University of Gloucestershire
University of Gloucestershire


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South England

University of Gloucestershire


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South England


Academic Merit Scholarship (Sept 2020 & Jan 2021 Entry)
Scholarship Name Academic Merit Scholarship (Sept 2020 & Jan 2021 Entry)
Academic Year 2020
Scholarship amount £1,200
Nationality Any

The University of Gloucestershire Academic Merit Scholarship​ is a grades-based award, designed to r​eward academic merit.


Recipients of the University of Gloucestershire's Academic Merit Scholarship will receive a maximum of £1,200 spread across three years, with payments made (i) upon enrolment to level 4, (ii) upon progression to level 5, and (iii) upon progression to level 6. ​


  • Applicants that achieve 128 UCAS tariff points or more at their point of entry to the course are eligible for the award.
    • Qualifications cannot be double counted, AS levels and BTECS where an applicant has gone on to study at further level cannot be considered.
    • Only qualifications on the UCAS tariff will be accepted.

Before you can be considered for a scholarship you must also ensure that you:

  • Will be a new entrant student to the University for the 2020-21 academic year and starting on level 4 of your course
  • Are a September or January intake student
  • Will be starting on the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree that charges the full University tuition fee from the new 2017 fee arrangements
  • Will meet the normal course entry requirements
  • Are resident in the UK and eligible for home fees
  • Have obtained the required grades from the approved listed of qualifications
  • Have enrolled onto your course

Scholarship details

The bursary will be paid directly into student’s bank accounts in three instalments:

​​Entry date

Instalment 1:
at initial enrolment​​
Instalment 2: 
upon progression to L5

​Instalment 3:
upon progression to L6

​September 2020 ​£400 at end Nov 2020 ​£400 at end Nov 2021* ​£400 at end Nov 2022*
​January 2021 ​£400 at end Feb 2021 ​£400 at end Feb 2022* ​£400 at end Feb 2023*​

*These dates are indicative of a student undertaking a 3-year full-time undergraduate degree course. The instalment dates may differ for students who are undertaking different study patterns.

Important notes

There are various circumstances which will exclude a student from the Academic Merit Scholarship. Please read the list of general exclusions set out below:

  • Students who decline their place at University of Gloucestershire
  • Students who do not enrol for their course
  • Students studying a second degree
  • Students will not be eligible for this scholarship if they are a direct entry student into level 5 or above; postgraduate, EU or international student; or studying on a franchise, hybrid or validated University of Gloucestershire course at another institution.
  • Students who are awarded another University of Gloucestershire Scholarship (e.g. Sports Excellence Scholarship) are not eligible to receive the Academic Merit Scholarship as a maximum of one scholarship only can be awarded. In the event that students have applied and are eligible for more than one scholarship they will be awarded the scholarship with the highest monetary value.
    • The Academic Merit Scholarship can be cumulative with the Care Leaver Bursary.
  • The University will terminate the award for any student who ceases to be an enrolled student of the University of Gloucestershire
  • An award holder who transfers from full-time to part-time enrolment will cease to be eligible to hold the award.

Application process

If you satisfy the full eligibility criteria, the University of Gloucestershire will notify you of your award within 3 months of the commencement of your course.

Annual Renewal of the Academic Merit Scholarship

  • You will only be eligible for the year 2 award if you successfully progress onto Level 5 of your course and enrol for that academic year.
  • You will only be eligible for the year 3 award if you successfully progress onto Level 6 of your course and enrol for that academic year.

Points to note

  • If you progress onto a work placement year no scholarship will be available for that year. It will be deferred to your next year of study.
  • If you restart or repeat a year of study no scholarship will be available for the repeated year and you will be eligible to receive the next instalment upon progression to the next level.​
  • For the avoidance of doubt no description, specification or illustration contained in any product pamphlet or other sales or marketing literature of the University and no representation written or oral, correspondence or statement shall form part of this agreement.
  • There will be a full Appeals process for both the award and renewal stages but all decisions made by University of Gloucestershire will be final.
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