If you have been eligible to receive a UCA bursary previously, you will continue to receive a UCA bursary for each year of your undergraduate studies at UCA. This is up to a maximum of three years if you are studying a three year course, or four years if you are studying a four year course, as long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria listed below.
Our bursary schemes, and the amounts we pay, vary according to the year you started at UCA.
To qualify for a bursary, you must:
- Be a full-time undergraduate student
- Live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
- Have started your current undergraduate course prior to September 2017
- Have a qualifying means-assessed annual household income
- Be paying full fees of £9,250 a year
- Receive the Government's tuition fee loan and full maintenance loan for living costs through Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
How to apply
You don’t need to fill in a separate application for a bursary. We’ll automatically check your eligibility using the data you provided to the Student Loan Company for student finance.
So that we can access this information, please make sure that you (and any sponsors) give your consent for the Student Loan Company to share your financial information with us.
Other important information
We cannot answer individual enquiries about bursaries. If you are approved for an award, you can expect to receive confirmation in writing around the middle of December. You can expect to receive payment from the following February.
You must be actively engaged in study at the time of payment. Please understand that the University may ask you to repay the bursary if you are no longer eligible when it is paid.
There is no longer a UCA bursary available to any student who started their course before the 2012/13 academic year, or to any student who started their course from 2012/13 onwards and who pays the lower full-regulated tuition fees of £3,465.
If you have any questions about our bursaries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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