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Scholarships can be given for a number of reasons and are designed to support you through your studies by helping with general living costs. They are non-repayable and can be spent on anything from rent and household bills to books and specialist equipment. You are only eligible for one bursary or scholarship type in any single year.

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

Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship

The University offers an Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship as a way to reward applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability. These are awarded based on final results and will accumulate, as shown in the example below.

 

1 x ‘A’ in A-levels or equivalent

2 x ‘A’ in A-levels or equivalent

3 x ‘A’ in A-levels or equivalent

Semester 1

(Year 1)

£500

£1,000

£1,000

Semester 1

(Year 2)

 

 

£1,000

Total

£500

£1,000

£2,000

Award form

Cash or towards University accommodation

Cash or towards University accommodation

Cash or towards University accommodation

This scheme is only available to UK students. A similar academic merit scholarship scheme is available to international and EU students. Please see the International Academic Merit Scholarships heading further down on this page.

If you meet the criteria for this award, you will receive an e-mail asking whether you want cash or credit towards your accommodation.  This will be in August after A-level results have been released.

Your award will be prorated if you withdraw from or suspend your course. Attendance in the second term will entitle you half and attendance in the third term will entitle you to the full amount.

If you choose the accommodation waiver, a credit will be applied to your accommodation account automatically.  If you choose cash it will be paid to you via the bank details student finance hold for you. The award will be split across two instalments, one in February and one in May

Students who are eligible for this scholarship may also qualify for the unconditional offer scheme. For more information, please visit the link below.

Unconditional offer scheme

Lisa Wilson Scholarship

The Wilson family have set up a fund in memory of their daughter Lisa Wilson who sadly died in a car crash in Australia in November 2002. 

Lisa spent three years at Southampton Institute from 1998-2001:

  • 2000-2001 Southampton Institute of Higher Education
    • BA (Hons) Business Management: Classification Second Class Honours (First Division)
  • 1998-2000 Southampton Institute of Higher Education
    • HND Business and Marketing: awarded with commendation

The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund is available to help young people with the cost of higher education.  

The award will take the form of a bursary. There will be four scholarships for new students applying to FdA, HND or BA/BSc degree courses. The scholarships are available to students who have overcome adversity and can demonstrate why they need extra financial help with their studies.  

The scholarship funding will be up to a maximum of £1,000 per year. This would be renewed annually.

To be considered for a scholarship applicants must:

  • be a UK home student,
  • have been accepted for a place on a FdA, FdSc, HND or degree course at Southampton Solent University,
  • state in writing the adversity they have overcome and demonstrate why they need extra financial support,
  • provide a letter of support from their Sixth-form or FE college tutor or if not at college and employed, from current Employer.

For further information and an application form, please contact Geeta Uppal on 023 8201 3836 or email geeta.uppal@solent.ac.uk.

Further details of The Lisa Wilson Scholarship can be found at www.lisathedaddy.com.

Postgraduate Taught Academic Merit Scholarships for UK students 2017 entry

The University offers UK students a Postgraduate Taught Academic Merit Scholarship as a way to reward applicants who have achieved a high academic result in their undergraduate programme as per the example below:

YearGrade requirementAmountType

Year 1

First (or equivalent)

£1,500

Tuition fee reduction

Year 1

2:1 (or equivalent)

 

£1,000

Tuition fee reduction

Applicants do not need to apply for the scholarship. You will be informed if you have been successful by our admissions team once your application status has been confirmed to 'unconditional firm'. This will be when you have satisfied all the conditions of your offer, provided evidence of your results and accepted your offer at Southampton Solent University. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarship eligibility:

  • be a UK home student
  • achieved a 2:1, first or equivalent
  • accepted and have an unconditional firm offer on a postgraduate course full time / part time / blended / flexible delivery.

Students who withdraw or suspend their studies will have their scholarship amount adjusted in line with the University's fee and payment policy withdrawal/suspension guidelines.

If you require further information on withdrawal/suspension guidelines, please email our income team: income.team@solent.ac.uk

Multiple discounts are not available, therefore if you are a Solent graduate eligible for an alumni discount you would not be eligible for this scholarship.

International Academic Merit Scholarships 2017

The merit scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded to Overseas, EEA and EU students studying a full-time course at Southampton Solent University who exceed the entry criteria for their course. The scholarship is a financial deduction taken off the invoice for your tuition fees. 

Any applicant living outside the UK (or International student currently studying in the UK) with an 'Unconditional Firm' offer on a full-time course for 2017 entry will be able to apply. 

The amount awarded will be based on the grades achieved, with higher grades receiving a larger amount. Scholarships are allocated in the following way:

LevelAmountQuantityEligible countries

Undergraduate and postgraduate

£1,000

40

Africa, Brunei, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, North America, Latin America, Singapore, Caricom States, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam

Undergraduate and postgraduate

£1,500

20

Africa, Brunei, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Norway, North America, Latin America, Singapore, Caricom States, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam

Undergraduate and postgraduate

£2,000

10

Africa, Brunei, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Norway, North America, Latin America, Singapore, Caricom States, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam

Undergraduate and postgraduate

£500

40

EU

Undergraduate and postgraduate

£1,000

20

EU

Applicants do not need to apply for the scholarship as the University will advise if they are eligible for one. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

You will be informed if you have been successful by our admissions team once your application status has been confirmed to 'Unconditional Firm'. This will be when you have satisfied all the conditions of your offer (academic and English language), provided evidence of your results and accepted your offer at Southampton Solent University. The scholarship is awarded for the first year of study.

Students who withdraw or suspend their studies will have their scholarship amount adjusted in line with the Universities Fee and Payment Policy withdrawal/suspension guidelines.

If you require further information on withdrawal/suspension guidelines, please email our income team: income.team@solent.ac.uk

Sport scholarships

Solent Sport offers different levels of support to student athletes based on both their sporting talent and their potential to succeed in national or international competition.

The High Performance Academy scholarship awards a discount of up to £1,000 on accommodation in halls, with further benefits totalling up to £2,500.

More general sports scholarships are also available. These cover the cost of tuition fees paid in the first year and provide a discount of 50% in following years.

Fee waiver for Syrian refugees

Following the announcement that Britain is to resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees over the course of the current parliament, Southampton has agreed to receive 25 families into the city. Southampton City Council is working with local statutory and voluntary partners to ensure that those who arrive are welcomed into the city and supported as they seek to build a new life here. The first family arrived at the end of 2015 and future families will arrive as suitable housing becomes available.  Other local authorities also support this scheme.

In support of this programme, Southampton Solent University has offered to provide up to one new full fee waiver per year for any Syrian National with refugee status (per year of entry).

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