2016 - 17 Bursaries

We support fair access for students from low income families and have a range of bursaries and financial support packages available. It should be noted that meeting any or all of the essential eligibility criteria does not equate to entitlement to an award. The bursaries we are offering for 2016 entrants are listed below.

Chester Bursary

The new University of Chester Bursary will ensure that (eligible) new full-time undergraduate students studying at University Centre Shrewsbury will receive £2,000 support. This will comprise £1,000 support in Year 1 and £500 in Years 2 and 3 (comprised of cash and 'in-kind' benefit). In order to be considered for a University of Chester Bursary:

  •     you must be paying a tuition fee of over £6,000
  •     you must have a declared household income of £25,000 or less
  •     you must be ordinarily a resident in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland
  •     you must be studying on a course that does not attract a training bursary, e.g. NHS bursary.

Applicants who meet the above criteria and who receive an offer of a place to study at the University Centre will be automatically considered using information provided to Student Finance England.

Chester Bursary for part-time students

Available to new part-time undergraduate students (paying a tuition fee of at least £7,000), enrolled for a minimum of 40 credits at the start of Level 4, and with a declared household residual income of £25,000 or less.

This is a cash bursary, of up to £2,000.

Payments made on a pro-rata basis depending on the number of credits studied each academic year.

Students who would like to be considered for this award should contact the Bursary team at university.bursary@chester.ac.uk for information on how to apply and the household income assessment process. Awards will be allocated after enrolment.

Chester Local Excellence Scholarship

This can be received in addition to the Chester Bursary. Available to new full-time undergraduate students who achieve A Level grades of ABB or equivalent, have a household income of less than £42,600, and either reside, OR have recently attended a school or college within the local authority boundaries of Cheshire West and Chester, Wirral, Warrington, Halton, or Shropshire. Only students paying a tuition fee of £9,000 are eligible for this bursary.

Bursary: £2,000
Mixture of cash and 'in-kind' payments:

  • £1,000 (Year 1)
  • £500 (Year 2/3)

A full list of eligible qualification/grade combinations will become available on our website.

Care Leavers Bursary

Bursary: £7,000
Mixture of cash, fee waiver and “in-kind” payments

A bursary available to new full-time undergraduate students under the age of 25 paying a tuition fee of over £6,000, who have evidence of their care leaver status.

Please contact Martina Ferrari for more information: m.ferrari@chester.ac.uk

Young Adult Carers Bursary

Bursary £4,500 (cash payment)

Working in partnership with Young Carers organisations locally, this bursary is available for eligible young adult carers, and is available in addition to any other University bursary.

Please contact Martina Ferrari for more information: m.ferrari@chester.ac.uk