NTU bursaries

Nottingham Trent University provides NTU Bursaries to help students with their costs. The bursary is intended to supplement the government loans for those in most need. There are four NTU Bursary schemes outlined below, for those joining NTU in 2017, for those joining NTU in 2015 and 2016, and for those who entered higher education before 1 September 2012. In addition, we offer a bursary for care leavers. Terms and conditions for each scheme can be found at our Terms and Conditions webpage.

Students who joined NTU 2012/13, 2013/14 or 2014/15 should visit our Scholarships webpage.

NTU Bursary for students who started at NTU in 2017

In 2017/18, the University is awarding an NTU Bursary of £750 per year to eligible full-time UK home undergraduate students.

Am I eligible?

This £750 cash award to supplement living costs will be paid to eligible students who meet all of the following criteria:

  • you are paying the maximum (post-2012) tuition fee for your full-time undergraduate course; and
  • have a household income of £25,000 per year or less (as assessed by your national Student Finance Service); and
  • are eligible to receive a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan from your national Student Finance Service,

How much money will I receive?

The NTU Bursary is a cash award, worth £750 per year of study.  

How do I apply?

There is no separate application process to apply for an NTU bursary. Your eligibility will be automatically assessed as long as you have applied and been financially assessed for fee and maintenance support from your national student finance service.

Once your eligibility for this support has been established, NTU should automatically receive confirmation of this if you have advised your national student finance service that you will be studying at Nottingham Trent University, and provided you (and your sponsors if applicable) have not actively withdrawn consent to share financial information with the University for the purposes of assessing bursary entitlement. 

How will I know if I'm eligible?

If you are awarded a bursary, you will receive written confirmation from the University.

You should receive your letter between September and November. Contact us on +44 (0)115 848 2494 or email us if you think you meet the bursary eligibility criteria, but have not received the letter by November.

When will I receive my bursary?

During 2017/18, you will receive your bursary in three instalments on the following dates:  

  • £150 on 6 December 2017
  • £300 on 14 February 2018
  • £300 on 25 April 2018.

This bursary will be available for each year of your course (except during any year-long work placement as part of a sandwich degree).

NTU Bursaries for students who started at NTU in 2015 or 2016

In 2017/18, the University is awarding an NTU Bursary of £1,000 per year to eligible full-time UK home undergraduate students.

Am I eligible?

This £1,000 cash award to supplement living costs will be paid to eligible students who meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are paying the maximum (post-2012) tuition fee for your full-time undergraduate course.
  • You received a £1,000 NTU Bursary during 2016/17 and/or 2015/16 (or if your household income did not qualify for the NTU Bursary previously, you can show your national student finance service has assessed your household income as £30,000 per year or less in 2017/18).
  • You are receiving a means-tested maintenance grant or special support grant from your national student finance service (2015 entrants), or you are eligible to receive a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan from your national student finance service (2016 entrants).

How much money will I receive?

The NTU Bursary is a cash award, worth £1,000 per year of study.  

How do I apply?

There is no separate application process to apply for an NTU bursary. Your eligibility will be automatically assessed as long as you have applied and been financially assessed for fee and maintenance support from your national student finance service.

Once your eligibility for this support has been established, NTU should automatically receive confirmation of this if you have advised your national student finance service that you will be studying at Nottingham Trent University, and provided you (and your sponsors if applicable) have not actively withdrawn consent to share financial information with the University for the purposes of assessing bursary entitlement. 

How will I know if I'm eligible?

If you are awarded a bursary, you will receive written confirmation from the University.

You should receive your letter between September and November. Contact us on +44 (0)115 848 2494 or email us if you think you meet the bursary eligibility criteria, but have not received the letter by November.

When will I receive my bursary?

During 2017/18, you will receive your bursary in three instalments on the following dates:  

  • £200 on 6 December 2017
  • £400 on 14 February 2018
  • £400 on 25 April 2018.

This bursary will be available for each year of your course (except during any year-long work placement as part of a sandwich degree).

NTU Care Leaver Bursary for students who started at NTU in 2015, 2016 or 2017 

Nottingham Trent University will be awarding a Care Leaver Bursary of £500 to eligible full-time undergraduates studying with us in 2017.

The £500 cash award to supplement living costs will be paid to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Have been in the care of a local authority in the UK (or have been looked after by relatives who have a court order to look after them in the UK) at some point since the age of 16.
  • Are under 25 on 1 September 2017.
  • Are enrolled on a full-time undergraduate degree course or foundation degree course.

The Care Leaver Bursary will be available for each year of full-time study.

For information about eligibility and how to apply, see our NTU Care Leaver Bursary Guidance Notes PDF icon .

If you received the Care Leaver Bursary in 2016/17 or 2015/16 you do NOT need to re-apply this year.  You will be automatically contacted regarding payment arrangements in 2017/18.

During 2017/18, the Care Leaver Bursary will be paid in two equal instalments on 15 November 2017 and 28 February 2018.

NTU Bursaries for students who entered higher education before 1 September 2012

Am I eligible?

You will need to meet the following criteria.

  • You are enrolled on a full-time undergraduate course.
  • Your tuition fees are £3,465.
  • You have a maintenance or special support grant.
  • You have a household income of £35,000 or less.

How much money will I receive?

Household income per year
(as assessed by your national student finance service)
NTU Bursary band2017/18
NTU bursary amounts
£0 – £25,000Band One£1,155
£25,001 – £30,000Band Two£715
£30,001 – £35,000Band Three£555

How do I apply?

You do not have to apply for a bursary separately – you simply need to reapply for your student finance. Your bursary entitlement cannot be checked if you and your sponsors have not given consent to share information with the University on your student finance application. If consent to share has not been given, you and / or your sponsors will need to ring the Bursaries Helpline on + 44 (0)300 100 0612 and give your consent over the telephone.

How will I know if I'm eligible?

You will be sent a letter from the University if you are eligible once the University has had confirmation from your national student finance service of your grants and loans for the year in question. Your financial assessment must be completed before NTU can consider your eligibility.

You should receive your letter between September and November. Contact us on +44 (0)115 848 2494 or email us if you think you meet the bursary eligibility criteria but have not received the letter by November.

When will I receive my bursary?

During 2017/18, you will receive your bursary in two equal instalments on the following dates:  

  • 14 February 2018 
  • 9 May 2018

If your bursary is not approved until after the middle of February, you can expect the first instalment to be paid approximately 10 working days after you receive the confirmation letter and the second instalment in May. However, if the bursary is not approved until after the start of May, the full year's bursary will be paid approximately 10 working days after you receive the confirmation letter. 

If you will be starting a course at NTU in 2018, see our Undergraduate Fees and Funding pages or contact the Student Financial Support Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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