Pre-2012 UWE Bursary

Answers to popular questions about the UWE Bursary for continuing students who started their course before 2012 and who are liable for tuition fees of £3,465.

Am I eligible for a UWE Bursary?

Students who started their course prior to 2012 will continue to be eligible for the pre-2012 UWE Bursary of £1,000.

This includes students who are:

  • immediately 'topping-up' from a foundation degree to an honours degree and/or
  • transferring from another institution and/or
  • students returning from a suspension of studies

You must be registered on a full-time designated programme, be in a full-time mode of attendance (i.e. studying 90 credits or more) with tuition fees of £3,465 in the 2014/15 academic year.

Students funded by Student Finance for England (SFE), Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are eligible. If you are on an NHS-funded healthcare programme, you are not eligible for the UWE Bursary as the NHS pays your tuition fees.

You must also be classed as a UK resident (or 'home') student. This means that you are entitled to receive living cost funding and will include most UK nationals. If you are not sure whether you are a UK resident student, please check the full explanation on the UKCISA website.

When and how will my Bursary be paid?

Your Bursary of £1,000 will be paid in three instalments by cheque: December, March and May. Payment dates will differ for students starting their studies in the spring or summer term. Payment may be delayed if you were late applying to the SFE or if there is a delay in their processing of it.

Where do I collect the cheque from?

  • Frenchay students:
    Finance Office, 2D23, Frenchay Campus.
    Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 16:30 and Friday 9:00 to 16:00.
  • Bower Ashton students
    Main Reception, Bower Ashton Campus.
    Monday to Friday 11:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 16:00.
  • Glenside students:
    Student One Stop Shop, Glenside Campus.
    Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00.
  • Hartpury students:
    Finance Office at the Main House.
    Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00.

I study at a UWE Federation Partnership college; where do I get my cheque?

You will receive an email from UWE Bristol to tell you that your cheque is ready.

Please allow at least 3 working days for the cheque to reach your college where it will be distributed.

I study at Hartpury College; where do I get my cheque?

Your will receive an email from UWE Bristol to tell you that you have been assessed, Hartpury produce their own cheques for students studying on Hartpury courses.

Please allow 10 extra days from the date you receive your email from UWE Bristol for the cheque to be produced. Please contact the college directly regarding the availability of your bursary.

I am at home for the vacation so cannot collect my cheque; can I have it posted?

Normally, we do not post cheques. However, if you are on a placement as part of your programme and you cannot collect the cheque, or you have finished for the year and returned home, then we will post out your cheque. Alternatively, your cheque will be retained at the cash office until you are able to pick it up.

I need a letter confirming my Bursary entitlement as I am applying for help with NHS charges.

The UWE Bursary should be ignored when calculating exemption from NHS charges.

To request a letter please email the Bursary team quoting your student number along with your address details and we will produce your letter. If you require a letter before the start of December we will only be able to provide provisional information.

My question isn't covered on this page. Who can I talk to in order to find out more about the UWE Bursary?

Please email the Bursary team. Please make sure that you include your student number in all correspondence and we will respond to your query as soon possible.

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