Bursaries and Scholarships 2014

We know that going to university can be a daunting as well as an exciting experience, so to help you along the way we have a number of bursaries and scholarships.
Bursaries and scholarships are university-specific awards designed to support you should you choose to study at Keele.

We have three types of bursaries and scholarships available for students commencing their undergraduate studies.  You can receive more than one award (although it is not possible to receive a National Scholarship Programme Award and a Keele University Bursary together).

Bursaries and scholarships do not have to be repaid.

The Keele Excellence Scholarship

The Keele Excellence Scholarships (no application needed)

The Excellence Scholarship is a cash award paid to students who attain the highest grades in their pre-entry qualifications, regardless of household income levels. 

For details of which qualifications and grades could result in you receiving a Scholarship, and how much you might receive, look at our Excellence Scholarships 2014 criteria

Please note that if your qualification is not on this list, you will not be eligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship.

For further queries, please email us at bursaries@keele.ac.uk

  • £2,000 Scholarship

If you attain a minimum of three "A" grades at A2 level (or equivalent in other similar qualifications - please see above).

and you commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2014

and you are a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees

You should receive a Keele University Excellence Scholarship of £2,000 a year for the duration of your full-time, undergraduate degree at Keele University.

  • £1,000 Scholarship

If you attain a minimum of two A grades and one B grade at A2 level  (or equivalent in other similar qualifications - please see above).

and you commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2014

and you are a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees

You should receive a Keele University Excellence Scholarship of £1,000 a year for the duration of your full-time, undergraduate degree at Keele University.

  • £500 Scholarship

If you attain a minimum of one A grade and two B grades at A2 (or equivalent in other similar qualifications - please see above).

and you commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2014

and you are a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees

You should receive a Keele University Excellence Scholarship of £500 a year for the duration of your full-time, undergraduate degree at Keele University.

General information

This information refers to all three Excellence Scholarships:

The Scholarship will not be awarded to students who receive NHS or other public funding for their course.

Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship.

Students with the relevant grades in a mixture of qualifications (for example, two Distinctions in a BTEC qualification and an "A" grade in one A level) could be eligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship. Full details are in the criteria sheet on this page.

If you have any queries about eligibility for Excellence Scholarships, please contact us at bursaries@keele.ac.uk

 

The Keele University Bursary

The Keele University Bursary (no application needed)

A bursary of £1,000 a year is available for all undergraduate students
who:

  • Commence their full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2014,
  • Are liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,000. Please note that if you are receiving any non-repayable, non-means-tested funding from your Government towards your tuition fee payment, you will not receive the Keele University Bursary. For example, Welsh students who receive partial tuition fee funding from the Welsh Assembly will not receive the Keele University Bursary.
  • Have a gross annual household income below £25,000
  • Receive the maximum maintenance grant or Special Support Grant of £3378 in 2014/15
  • Are not on a course that receives other public funding eg. NHS funded courses, PGCE or Social Work

PGCE students

UK and EU students commencing a full-time PGCE course at Keele University in September 2014 who have a gross annual household income below £25,000 including any university or external bursary income and who are in receipt of the maximum maintenance grant or Special Support Grant will receive a Keele Bursary of £800. The bursary will be paid in semester two. Students who have part of the £9,000 tuition fee paid by the Welsh Assembly will not rceive a Keele Bursary.‌

The Keele University National Scholarship Programme Award

The Keele University National Scholarship Programme Award 2014 (no application needed)

Of the students who meet the criteria for the Keele University Bursary, a proportion will receive a National Scholarship Programme Award (NSP). The NSP is offers a £2,000 cash bursary in year one. Keele has 291 National Scholarship Programme Awards to allocate for the academic year 2014/15.

This award is paid for the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree course only.

You can receive either the NSP or the Keele University Bursary, but not both. It is possible, however, to receive the NSP in year one and, if you are eligible, to receive a Keele Bursary in subsequent years.

The National Scholarship is based on criteria including (but not restricted to); Have a residual annual household income as assessed by Student Finance England for support in 2014 which is £10,000 or below; Be in receipt of the maximum maintenance grant or Special Support grant from Student Finance England; Be a care leaver.

If you have any queries about the NSP, please contact us at bursaries@keele.ac.uk

PDF:  National Scholarship programme 2014/15 details

Student Money booklet September 2014 (pdf)

2014 Student Money Booklet