Financial support available from UCA
To help you with the cost of living during your studies, UCA has a range of scholarships and bursaries designed to support our students.
Unlike Government loans, these are not something you will have to repay at a later date.
The NSP scholarships, UCA bursaries and the Internal Progression Bursary are only available to students starting their first BA (Hons) degree course or two year foundation degree in September 2014.
There may also be Creative Scholarships for both new and continuing undergraduate degree students. Please see individual scholarships for the eligibility required to apply for these.
UCA Bursaries 2014/15
Details of the UCA Bursaries for students in 2014/15 will be available shortly.
UCA Bursaries 2013/14: New students and continuing students (entering the second year of their degree course in 2013/14)
For students starting a degree course in 2013/14 or continuing onto the second year of a degree course we have cash bursaries of up to £900 available to those with an annual household income of up to £40,000, these can be used for anything you wish and do not have to be paid back.
Household income (as assessed by SFE)
Value of Bursary
£25,000 or less
£25,001 - £30,000
£30,001 - £35,000
£35,001 - £40,000
You will receive a UCA Bursary for each year of your undergraduate studies at UCA, provided you fulfil the eligibility criteria laid out below.
UCA Bursaries 2013/14: Continuing students (entering the third (or fourth) year of their degree course in 2013/14)
- If you have previously been in receipt of a UCA Bursary this will continue into 2013/14 providing you remain eligible for payment
- Students in year three (or four) are eligible for £700 bursary providing their annual household income remains under £25,000 in 2013-14
- A single payment of £700 will be made to students in February 2014 once confirmation of your household income has been received from SLC
- Please remember that in order for the SLC to confirm your eligibility to the University you must have consented to share your financial data with them.
UCA Bursary eligibility criteria
- Available to English, Welsh and Northern Irish domiciled, full-time undergraduate students who started their studies in 2012-13
- Declared annual household income of £40,000 or less for students starting a course or continuing on year two. For students continuing onto year three (or four) the declared household income should remain under £25,000
- Receiving government support for university study, i.e. the tuition fee loan and maintenance loan or grant for living costs, via Student Finance England.
How to apply
- There is no separate application process for the UCA Bursary. Data on household income will be taken from the Student Loans Company and is the same data that you submit when applying for your tuition fee and loan and maintenance loan or grant for living costs.
Other important information
- This process will be the same for each year of your undergraduate studies. Receipt of a UCA Bursary will be dependant on your declared annual household income being £40,000 or less in your application for Student Finance England support for that academic year.
If you have any questions about our bursaries please contact the Scholarships and Bursaries Officer:
T: +44 (0)1252 892945