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Undergraduate bursaries and scholarships 2015

Information about bursaries and scholarships for students starting at the University of Surrey in 2015.

The information on this page is aimed at students commencing their studies in 2015. For information about our bursaries and scholarships for 2016 entry, visit our 2016 bursaries and scholarships page.

University of Surrey bursaries 

In order to be eligible for a Surrey Bursary your household income must meet all of the criteria, you must be a UK or EU student and must be paying the full tuition fees (therefore NHS-funded students and students who are being funded are not eligible).

You must also have correctly filled out and submitted your application to Student Finance England/Student Finance European Team for a loan and must also make sure that you and your parent/guardian have given your consent to share the information with the University.

Please note that the scheme detailed below is subject to OFFA (Office for Fair Access) approval and therefore our bursary schemes may change in order to meet regulations. We currently anticipate offering the following to students commencing their studies at Surrey in 2015:

Full Surrey Award

Students with a household income of less than £25,000 and who are resident in POLAR* postcodes 1 – 4 and who have an IDACI** ranking of less than 30,000

* POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a HEFCE classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. It’s used to measure the widening participation performance of universities.

** Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) is an index of deprivation used in England and measures in a local area the proportion of under 16s that live in low income households therefore this criteria is not applicable to students who are Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish who ordinarily reside in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

The award will be paid as follows:

  • Year 1 - £1,800 accommodation discount for students living on campus (for those living off-campus the option of a £1,800 cash bursary is available instead)
  • For each additional year of study where a student progresses normally on their programme, but excluding the Professional Training year or repeat periods - a £1,800 cash bursary

Care leavers

The University of Surrey offers a guaranteed minimum bursary of £1,000 on entry to qualifying students who have been in local authority care. Eligible students will be under 25 years of age and will have been in care for at least 13 weeks after the age of 14.

The £1,000 is not paid in addition to the University bursary scheme.

University of Surrey scholarships

Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme

Our merit-based Chancellor’s Scholarship provides a £2,000 cash award for the first year of study and membership of Surrey Sports Park for the duration of your course* and was established to recognise exceptional academic achievement. The University will identify eligible students so there is no application form for this scheme.

Eligibility criteria:

To qualify for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, students must achieve the following grades in one sitting:

  • A*A*A at A-Level (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking) or
  • 39 points in the International Baccalaureate or
  • Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* in the BTEC QCF Extended Diploma or
  • AAAAA in Scottish Highers plus AA in Scottish Advanced Highers in relevant subjects or
  • AAAAAA in Irish Highers or
  • D2, D2, D3 in the principle subjects in the Cambridge Pre-U

The scholarship is open to UK, EU and International students who select Surrey as their firm choice by 30 June 2015 and are paying the full £9,000 fees (UK/EU) or above (International students) on an undergraduate course. Therefore students on NHS funded courses or overseas students who are being sponsored are not eligible.  These scholarships are not available to students in receipt of another scholarship from the university.

* provided you are progressing normally on your original programme of study.

Payment of the award will be made in equal instalments direct to eligible students’ bank accounts in December and March following entry.

If you have any questions, please contact the Bursaries and Scholarships administrator at bursariesandscholarships@surrey.ac.uk.

NHS Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme

Our merit-based NHS Chancellor’s Scholarship provides a £1,000 cash award for the first year of study and membership of Surrey Sports Park for the duration of your course and recognises exceptional academic achievement for NHS funded students.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for the NHS Chancellor’s Scholarship, students must achieve the following grades in one sitting:

  • A*A*A at A-Level (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking) or
  • 39 points in the International Baccalaureate or
  • Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* in the BTEC QCF Extended Diploma or
  • AAAAA in Scottish Highers plus AA in Scottish Advanced Highers in relevant subjects or
  • AAAAAA in Irish Highers or
  • D2, D2, D3 in the principle subjects in the Cambridge Pre-U

Please note that to be eligible you must have selected Surrey as your firm choice by 30 June 2015 when applying and be in receipt of NHS Funding for your programme.

Payment of the award will be made in equal instalments direct to students’ bank accounts in December and March following entry.

If you have any questions please contact the Bursaries and Scholarships administrator at bursariesandscholarships@surrey.ac.uk.

Degree-specific scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship is an external award for Engineering and Technology undergraduate students. For more information and to apply, please visit the IET website. Details of the 2014 award can be found here.

Sagentia STEM Bursary Award

Sagentia STEM Bursary award - an external award for Science and Engineering programmes - please visit http://www.sagentia.com/Careers/Sagentia-STEM-Bursary.aspx for full details. Please note that the closing date for applications is 18 September 2015.

