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham. Bursaries can be used for travel, equipment, university excursions and general living expenses. UK full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to apply.

Am I eligible?

In order to be considered for this bursary, you must also meet the following criteria:

  • applicants must have lived in the borough for a minimum of five years
  • applicants must be under 25
  • applicants will only be considered where the gross household income is £30,000 per annum or less
  • Applicants should be a UK National or have 'Settled' status under the terms of the Immigration Act 1971 ('settled' status means there are no immigration restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK).

The bursary is awarded for one academic session only. Students that continue to meet the eligibility criteria may apply each year to be considered for further awards. Payments for successful applicants are made following assessment at any point throughout the academic year. The university will endeavour to assess applications within 4 weeks. Students studying with the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for this award.

How to apply

Apply to the Sir William Boreman's Foundation [PDF]

Eligible students are invited to apply to Sir William Boreman's Foundation.

Terms and conditions [PDF]

Terms and conditions relating to the Sir William Boreman's Foundation

William Hills was an alumnus of the university who studied Mechanical Engineering at the then Woolwich Polytechnic. Following this he then worked for the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich where he eventually became the Chief Draftsman. William maintained close links with the university, taking a keen interest in the future of Mechanical Engineering in the South East and Kent Regions. He was dedicated to the encouragement, support and education of a new generation of talented Mechanical Engineers, and now sadly, following his death, this scholarship is possible.

Each recipient, of six awarded annually, will receive an award of £2,000 for each year of their 4 year MEng Mechanical Engineering degree programme.

Am I eligible?

  • Applicants must be entering full-time in the first year of the MEng Mechanical Engineering programme at the Universities at Medway campus.
  • Applicants must be entering with a UCAS tariff score of at least 320 points from 2 or 3 A-Levels including at least a B in A-Level Maths. Level 3 key skills and general studies cannot be included in the 320 UCAS tariff points.
  • Students studying on the BEng who, having achieved a significantly high grade point average at the end of the 2nd year of study who are subsequently transferred to the 3rd year of the MEng, will also be eligible to receive a scholarship for the 3rd and 4th years of study. These students will be identified and nominated by the Faculty.
  • All recipients of the awards will be expected to take part in Faculty organised promotional activity in local schools and colleges to highlight the programme and award to prospective applicants.
  • Recipients will be expected to progress through each academic stage of the programme with a grade point average of at least 60% to maintain entitlement to the award.

Application process

The Faculty will notify prospective students that they meet the eligibility criteria. The 6 recipients will be those with the highest grade point average at the end of the first academic year, as identified by the Progression and Award Board.

University of Greenwich 4 Learning

The University of Greenwich is keen to ensure that you have access to all possible sources of financial support to help you through your studies. That's why we are very pleased to offer all our students access to Open 4 Learning

Whether you are studying an undergraduate or higher level programme of study, the Open 4 Learning portal may assist you in securing additional funding. There are hundreds of funding schemes available from a variety of sources offering support with the costs of study. The online portal provides you with access to an online funding search facility as well as other optional features such as email alerts and newsletters. 

Accessing the portal is simple, just register with your @gre.ac.uk email address.

Terms and conditions [PDF]

Notes, conditions and guidance on the bursaries and scholarships available from the University of Greenwich.