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Foundation Year Bursary

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Our Foundation Year Bursary Scheme is for students starting a 4 or 5 year Undergraduate Degree programme, who begin the Foundation Year in 2022/23.

Key Facts

Type of award: Bursary
Value: £500 per year of study
Application/deadline: Automatic (see below for details)

Overview

Our Foundation Year Bursary Scheme is for students starting a 4 or 5-year Undergraduate Degree programme, who begin the Foundation Year in 2022/23.

Payments are made across the academic years following the Foundation Year, when you have progressed onto the full Degree, and are paid directly into eligible student bank accounts.

Our Scheme awards £1,500 in total across 3 academic years following the Foundation Year, with £500 in each of Years 1, 2, and 3 (with a further £500 in Year 4 for applicable cases).

How is the value received?

Payments will be made in two instalments each year at the end of November and February, in line with our Financial Bursary Scheme. The first payments due for students awarded this Bursary would therefore be in November 2023 during Year 1 of the full Degree programme.

Eligibility

In order to be assessed as eligible for the Scheme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Entering Foundation Year in 2022/23
  • Progressing to Year 1 of Degree in 2023/24
  • Paying the maximum tuition fee
  • Studying at our Main or Burnley Campus sites
  • Studying full-time on an eligible Undergraduate Degree programme in Years 1-3 (4 in applicable cases) To be assessed in receipt of support from Student Finance England / Northern Ireland / Student Awards Agency for Scotland
  • Fully enrolled and in attendance at the time of each payment
  • Have validated bank details registered on our secure system

Excludes the following programmes: Distance learning | Blended learning | MBBS.

How to apply

There is no direct application that needs to be made to be assessed for the Scheme. You must register your bank details with us in order to be assessed for the Scheme. Once you have completed enrolment with us we will, during the 2022/23 year, identify those students who are eligible for the Scheme and subsequent payments in future years. On completion of the Foundation Year and progression into Year 1 in 2022/23, eligible students will receive an email to their UCLan email address confirming their eligibility as each payment approaches.

FAQs

I was a Foundation Year student in 2021/22 am I eligible for the Financial Bursary Scheme?

Yes, any Foundation Year student who progresses onto Year 1 in 2022/23 and meets all the necessary eligibility criteria for the Scheme will be eligible.

I am a Foundation Year student starting in 2022/23 am I eligible for the Financial Bursary Scheme?

Yes, from 2022/23 the Financial Bursary includes Foundation Year students.

Can I be eligible for both Schemes?

Yes, it will be possible for students who are entering Foundation Year in 2022/23 to then also be assessed for the Financial Bursary in 2022/23. If students meet the criteria for both they will receive payments for both in future years.

I am a student from the EU / Wales / Channel Islands am I eligible?

Yes, the Scheme is available for students from these areas.

I am an international student am I eligible?

No, the Schemes are not available for international students.

I am a dentistry / continuing pre-reg nursing / MBBS student am I eligible?

No, the Schemes are not available for these students.

I am studying at a Partner College / Overseas campus am I eligible?

No, the Schemes are not available for these students.

Can I be paid in Cash / by Cheque?

No, only secure payments directly into validated bank accounts will be made.

I have an outstanding debt to the University will I receive payment?

Any debt outstanding to us at the time of Bursary instalments will be deducted from the bursary payment.

Student Criteria

This scholarship / bursary is available to the following :

Eligible study levels

Undergraduate

Eligible countries

United Kingdom (UK)