UG Donor-Funded Scholarships FAQs UG Donor-Funded Scholarships FAQs

When should I apply?

Applications may be open as early as October – please check our website for exact dates. Once you have submitted your application to the course at UEA, you are ready to apply for our scholarships. There is no advantage to applying early, however this is advised.


When will I hear if my application has been successful?

We aim to let undergraduate applicants know the outcome of their application at least a week before the main UCAS deadline at the beginning of May. Timeframes for descions regarding postgraduate scholarships will vary. We aim to let postgraduate applicants know the outcome of their application within a month of the application deadline. This can take longer for some scholarships. Creative Writing Scholarships may have a longer wait time.

Does my household income refer to mine and that of a partner?

Household income refers to your own, and anyone whom you may be dependent upon during your studies, who resides within the same house as you. This information is cross-checked to your Student Finance England application after point of award.

My household income is variable, how does this affect my application to the scholarship?

Your household income will be based on the information you submit to Student Finance. This will be regarding the financial year ending the April one and a half years before the start of your course in September. For example, for 2017 entry, Student Finance ask for your household income between April 2015 and April 2016.

Can I hold more than one scholarship at once?

You can only hold one donor-funded scholarship, but you may be able to hold other University funding alongside a donor-funded scholarship. For more information, please contact

How do I quantify my household income?

Your household income should be quantified through the submission of a P60 to Student Finance. If you choose not to submit your income to Student Finance, you will be asked to prove your household income upon your enrolment at UEA in order to receive the scholarship.

Can I apply for a scholarship if I am receiving NHS funding?

Yes, you are able to hold our donor-funded scholarships alongside the NHS bursary – just make sure you choose to receive them as a grant. For other funding combinations, please contact

Do I have to make UEA my first choice before I can be awarded the scholarship?

You may receive a scholarship offer before securing your place at UEA. However, you will need to confirm UEA as your first choice of University with UCAS, fulfil all of the conditions of your offer, and register at UEA in September to receive a scholarship.

Will I hear whether my application has been successful?

Yes, we will contact all applicants who provide a valid email address in their scholarship application.

Can current UEA students apply for donor-funded scholarships?

Most donor funded scholarships are entry scholarships, meaning you cannot already be a student to apply for them. An exception to this is Year Abroad scholarships. UEA students who are planning on continuing their studies at postgraduate level are encouraged to apply for our postgraduate scholarships.
We do, however, have a number of prizes, awards and bursaries for which current students are eligible. Please see our prizes webpages.

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