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
  • returning from a suspension of studies.

You must be registered on a full-time designated programme, be in a full-time mode of attendance (ie studying 90 credits or more) with tuition fees of £3,465.

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 Pre-2012 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 Pre-2012 Bursary be paid?

Please note that in 2018/19, there will be a change in the way that the Pre-2012 bursary is paid. Your Bursary of £1,000 will be paid from UWE Bristol to you in three instalments via bank transfer from the Higher Education Bursary and Scholarships Scheme (HEBSS) system. 
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.

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, lease 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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