University of Chester

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Bursaries and Scholarships

  • National Scholarships will have a value of £6,000 each for approximately 383 students over three years. This will consist of a cash bursary of £1,000 plus a fee waiver and other in kind benefit totalling £2,000 in the first year, together with a further £1,500 fee waiver in each of years 2 and 3 of the programme.

Eligibility criteria New full-time undergraduate degree entrants paying the tuition fee of £9,000 (pro rata for part-time entrants studying at least 25% of a full year), and who have a declared household residual income of £25,000 or less, will be eligible for consideration. Applicants who receive offers of places to study at the University will be sent full details of the National Scholarship Programme. Scholarships will be awarded to those with the lowest household incomes. NSP awards will not be available to individuals who are ordinarily resident in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Chester Plus Bursary For those students who were awarded a National Scholarship in 2014–15 and who have progressed to the next levels of study there will be an additional Chester Plus bursary to the value of £1,000 in total, with a cash and in-kind benefit totalling £500 being given to each eligible student in each of years 2 and 3 of their programme.

  • Care Leavers Bursary For new undergraduate students who are verified care leavers, this bursary will be available on a first come, first served basis for 15 students. The scheme will normally provide care leavers with £7,000 of benefits over the 3 years of their programme, with £3,000 being given in year 1 and £2,000 being given in each of years 2 and 3 of their programme. The benefits may be given as part cash and part in kind.

  • Chester Bursary An award to the value of £2,000 of benefits will be given to any new full-time undergraduate degree entrant paying a tuition fee of over £6,000, who has a declared household residual income of £25,000 or less, and who does not receive an award under the National Scholarship Programme. This will comprise of a cash and in kind benefit totalling £1,000 in year one, with £500 in each of years 2 and 3 of the programme. The bursary will be awarded to all eligible students.  The scheme is set to benefit approximately 500 students.

  • Chester Link Bursary For those who have attended one of our targeted partner schools, academies or colleges, awards of cash and in kind benefit totalling £2,000 will be paid £1,000 in the first year of study and £500 in each of years 2 and 3.

Eligibility criteria  New full-time undergraduate degree entrants paying a tuition fee of over £6,000, and who have a declared household residual income of between £25,000 and £42,600, will be eligible for consideration.  This scheme is open to any student who completed their level 3 studies at one of our targeted schools, academies or colleges up to two years prior to the start of their undergraduate programme (or completed level 2 studies within the previous four years, in the case of schools that do not offer level 3 studies). There are a limited number of these awards.

  • Chester Excellence Scholarhships Students who attain grades of ABB (or equivalent) and have a household income of less than £42,600 will be eligible for an Excellence Scholarship. (This would be additional to any of an NSP, a Chester Bursary or a Chester Link Bursary). The total value of this scholarship is £2,000, which will be given as part cash and part in kind, £1,000 in the first year and £500 in each of years 2 and 3. Only students paying a tuition fee of £9,000 will be eligible for this scholarship. The University expects to award approximately 200 of these scholarships for students entering the University in 2014–15.
  • The University is dedicated to supporting excellence in interdisciplinary study and provides up to 20 Sports Scholarships for undergraduate students who compete at elite level. This is in the form of funding (£1,000 per year for up to three years) and sports science support from scientific staff, together with use of the extensive testing and research facilities. The University also provides Music Scholarships for students playing a leading part in the cultural activities of the institution. Choral and instrumental awards up to a total value of £800 are available to suitable candidates.
  • There are also a number of past entry prizes and scholarships.

Tuition Fees 2014

  • Erasmus or other study year abroad £1,350; sandwich years £1,800; full-time foundation degree programme £7,000.
Minimum fee £4,500 Average fee £8,566
Maximum fee £9,000 Average cost to student* £8,109

* The estimated average cost per student after allowing for financial support (e.g. fee waivers, bursaries, scholarships and other in-kind support) from the institution.

Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees

The fees below are for undergraduate courses.

Year UK and EU Students Overseas – Classroom Overseas – Laboratory
2014–2015 £9,000 £10,700 £10,700
2013–2014 £9000 - -
2010–2011 £3290 £9655 £12625
2008–2009 £3145 £7182 £7830-8388
* PGHEU £3510 to £6120, most at £3510
2006–2007 £3000 £7848* £6720*
* UGOS - three bands, B - £7848, C - £7320, D - £6720; PGHEU - £2760 to £5580; PGOS - three bands as for UGOS

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