UCAS Applications Update:
Applications remain open for courses starting September 2022.

Application & Finance

Bursaries & Scholarships

Don't let the worry of funding a degree or university course put you off. We offer a wide variety of bursaries and scholarships. Our dedicated Funding Advice Team offers information, advice and guidance on all aspects of student finance, bursaries and scholarships, including help with the application process.

Available Bursaries & Scholarships for September 2022 entry.

Students can apply for one bursary or scholarship each academic course of study with a few exceptions below. Students who receive a bursary or scholarship must be fully committed to completing their course. Payments will only be made if a student’s attendance remains over 80% in each respective term (and overall by the third term).

A deadline of the second Friday of October for all applications (with the exception of the Financial Assistance Fund & DSA Bursary) will be strictly upheld.

The UCWISE Cares bursary is an annual £1,000 payment, paid in three instalments during each academic year of study.
This bursary is available to our students who can supply evidence of the following criteria:
Student Carers who care for an ill or disabled family member.
Students who are living in supported housing, under the care of a Local Authority or a Health and Social Care Trust.
Students whom are irreconcilably estranged from their parents or parents have passed away.

UCWISE Connect Bursary (Previously Progression Bursary)

The UCWISE Connect Bursary is available for application by students who have completed a full-time Level 3 course from any local school in the 'Connect Partnership Scheme' or who have completed a Level 3 or above course or Apprenticeship at SGS. These students may be entitled to a one-off £500 bursary for a degree or HNC/D course. This payment will be made in three instalments during the first academic year of study.

Eligible Schools/Colleges
Sir Bernard Lovell Academy, Oldland, South Gloucestershire
SGS College (Filton, Stroud, WISE, Queens Road & Berkeley Green)

The UCWISE DSA Bursary is awarded to all students who are in receipt of a current and valid DSA Assessment. This payment is to reduce the overall cost of the report and is directly deducted from the invoice. Students are expected to contribute £150 to the cost of the report. Those in financial difficulty can apply to the Financial Assistance Fund to cover this cost, this will not affect the students applying to the Financial Assistance Fund again at a later date.

The UCWISE Low Income Bursary is a £500 payment made in three instalments during each year of academic study. Available for application by students who are entitled to funding for fees and living costs from Student Loans and from a household with a total income of £25,000 or less.

The UCWISE Mature Bursary is available for application by students who are classed as mature (aged 24+ at enrolment) and re-entering education. This bursary constitutes a one-off payment of £500, paid in three instalments during each year of academic study.

The UCWISE Reach Bursary is a £500 payment, made in three instalments during each year of academic study. This bursary is available to our students who can supply evidence the following:

Entitled to funding for fees and living costs from Student Loan and from a household with a total income of £25,000 or less

Student must be from an underrepresented ethnic background, or student must reside in qualifying postcode area (as defined by Office for Students)

The UCWISE Sports Academy Kit Bursary is available for application by students who are participating in UCWISE matches - Basketball, Male or Female Football, Women’s Rugby Union and American Football. The kit provided will be to the value of £100.

UCWISE Mature Scholarship is available for application by students who are classed as mature (aged 24+ at enrolment) and re-entering education. This scholarship constitutes a fee waiver of £4,000 for each academic year of study. Please note, this scholarship will only be applicable for your initial course of study. There is a maximum of two scholarships available each academic year. Scholarship applications need to be submitted by the day of enrolment and award decisions will be made and communicated the following week.

In order to receive the fee waiver each year of academic study. Students will be expected to act as an advocate for students, inform good practice and student’s attendance remains over 80% in each respective term.

Applications should consist of no more than 500 words. All applications will be reviewed on their individual merit by a panel of staff consisting of the Assistant Principal Higher Education and Adult, Head of Faculty – Higher Education Curriculum, Quality & Development and the Head of Higher Education Student Recruitment and Experience.

UCWISE Reach Scholarship is available for application by students who can supply evidence of the following:

Entitled to funding for fees and living costs from Student Loans and from a household with a total income of £25,000 or less.

Student must be from an underrepresented ethnic background, or student must reside in qualifying postcode area (as defined by Office for Students).

This scholarship constitutes a £4,000 fee waiver for each academic year of study. Please note, this scholarship will only be applicable for your initial course of study. There is a maximum of two scholarships available each academic year. Scholarship applications need to be submitted by the day of enrolment and award decisions will be made and communicated the following week.

In order to receive the fee waiver each year of academic study. Students will be expected to act as an advocate for students, inform good practice and student’s attendance remains over 80% in each respective term.

Applications should consist of no more than 500 words. All applications will be reviewed on their individual merit by a panel of staff consisting of the Assistant Principal Higher Education and Adult, Head of Faculty – Higher Education Curriculum, Quality & Development and the Head of Higher Education Student Recruitment and Experience.

UCWISE Sports Scholarship is available for application by students who have achieved international status and/or had appearances within a professional or semi-professional club in a sporting discipline as recognised by a National Governing Body (NGB). The objective of this scholarship is to support and aid the progression of dedicated and talented athletes alongside their studies. The scholarship awards are tiered and are assessed based on the level of sporting performance.

Tier 1 (Podium) – Offers between £2,500 - £4,000 Students will need to have full senior international status and have made regular appearances within a professional club.

Tier 2 (Professional) - Offers between £1,000 - £2,000 Students will need to have u18, u21 or 23 level international representation and have made not less than 10 appearances within a professional club.

Tier 3 (Performance) - Offers between £250 - £500 Students will need to have u18, u21 or 23 level international representation and/or have made regular appearances within a semi-professional club