Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

Each year, DMU offers a range of scholarships and bursaries. In 2022, for undergraduate full-time UK students, these include:

  1. Access Scholarship

    £1,000 cash per year (excluding placement years) to home students studying full time and paying a tuition fee of £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.

  2. Care Leavers Bursary

    £1,000 cash per year. This bursary is available to eligible students who come to university directly from care. Find out more about the support we offer to care leavers.

  3. Estranged Students Bursary

    £1,000 cash per year. This bursary is available to eligible students who are identified as estranged from their family by Student Finance England (SFE). For further information please do contact transitions@dmu.ac.uk, who are here to help you.

  4. NHS funding

    The UK Government is reforming NHS bursaries. Students studying nursing, midwifery and allied health subjects now have access to the same loans system as other students.

    The NHS Learning Support Fund is available to eligible students starting some allied health professional degree courses, a nursing, or a midwifery course from 1 August 2017. This is in addition to the funding package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs from Student Finance England.

    For more information, please visit the NHS Business Services Authority website.

  5. Earning while you study

    We recognise that many of our students want to work part-time while they are studying. Some of our courses include paid placements while others allow time in their weekly schedule for part-time work on or off campus.

    We provide support through DMU Works, our online job bank for our students and graduates, which posts more than 1,000 vacancies per year.

    Unitemps provides employment opportunities to current students, graduates and members of the local community.

Useful contacts

Our Student Finance and Welfare team offer support and advice on all aspects of money matters, including financial help, funding your studies and tuition fees.

T: (0116) 257 7595 (option 3)

E: studentfunding@dmu.ac.uk (for information and advice on student loans, tuition fees and bursaries)

E: sfw@dmu.ac.uk (for information and advice on funding your studies, help applying for student funding, budgeting and debt management advice)


direct.gov.uk/studentfinance – detailed information of the Government's student funding package and where you apply for funding when you are ready to do so.


ucas.com/students/studentfinance – general information including help with managing your student budget.

DMU enquiry team

+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70 – our Enquiry Team. Call us with any queries you have about fees and funding.