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.
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. This Panel will decide which of the shortlisted applicants will receive the Mature Student Scholarship.
Successful applicants will receive the Mature Student Scholarship in two equal £1,500 instalments - the first instalment is expected to be paid on Friday 28 April 2023 and the second instalment on Friday 28 July 2023.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 for this year's Mature Student Scholarship will open in the week commencing 20 February 2023 and the closing date for applications will be Friday 10 March 2023.
All first year undergraduate students who were 25 or over on entry to the University will receive an email with key dates and application guidance on Monday 20 February 2023.
Successful applicants will be required to complete two short statements on the impact of receiving the scholarship. These statements will be used for reporting and promotional purposes. More details about this will be sent to successful applicants.
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 Scholarship 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 email@example.com.
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.