UWE Progression Bursary
Answers to popular questions about the UWE Progression Bursary for continuing students who started their course from 2012 to 2017.
Who is eligible for the UWE Progression Bursary?
Please note: If you did not receive a bursary during the first year that you registered on your course then you will not receive a bursary in subsequent years, even if your financial situation changes. You can, however, apply for the Student Support Fund.
What checks are carried out?
How much is the Progression Bursary?
The amount of Progression Bursary you will receive depends on how much you received in your first year.
The amount of progression bursary cannot be increased, even if your financial circumstances have changed since we allocated the bursary to you in your first year.
If you did not receive a bursary in your first year then we cannot pay you a progression bursary in future years. View information about the other financial support available from UWE Bristol.
Please see below for details of your progression bursary payment.
|Commencing year of study||Bursary amount allocated to you in year 1||Bursary amount you will receive in years 2 and 3|
|2012||£2,000||£1,000 (paid in three instalments)|
|2013||£2,000||£1,000 paid in three instalments)|
|2014||£2,000||£1,000 paid in three instalments)|
|2014||£500||£500 (paid in one lump sum)|
|2015||£2,000||£1,000 paid in three instalments)|
|2015||£500||£250 (paid in one lump sum)|
|2016||£3,000||£1,000 (paid in three instalments)|
|2016||£500||£500 (paid in one lump sum)|
|2017||£2,000||£1,000 (paid in three instalments)|
|2017||£500||£500 (paid in one lump sum)|
|2018||£500||£500 (paid in one lump sum)|
|2018||£2,000||£1,000 (paid in three instalments)|
If you started your studies in 2014, you will receive £500 as a lump sum.
If you started your studies in 2012 or 2013, the amount you receive will depend on how many modules you register for each academic year:
|No. of credits||Bursary (£)||Instalment|
|30||£250 (minimum)||Lump sum|
|60||£500||£167 (x2), £116|
|70||£584||£195 (x2), £194|
|80||£667||£222 (x2), £223|
|90+||£750||£250 (x 3)|
Do I need to re-apply for the Progression Bursary?
Will I receive a Progression Bursary each year?
Please see the table below for details of the maximum award available by course type.
|Type of course||Progression Bursaries available||Maximum award|
|Three year degree||3||£3,000|
Please note: Once the maximum award has been reached, no further Progression Bursaries will be paid even if you have not completed your course.
How and when will the bursary be paid in 2019/20?
If you receive one lump sum, this will be on 3 February 2020 if your course starts in September. For courses starting in January/February, you will receive the bursary payment on 8 June 2020.
If you receive three instalments and your course starts in September, these will be on:
- 18 November 2019
- 3 February 2020
- 11 May 2020.
If you receive three instalments and your course starts in January or February, these will be on:
- 9 March 2020
- 8 June 2020
- 12 October 2020
If I am on placement or a study abroad year will I still get my bursary?
If you are paying the fees yourself or have sponsorship for the cost of your tuition fees then you will not be eligible for the bursary, even if you have received it in previous years.