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Scholarships are a reward given to applicants based on final results and accumulate, as per the examples below.

Scholarships will be awarded via a tuition fee reduction to the cost of a student’s full annual course fee.

Any student is only eligible for one bursary, grant or scholarship type in any single academic year.

For more information on any of the scholarships mentioned here, please contact admissions@solent.ac.uk.

2023 entry

The University offers an Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship to reward applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability. These are awarded automatically (no application necessary) based on results, as shown in the example below:

 1 x ‘A’ in A-levels or Distinction at BTEC, or equivalent2 x ‘A’ in A-levels or Distinction at BTEC, or equivalent3 x ‘A’ in A-levels or Distinction at BTEC, or equivalent

Year 1

£250

£500

£750

Payment in cash - payable in one instalment in December.

PLEASE NOTE: in order to be eligible for these scholarships, you must meet the publicised course entry requirements at the time of enrolment.

Tariff increase

  • Courses that have 104-120 UCAS tariff points - applicants will have to meet 120 to be awarded.
  • Courses that have 112-128 UCAS tariff points - applicants will have to meet 128 to be awarded.

This scholarship is based on UK standard qualifications* (previous qualifications are subject to a time-frame of three years) and is open to all students who are self-financing (not sponsored by their government or employer).

*These qualifications must be taken over a minimum of two years

It cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship, bursary or fee discount. The scholarship will be paid as cash credit in December, following your enrolment. 

The University reserves the right to pro-rata this discount should you suspend or withdraw from study during the academic year. Please refer to our student fees and finance section for further information.

Scholarships are a reward given to applicants based on final results and accumulate, as per the examples below. Scholarships will be awarded as a tuition fee credit between £250 and £500.

The University offers a Direct Entry (Year 3 and Top-up) Academic Merit Scholarship as a way to reward students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability. These are awarded automatically (no application necessary) based on final results, as shown in the examples below.

 Merit profile Distinction profile

 £250

 £500

Tuition fee credit applied once firm accept.

This scholarship is based on UK standard qualifications* (previous qualifications are subject to a time-frame of three years) and is open to all students who are self-financing (not sponsored by their government or employer).

*These qualifications must be taken over a minimum of two years.

The University reserves the right to pro-rata this discount should you suspend or withdraw from study during the academic year. Please refer to our student fees and finance section for further information.

The University is pleased to offer, as a tuition fee reduction, a limited amount of postgraduate academic scholarships to applicants who achieve the following grades and who are holding an 'unconditional firm' offer on a full-time course:

Grade requirementAmount

First (or equivalent)

£750

2:1 (or equivalent)

£500

2:2 (or equivalent)

£250

Tuition fee credit applied once firm accept.

These scholarships are open to all students who are self-financing (not sponsored by their government or employer). 

The scholarship is based on UK standard qualification (previous qualifications are subject to a time-frame of three years).   

It cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship, bursary or fee discount. If you are a Solent graduate eligible for an alumni discount you would not be eligible for a PAMS scholarship too. 

The University reserves the right to pro-rata this discount should you suspend or withdraw from study during the academic year. Please refer to our student fees and finance for further information. 

The University is pleased to offer, as a tuition fee reduction, a limited number of international academic merit scholarships of between £1,000 and £2,000 for applicants from overseas, and non-settled EU students who are studying a full-time degree level course (not at foundation level) and who exceed the entry criteria for their course.

To qualify, students must currently be studying an international qualification or be studying for an international foundation programme in the UK with an 'unconditional firm' offer on a full-time course (previous qualifications are subject to a time-frame of three years).

Applicants must be self-funded and not sponsored by their government or employer. The scholarship does not apply to Study Abroad students. The scholarship is awarded automatically (no application process) on a 'first-come, first-served' basis as tuition fee reduction. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarships or bursaries. 

The University reserves the right to pro-rata this discount should you suspend or withdraw from study during the academic year.

Please refer to our student fees and finance section for further information. The scholarships are awarded in the following way:

LevelAmount

Undergraduate and postgraduate

£500

Undergraduate and postgraduate

£1,500

Undergraduate and postgraduate

£2,000

Scholarships are awarded to athletes competing at national and international levels in a variety of sports, including - but not exclusively - basketball, cricket and football.

We offer the following sports scholarship bursaries:

  • Platinum: up to £5,000
  • Gold: up to £3,000
  • Silver: up to £1,000
  • Bronze: performance club offer (access to team support services)

In addition to the bursaries, we can also offer alternative tuition fee based packages for overseas applicants depending on the level you compete at and your sporting history.

Find out more about sport scholarships 

We recognise that for many Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students the playing field for entry into university isn’t always level and this can be a barrier to students from these under-represented backgrounds reaching their potential.

For students applying for 2023 entry to our undergraduate courses, Solent University is offering the BAME Student Scholarship.

These scholarships provide eligible first year undergraduate students, from specific ethnic backgrounds, £1,000 each to use towards their university tuition fees or accommodation.

The scholarship is non means tested, non-repayable and available in addition to any other funding that you may also be eligible.

