University bursary scheme information and support 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, UEA offers a bursary scheme to support students in their 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 bursary support, all UK students are automatically considered using household income information received from Student Finance England (EU students will need to request this assessment). Eligible students will be contacted from the September of the course start date. Bursaries cannot be combined (but you can receive both a bursary and a scholarship if eligible).


Support Amount


Household income less than £16,000


per annum for up to four years* of undergraduate study

Household income £16,001 to £20,000


per annum for up to four years* of undergraduate study

Humanities, Science or Computing Foundation Year with household income less than £16,000


Foundation Year only

Care Leaver


per annum for up to four years* of undergraduate study

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

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 £3,000 bursary only.

UEA Bursary payment options:

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

Notes for NHS funded course

Students on NHS funded courses (i.e. where no fee is payable from the student) offered by the University are not eligible for a University bursary. NHS funded courses are those offered by the School of Health Sciences. The only exceptions are students defined as care leavers, who are eligible for a care leaver's bursary if studying an NHS course.

Bursary eligibility

Unfortunately students from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are not eligible for UEA bursary support, but could be eligible for scholarship support.

Please use the following link for our 2016/7 Bursaries and Scholarships Terms and Conditions (PDF). 

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Undergraduate Scholarships