ARU Bursary

Our brand new ARU Bursary is open to undergraduate and integrated Masters students from the UK or EU, starting a course at ARU in 2019/20.

Value

Up to £300 per year (pro rata for part-time students).

The value will depend on the assessment of your household income by Student Finance England, or another UK funding provider.

Household income of £0-£25,000

  • Total amount per year £300 (split into two payments)
  • First payment £150
  • Second payment £150

Household income of £25,001-£42,875

  • Total amount per year £200 (split into two payments)
  • First payment £100
  • Second payment £100

Duration

You’ll receive payments at two points in the academic year:

  • December and April if you start a course in September 2019
  • April and December if you start a course in January 2020.

Payments are made via BACS to your UK bank account, using the bank account details you supply when you register with us at the start of your course.

If you're up to date with payments towards your study and do not have outstanding instalments owing to Anglia Ruskin University, you'll receive your bursary as expected. If you do have an overdue payment, we reserve the right to use all or part of your bursary instalments to offset any outstanding debt.

Eligibility

To be eligible for our ARU Bursary you should:

  • be a UK or EU student
  • be starting a course in September 2019 or January 2020
  • be studying a full-time or part-time undergraduate degree or an integrated Masters course, on our Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough Guild House campuses
  • have a household income of £42,875 and under
  • be fully registered on a course at ARU starting on or after 1 August 2019
  • have made a means-tested application to Student Finance England (or another UK student funding provider such as the Student Awards Agency for Scotland), have given your consent to share the financial details and have been deemed eligible for support
  • engage with your studies on an ongoing basis. Engagement is based on your attendance in lectures and tutorials as well as engagement with our Learning Management System and library resources.

You will not be eligible for our ARU Bursary if you are:

  • an international student living outside the UK or EU (including Channel Islands)
  • studying for a degree apprenticeship, or as a distance learner or blended learner
  • sponsored by the NHS, an employer or a local authority
  • studying at one of our partner institutions
  • on a year out, on a year-long placement or study abroad
  • pending registration or re-registration, intermitting, suspended or excluded
  • not engaging with your studies.

How to apply

There is no need to apply. You'll automatically receive the ARU Bursary if you:

  • meet the eligibility criteria above
  • have already been means tested by Student Finance England (or another UK student funding provider such as the Student Awards Agency for Scotland) for a student loan, and given consent for Student Finance England to share your details with us.

Student loans: the small print

If you haven’t already applied for a loan from Student Finance England, or another funding provider, you should complete an online application but not complete the Loan Request Form.

If you are unable to provide this information online, you can complete a paper form. If you do not wish to apply for the Tuition Fee Loan put ZERO in the loan amount box.

Your student funding sponsor will also need to support your application by providing their financial information as part of your online application. If they are unable to provide this information online, they can complete a paper form.

Both you and your student funding sponsor must also complete the Bursary Consent Statements on your application to confirm that you will allow your information to be shared with us. If you've already applied for a loan but haven't completed the Statements, contact the Student Bursaries Helpline on 0300 100 0612.