Bursaries and scholarships

2017-18

Bursary and scholarship provision is reviewed by the university annually and is subject to change. Bursaries and scholarships for students starting programmes of study in the 2017/18 academic year are currently being reviewed and will be published here shortly.

2016-17

Further eligibility criteria and conditions will apply to all of the bursaries and scholarships detailed here and this will be published shortly.

Students studying in the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for these bursaries and scholarships. Details on the bursaries and scholarships that students in the Medway School of Pharmacy may be eligible for are available here.

Greenwich Scholarship Programme (GSP)

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 2016-17 whose programme fees are over £6,000 for full-time students and £4,500 for part-time students. Further eligibility criteria will apply and this will be published shortly.

The Greenwich Scholarship Programme will be paid to 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 below will not receive the £200 as an addition to the £1,000. Students eligible for the £200 Aspire@Greenwich bursary will therefore receive this £200 credit as part of the £1000 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 2016 deadline.

Further eligibility criteria and conditions will apply and will be made available here shortly.

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.

High Achievement Scholarship

The University of Greenwich is pleased to announce its High Achievement Scholarships. We are committed to inspiring society through the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge. These scholarships reward excellence and high achievement in students who seek to make a difference to society.

For students achieving ABB or higher in A-level or certain other equivalent qualifications. Further conditions apply.

Scholarships are now 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 £9,000.

In order to qualify, you must have A-level grades ABB or above, or equivalent qualifications as specified by the university. 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 or alternatively have been offered a place in Clearing/Adjustment.

Students eligible for the High Achievement Scholarship are also eligible for the Aspire@Greenwich scheme and the Care Leaver Bursary provided that they also meet the criteria for these awards. Students eligible for the High Achievenment Scholarship will not be eligible to receive the Greenwich Scholarship Programme or the Access Scholarship.

  • Successful students will be awarded a bursary of £2,000 for each year of study up to a maximum of three years, with qualification for the bursary in years two and three conditional on you undertaking a minimum of 120 credits and gaining an overall mark of 60% in the preceding year of study.
  • Direct entrants to the second and third years are not eligible for this particular scholarship. Students who are already graduates or are studying for Equivalent or Lower Qualifications to those that they already hold, students assessed as studying for a postgraduate programme, following a programme funded by the NHS or within the School of Pharmacy are not eligible for an award.
  • 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.

*EU student means a student who qualifies to pay fees at the home rate as assessed by the University in accordance with the relevant Education Student Support and Fees Regulations as amended from time to time.

Access Scholarship

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 2016-17 whose programme fees are over £6,000 for full-time students and £4,500 for part-time students. Further eligibility criteria will apply and this will be published shortly.

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. Funding is made up of the £200 Aspire@Greenwich bursary (see below) supplemented by an additional £300. Part-time students will also be eligible for the Access Scholarship which will be pro-rata on the basis of the number of credits studied in the first year of study only.

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

Further eligibility criteria and conditions will apply and will be made available here shortly.

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 who are:

  • Ordinarily resident* 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
  • in the School of Pharmacy
  • Undertaking postgraduate qualifications
  • Part-time students
  • EU nationals
  • Having their fees paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement
  • Direct entry students

will not be eligible for the Access Scholarship Programme.

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

Further eligibility criteria will apply and this will be published shortly.

Aspire@Greenwich Bursary

Full-time home/EU undergraduate students starting programmes in 2016-17 charging the £9,000 fee who are not in receipt of a Greenwich Scholarship or an Access Scholarship will be provided with a £200 smart card to be spent against learning resources to encourage investment in their personal development. Further eligibility criteria will apply and this will be published shortly.

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 and all programmes in the Medway School of Pharmacy
  • All postgraduate-level programmes, including PGCE and MArch.

Students do not need to apply for this bursary and further information on eligibility and terms and conditions will be made available shortly.

Care Leaver Bursary

This bursary provides financial support to students entering higher education direct from local authority care. Further eligibility criteria will apply and this will be published shortly.

The student 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. The bursary is available to UK students who on the 1 September in their year of entry to the university are aged 25 and under. 

Applicants must be studying undergraduate programmes at one of the university's campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway) or at one of the university's partner colleges and qualify for the maximum level of government means tested maintenance or special support grant. Care leavers in receipt of a Greenwich Scholarship Programme award can also apply for the Care Leaver Bursary.

The bursary of £1,000 per year is payable for a maximum of three years and part-time eligible students will receive this on a pro-rata basis subject to the number of credits they are studying. 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. This bursary is not means-tested, but students are required to be eligible for the maximum amount of means tested maintenance loan rates that are applicable to new entrants in 2016*.

