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St Mary's Scholarships

£6,000 (Paid over three years)

  • Year one: £3,000 as a cash award and/or tuition fee/accommodation fee waiver
  • Year two: £2,000 as a cash award/tuition fee waiver
  • Year three: £1,000 as a cash award/tuition fee waiver

St Mary’s will be offering scholarships of up to £6,000 paid over three years to students from families with a household income of under £25,000, and who can meet the additional criteria.

Successful applicants studying on a part-time course will receive a cash award on a pro-rata to their FTE. For example, students studying 60 credits of an undergraduate degree with a tuition fee liability of £4,500 would be eligible for an award of £1,500 in year one, £1,000 in year two and £500 in year three.

If the number of applications exceeds the number of scholarships to be awarded, priority will be given to students who fulfil the highest number of additional criteria and have the lowest assessed household income.

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Please note: The deadline for applications is Tuesday 1st August 2017


Full Criteria

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship students must:

  • have an assessed annual household income below £25,000, and
  • have been offered a place on a full-time or part-time (minimum intensity of 25% of full-time degree) undergraduate degree course or foundation degree course, and
  • be ordinarily resident in the UK or the EU at the start of their course, and
  • have completed an Application for Student Support through the relevant awarding authority and agree that their financial information can be shared with St Mary's University, and
  • not be in receipt of full or part payment of fees through a sponsorship arrangement, and
  • be entrants new to higher education in 2017, and
  • make/have made St Mary's University a firm choice, and
  • register on an undergraduate/foundation degree course at St Mary's University in September 2017

In addition, student applicants must fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

  • be a student who has completed an Access course
  • be a student with a disability in receipt of a Disability Living Allowance
  • be a looked-after child/care leaver, or be a student receiving support from the Foyer Federation, and be 25 or under at the start of the academic year 2017/18
  • hold Refugee status
  • be the first generation* in the family to study in higher education
  • be studying in 2016/17 in a school/college in one of the London Boroughs

*Neither parent studied at university or holds a higher education qualification.

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