Nursing with Registration (Learning Disability Nursing) BSc (Hons) Scholarship T&Cs


Terms and conditions:

  • This scholarship is available for full-time, Home and EU Nursing with Registration (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons) students starting their studies in 2018/19, who select De Montfort University (DMU) as their firm choice prior to your date of enrolment, as specified by DMU

  • Applicants who choose DMU as their insurance choice, and then later make DMU their firm choice, will not be eligible

  • Applicants who apply through clearing or overseas applicants are not eligible

  • The scholarship is available to students beginning their studies in the September intake on the above mentioned nursing programme and academic years

  • This scholarship is not available to students who have studied an Access course
  • To qualify for the scholarship, you must be accepted onto your course of interest and achieve a minimum of 104 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) (excluding General Studies, key skills and music exams) upon entry to year 1, hold 5 GCSEs with a minimum of 3 Bs to include Maths, English and Science and meet all non-academic requirements for the programme and scholarship

  • The criteria for selection will be based on a written expression of interest (1000 words) outlining the reasons for choosing Learning Disability nursing and what they intend to do to raise the profile of this discipline (such as DMU local, volunteering, open days, student ambassador). These will be graded against a set criteria and the 10 which receive the highest grade will be offered a scholarship of £1,000 for the first year
  • Continuing funding of £1,000 per year for successful applicants for years 2 & 3 will be based on:
    - The students’ academic development achieving an improvement in awarded marks for assessments in the previous year 
    - A reflection on how they have raised the profile of Learning Disability Nursing in the previous year

  • Student reflections to determine continued funding must be submitted in Semester 3, by  Friday 6 September 2019, and Friday 4 September 2020

  • Scholarships are only available to students paying their own fees (including those in receipt of Student Loans Company Funding)

  • The scholarship is valid only for entry into the 2018/19 academic session. Awards cannot be deferred with an application or enrolment later than March 2019

  • Students in receipt of the scholarship will not be eligible for any other scholarships or awards during their undergraduate studies, with the exception of the Employability Fund, The DMU DifferenceGlobal High FlyersCare Leavers Bursary and the Estranged Student Bursary

  • No cash alternatives will be offered and the sponsorship cannot be transferred to any other course at DMU or to a nominated recipient

  • Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the University

  • Please note that we may not be able to offer this in the future if the University’s circumstances change. The type of circumstance which could mean we need to stop this funding include without limitation: if events outside of our reasonable control happen; if our business operations change; if there is a change of control of the university; if the University’s financial situation changes; or if its legal status changes. We consider it unlikely that these circumstances could occur and mean we cease providing this support but please don’t make a decision to attend this course based on the availability of the fund for your course.

  • We also reserve the right to cancel any sponsorship which has been claimed fraudulently and to apply the full tuition fee

  • Where a student terminates or interrupts their studies, prior to the completion of their course, both the tuition fees and the sponsorship will be pro-rated, based on the student’s last date of attendance

  • Applicants must have no outstanding debt to the university prior to receiving each annual award

  • As part of the admissions process you will be notified of your eligibility of the scholarship. The administration of the scholarship will happen at point of enrolment.  Scholarship payments will be split into three equal instalments. For the September intake payments will be made in mid-November 2018, mid-February 2019 and early May 2019. Payment dates for the March 2019 intake and onwards are to be confirmed

  • Home students will be paid via the Student Loan Company (SLC)/ Student Finance England (SFE). EU students and non SLC/SFE funded student will be paid via BACS transfer from the University. EU and non-SLC/SFE student will be contacted in regards to payment once enrolled

  • Students must be enrolled on and attending the course when the bursary and/ or scholarship payment is made. Any bursary or scholarship payment made by DMU/ Student Loans Company (SLC) after a student has interrupted their studies or withdrawn from the university will normally be recovered from the student.

  • These terms and conditions may be subject to change with regard to the criteria for award so the scholarship will be linked to grade achieved

  • Any bursary or scholarship payment made by DMU in error OR paid as a result of false information submitted will normally be recovered from the student

  • lf a payment is not received, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Student Finance and Welfare team at DMU ASAP, so that the non-payment can be investigated. Please note: do NOT leave any queries about non-payment until after the end of each academic year as it may take time to investigate and resolve your query

  • Your SLC/SFE record must be in a position for the scholarship allocation to be made and then paid. If your SLC/SFE record is not in a position for allocation and/or payment to be made, your payment will be delayed or not made at all. This means that the following criteria must have been met:
    1. Your completed SLC/SFE funding application must have been assessed and finalised by SLC/SFE
    2. You must have signed and returned your Student Declaration Form to the SLC
    3. Your SLC/SFE record must be available to DMU. Therefore you must have given SFE permission for your information to be shared with the university. Permission/ consent from you can be given by calling SFE on 0300 100 0621
    4. The data held on your SFE record must meet the award eligibility criteria (i.e. correct fee amount, commencing year of study, etc.).

If you have any queries you can contact us by the following methods:

T: +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70
Enquiry web form

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