*The text in this sentance was updated in October 2015 to reflect changes to student support provided by Student Finance England (SFE). This line used to read 'students are required to be in receipt of full student support', this was because eligible students in receipt of 'full student support' would have received certain types of maintenance grants which have been discontinued for new entrants in 2016/17 by SFE and replaced with increased loans for living costs depending on individual circumstances.This change would not normally affect the group of students who would have been eligible for the Care Leaver Bursary had the student support available remained unchanged for 2016/17.

Students in the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for this Bursary.

Students will need to apply for this bursary. Further information and eligibility criteria will be made available shortly.

2015-16

Further eligibility criteria and conditions will apply to all of the bursaries and scholarships detailed here.

Students studying in the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for these bursaries and scholarships. Details on the bursaries and scholarships that students in the Medway School of Pharmacy may be eligible for are available here.

Greenwich Scholarship Programme (GSP)

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 2015–16 whose programme fees are over £6,000 for full-time students and £4,500 for part-time students. Further eligibility criteria will apply and this will be published shortly.

The Greenwich Scholarship Programme will be paid to 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 below will not receive the £200 as an addition to the £1,000. Students eligible for the £200 Aspire@Greenwich bursary will therefore receive this £200 credit as part of the £1000 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 2015 deadline.

Further eligibility criteria and conditions will apply and will be made available here shortly.

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.

High Achievement Scholarship

For students achieving ABB or higher in A-level or certain other equivalent qualifications. Further conditions apply.

Scholarships are now 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 £9,000.

In order to qualify, you must have A-level grades ABB or above, or equivalent qualifications as specified by the university. 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 or alternatively have been offered a place in Clearing/Adjustment.

Students eligible for the High Achievement Scholarship are also eligible for the Aspire@Greenwich scheme and the Care Leaver Bursary provided that they also meet the criteria for these awards. Students eligible for the High Achievenment Scholarship will not be eligible to receive the Greenwich Scholarship Programme.

  • Successful students will be awarded a bursary of £2,500 for a maximum of the three years of study. In order to qualify for the award in years two and three of study, students must have completed 120 credits in the preceding year of study and gained an overall mark of over 60% for each year studied.
  • Direct entrants to the second and third years are not eligible for this particular scholarship. Students who are already graduates or are studying for Equivalent or Lower Qualifications to those that they already hold, students assessed as studying for a postgraduate programme, following a programme funded by the NHS or within the School of Pharmacy are not eligible for an award.
  • 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.

* As defined by the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2011, Part 2 Schedule 1 (UK and related category Nationals and EU Nationals).

Please Note:

Successful recipients of the High Achievement Scholarship will be contacted in the first term following registration with details of the scholarship payment arrangements. The scholarship will be paid by direct bank credit in instalments termly.

Access Scholarship

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 2015–16 whose programme fees are over £6,000 for full-time students and £4,500 for part-time students. Further eligibility criteria will apply and this will be published shortly.

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. Funding is made up of the £200 Aspire@Greenwich bursary (see below) supplemented by an additional £300. Part-time students will also be eligible for the Access Scholarship which will be pro-rata on the basis of the number of credits studied in the first year of study only.

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

Further eligibility criteria and conditions will apply and will be made available here shortly.

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 who are:

  • Ordinarily resident* 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
  • in the School of Pharmacy
  • Undertaking postgraduate qualifications
  • Part-time students
  • EU nationals
  • Having their fees paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement
  • Direct entry students

will not be eligible for the Access Scholarship Programme.

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

Further eligibility criteria will apply and this will be published shortly.

Aspire@Greenwich Bursary

Full-time home/EU undergraduate students starting programmes in 2015–16 charging the £9,000 fee who are not in receipt of a Greenwich Scholarship or an Access Scholarship will be provided with a £200 smart card to be spent against learning resources to encourage investment in their personal development. Further eligibility criteria will apply and this will be published shortly.

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 and all programmes in the Medway School of Pharmacy
  • All postgraduate-level programmes, including PGCE and MArch.

Students do not need to apply for this bursary and further information on eligibility and terms and conditions will be made available shortly.

Care Leaver Bursary

This bursary provides financial support to students entering higher education direct from local authority care. Further eligibility criteria will apply and this will be published shortly.

The student 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. The bursary is available to UK students who on the 1 September in their year of entry to the university are aged 25 and under. 

Applicants must be studying undergraduate programmes at one of the university's campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway) or at one of the university's partner colleges and qualify for the maximum level of government means tested maintenance or special support grant. Care leavers in receipt of a Greenwich Scholarship Programme award can also apply for the Care Leaver Bursary.

The bursary of £1,000 per year is payable for a maximum of three years and part-time eligible students will receive this on a pro-rata basis subject to the number of credits they are studying. 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. This bursary is not means-tested, but students are required to be in receipt of full student support. Students in the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for this Bursary.

Students will need to apply for this bursary. Further information and eligibility criteria will be made available shortly.