The Mature Student Scholarship, worth £3,000, is being offered to support first year undergraduate students, who were 25 or over on the first day of their course, with study related costs. Please note, these scholarships are being offered as a pilot in 2021/22 and there is no guarantee they will be offered again in future years.
Administration of the Mature Student Scholarships is managed by the Student Financial Support (SFS) team within Student and Academic Services.
You must meet all five of the following essential criteria in order to be considered for a Mature Student Scholarship:
You must also meet at least one of the following additional criteria and may be asked to provide evidence of this:
Students who meet all of the essential and at least one of the additional criteria, as evidenced in their application, will have their application considered by a Panel made up of representatives from across the University.
The £3,000 Mature Student Scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments - the first instalment on 30 April 2021 and the second instalment on 30 July 2021.
It is the responsibility of successful applicants to ensure they have submitted their bank details to the University via our secure submission page.
It is also the responsibility of the applicant to advise the Mature Student Scholarship team at email@example.com if there is any change to their studies (eg a Leave of Absence or withdrawal) as soon as the change occurs. Applicants should also update their funding provider if their household income changes.
Applications can be submitted online between Monday 22 February and 11pm on Friday 12 March 2021.
Students will be informed of the outcome of their application between 29 March and 1 April.
Successful applicants will be required to report to the University on the impact the Scholarship has had on their university experience. This report may be used for publicity purposes.
The information provided in applications will be shared between members of staff at the University who are involved in assessing applications for the Mature Student Scholarships and will be kept for six years (from the end of your relationship with the University) in line with the University's Records Management Policy.
In the first instance please contact Nicola Browne, the University’s dedicated contact for mature students by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For help and advice, including information on budgeting and alternative sources of support available, please contact our Student Advisers via the online Self-Referral Form.