UCA support for degree courses

To help you with the cost of living during your studies, we offer a range of scholarships with varying application criteria. We also have the Financial Assistance Fund which can support you if you're experiencing financial difficulties.

UCA bursary

UCA Bursary for continuing students

If you have been eligible to receive a UCA bursary previously, you will continue to receive a UCA Bursary for each year of your undergraduate studies at UCA up to a maximum of three years (if you are studying a three year course) or four years (if you are studying a four year course), provided you continue to fulfill the eligibility criteria laid out below. Our bursary schemes and the amounts we pay vary according to the year you started at UCA.

Continuing students who have not previously received a bursary but who become eligible for bursary support during their course will be considered under the 2016/17 UCA bursary scheme which has a £25,000 or less income ceiling.

  • Eligibility criteria

    To qualify for a bursary, you must:

    • Be a full-time undergraduate student
    • Live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
    • Have a qualifying means-assessed annual household income
    • Be paying full fees of at least £9,000 a year
    • Receive the government's tuition fee loan and full maintenance loan for living costs through Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
  • How to apply

    You don’t need to fill in a separate application for a bursary. We’ll automatically check your eligibility using the data you provided to the Student Loan Company for student finance.

    So that we can access this information, please make sure that you (and any sponsors) give your consent for the Student Loan Company to share your financial information with us.

  • Other important information

    We cannot answer individual enquiries regarding bursaries. If you are approved for an award, you can expect to receive confirmation in writing around the middle of December and expect to receive payment from the following February.

    You must be actively engaged in study at the time of payment and should understand that the University may seek repayment from you if you are ineligible at time of payment. 

    Please note, there is no longer a UCA bursary available to any student who started their course prior to the 2012/13 academic year or any student who started their course from 2012/13 onwards and who is liable for the lower full regulated tuition fees of £3,465. 

  • Contact us

    If you have any questions about our bursaries please contact: bursaries@uca.ac.uk

  • Access Agreement 2017/18

    Read our full access agreement

Creative scholarships

Undergraduate Creative Scholarships 2017/18

Scholarship

Course(s)

Value

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

Invicta Scholarship

Any undergraduate course at UCA Rochester or UCA Canterbury

£1,500 per year for two years

First year undergraduate students who will be entering into their second year at UCA Rochester, or UCA Canterbury in September 2017

Academic excellence / financial need

Sir Ray Tindle Scholarship (3 available)

Fashion Journalism, Music Journalism, Television Production, Journalism & Media Production, Television & Media Production.

£1,000 per year for 3 years

Applicants to any of UCA’s undergraduate media or journalism courses.

Academic excellence / financial need

To apply for one of these scholarships, please download the application form and return it via email to: scholarships@uca.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2017.

A selection committee will consider the applications and successful applicants will be informed of the outcome of the committee at the end of August, once we have confirmed that you have met the conditions of your offer and are accepting a place at UCA. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed in writing in September. 

For further information about our scholarships, please email us: scholarships@uca.ac.uk

UCA care scholarships

UCA care scholarships 2017/18

Scholarships are available to support care leavers as they embark on an undergraduate course. If you have been in Local Authority Care (looked after) for a period of 13 weeks or more since the age of 14, you will be eligible to apply.

The UCA Care Scholarships are worth £1,000 per year for each year of your course. To apply, please complete the application form and email to scholarships@uca.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Financial assistance fund

The University has a Financial Assistance Fund which can support you if you’re experiencing financial difficulties beyond your control and you can demonstrate a clear financial need. The fund is open to all full and part-time home (UK) students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You'll be expected to have applied for all student funding available to you, for example the student maintenance loan and tuition fee loan or the postgraduate loan. You’re also expected to have taken advantage of any alternative sources of funding available to you including an interest free overdraft. 

Find out more

Apply for the fund

Read the policy information for the fund

Contact us

If you have any questions about our bursaries and scholarships, please email us.

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