Money advice for students

Aimhigher bursary

This bursary is for students from the local area who have previously participated in a University of Brighton or Aimhigher Sussex widening participation programme. The bursary is a package made up of a cash bursary and a fee reduction. It does not need to be repaid.


How it works

You do not need to make an application to be considered for this bursary. Using the information you provide to UCAS and Student Finance England, we assess you against the eligibility criteria. If you are eligible we will send you an email towards the end of September to confirm you have a bursary. 

 Make sure you apply to Student Finance England for your student loans and maintenance grant as early as possible, and that you enter AIMHIGHER in the further details box on your UCAS form. Student Finance England will advise us if you meet the income criteria for this bursary, however we only receive the information from Student Finance England if you have agreed that they can share it. If you are not sure whether you have given this permission, contact Student Finance England

Bursary overview

Total value two-year taught course Total value three-year taught course Total value four-year taught course
£4,000 £6,000 £8,000

 

Bursary breakdown

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Cash bursary £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
Fee reduction £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
Total £2000 £2,000 £2,000 £2,000

Who is eligible for this bursary?

University of Brighton Aimhigher bursaries are paid to students who meet the following criteria:

  • have participated in a University of Brighton or Aimhigher Sussex widening participation programme;
  • have a household income of up to and including £25,000
  • undergraduate student from England
  • eligible for the standard government student support package of maintenance grant and student loans for fees and living costs
  • entering higher education in 2012 or later
  • studying for an undergraduate honours degree or foundation degree at the University of Brighton or an indirectly funded course at Plumpton, Sussex Downs, City College, Sussex Coast College (See the eligible partner college courses)
  • is not in receipt of either the University of Brighton care leaver or widening access bursary.

Exceptions

Nursing, midwifery, social work and allied health professions (AHP) courses have different tuition fee and funding arrangements and do not qualify for the University of Brighton Aimhigher bursary.

Your eligibility for a University of Brighton bursary may be affected if you already have a degree or other higher education qualification and you study for another qualification at the same or a lower level.

When is the bursary paid?

Bursaries are paid in each year of your course, subject to the eligibility criteria still being met. Bursaries are paid in two instalments: 14 February and 14 May.

Enquiries

If you are eligible we will send you an email towards the end of September to confirm you will receive a bursary. If you have any questions before then contact our Widening Participation Officer:

Gino Graziano