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Bursaries and scholarships for Home/EU students

Queen Mary has a significant package of competitive bursaries and scholarships to award in a range of subject areas.

General bursaries and scholarships

For more information on these bursaries please contact: bursaries@qmul.ac.uk

Bursary / scholarshipValueEligibility
Queen Mary Bursary
  • £1,500 per year if your household income is £25,000 or less
  • £1,200 per year if your household income is between £25,000 and £42,600
  • You will be automatically assessed for this bursary using the information you provide to Student Finance England (or equivalent)
National Scholarship Programme (NSP)
  • £3,000 (£1,500 fee waiver, £1,500 cash bursary) for your first year of study
  • You will receive the Queen Mary Bursary for your second and third years of study
  • 522 Scholarships available
  • You must have a household income of £25,000 or less
  • You must be in receipt of a full Maintenance Grant
  • You must have achieved in the region of 400-440 UCAS tariff points
  • You must be ordinarily resident in England
  • You will be automatically assessed for the Scholarship if you have submitted your details for income assessment by Student Finance England by A-Level results day
Queen Mary and Westfield Alumni Student Bursary
  • £1,000 per year for three years
  • Two bursaries available
  • You must have enrolled in September and be in the first year of your course
  • You must be under 20 years old at the start of the course
  • You must be  a permanent resident in the City of London, London Borough of Tower Hamlets or Hackney and have lived there for at least three years
  • You must be assessed by Student Finance England as having a household income of £42,600 or less
  • Eligible students will automatically be sent an application form by the University
Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation Scholarship
  • £1,000 per year for three years
  • There are only 10 scholarships available
  • You must have enrolled in September and be in the first year of your course
  • You must be under 25 years old at the start of the course
  • You must be  a permanent resident in the City of London or London Borough of Tower Hamlets and have lived there for at least three years
  • You must be assessed by Student Finance England as having a household income of £42,600 or less
  • Eligible students will automatically be sent an application form by the University
Queen Mary UNITE Accommodation and Access Bursary 2013-14
  • Accommodation for each year of your studies at Rahere Court and a cash bursary of £4,000 a year to be paid as follows: £1,500, £1,250 and £1,250 respectively at the start of each term, for a maximum of three years
  • You must have firmly accepted an offer of a place at Queen Mary on an eligible programme
  • This must be your first time entering Higher Education
  • You must be a Home (UK) undergraduate starting your course in September 2013
  • You must intend to stay at Rahere Court for at least three years
  • You must have an assessed household income of £25,000 per annum or less each year
  • You should be in receipt of the maximum maintenance grant (£3,354) each year
  • You must have applied for your maximum entitlement to UK government help each year with tuition fees and loans/grants for living costs support
  • You must have given Student Finance England consent to share your financial information with Queen Mary
  • Priority will be given to young independent students who have previously been in Local Authority care, or residing in a Foyer or similar residential provision for young homeless adults
  • You will have to make an application to be considered for the UNITE Accommodation and Access Bursaries

Academic bursaries and scholarships

ScholarshipValueParticipating academic Schools
Science and Engineering Excellence Scholarships£3,000 per year
  • School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
  • School of Engineering and Materials Science
  • School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Physics and Astronomy
Modern Foreign Languages Excellence Scholarships£3,000 (across two years)School of Languages, Linguistics and Film
Economics and Finance Excellence Scholarships£3,000 per yearSchool of Economics and Finance
The John Abernethy (Barts) Scholarship£3,500 per yearBarts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Sir John Cass's Foundation Lord Mayor's Scholarship£7,000 per yearMusic Performance
School of Law Bursary£1,000 per yearSchool of Law
Geoffrey Flavell Student Bursary£2,000 (across three years)Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Students seeking asylum

Queen Mary, University of London is offering a tuition fee concession and additional financial support to those seeking asylum. These awards are for applicants applying for undergraduate programmes only, excluding programmes in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

There are two types of award:

  • Category A
    Asylum seekers or children of asylum seekers who meet the academic programme requirements will be eligible to pay the 'home rate' of tuition fee while their asylum application is under consideration by the Home Office.
  • Category B
    Asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers and those holding Discretionary Leave to Remain in the UK. Two students per academic year will be awarded a tuition fee waiver plus maintenance support. This will consist of a non-repayable grant worth the equivalent of a Student Finance Maintenance Loan (£7,675 a year in 2013-14) and a Queen Mary Bursary (£1,500 a year in 2013-14).

Eligibility criteria for both categories A and B

Applicants will be classified as international students but allowed to pay the home rate of fee.

However, if their asylum case is decided during their course of study at the University, their fee status will change to 'home' with effect from the following academic year if:

  • they (or their parents or their spouse/civil partner) are recognised as a refugee by the UK Government and are granted indefinite leave to enter/remain in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK since they were granted this immigration status.

Please note that if you are awaiting a decision on an asylum application, you are not normally eligible for UK Government Student Finance. This means that you will need to have secured funds to pay your tuition fees and living costs before you start your course.

This reduced rate of fee or award is payable in each standard academic year of the course. This is unless, as a result of an asylum application, you (or your parents or spouse/civil partner) are granted leave to enter/remain in the UK and you have been ordinarily resident in the UK since you were granted this immigration status. If this happens, the award will cease from the start of the next academic year, and you would be expected to apply for Student Finance instead.

Please note: Spouses/civil partners must have been the spouse/civil partner on the date on which the asylum application was made. Children/step-children of a refugee/person with leave to remain/enter must have been aged under 18 on the date on which the asylum application was made.

Additional criteria for category B

  • Priority would be given to applicants who have been educated in the local area (Tower Hamlets and Newham)
  • Applicants in receipt of additional financial support will receive this support until such time as their immigration status is determined. If there is a change of immigration status, the applicant must comply with the conditions attached to this change of status which may mean applying for funding from Student Finance England, if they become eligible to do so.
  • Applicants who are awarded the tuition fee waiver and maintenance support are encouraged to meet with a Welfare Adviser from the Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service. This is to help them plan their finances and their budget, and to help them organise other practicalities such as accommodation.

For further details please contact:

Marlon Gomes
Head of Admissions
email: m.m.gomes@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 3353

External funding sources

Previous and current students of Queen Mary have succeeded in obtaining funding for their undergraduate studies from a variety of external sources, including the ones below:

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