Bright Spark Scholarship

Undergraduate UK

Bright Spark

The Bright Spark scholarship rewards your hard work ahead of university. As well good grades, we're also looking for a research project that aligns to one of UEA's research themes (this could relate to subjects from any one of UEA's four faculties: Arts and Humanities, Medicine and Health, Social Sciences and Science).

You will need to achieve:

  • BBB at A level plus A in the EPQ, or
  • 9 research units on your Access to Higher Education diploma, or
  • 31 IB points plus B in the Extended Essay, or
  • Equivalent qualifications

Need some help with your EPQ?

We've put together some useful videos, activities and resources to help you with your EPQ - from setting your question to presenting your findings.


Type of Course

  • Undergraduate

Funding Type

  • Cash

Total Value


Annual Value


Number Available per Year


Years Available

  • 2021


  • UEA First Choice
  • UK Fees


  • Any
  • Art, Media and American Studies
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Politics, Philosophy Language and Communication Studies
  • Medicine
  • Health Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • International Development
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Norwich Business School
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Country / Region

  • UK

Applicant’s Nationality

  • Any

Country of Domicile

  • Any

Further Criteria

You are a citizen of the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man. You are enrolling on your first undergraduate degree course at UEA, make UEA your firm choice and achieve the required grades in the specified qualifications and research projects.

Application Process

Before applying, please check eligibility, guidance notes and terms and conditions.


The deadline for applications for 2021 entry was Thursday 10 June 2021. Applications are now closed.

Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions