The National Scholarship Programme 2014

The University of Wolverhampton will be awarding National Scholarships to 1,130 eligible new undergraduate students worth £2,000 in cash during your first year!

How does it work?

All students who are eligible for a National Scholarship under one of the criteria below, will receive during their first year of study:

  • a cash payment of £1,000 at the end of December 2014*
  • a cash payment of £1,000 at end April 2015*

(*subject to continuing engagement with the programme of study)

Am I eligible?

There are three schemes under which you may be eligible for a National Scholarship.

Scheme A

To be eligible for consideration under scheme A you must:

  • have applied to study (and subsequently enrol) on a full-time course with a tuition fee of more than £8,900 per year
  • be confirmed by the Student Loans Company by not later than July 2014 as having a residual income of £25,000 or less
  • have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at the University of Wolverhampton by July 2014
  • have achieved a minimum of 280 UCAS tariff points or equivalent. (visit www.ucas.com for details)

Scheme B

To be eligible for consideration under scheme B you must:

  • have applied to study (and subsequently enrol) on a full-time course with a tuition fee of more than £6,000 per year
  • be confirmed by the Student Loans Company by not later than July 2014 as having a residual income of £25,000 or less
  • have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at the University of Wolverhampton by July 2014; and

either - be a disabled person with Deafness/hearing loss or other hearing impairment and have eligibility for support via the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) (declared to the University prior to enrolment).

or- be a Care Leaver (declared to the University prior to enrolment). 

(A care leaver is someone who has previously lived with foster parents, in a children’s home, orphanage, or sheltered accommodation. The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 defines a care leaver as someone who has been in the care of the Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more spanning their 16th birthday].

Scheme C - Opportunity Scholarships

To be eligible for consideration under scheme C you must:

  • have applied to study (and subsequently enrol) on a full-time course with a tuition fee of more than £6,000 per year
  • be confirmed by the Student Loans Company by no later than July 2014 as having a residual income of £25,000 or less
  • have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at the University of Wolverhampton by July 2014; and

have applied from one of our regional education partners including University of Wolverhampton sponsored schools, academies & UTCs, and from participating Adult Education Services.

How do I get one?

You don't need to apply!

For all three of the schemes, the University will contact all eligible applicants to confirm that they wish to be considered for a scholarship.

Small print

For schemes A and B, applicants will be asked to confirm that they wish to be considered for a Scholarship. In the event that there are more eligible applicants than scholarships available, they will be awarded first to Scheme B applicants and then to Scheme A applicants on the basis of the date of receipt of UCAS application.

December 2013: All information is correct at the time of publication.

To be eligible, students must also be:

  • Ordinarily resident in England
  • New to Higher Education (either full or part-time) i.e. have not previously studied part or all of an undergraduate degree level course
  • Not ELQ or old fees regime.

The following groups of students are not eligible:

  • NHS funded students
  • Students undertaking a postgraduate ITT course leading to QTS
  • Students continuing directly from one course to another (eg from a foundation degree or HND to the final year of an honours degree)
  • Students transferring in from another institution
  • Students taking a postgraduate programme
  • Students in receipt of the Wolverhampton NSP or Distinction Scholarship will not be eligible for any other University Bursary in the same year

More information

Current Students: please log a helpdesk query via the Help and Contacts tab on e:Vision if you would like to check your eligiblity or have other queries.

For pre-entry enquirers please contact: The Gateway @ The George, MG, University of Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY. Tel: (01902) 321032; Email: gateway@wlv.ac.uk