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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). Bursary and Scholarship Terms and Conditions apply. 

There is no separate application process for the Access Scholarship. Eligible students are automatically identified and contacted before they start their studies at DMU.

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 free accommodation in a DMU hall of residence for three years (subject to availability). The recipient must be under the age of 25 on 1 September 2021 to receive this element.

The Article 26 Scholarship webpage contains more information on eligibility and how to apply.

Scholarships

Unite Foundation Scholarship

The Unite Foundation has suspended the 2021/22 application cycle for The Unite Foundation Scholarship. We are in regular communication with Unite Foundation and will update this webpage as we receive more details.

 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.

The Unite Foundation Scholarship webpage contains more information and eligibility criteria.

The Stoneygate Scholarship 

Applications to the Stoneygate Scholarship are now closed. We anticipate that applications will re-open in June 2021.

The Stoneygate Trust Scholarship is dedicated to providing DMU students from a low income or disadvantaged background with monetary awards that will assist them in obtaining at least a grade of 2:1 in their degree programme.

Stoneygate Trust funding will help 3 students from disadvantaged backgrounds per year for the next 3 intakes of students. The scholarship will provide £3,000 per academic year from the trust, with an additional £1,000 per academic year drawn from existing DMU funds.

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. Bursary and Scholarship Terms and Conditions apply. 

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. Bursary and Scholarship Terms and Conditions apply.