Our ARU Bursary is open to undergraduate and integrated Masters students from the UK.
It is also available to EU students starting a course in January 2021, and to those starting a course in the 2021/22 academic year who remain eligible for student finance.
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
You’ll receive payments at two points in the academic year:
- December and April if you start a course in September
- April and December if you start a course in January.
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.
To be eligible for our ARU Bursary you should:
- be starting a course in January 2021, September 2021 or January 2022
- be a UK or EU student for courses starting in January 2021
- be a UK student for courses starting in September 2021 or January 2022 (some EU and EEA students may also be eligible)
- 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 2020
- 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.
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.