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Scholarships and bursaries 2019-2020

The University of Greenwich offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help students with the cost of their studies. Our awards range from sports and high achievement scholarships to bursaries for care leavers and students in financial need.

  • The Greenwich Bursary

    We are committed to supporting students from a variety of backgrounds, we offer a bursary for students with financial barriers studying a full-time undergraduate degree at the university.

    What is included?

    A bursary of £700 for one year only, paid in two installments of £350 for new undergraduate full-time students entering Year 0 or 1.

    You will receive £350 onto your Aspire Card by 8 December 2019. You will then receive a second payment by 1 March 2020.

    Who is eligible?

    If you are:

    • an undergraduate student at the University of Greenwich
    • a fully registered student at the University of Greenwich
    • assessed to pay fees at the home rate and paying fees of over £6,165 per year
    • financially assessed by Student Finance England and have given consent to share your information between Student Finance England and the University of Greenwich
    • have a household income of less than £25,000

    You are only eligible for one bursary or scholarship from the University of Greenwich and will be awarded the one with the highest value that you are eligible for.

    Part time students must be undertaking at least 60 credits in their first year of study – Year 0 or 1.

    How do I apply?

    There is no need to make an application for this bursary as it is automatically assessed and awarded by the Funds, Awards and Bursaries team as long as you meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

    Further information

    If you would like further details about this bursary including full terms and conditions, please contact us on 020 8331 9000/ courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

  • The High Achievement Scholarship

    High Achievement Scholarship

    The University of Greenwich rewards its high achieving students, choose the University and you could be entitled to £2,000.

    What is included?

    A bursary of £2,000 for one year only, paid in three instalments for new undergraduate full-time students entering year  0 or 1.

    Who is eligible?

    • 200 UCAS Tariff Points from Level 3 qualifications and hold a grade B (or grade 6) or above in GCSE Maths and English
    • We only accept the following EU equivalent qualifications
    • Undertaking an Undergraduate degree and new to the University in 2019/2020
    • Studying at one of our three campuses: Greenwich, Avery Hill, Medway (except Medway School of Pharmacy) or one of our Partner Colleges
    • If studying with a Partner College the tuition fees must be paid directly to the University of Greenwich
    • Undertaking  a BA/BEd/BSc/LLB/BEng/MEng or MMath programme
    • Assessed to pay fees at home rate and paying the maximum tuition fee of £9,250
    • Part time students must be undertaking at least 60 credits in their first year of study – Year 0 or 1.

    You are only eligible for one bursary or scholarship from the University of Greenwich and will be awarded the one of the highest value that you are eligible for

    How do I apply?

    There is no need to make an application for this bursary as it is automatically assessed and awarded by the Funds, Awards and Bursaries team as long as you meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

    Further Information

    If you would like further details about this bursary including full terms and conditions, please contact us on 020 8331 9000/ courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

  • GREat Skills Scholarship

    GREat Skills Scholarship

    Do you have GREat academic skills?

    Students who prepare for university through developing their independent learning and academic study skills are highly valued by the University of Greenwich, which is why we have a scholarship for new students who have participated in GREat Skills, our bespoke academic skills programme, prior to joining the University.

    What is included?

    A £2000 cash scholarship paid to you in three instalments in your first year of study.

    Who is eligible?

    To receive the GREat Skills Scholarship, you must:

    • have participated in GREat Skills, completing a minimum of 4 sessions
    • have chosen the University of Greenwich as 'Firm' on UCAS Track
    • be a full-time undergraduate joining in Year 0 or Year 1 of a BA/BEd/BSc/LLB/BEng/MEng or MMath programme (excluding Medway School of Pharmacy)
    • be paying the maximum tuition fee of £9,250
    • Studying at one of our three campuses: Avery Hill, Medway, Greenwich

    How do I apply?

    If you meet the eligibility criteria, please make an application to receive the GREat Skills Scholarship. Applications, along with more information about the criteria applications will be assessed against, will be available on this page from 22 September 2018 and must be submitted by 30 June 2019.

    What happens after I've applied?

    A committee will review all of the applications received; and award scholarships on this basis. We will aim to contact you with the outcome of your application by the end of September.

  • The Ann Packer Sports Scholarship

    The University of Greenwich are delighted to announce that we are introducing sports scholarships for the first time for the 2019/2020 academic year. The scholarships, named after our very own world record breaking alumni Ann Packer (now Ann Brightwell), who, in an unbelievable feat of strength and determination, came away from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics with one gold and one silver medal, are testament to the university's commitment to recognise and support sporting excellence amongst our students.

    What is included?

    The Ann Packer scholarships will provide up to £3500 + £500 worth of support services per year for undergraduate full time Students. The scholarship will be paid to successful students in two installments throughout the year and is available for students in consecutive years on the production of evidence of sustained performance.