For all enquiries about this scholarship please visit the Sagentia website: http://www.sagentia.com/Careers/Sagentia-STEM-Bursary.aspx

E: bursariesandscholarships@surrey.ac.uk

 

Jim O’Neill Scholarship

The Jim O’Neill Scholarship is now open to receive applications from Undergraduate students applying to study Economics starting in 2015. The Jim O’Neil Scholarship provides £3,000 a year for three years and to be eligible you must meet the following criteria;

  • Achieve AAA at A level (or equivalent*) and elect Surrey as your first choice by the 30th of June 2015
  • Your family income should be £30,000 or below
  • You must be a UK or EU student and must be paying the full tuition fees

One scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis. The Scholarship will provide £3,000 a year for 3 years depending on maintaining a minimum level of 2.1 throughout your studies. 

The application deadline is the 5th of September 2015. Applicants will be notified of the decision prior to the start of the academic year.

Students can receive the Jim O’Neill Scholarship in addition the University’s Chancellors Scholarship, a University Sports Scholarship as well as any other bursary, prize and award for which they are eligible if successful. 

* The equivalent grades that we can accept for the Jim O’Neill scholarship are:

  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma
  • Scottish Advanced Highers
  • Irish Highers
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Cambridge Pre U

We will not be able to accept applications from students with any other qualifications.

To apply for the Jim O'Neill Scholarship please download the application form and submit it to bursariesandscholarships@surrey.ac.uk. 

Please note that we will not be able to accept any applications that are submitted after the deadline of the 5th of September 2015.

For enquiries about the Jim O'Neill Scholarship please contact bursariesandscholarships@surrey.ac.uk. 

 

Technology Undergraduate Bursary- Royal Television Society

The Royal Television Society is keen to encourage the most talented Computer and Engineering undergraduates to consider a career in television. Competition to recruit highly skilled graduates in these fields is strong, and many may be unaware of the career opportunities that television and broadcast services have to offer. 

We are therefore launching our second undergraduate bursary programme, offering both funds to support living expenses and a unique opportunity to get to know more about the world of television whilst studying.

There are five bursaries available this year. Bursaries are available to new students from households with an income of less than £25,000 a year, with a firm offer for one of the courses listed below. They are to support living expenses and will be paid in 3 instalments of £1,000 cash a year for the duration of the course.

This award is available to students with a firm offer for the following course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng

For further information about this award please visit the Royal Television Society Website: http://www.rts.org.uk/guidance-notes-technology-undergraduate-bursary

For all enquiries about the bursary scheme, please contact the Royal Television Society by email at bursaries@rts.org.uk

 

Surrey Sports scholarships 2015

Our Sports Scholarships recognise exceptional achievement by high-calibre athletes and complement our state-of-the-art sports facilities at Surrey Sports Park.

High-performance athletes

The University of Surrey’s High-Performance Athlete Support Scheme (HPASS) is designed to assist talented student athletes to fulfil their sporting potential whilst achieving academic excellence. We provide individually tailored, practical solutions and services to students that are specific to both their sport and academic situation.

 HPASS benefits include:

  •  Free access to facilities at Surrey Sports Park
  • An individual strength and conditioning programme
  • Physiotherapy and sports massage
  • Physiological assessments and advice through the Surrey Human Performance Institute
  • Regular workshops on a range of subjects, including strength and conditioning, lifestyle and injury prevention
  • Nutritional analysis and sports psychology support
  • A dedicated performance manager

 Suitable HPASS applicants may qualify for one of the sports scholarships, valued at £3,000. Successful applicants will be eligible to receive £2,000 of athlete services, along with a cash bursary of £1,000.

 Current sports scholars include GB marathon kayaker Jonny Tye, GB fencer Emily Ruaux and GB junior rowers Alastair Douglass and Harry Glenister.

 To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve the required academic entry standard for your chosen degree course
  • Continue to meet the academic standards of your course throughout your time at Surrey in order to remain on the scholarship programme
  • Be internationally recognised by at least one of the major British sporting organisations: British Universities and College Sports (BUCS), UK Sport and Sport England. If not, you must be on a National Governing Body (NGB) performance pathway programme.

For further details on our Sports Scholarships please visit the Surrey Sports Park website.

Postgraduate study discounts for Surrey graduates

If you are a fully self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you will be eligible for a 10% discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees, with effect from September 2013. This scheme is applicable to 2015 Postgraduate Taught entry students.

Students graduating in the summer of 2015 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII DUFE are eligible for this scheme.

Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.

This scheme will be reviewed annually.

For eligible students the required pre-payment (deposit) of tuition fees due for 2015/16 will have to be paid in order to enrol on your programme, as previously detailed to you by the Admissions team, then the 10% discount (based on the full fee amount for 2015/16) is deducted from the remaining balance. This means the tuition fee invoice, which will be emailed to your University email account in October, will reflect the actual balance due.

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Fees and Funding team at: feesandfunding@surrey.ac.uk

Tuition fees, loans and financial support

 Learn more about University of Surrey tuition fees and read our advice about student loans and paying your fees.