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Bursaries

Bursaries

NUA welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. Financial support is available for students who need extra help. 

Undergraduate students who started in or before 2018 will continue to receive bursaries under the scheme in place at their year of starting.

2019-20 bursaries

For new entrants whose household income is assessed as £25,000 or less, the university will offer a contribution towards the costs of studying at NUA (such as equipment, materials and other course-related costs). This will be £200 for new entrants to Year 0 and Year 1, rising to £300 in Year 2, followed by £500 in Year 3.

NUA will offer £1,000 per year to new entrants who are care leavers.

Access Agreement

The University’s Access Agreement sets out our commitment to ensuring – through outreach work, financial and other kinds of student support – fair access for students from under-represented backgrounds.

The Access Agreement for students joining in 2019-20 is provided below.

Access and Participation Plan for 2019-20 (05/09/2018) (275k)

Students who started at NUA in previous years can view the relevant access agreement for their year of joining.

Local Bursaries

The Sir Philip Reckitt Educational Trust

The Sir Philip Reckitt Educational Trust is a registered charity established in 1944 by the late Sir Philip Reckitt. A former Chairman of Reckitt and Sons Ltd, Sir Philip had a keen interest in educational development, particularly for the benefit of his employees.

The trust offers grants to students resident in Norfolk in the form of contributions to travel costs, residence, attendance at conferences, lectures and educational courses. For more information and how to apply please visit www.spret.org

Anguish’s Educational Foundation

The foundation offers grants to students aged 24 or under and resident in Norwich or the Norfolk Parishes of Costessey, Hellesdon, Catton, Sprowston, Thorpe St Andrew and Corpusty. Applicants must be on a low income and grants are awarded to contribute to the cost of books, equipment, travel and university students.

For more information and how to apply please visit: www.anguishseducationalfoundation.org.uk

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established after the death of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965. Out of a mark of respect and to provide a living memorial to the former Prime Minister, a fund was established to benefit future generations. The fund now supports 100 Travelling Fellowships a year and fellowships are awarded for a wide range of projects.

Fellows must travel overseas for between 4 and 8 weeks and report back to their communities or disseminate the information they obtain on their travels to inform and educate others. Past award winners include artists, scientists, engineers, conservationists, craft workers, artisans. Any UK citizen over the age of 18 can apply and applications reopen in May 2018.

For more details, guidelines on how to make an application and to apply online, please visit: www.wcmt.org.uk

The Foundation of Joanna Scott and Others

Open to people under the age of 25 who live or are being educated within five miles of Norwich City Hall, the Foundation provides grants to help with the cost of books, equipment/instruments, fees, maintenance/living expenses, childcare, and study or trips.

For more information and how to apply please visit: www.foundationofjoannascott.org.uk

Sir Peter Seaman Charity 

Administered by The Great Hospital, the Sir Peter Seaman Charity Grant is for young people below the age of 21 from certain areas of Norwich. The charity runs a grant scheme of up to £1,500 per year. Find out more about the Sir Peter Seaman Charity Grant.

Preacher’s Charity

Administered by The Great Hospital, The Preacher’s Charity Grant is for young people from certain areas of Norwich. The charity runs a grant scheme of up to £1,500 per year. Find out more about the Preacher’s Charity Grant.

National Bursaries

Royal Television Society bursaries

The RTS offers two bursary schemes for £1,000 each year to undergraduates from lower income backgrounds intending to pursue a career in television. Find out more about the RTS bursaries.

The Royal Photographic Society Postgraduate Bursary

The Society offers an annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student studying in the UK or abroad. Entries can include digital and traditional photographic media, the art and science of photography and image-based written work.

For more information and how to apply please visit: www.rps.org/competitions/rps-postgraduate

Helena Kennedy Foundation Bursaries

The Helena Kennedy Foundation contributes to widening participation in higher education by awarding annual bursaries to students who have overcome significant personal and financial hardship to complete a course in a further education college and progress to higher education. Closing date for applications is 26 April 2018.

For more details and guidelines on how to make application, please visit: www.hkf.org.uk/hkf-awards/bursary-scheme-1

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