    Who is eligible?

    • Undergraduate full time on campus students new to the university in 2019/2020
    • Scholarships are available to elite sportspeople who compete (at least) at county level or equivalent.
    • Priority will be given to applications from the following sports; swimming, athletics, badminton, table-tennis, basketball and American football, although all BUCS Programme sports will also be considered.
    • In order for an application to be considered by the panel the applicant must be holding an offer of academic study and accepted their place at Greenwich as their firm choice.
    • Studying at one of our three campuses: Avery Hill, Medway, Greenwich
    • Be a full-time undergraduate joining in Year 0 or Year 1 of a FdA/BA/BEd/BSc/LLB/BEng/MEng or MMath programme

    Please note – meeting the above criteria does not guarantee you a sport scholarship, it allows for consideration by the panel

    You are only eligible for one bursary or scholarship from the University of Greenwich and will be awarded the one with the highest value that you are eligible for.

    How do I apply?

    Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria who wish to receive the scholarship must make a formal application and submit evidence of performance level and achievements.

    Application dates:

    • Opens Monday 4th March 2019.
    • All applications from firm accepts to be made by 18th July 2019.
    • Confirmation of award for 2019/2020 academic year provided to applicant on the 15th August 2019.

    Further information

    If you would like further details about this bursary including full terms and conditions, please contact us on 020 8331 9000/ courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    We are committed to supporting students from a variety of backgrounds, we have a bursary specifically for direct care leavers studying an undergraduate degree.

    This bursary provides financial support for students joining the University directly from local authority care. This is part of our commitment to accessibility and widening participation for those entering higher education.

    What is included?

    The bursary of £1000 per year is payable for a maximum of three years, and part-time eligible students will receive this on a pro-rata basis subject to the number of credits being studied. An additional £200 in the final year is given to support graduation costs. It will be to you in the form of cash and is non-repayable.

    Who is eligible?

    For UK students aged 25 or under, who have been in the care of the local authority for a minimum of 52 consecutive weeks, immediately prior to beginning your programme with the University of Greenwich.

    This is available for undergraduate students studying at any of our three campuses or partner colleges, where your tuition fees are paid directly to the University of Greenwich. You must also qualify for the maximum level of government means-tested maintenance or special support grant.

    You are only eligible for one bursary or scholarship from the University of Greenwich and will be awarded the one of the highest value that you are eligible for.

    How do I apply?

    To apply for this bursary, please email us at FAB@gre.ac.uk giving your student banner ID number and full name. Also send your Student Support Notification letter from Student Finance England along with a signed letter on local authority headed paper from your Social Worker confirming your previous care arrangements.

    Further information

    If you would like further details about this bursary including full terms and conditions, please contact us on 020 8331 9000/ courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

  • Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence

  • David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary

    What is the David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary?

    This cash bursary of £1,000pa (payable in two £500 instalments) is awarded for a maximum of three years and is available to all students at the university who, following audition, are selected to join the University of Greenwich Choir.

    The bursary is awarded in memory of Dr David Fussey, the late Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, who gained great enjoyment from singing in choirs.

    The choral exhibitioner must remain an active member of the choir, attend all rehearsals and give full support to the university's Music Director. In the second year, the choral exhibitioner, in conjunction with the Music Director, is responsible for publicity and general administrative tasks for the choir as required.

    Specific criteria

    The deadline to apply each academic session for the David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary is 30 September. Applications received after this date will not be considered until the following academic session. This is due to the tight deadline for auditions, which are held in October each year. Students accepted for audition will be notified by Nick Jenkins, Music Director.

    Apply for the David Fussey Choral Exhibition Scholarship [PDF]

    Eligible students are invited to apply for the David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary.

  • Gurkha Personnel Bursary

    What is the Gurkha Personnel Bursary?

    This £1,000 bursary is available to full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students who are serving in the Gurkha military or are former Gurkha military personnel or their sons or daughters. This bursary is not available to students paying the 'Home' rate tuition fee. Students studying with the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for this award.

    How to apply

    To apply, please email evidence of yours or your family member's Brigade of Gurkha service record and evidence of parental relationship to fab@gre.ac.uk.

  • John McWilliam Bursary

    What is the John McWilliam Bursary?

    Established in memory of former Deputy Vice-Chancellor Mr. John McWilliam this scholarship assists students studying specified programmes of study, within the Department of Architecture. 

    Each recipient, of five selected annually, will be able to use the bursary to fund a variety of educational costs not necessarily met by any other grant, award or scholarship including the opportunity to travel oversees as part of their programme of study. The scholarship is for £1000 annually for each year of the programme (payment in years 2 & 3 are dependant upon successful progression with a minimum grade point average of 50%).

