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Bolton Sports Bursary
Scholarship Name Bolton Sports Bursary
Academic Year 2020
Scholarship amount Up to £3,000
Nationality Any


The Bolton Sport Bursary is worth up to a maximum of £3,000 in total and is not household income assessed. The bursary is paid as a £1,000 cash payment in each academic year of your studies up to a maximum of three academic years to the most talented students joining University of Bolton undergraduate degree courses in September 2020. The bursary may be offered to UK and EU residents only who are studying on their first full-time undergraduate degree. The bursary may be awarded in addition to other bursaries and scholarships available at the university.


The bursary is to be awarded to athletes competing at International, National, County, and/or Professional Club Level competitions and is awarded as a bursary.

The bursary will be paid for first HE Level courses only.

The Bolton Sport Bursary is a cash award which is available to students who commence their course of study at University of Bolton in September 2020, having previously achieved 96 UCAS points at A2 level (CCC) or BTEC (MMM).

Students must achieve a minimum 96 UCAS points from an OFS approved qualification such as:

  • A-level (CCC) from maximum of three subjects, achieved at the first sitting in the final exams within the year of application
  • BTEC NQF Qualifications (MMM) or equivalent from maximum of three subjects achieved at the first sitting in the final assessment within the year of application
  • A combination of A-levels and BTECs is acceptable

Applicants must also meet the general entry requirements for the university and the specific course to which they are applying. All qualifications must be verified by UCAS or by the University

All students must have commenced on the first year of an undergraduate degree course of study at University of Bolton in Semester 1 of the 2020/21 academic year. The course must be delivered at the University of Bolton and not at a partner or franchise partner college.

The Scholarship will be paid for first Higher Education (H.E.) courses only.  If you have previously commenced on a HE course of study you will not be eligible to receive the bursary.

In order to qualify, all students must be eligible to receive student support under the current government Education (Student Support) Regulations.

Students must be studying full time on a course with tuition fees of £9,250 for the academic year 2020/21.

The following categories of students are not eligible to receive the Bolton Sports Bursary:

  • Students on NHS funded courses
  • Students studying BSc Honours Nursing (Adult)
  • Students who apply by advanced/direct entry
  • Students studying a Foundation Degree/HND
  • Students undertaking a postgraduate initial teacher training course.
  • Students undertaking a postgraduate qualification.
  • Students “topping-up” from a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent course.
  • Students transferring from another institution.
  • Students whose tuition fees are paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement, for example by an employer
  • Students undertaking industrial or work experience on a full time “sandwich” basis will not be eligible to receive the bursary during their “sandwich” period
  • Students studying abroad will not be eligible to receive the bursary during their period of study abroad

How to apply

Application forms are available here or from the Student Centre, Chancellor’s Mall.

For the latest information contact: Mr Jonathan Stackhouse – Student Funding Advisor Tel: 01204 903497 or Mrs Carol Gray – Bursaries and Scholarships Advisor Tel: 01204 903499


Applicants will need to supply any relevant evidence with their completed application form. Where the evidence is not provided or does not meet the stated requirements the application will not be considered. The information provided will be used solely for the purpose of assessing eligibility for a bursary.


Payments will be made in two equal instalments of £500 each in each academic year, for up to a maximum of three academic years, direct into the students’ bank account. The first instalment will be in February and the second instalment will be in May in each academic year.

Terms and conditions

Payments will be permanently terminated if the student withdraws, transfers to another institution, fails their programme of study, or interrupts or suspends their studies.

Students must maintain a 60% average in module results in each academic year of their course for continued payment in the following academic year.

Payments are subject to continuing and satisfactory attendance on the course.

Payment of the award is entirely at the discretion of the university.

Additional terms and conditions

Recipients of the Scholarship will be required to be ambassadors for the university and participate in promotional activities for the university.

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