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

2018-19 Bursary

We are committed to offering fair access to all. The university bursary scheme offers financial help to students from low and medium income households. The bursary is paid each year and helps to cover living expenses while at university.

Household income £25,000 or less

  • A bursary of £1,000 per year.

Household income £25,001 to £42,875

  • A bursary of £500 per year.

The bursary will be paid in February 2019.

Please note: eligible students who withdraw from their course or are not in regular attendance before 1st February 2019 will not receive the bursary.

Contact us

For further information on bursaries, please email us at student.finance@nua.ac.uk.

Other Sources of Financial Support

Students can also apply for financial help from other sources of support. A number of local foundations offer students in Norwich and Norfolk the chance to apply for a bursary. There are also national organisations which offer financial help.

Local Foundations

  • The Sir Philip Reckitt Educational Trust (SPRET) offers grants to students who live in Norfolk to help cover the cost of travel, residence, attendance at conferences, lectures and educational courses. Sir Philip was a former Chairman of Reckitt and Sons Ltd who had a keen interest in educational development particularly for the benefit of his employees. The trust is a registered charity and was established in 1944. More information about how to apply is available online.
  • The Anguish’s Educational Foundation offers grants to students aged 24 or under who live 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 help cover the cost of books, equipment, travel for university students. More information about how to apply is available online.
  • The Foundation of Joanna Scott & Others offers grants to people aged under 25 who live or study within five miles of Norwich City Hall. Grants help cover the cost of books, equipment, instruments, fees, maintenance and living expenses, childcare, and study or trips. More information about how to apply is available online.

National Foundations

  • The Royal Photographic Society Postgraduate Bursary offers £3,500 to support postgraduate students 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. More information about how to apply is available online.
  • The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established after the death of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965. To provide a living memorial to the former Prime Minister, donations were received to establish a fund that could benefit future generations. The trust supports 100 Travelling Fellowships per year spanning a wide range of projects.

    A fellow must travel overseas for between 4-8 weeks and report back to their communities or disseminate the information obtained through their travels to others. Past award-winners include artists, scientists, engineers, conservationists, craft workers, artisans and any UK citizen aged 18 or older can apply.

    Applications will reopen in May 2018. More details, guidelines on how to make an application and how to apply are available online.

Access Agreement

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

The Access Agreement for those starting at NUA in 2018 is provided below.

Norwich University of the Arts – Access Agreement 2018/19 (19/10/17) (265k)

Students who started at NUA in earlier years can read the relevant access agreement online.

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