    Am I eligible? 

    • applicants must be entering year one of their programme as a new entrant
    • applicants must be full-time UK home students
    • applicants must be studying on certain undergraduate programmes within the Department of Architecture on one of the university's main campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway)

    Additionally, priority will be given to applicants that have been resident for a minimum of three years in the one of the boroughs surrounding the university campuses; these include the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the London Boroughs of Bexley and Lewisham and the Medway Towns area. The successful recipients will be required to write a report at the end of the academic year detailing their progress.

    Application process

    Eligible students will be invited to apply by invite only.

  • Royal Navy and Royal Marine Bursary

    What is the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Bursary?

    The Crown Charity, Greenwich Hospital, is pleased to offer awards to assist students studying at the University of Greenwich. The scheme aims to provide support to students who are former serving members of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines or the sons or daughters of current or former members of the Royal Navy. The bursary aims to assist eligible students with educational costs by making awards of up to £3,000 per academic year for a maximum of four years.

    Am I eligible?

    In order to be eligible for this bursary you must meet the following criteria:

    • you must be a former serving member of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, or be the son or daughter of a serving or retired member of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines
    • you or your parent must have had a minimum of three years' service in the relevant force.
    • have applied for student support where applicable
    • have a household income of less than £40,000
    • be studying an undergraduate degree programme at one of the university campuses or an undergraduate degree offered by the university at one of its partner colleges.

    Students not in receipt of student support for reasons of previous study or ELQ status may still apply but will need to complete an alternative application form which is available from the Funds, Awards and Bursaries Team.

    Awards may be made for one academic year or annually depending on the circumstances and consideration by the Greenwich Hospital. Payment of awards in subsequent years is dependent upon satisfactory academic progress; payment during a placement (sandwich) year is dependent on the placement being unpaid. No award will be made in years of repeat study.

    The university will need to verify your household income with Student Finance England and share this information with the Greenwich Hospital Charity to enable them to consider your application for financial assistance.

    The deadline for applications is 30 November each year.

    Where do I send the form?

    The relevant completed application form and documentary evidence should be sent by the 30 November each year to the address below:

    University of Greenwich
    Funds, Awards and Bursaries Team
    B109 Avery Hill campus
    Avery Hill Road
    Eltham
    London
    SE9 2UG

    Apply for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Bursary

    Eligible students are invited to apply for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Bursary.

  • Sir William Boreman's Foundation

    What is the Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary?

    The Foundation provides bursaries to permanent residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London borough of Lewisham. Bursaries can be used for travel, equipment, university excursions and general living expenses. UK full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to apply.

    Am I eligible?

    In order to be considered for this bursary, you must also meet the following criteria:

    • applicants must have lived in the borough for a minimum of five years
    • applicants must be under 25
    • applicants will only be considered where the gross household income is £30,000 per annum or less
    • Applicants should be a UK National or have 'Settled' status under the terms of the Immigration Act 1971 ('settled' status means there are no immigration restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK).

    How to apply

    Eligible students can apply directly to the charity via their website

  • William Hills Scholarship

    William Hills was an alumnus of the university who studied Mechanical Engineering at the then Woolwich Polytechnic. Following this he then worked for the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich where he eventually became the Chief Draftsman. William maintained close links with the university, taking a keen interest in the future of Mechanical Engineering in the South East and Kent Regions. He was dedicated to the encouragement, support and education of a new generation of talented Mechanical Engineers, and now sadly, following his death, this scholarship is possible.

    Each recipient, of six awarded annually, will receive an award of £2,000 for each year of their 4 year MEng Mechanical Engineering degree programme.

    Am I eligible?

    • Applicants must be entering full-time in the first year of the MEng Mechanical Engineering programme at the Universities at Medway campus.
    • Applicants must be entering with a UCAS tariff score of at least 320 points from 2 or 3 A-Levels including at least a B in A-Level Maths. Level 3 key skills and general studies cannot be included in the 320 UCAS tariff points.
    • Students studying on the BEng who, having achieved a significantly high grade point average at the end of the 2nd year of study who are subsequently transferred to the 3rd year of the MEng, will also be eligible to receive a scholarship for the 3rd and 4th years of study. These students will be identified and nominated by the Faculty.
    • All recipients of the awards will be expected to take part in Faculty organised promotional activity in local schools and colleges to highlight the programme and award to prospective applicants.
    • Recipients will be expected to progress through each academic stage of the programme with a grade point average of at least 60% to maintain entitlement to the award.

    Application process

    The Faculty will notify prospective students that they meet the eligibility criteria. The 6 recipients will be those with the highest grade point average at the end of the first academic year, as identified by the Progression and Award Board.