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Scholarships and Bursaries Terms and Conditions

In order to qualify for a De Montfort University (DMU) Student and Academic Services (SAAS) allocated bursary or scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Be regarded as a home/UK student for tuition fees by DMU and Student Finance England (SFE). Students who have a Student Support Number with the Student Loans Company that begins with 'EURS' will not be eligible.
  2. Be studying an eligible, full-time course for which the full tuition fees are being charged to you (i.e. for those starting from 2017/18 and onwards; £9250, for those who started in 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17; £9,000 or £7,950, and £650 for placement students.
  3. Bursaries and scholarships are not available to students whose tuition fees are being paid (in full or partially) by the NHS, Probation Service or any other professional body or any other sponsored students. Discretion may be exercised for Care Leaver and Estranged Student bursaries.
  4. If you're starting your first year you must apply for student funding for that academic year within nine months of the start of the course, or within nine months of the start of the academic year if you are a returning student.
  5. Your SFE record must be in a position for the scholarship and/ or bursary allocation to be made and paid (see point 19 for further details).
  6. Scholarships are not available if you have studied in higher education previously. This is a general condition, however, individual circumstances may be considered.
  7. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the qualifications on which the student has gained entry to DMU (i.e. the qualifications included in the students offer, not other qualifications the student may have studied).
  8. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the year of entry to DMU not the year of application.
  9. Students must be registered on and attending the course when the bursary and/ or scholarship payment is made.
  10. Bursaries and scholarships are not normally paid during repeat years of study.
  11. Any bursary or scholarship payment made by DMU/ Student Loans Company (SLC) after a student has taken a leave of absence from their studies or withdrawn from the university will normally be recovered from the student. Students in receipt of the Estranged Students Bursary should contact the Transitions Team if they are considering taking a leave of absence from their studies or being "registered without attendance".
  12. Any bursary or scholarship payment made by DMU/ SLC in error OR paid as a result of false information submitted will normally be recovered from the student.
  13. Students who may be eligible for the Care Leavers Bursary or the Estranged Students Bursary should contact the Transitions Team via the Student Gateway, as these bursaries are not automatically awarded.
  14. The Care Leavers and Estranged Students bursaries are normally paid each year of the course.
  15. lf a payment is not received, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Student Finance and Welfare team at DMU as soon as possible, so that the non-payment can be investigated. Please see point 17 below.
  16. As a general rule academic-related scholarships (i.e. Access Scholarship) are not available during placement years. However, the following students will be eligible for the scholarship payments while on placements:
      • Students on a Erasmus Year (at a university or on a work placement)
      • Students on an unpaid (and non-bursaried) work placement
  17. The deadline for the approval and payment of bursaries and scholarships is normally the end of the summer term. For the 2020/21 academic year this will be 18 June 2021. Normally no further awards will be made after this date. Please note: do NOT leave any queries about non-payment until the deadline, as it may take time to investigate and resolve your query.
  18. Bursaries and scholarships are normally paid directly into a student's bank account by the SLC on behalf of DMU. Therefore, you must provide SFE/SLC with your bank details.
  19. As referred to in point 5, your SFE record must be in a position for the scholarship and/or bursary allocation to be made and then paid. This means that the following criteria must have been met:
      • Your completed SFE/SLC funding application must have been fully assessed and finalised
      • You must have signed and returned your Student Declaration Form to the SLC
      • Your SFE record must be available to DMU. Therefore you must have given the SFE permission* for your information to be shared with the university. Permission/ consent from you can be given by calling SFE on 0300 100 0612
      • The data held on your SFE record must meet the award eligibility criteria (i.e. correct fee amount, commencing year of study, etc.)
  20. If your 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.
  21. Payments are triggered via DMU returning a positive registration and attendance confirmations at the relevant points. This process is carried out automatically on your behalf. Students whose SFE record is not in a position to have their attendance confirmed will experience a delay in payment.
  22. Students NOT in receipt of SFE funding, who are eligible for an academic related scholarship must provide DMU with their bank details in order for payment to be made.
  23. Students starting DMU from 2014/15 onwards can only receive one award in total (unless one award is the Estranged Students or Care Leavers Bursary, then one other award can be made).
  24. DMU reserves the right to revise or amend these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. The information provided above must be used in conjunction with award specific information on our Scholarships and Bursaries.