Bertarelli Bursary

Could you benefit from a bursary?

We know going to university can sometimes be expensive, however a very generous donation has been given by Kirsty and Ernesto Bertarelli, offering bursaries to new Staffordshire University students (subject to eligibility).

This bursary will award £1,500 per year for a 3 year degree, with no further applications needed during year 2 and 3.

Eligibility Criteria

Prospective students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply for the one of the bursaries:

  • Be a first year undergraduate only
  • Be a UK home student
  • Currently live within a 30 mile radius of one of our campuses/Centres of Excellence (These campuses are Stoke-on-Trent, Blackheath Lane, Lichfield and Shrewsbury)
  • Have joined the University from Step-up to HE or an Access to HE course
  • Have paid full tuition fees (full-time student)
  • Have a household income of below £25,000 per annum that is assessed by their award authority, and have given consent for this information to be shared by the University
  • Be studying a non-funded course (i.e. not entitled to receive any government support)

The bursary will be paid in two instalments (one will be cash and the other will be through Unicard) – Students must be in full attendance for these payment dates.

Unicard can be used across all campus sites and in all University venues.

Students must be actively engaged in their studies, with failure to do this resulting in the bursary being taken away.

Students must also be willing to be involved in University publicity campaigns e.g. social media, web, magazines if required.

An annual report will be required to update the donor on your studies and how the funding has helped.


Applications are now closed

Applications for September 2019 will open in July.

As there are now only 33 bursaries available, remember to put your all into the application. Ensure you review before submitting, check your spelling and ultimately outline your goals and ambitions and explain with passion how this bursary will help you to achieve.

Please ensure:

  • You spell check your application
  • Highlight your ambitions
  • Highlight your goal
  • Explain why you chose your degree, what will studying at Staffordshire University do for you
  • Don’t focus on your personal/home life situation, this bursary is meant to help support your time at University, to help towards trips, equipment or other items that take your degree to the next level
  • This is not meant as a hardship bursary – if you are having any financial difficulties or struggles please contact the main University Financial Support team

Key dates

  • Applications close at midnight on February 07th 2019
  • Applicants will be made aware of the outcome of their application by February 15th 2019

Bursary Payment Exemptions

Staffordshire University will conduct a review of a student’s bursary if progress or performance in their studies is deemed to be unsatisfactory without a legitimate reason for this.
If the scholar ceases to be a registered full-time student at the University or they take up full-time employment whilst in receipt of the bursary, no further payments will occur.
Staffordshire University has the right to withdraw an award from anyone who is found to have misled the institution regarding any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any monies already paid to them.
Staffordshire University reserves the right to revise or amend these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. All decisions made by the Development and Alumni Relations Office are final.

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