Successful applicants for this one-off scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Have applied for and hold a firm acceptance, full-time undergraduate course offer from Solent University.
  • Have applied for this scholarship through the applicant portal on or before the 31 May 2023 application deadline.
  • Are a UK national with ‘home’ fee status who identifies as having one of the following categories of ethnicity:
    • Asian or Asian British
      • Indian
      • Pakistani
      • Bangladeshi
      • Chinese
      • Any other Asian background
    • Black, African, Caribbean or Black British
      • African
      • Caribbean
      • Any other Black, African or Caribbean background
      • Other ethnic group
    • Mixed multiple ethnic groups
      • Mixed White and Black Caribbean
      • Mixed White and Black African
      • Mixed White and Asian
      • Any other Mixed or Multiple ethnic background
    • Other ethnic groups
      • Arab
      • Gypsy or Irish Traveller
      • Any other ethnic group

How to apply

2023/24 applicants
In order to be considered for the BAME Student Scholarship, applicants holding a firm acceptance place (conditional or unconditional) on an undergraduate course at Solent University starting in September 2023 must apply for this scholarship through the applicant portal. You will need your applicant user name and password to log in.

This will enable the University to link your UCAS application with your application for the scholarship.

Please note, there are a limited number of scholarships provided each year and these are awarded in the order completed forms are returned.

The scholarship is one of several initiatives that we are undertaking as part of our Race Equality Charter and acts to address the gap in under-represented groups of students, as set out in our Access and Participation Plan.

This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship, bursary or fee discount.

The University reserves the right to pro-rata this discount, should you suspend or withdraw from study during the academic year. Please refer to our student fees and finance section for further information.

For further information about the scholarship, please email stepintosuccess@solent.ac.uk.

Solent University is committed to be a fair, diverse and cohesive University that challenges and tackles social inequality. We aim to foster a community with a culture of welcome, mutual trust, fairness, harmony and respect.

Our vision is to transform the lives of people from all backgrounds, through learning that is relevant to the real world. Our values create a university that is open to all, which celebrates different, and demonstrates a commitment to social justice and equality of opportunity

In support of our vision and values, each year Solent University awards one Solent Sanctuary Scholarship consisting of a full yearly fee waiver and a £3,000 grant to a person seeking sanctuary studying on a three-year undergraduate programme.

To be eligible for the Solent Sanctuary Scholarship, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Seeking asylum or humanitarian protection in the UK, or the partner/dependant of someone seeking asylum or humanitarian protection; OR
  • Someone, or the partner/dependent of someone, who has been granted Discretionary or Limited Leave to Remain (DLR) or some other form of temporary status.

AND

  • Have a conditional or unconditional offer from Solent University.
  • Be attending a school, college or voluntary group which can provide a reference in support of your application.
  • Be unable to access mainstream funding for higher education i.e. Student Finance
  • Not have a 'no study' immigration bail condition.
  • Live within easy commuting distance of Solent University.
  • Not require additional support for living expenses or accommodation other than that provided through the Solent Sanctuary Scholarship

All undergraduate programmes are open to Solent Sanctuary Scholarship applicants except BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, foundation years and apprenticeships.

Please be aware you are likely to be able to apply for a contextual offer, which is a scheme where applicants who meet certain criteria (including being a refugee) may receive lower entry offers than standard (based on their context and individual circumstances). Those who meet the contextual offer criteria should apply the usual UCAS process and should also use of self-declaration form if they feel they meet additional criteria. Find out more about contextual offers.

For further information please contact Monika Materna-Brossier, International Student Adviser, at sanctuary@solent.ac.uk who will support you through the application process. If you do not yet have a conditional or unconditional offer from Solent University, we can also support you with this process.

Solent alumni could be eligible for a reduction of tuition fees if returning to study a postgraduate course. Eligibility criteria and more information can be found on our discounted fees page.

Solent University has secured 36 scholarships (£10,000 each) as part of the £13million Office for Students (OfS) funding initiative (#JoinYourAIFuture) to increase the skilled workforce and diversity in AI and data science. These scholarships are to assist applicants from under-represented groups in AI and data science areas and are available for full- and part-time routes of this course.

Priority for the scholarships will be given to the following three groups:

  • Black students,
  • Female students,
  • Registered disabled students,

with these other areas also being considered:

  • Students from POLAR Q1 and Q2 (UK students only),

You can check if you live in Q1 or Q2 here

  • Care experienced students (UK students only) (Please refer to FAQs Q10),
  • Estranged students (UK students only) (Please refer to FAQs Q11),
  • Gypsy, Roma, Traveller student (resident in the UK),
  • Refugees (resident in the UK),
  • Children from UK military families, veterans, and partners of UK military personnel.

The scholarship can be used towards tuition fees or stipend (towards cost of equipment, living costs etc) required for the course, or a combination of both and you will be asked to specify this when applying for the scholarship.

Scholarships will be paid to the University to distribute to students who are in receipt of the scholarship. The University will pay the monies in four instalments over the duration of the course with the first payment being made at the start of the course.

Before applying for a scholarship, you must have applied for the course and provided all the required documents, including reference letters (click here).

To apply for the scholarship you need to complete this form and either submit as part of your application to the course, or email a copy to admissions@solent.ac.uk ensuring you include your full name, course title and Solent ID number (if known) so we can match up to your application.

For frequently asked questions on this scholarship please click here.

Key dates

January 2023 applicants

  • Deadline to apply for scholarship: Wednesday 30 November 2022.
  • Review of scholarship applications: Wednesday 30 November – Friday 9 December 2022.
  • Applicants contacted to advise of outcome of scholarship: After Friday 9 December 2022.

Application form (PDF)

Application form (Word)

2023/24 applicants

Applicants for September 2023/24 entry will apply for this scholarship through the applicant portal. You will need your applicant user name and password to log in.

  • Deadline to apply for scholarship: Friday 30 June 2023.
  • Review of scholarship applications: Friday 30 June – Friday 14 July 2023.
  • Applicants contacted to advise of outcome of scholarship: After Friday 14 July 2023.
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