UWE Progression Bursary

The Progression Bursary is payable to students who started their studies between the 2012/13 to 2018/19 academic years.

About the bursary

The Progression Bursary is payable to students who started their studies between the 2012/13 to 2018/19 academic years.

For these academic years, if you did not receive the bursary in your first year of study then you will not receive the Progression Bursary in subsequent years of study.

If you received a bursary in your first year at UWE Bristol, you will receive a Progression Bursary in subsequent years of your course as long you continue to meet the qualifying criteria for your award. More information is available in the 2017 returning students bursary policy.

Please note: If you did not receive a bursary during the first year that you registered on your course then you will not receive a bursary in subsequent years, even if your financial situation changes. You can, however, apply for the Student Support Fund.

Prior to payment, the University will ensure that you are registered, remain on an eligible undergraduate course and that you have a tuition fee loan covering the full cost of your fees from Student Finance England.

Bursary value

The amount of Progression Bursary you will receive depends on how much you received in your first year.

The amount of progression bursary cannot be increased, even if your financial circumstances have changed since we allocated the bursary to you in your first year.

If you did not receive a bursary in your first year then we cannot pay you a progression bursary in future years.

Please see below for details of your progression bursary payment.

Commencing year of study Bursary amount allocated to you in year 1 Bursary amount you will receive in years 2 and 3
2012 £2,000 £1,000 (paid in three instalments)
2013 £2,000 £1,000 (paid in three instalments)
2014 £2,000 £1,000 (paid in three instalments)
2014 £500 £500 (paid in one lump sum)
2015 £2,000 £1,000 (paid in three instalments)
2015 £500 £250 (paid in one lump sum)
2016 £3,000 £1,000 (paid in three instalments)
2016 £500 £500 (paid in one lump sum)
2017 £2,000 £1,000 (paid in three instalments)
2017 £500 £500 (paid in one lump sum)
2018 £500 £500 (paid in one lump sum)
2018 £2,000 £1,000 (paid in three instalments)

Part-time students

If you started your studies in 2014, you will receive £500 as a lump sum.

If you started your studies in 2012 or 2013, the amount you receive will depend on how many modules you register for each academic year:

No. of credits Bursary (£) Instalment
30 £250 (minimum) Lump sum
40 £334 Lump sum
50 £416 Lump sum
60 £500 £167 (x2), £116
70 £584 £195 (x2), £194
80 £667 £222 (x2), £223
90+ £750 £250 (x3)

By course

Please see the table below for details of the maximum award available by course type.

Type of course Progression Bursaries available Maximum award
Foundation degree 2 £2,000
Three year degree 3 £3,000
Sandwich degree 4 £4,000
Architecture 7 £7,000

Please note: Once the maximum award has been reached, no further Progression Bursaries will be paid even if you have not completed your course.

Payment

Your bursary will be paid directly into your bank account. If you receive one lump sum, this will be on 15 February 2021 if your course starts in September. For courses starting in January/February, you will receive the bursary payment on 26 May 2020.

If you receive three instalments and your course starts in September, these will be on:

  • 16 November 2020
  • 15 February 2021
  • 18 May 2021.

If you receive three instalments and your course starts in January or February, these will be on:

  • 22 February 2021
  • 26 May 2021
  • 30 August 2021.

Additional information

Placements and study abroad

If you are on placement or a study abroad year, you will still receive your bursary as long as you have a fee loan from Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance NI to cover the fees you are being charged while you are on placement/study abroad then you will get the bursary. If you are paying the fees yourself or have sponsorship for the cost of your tuition fees then you will not be eligible for the bursary, even if you have received it in previous years.

NHS charges

The UWE Progression Bursary should be ignored when calculating exemption from NHS charges. To request a letter, please email the Bursary Team at uwe.bursary@uwe.ac.uk quoting your student number along with your address details and we will produce your letter.

Contact us

If your question isn't covered on this page, please email the Bursary Team at uwe.bursary@uwe.ac.uk. Please make sure that you include your student number in all correspondence and we will respond to your query as soon possible.