Bursaries and scholarships University of Greenwich

Information about bursaries and scholarships currently available to students of the University of Greenwich.

This is a list of ALL* bursaries and scholarships currently available to students of the University of Greenwich for 2018-2019.

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.

This scheme will be available to new undergraduate honours degree students only, who are starting a programme of study with us in 2018-19 who are in receipt of full state support that have not been able to access the Greenwich Scholarship Programme.

You will also need to be assessed to pay fees at the home1 rate and be paying programme fees of over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students (where the part-time fee is pro-rata to a full-time fee of over £6,165 and is at least over £4,624 for study of 90 credits).

This scholarship offers funding of £500 credited to a smart card for full-time eligible students studying an honours degree. 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.

Students do not need to apply for this scholarship and there are a capped number of awards: the university therefore will select candidates based on the eligibility criteria up to a certain number of awards. Priority for these scholarships will be given to students that have attended one of our feeder school or colleges as part of our commitment to widening access.

This is a single award which will be payable in the first year of study only. Students who qualify for the High Achievement Scholarship will not receive this award in addition.

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

Please note that 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
  • Studying for Equivalent or Lower Level Qualifications (ELQ)
  • Selected as qualifying for a High Achievement Scholarship

will not be eligible for the Access Scholarship Programme.

1 Home' status refers to eligibility to meet the requirements for full student support within the Education (Student Support) Regulation 2016 and any subsequent amending legislation. EU Nationals, although assessed as 'Home' for fees may not be 'home' for full student support and are not therefore eligible.

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 undertaken 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.

Full-time home1/EU2 undergraduate students starting programmes in 2018-19 charging the £9,250 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. 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:

  • 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 award and further information on eligibility and terms and conditions are available here


For information about your data in regards to the Aspire@Greenwich scheme please read our transparency notice 

1 Home' status refers to eligibility to meet the requirements for full student support within the Education (Student Support) Regulation 2016 and any subsequent amending legislation. 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, as amended, Part 2 Schedule 1 (UK and related category Nationals and EU Nationals) and any subsequent amending legislation.

This bursary provides financial support to students entering higher education with us in 2018/19 direct from local authority care. 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 UK partner colleges who are required pay tuition fees directly to the university not their partner college and qualify for the maximum level of government means tested maintenance or special support grant.

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 2018.      

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

Care leavers in receipt of a Greenwich Scholarship Programme award can also apply for the Care Leaver Bursary.

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

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, who are starting a programme of study with us in 2018-19.

You will need to be assessed to pay fees at the home1 rate and be paying programme fees of over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students (where the part-time fee is pro-rata to a full-time fee of over £6,165 and is at least over £4,624 for study of 90 credits).

Students will also need to have a household income of less than £25,000 and must have made the university their firm choice by the May 2018 deadline.

Students do not need to apply for this scholarship and there are a capped number of awards: the university therefore will select candidates based on the eligibility criteria up to a certain number of awards. Priority for these scholarships will be given to students that have attended one of our feeder school or colleges as part of our commitment to widening access.

The selected eligible students will receive, in the first year of study only, a £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 £1,000 total award credited to the card under the Greenwich Scholarship scheme.

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 additional Bursary element of any GSP awarded.

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

Please note that 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
  • Studying for Equivalent or Lower Level Qualifications (ELQ)
  • Selected as qualifying for a High Achievement Scholarship

will notbe eligible for the Greenwich Scholarship Programme.

1 Home' status refers to eligibility to meet the requirements for full student support within the Education (Student Support) Regulation 2016 and any subsequent amending legislation. 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, as amended, Part 2 Schedule 1 (UK and related category Nationals and EU Nationals) and any subsequent amending legislation.

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.

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.

You will need to be a new Home1 or EU2 student entering a full-time undergraduate degree programme in 2018/19 at the university who has achieved ABB or higher in A-levels or certain other equivalent qualifications as specified by the university which will be published shortly. You will also need to hold a grade B (or grade 6) or above in GCSE Maths & English (or relevant EU stipulated qualifications) and be paying the maximum fee of £9,250.

You must be studying a taught undergraduate programme that requires on-campus attendance on one of the university's main campuses, Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway (online or distance learning students are not eligible). You must also hold the University of Greenwich as a firm choice or alternatively have been offered a place in Clearing/Adjustment.

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 of study conditional on you undertaking a minimum of 120 credits and gaining an overall mark of 65% in the preceding year of study.

There is no need to apply for this 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.

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 Achievement Scholarship will not be eligible to receive the Greenwich Scholarship Programme or the Access Scholarship.

Please note that students who are:

  • Direct entrants to the second and third or any later years of study
  • Who are already graduates or are studying for Equivalent or Lower Qualifications to those that they already hold,
  • Assessed as studying for a postgraduate programme,
  • Following a programme funded by the NHS or
  • within the School of Pharmacy

will not be eligible for the High Achievement Scholarship.

1 Home' 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.

2 Selected EU qualifications are from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Italy, Lithuania & Romania Only. 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.

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 Royal Borough of Greenwich, the London Boroughs of Bexley and 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 2018/19 entrants are:

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Certain programmes do not qualify.

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

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

What is the Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary?

The Foundation provides bursaries to permanent residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London borough of 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).

How to apply

Eligible students can apply directly to the charity via their website

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