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UAL Bursaries

UAL Bursaries of £1,000 are available to all eligible students with Home fee status studying on undergraduate courses.

Eligibility

UAL Bursaries are linked to a student's application for government funding from their local funding body.

The 4 relevant local funding bodies are:

  • Student Finance England (SFE)
  • Student Finance Wales (SFW)
  • Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI)
  • Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

There is no competitive element to UAL Bursaries, so all students who are eligible will receive one.

Students must:

  • Have Home fee status, and
  • Be studying a full time undergraduate course in 2017/18, which started in 2012/13 or later, and
  • Be charged the maximum tuition fee, which is £9,000 or £9,250 depending on their circumstances; see our tuition fees.

Additionally, students must meet the following criteria:

Students starting a course in 2016/17 or 2017/18

Students funded by SFE must receive the maximum amount of Maintenance Loan; £7,097 if living with their parent(s) whilst studying, or £11,002 if not.

Students funded by SFW, SFNI or SAAS must receive the maximum amount of funding for living costs.

Students who started a course between 2012/13 and 2015/16

Students must receive:

  • £3,482 Maintenance Grant / Special Support Grant from SFE, or
  • £3,475 Maintenance Grant / Special Support Grant from SFNI, or
  • £5,161 Welsh Government Learning Grant / Special Support Grant from SFW, or
  • £1,875 Young Undergraduate Bursary or £875 Independent Students’ Bursary from SAAS.

Note that students who received National Scholarship Programme funding in their first year are guaranteed to receive the £1,000 UAL Bursary in each subsequent year of their course regardless of whether they meet these criteria, as long as the tuition fee charged is £9,000.

About

UAL Bursaries of £1,000 are available to all eligible students with Home fee status studying on undergraduate courses.

Apply

Students do not need to make an application for the UAL Bursary.

Instead:

  • Students funded by SFE, SFNI and SFW are automatically assessed against the above criteria. In order for this to happen, students (and their parent(s), where relevant) must have given SFE, SFNI or SFW consent to share their information with their university for the purpose of bursaries when they made their funding application. If you did not do this, you should contact SFE, SFNI or SFW and provide consent.
  • Students funded by SAAS must send their SAAS funding confirmation letter to UAL's Student Funding Service (funding@arts.ac.uk) in order to be assessed.

Receiving payment

Eligible students will receive all £1,000 of the UAL Bursary directly into the bank account held in the student's SFE, SFNI, SFW or SAAS account.

Help

If you need help, please contact the Student Advice Service.