University Bursary Scheme Information and Support

As part of a broad commitment to help ensure tuition fees do not pose a barrier to students aspiring to apply to a world leading university, we offer a bursary scheme to support you in your studies.


What is a university bursary?

Bursaries are offered to support students based on household income or social factors.

Students do not need to formally apply for university bursary support. All UK students are automatically considered using household income information received from Student Finance England. Eligible students will be contacted from the September of the course start date. Bursaries cannot be combined (but you can receive both a university bursary and a university scholarship if eligible).


Criteria (for 2023/24 and 2024/25) Support Amount Duration
Household income £16,000 or less £1,300 per annum for up to four years* of undergraduate study
Household income £16,001 - £20,000 and from POLAR4 quintile 1 postcodes** £800 per annum for up to four years* of undergraduate study
Care leavers and estranged students £2,500 per annum for up to four years* of undergraduate study

*Support is provided for no more than four years of study even if the course is longer. Please note that a Foundation Year counts as one year of study towards your maximum of four years of bursary support.

**You can identify if you meet this criteria by entering your postcode at the office for students website.

Support is on a fee pro-rata basis for those students paying half fees or less. Bursaries cannot be combined, for example, if a student is a care leaver, they will be eligible for a £2,500 bursary only.


Bursary payment options:

  • Full bursary amount as a fee waiver (default option)
  • Full bursary amount as a UEA University accommodation discount
  • Full bursary amount in cash


Bursary Eligibility


Students already at UEA can find links to the Bursary Terms and Conditions for their year of entry below:


Our Available Bursaries

10% Alumni Tuition Fee Discount Scheme

10% Alumni Tuition Fee Discount Scheme

Funding Type
10% tuition fee reduction
UEA alumni
Number available
The North Walsham Vikings RFC Bursary

The North Walsham Vikings RFC Bursary

Funding type
Maintenance grant
Between £500-£1,500
Must play for the North Walsham Viking Rugby Football Club
Level of study
UG or PG
Fee status
Any (UK or International)
UEA PGCE Bursary

UEA PGCE Bursary

Year of entry
Household income of less than or equal to £20,000
Further requirements
From an adult HE quintile 1 home postcode