Scholarships and bursaries

If you have any questions about the below scholarships, please contact the Student Finance and Welfare team at sas@dmu.ac.uk, or you can call (0116) 257 7595 (option 3).

Academic scholarships

Access to Higher Education Scholarship

We are offering £1,000 cash per year (excluding placement years) to home students studying full time and paying a tuition fee of £9,000 or £9,250. The Access to Higher Education Scholarship is available if you are accepted onto a course with an Access to HE qualification (where it is an entry requirement for the course). For full terms and conditions, please click here.

Article 26 Scholarship

Students seeking asylum in the UK are not able to apply for funding from the Student Loans Company and are charged international student fees. DMU offers eight Article 26 Scholarships for undergraduate students unable to access funding.

Please note - the Article 26 Scholarship is only available to students looking to start an undergraduate level programme.

The Article 26 Scholarship consists of:

  • A full fee waiver for the duration of the course
  • plus, £3,500 contribution towards living costs per year (or £500 if you are in the care of your local authority)
  • One Article 26 Scholarship recipient will also be eligible for a Unite Foundation Scholarship; which provides free accommodation in a Unite Students hallf of residence for three years. The recipient must be under the age of 25 on 1 September 2020 to receive the Unite Foundation Scholarship.

Eligibility criteria

The Article 26 Scholarship is open to those who do not have access to student finance and are:

  • seeking asylum in the UK, or a dependent or partner of someone seeking asylum
  • OR who has been granted Discretionary / Limited Leave to Remain or some other form of temporary status

Please note even if you are still waiting for an offer from DMU you may submit your application now.

Article 26 originated as a project of the Helena Kennedy Foundation.

How to apply

Applications for 2020/21 entry are now closed. For further information about the Article 26 Scholarship please contact transitions@dmu.ac.uk

Update regarding COVID-19

De Montfort University is closely monitoring the continuing spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. Following government guidance with regards social distancing, we have taken the decision to postpone scheduled Article 26 interviews until further notice.

The deadline for applications will remain as 20 March 2020.

The Transitions Team will email all applicants with updates as they become available. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact transitions@dmu.ac.uk

More information

Please contact the Transitions Team using the details below:

T: (0116) 257 7595, option 3, then option 4
E: transitions@dmu.ac.uk

For further information regarding the application process please see the Application Guidance. Please note, this guidance may be subject to change.

Please see other information for asylum-seeking students here.

Scholarships

Unite Foundation Scholarship

The Unite Foundation Scholarship is jointly offered by De Montfort University and the Unite Foundation. The scholarship offers care leaver and estranged students a free student bedroom in Newarke Point for a maximum of three years of eligible study.

Watch the video below, or read Daniel's story, to find find out more about the impact of receiving a Unite Foundation Scholarship.


Eligibility criteria

Scholarship applicants must be either a care leaver or assessed as independent due to estrangement by their funding provider (e.g. Student Finance England). In addition, applicants must also meet all of the following criteria:

  • Aged 25 or under on 1 September 2020 and
  • Undertaking first and only course of undergraduate study and
  • Currently studying at, or holding a firm choice offer from, De Montfort University and
  • UK home fee status student and
  • In receipt of, or applying for, student finance for day to day living costs (Maintenance Loan), reflecting care leaver/estranged student status.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 1 June 2020.

All applications and supporting evidence must be received by the Transitions Team at De Montfort University, by 9am on Monday 1 June 2020. Applications will then be checked for accuracy before submitting to the Unite Foundation to meet their deadline. This also gives us an opportunity to discuss your application with you and any other support available from the University.

Applications can be submitted attached to an email to transitions@dmu.ac.uk, alternatively they can be sent in the post to:

Transitions Team - Student Finance and Welfare
De Montfort University
The Gateway
Leicester
LE1 9BH

More information

Please contact the Transitions Team using the details below:

T: (0116) 257 7595, option 3, then option 4
E: transitions@dmu.ac.uk

Personal circumstances bursaries 

If you have any questions about the bursaries below, please contact a member of the Transitions Team on (0116) 257 7872/7825 or email transitions@dmu.ac.uk

Care Leavers' Bursary

We are offering £1,000 cash per year to home students studying full time and paying a tuition fee of £9,000 or £9,250. The Care Leavers' Bursary is available to eligible students who come to the university directly from care.

Estranged Students' Bursary

We are offering £1,000 cash per year to home students studying full time and paying a tuition fee of £9,000 or £9,250. The Estranged Students' Bursary is available to eligible students who are estranged from their family and have no other source of income. For full terms and conditions, please click here.

 
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