Scholarships and bursaries

In 2013 we will be offering scholarships and bursaries to home students to help you finance your studies and to ensure talented students have the opportunity to study for an undergraduate degree.

In order to receive a scholarship or bursary, you must be studying full-time and paying a tuition fee of £9,000 or £7,950. Bursaries or scholarships are not available to students whose tuition fees are being paid by the NHS, Probation Service or any other professional body. For full details of eligibility please see our terms and conditions.

Scholarships or bursaries are available from the following categories:

  • Academic
  • Means-tested
  • Personal circumstances

You may receive one award from each of these categories only (not including students in receipt of the Estranged Student's Bursary). See below for further information on the different types of scholarships and bursaries:

Academic

 

2013 High Flyers Scholarships

Please note, this award is for students commencing their programme of study in 2013 only.

We are committed to ensuring talented students have the opportunity to study at De Montfort University (DMU), demonstrated by our package of more than £20 million in financial and student support over three years, and an investment of £8.75 million in the student experience.

For 2013 entrants, De Montfort University is offering a range of ‘2013 High Flyers Scholarships’ to reward students achieving academic excellence across the following programmes of study:

Faculty of Business and Law:

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences:

Faculty of Technology:

The £1,000 award will be made to students in their first year who have applied to DMU and enter with 320 UCAS points or more from three A Levels or an A2 equivalent, for example a BTEC National Diploma. The award is available to qualifying home students studying full-time and paying the £9,000 tuition fee. Recipients can not be in receipt of any other awards.

Students will also be supported by our Careers and Employment Support team| in order to help them reach their maximum potential. Students will be able to access high quality careers information from day one, and will be supported in securing work experience during their studies to help develop the skills and competencies to secure graduate employment.

Examples include our Unitemps| service (paid work experience at the university and in Leicester), and our Frontrunners| scheme, in which students identify a short term paid project to work on. Students looking for a year long, external, paid placement| will also be supported to find appropriate opportunities and offered interview skill coaching in order to showcase their skills and experience when talking to employers.

Terms and conditions| apply. Please contact us on 0116 257 7513 or enquiry@dmu.ac.uk| for further information.

 

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 £7,950.

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). 

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 £7,950.

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).

Means-tested

 

National Scholarship Programme (NSP)

We are offering £3,000 in year 1 to 676 full-time undergraduate students.

The NSP is made up of £1,000 cash and a £2,000 in fee waiver. Part-time ‘Home’ students (living in England) who are new entrants to De Montfort University in 2013/14 may also apply for the NSP but will be subject to a reduced award in line with their mode of study.

To be eligible for the NSP you must be a new entrant to Higher Education in 2013/14, a home student (living in England) and not be sponsored. We will initially award the scholarship to students with a household income between £0 and £2,500 (identified by SFE). If after this we have not awarded them all, we will consider household incomes of £2,501 - £3,000 and so forth, until all the scholarships have been awarded.

We will be using information from Student Finance England to confirm your household income and therefore it is important that you have applied for and finalised your student funding for 2013/14. We expect to receive the income data from August 2013 and we will confirm the NSP awards from late October 2013 onwards. 

There is no need to to apply for the NSP as awards will be automatically awarded. For further information visit the National Scholarship Programme web page|.

Personal circumstances bursaries

 

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 £7,950.

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 £7,950.

The Estranged Students' Bursary is available to eligible students who are estranged from their family and have no other source of income.

If you have any queries about the personal circumstances bursaries listed above, please contact the Transitions team in the Student Gateway. 

Additional awards available

 

Vice-Chancellor's Fund

Driven by De Montfort University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dominic Shellard, the Vice-Chancellor's Fund reflects his personal interest in the welfare, ambition and potential of all our students.

The fund supports current undergraduate students whose studies and university experience will benefit from increased financial support. 

Criteria

Scholarships of £1,000 will be awarded on the basis of sound academic achievement and financial need - results, grades and financial need to be reflected in a 500 word personal statement.

Scholarships for specific projects will again be provided on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and benefit of the project to the students' studies

The Vice-Chancellor will make the final decision on all awards made.

Nomination procedure

You can nominate yourself once you are a student of DMU. The deadline and requirements for applications will be confirmed once you have begun your studies with us

Please direct any queries regarding the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund Scholarships to the Advancement Office on 0116 250 6422 or email vcfund@dmu.ac.uk|.

De Montfort University (DMU) reserves the right to revise, review or withdraw any of the scholarships, bursaries and other funding listed at any time without prior notice.

All fee, scholarship and support package information is subject to OFFA approval and De Montfort University terms and conditions.

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