UCFB Means Tested Bursary Conditions:
means tested bursary is issued in order to assist undergraduate applicants who
genuinely require financial assistance with the cost of studying, all awards are
at the discretion of UCFB.
can apply for a bursary and any number of scholarships at the same time,
however due to limited number of awards UCFB may not be able to issue more than
one award per applicant.
are expected to have a clear picture of their cost of living expenses in the
next academic year prior to applying, including the cost of rent, travel and
general living costs. Applicants who do not provide an estimate of living
expenses cannot be assessed until these have been provided.
eligible for an award the applicant’s annual, pre-tax household income must be
£40,000 or less for Wembley applicants and £30,000 or less for Etihad applicants.
Awards made to applicants with household income in excess of this is strictly
at the discretion of UCFB.
with household income of up to £25,000 will be guaranteed an award as a part of
the means tested bursary scheme. Students with household income above £25,000
are welcome to apply for the bursary and will be assessed based on a range of
contextual factors with awards prioritised from disadvantaged or
are expected to provide honest and thorough details regarding their financial
situation. Awards will not be made in any case where UCFB has reasonable
grounds to believe that relevant information has been misrepresented or
omitted. UCFB reserve the right to request formal evidence of any information
entered on this form.
will be made with a consideration of the applicant’s general cost of living
whilst they study, including the rental cost of their student halls. Applicants
who change their campus, accommodation option or choice of support (travel,
accommodation, tuition fees) after an award has been issued will be subject to
a reassessment of their cost of living and award amounts may be reduced or
increased. Applicants are expected to inform UCFB should living situations
scheme is only open to applicants enrolling for the first time at UCFB who have
received an offer to study with us and at later stages have firmly accepted the
applicants who are eligible to receive maintenance loan through Student Finance
England/Wales/ Northern Ireland, Student Awards Agency For Scotland, must apply
for one in order to receive a means tested bursary. As part of the SFE
application, the applicant will need to allow SFE to share financial
information with their university.
10. Applicants who are eligible for £9,250
tuition fees (e.g. EU students) but not eligible for a SFE maintenance loan can
still apply for a bursary, but must also submit evidence of household income
for the previous tax year along with three months’ bank statements.
11. UCFB reserve the right to close
applications which are incomplete due to lack of information provided by the
applicant. Applications may be closed if they are not completed fully within 6
weeks of the application submission.
12. Applicants may not be issued an award
in cases where their Student Finance Maintenance loan will fully cover their
cost of living and provide them with sufficient additional funds to live
means tested bursary cannot be used to subsidise or cover the expenses of any
person other than the applicant themselves.
14. This award will be issued up to a maximum
of £3,500 for Wembley (Per annum) and £2,500 for Manchester (Per annum), the
award amount per student will vary depending on your financial
15. Only one funding option can be selected
each year: Accommodation
costs, Travel costs or Tuition fee reduction.
16. During the first year of the programme,
accommodation payments will only be made towards UCFB partner accommodation
(Grand Felda House in Wembley or Piccadilly Point in Etihad Campus) and cannot
be taken towards private rent, living with family or friends or any other non
UCFB approved accommodation.
UCFB require confirmation of a booking with our
partner accommodation before any accommodation bursary payments will be made. Bursary
payments may be withheld should we not receive this confirmation. UCFB reserve
the right to contact CRM Students/Unite Students to confirm a booking/booking
18. Travel payments will be issued to cover
a percentage of travel costs from your term time address to your chosen campus
19. Tuition fee reduction will only be paid
to self-funding applicants who are not otherwise eligible for a government
tuition fee loan.
20. Payments will be made in three equal
amounts in November, February and April
21. Accommodation payments will be made
direct to the approved accommodation provider, no money will be paid directly
to applicants, students or their family for accommodation related
No payment will be made towards accommodation or
travel prior to formal enrolment. The accommodation bursary will not cover
either the deposit or the rent instalments that are due prior to enrolment.
23. Applicants who are found to have
received an overpayment through incorrect or inaccurate information being
provided to UCFB agree to repay the difference in full.
24. UCFB reserve the right to reclaim
bursary payments made to applicants who withdraw or have their enrolment
terminated part-way through the year. Overpayment will be calculated on a
25. Bursary awards can be renewed into further
years of a degree programme with UCFB. Applicants wishing to renew this award
will be given the opportunity to reapply in May prior to re-enrolment.
Following a reassessment, the bursary award amount may be reduced or
26. Any applicant wishing to renew their
bursary into a subsequent year must have:
a. Maintained an attendance level of
90% during the previous academic year.
b. Achieved a minimum of a 2:2 average
throughout all prior studies at UCFB.
c. Undertaken an active role as a UCFB
student ambassador with at least 20 hours volunteered.