Scholarships and Bursaries
Could you help open doors to scholars who need financial assistance?
At DMU we are proud of our work in encouraging and supporting students from the poorest backgrounds to come to University. Through our Square Mile and DMUlocal programmes the University engages with some of the hardest-to-reach groups on projects focussed on education, health and regeneration.
Through these programmes we identify scholars, often in the most challenging schools, where aspirations are low and access to Higher Education is limited.
These students may be amongst the most gifted students of their generation. The pharmacists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, professors, designers and leaders of our future.
We want to help every student to achieve their full potential.
Our scholarship and bursaries programme gives these talented students the chance to further their education, by supporting them through their time at University. Many of the recipients of these awards have experienced difficult times, coming from low-income families or facing bereavement.
How can you help?
We are currently seeking support for two main areas. The Vice-Chancellor's Fund, and the University's flagship programme, #DMUglobal.
The Vice-Chancellor's Student Support Fund
Driven by De Montfort University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dominic Shellard, the Vice-Chancellor's Bursary reflects his personal interest in the welfare, ambition and potential of all our students and receives support from senior staff, board members, alumni and friends of the university, including the Vice-Chancellor himself.
The Vice-Chancellor's Student Support Fund has helped students to succeed in times of hardship, both in education and life outside of university. The small gesture of this award has had a big impact in being able to assist students with paying for bills; buying course materials and accessing support networks. Find out more>
Through #DMUglobal, we offer students an exciting range of opportunities to study, work and volunteer overseas as part of their degree helping them to become globally-minded citizens.
Even though we provide a bursary for every student, this doesn’t cover the whole cost of the trips. Students have to cover the rest of the costs themselves. A Global trip to an EU country for example, costs the student £250 of their own money (on average). Find out more>