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UCLan Foundation Year Bursary 2018/19

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The UCLan Foundation Year Bursary Scheme 2018 is for students starting a 4 or 5 year Undergraduate Degree programme, who begin the Foundation Year in 2018/19. Payments are made across the academic years following the Foundation Year, when students have progressed onto the full Degree, and are paid directly into eligible student bank accounts.

The 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).

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When are the payments?

Payments will be made in 2 instalments each year at the end of November and February, in line with the UCLan Financial Bursary Scheme. The first payments due for students awarded this Bursary would therefore be in November 2019 during year 1 of the full Degree programme.

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Eligibility

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

  • Entering Foundation Year in 2018/19
  • Progressing to Year 1 of Degree in 2019/20
  • 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

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Application Process

There is no direct application that needs to be made to be assessed for the Scheme. Students must register their bank details with us in order to be assessed for the Scheme. Once students have completed enrolment with UCLan we will during the 2018/19 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 2019/20 eligible students will receive an email to their UCLan email address confirming their eligibility as each payment approaches.

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Sport Access

All students paying the £9,250 fee in any year will be eligible for free access to sports facilities. Overseas students, and NHS contract students paying less than the £9,250 fee are also eligible for free access to sports facilities. Students paying less than £9,250 will not be eligible for this benefit.

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FAQs

I was a Foundation Year student in 2017/18 am I eligible for the Financial Bursary Scheme?

Yes, any Foundation Year student who progresses onto Year 1 in 2018/19 and meets all the necessary eligibility criteria for the Scheme will be eligible.

I am a Foundation Year student starting in 2018/19 am I eligible for the Financial Bursary Scheme?

No, Foundation Year students are not eligible for the scheme in 2018/19 as they do not meet the eligibility criteria. However when they progress into year 1 in 2019/20 they will be assessed for the scheme.

Can I be eligible for both Schemes?

Yes, it will be possible for students who are entering Foundation Year in 2018/19 to then also be assessed for the UCLan Financial Bursary in 2019/20. If students meet the criteria for both they will receive payments for both.

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

No, the Schemes are not 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 the University at the time of Bursary instalments will be deducted from the bursary payment.