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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. 

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

Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship

UK and EU applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability will be able to apply for the Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship. Students who are eligible for this scholarship may also qualify for the unconditional offer scheme. For more information about both, please visit the link below.

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Foundation level tuition fee waiver and bursary

In 2012/13, a new scheme of fee waivers for eligible full time foundation year students (Level 0 of an undergraduate course) was introduced. This award is targeted at new home and EU students from low participation neighbourhoods who have had no previous experience of studying for an undergraduate award.

There are 120 Foundation level fee waiver and bursary packages available. All self-funded, eligible award holders will have the cost of their foundation level tuition fees paid by the University and receive a payment of £1,000 (split into two payments of £500).

To be eligible for the award, students must have:

  • a declared household income of £25,000 or less,
  • a fee status of Home or EU,
  • a home address (this is your address prior to joining University) within a low participation neighbourhood (as determined by the Higher Education Funding Council for England), 
  • and a space a full time foundation course.

Students who have been in the care of a local authority for a minimum of 52 consecutive weeks immediately prior to beginning a programme of study at the University are also eligible.

Students are entitled to a proportion of the award if they withdraw, depending upon when they leave the University.  Students are entitled to half of the award if they are still in attendance on the first day of the spring term. Students are entitled to the full award if they are in attendance at the start of the summer term.

Applicants will be expected to have applied for means tested student support from Student Finance England (SFE)/Student Loans Company (SLC) and given consent to share this information in order that their declared household income level may be verified. 

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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

The University offers UK students a Postgraduate Taught Academic Merit Scholarship as a way to reward applicants who have achieved high academic results in their undergraduate programme. If you are eligible (you have achieved a 2:1, first or equivalent) these scholarships will be allocated once you have accepted an offer to study. 

YearGrade requirementAmountType

Year 1

First (or equivalent)

£1,500

Tuition fee reduction

Year 1

2:1 (or equivalent)

 

£1,000

Tuition fee reduction

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 2016 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, 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, 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, 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 the applicants if they are eligible for one. They 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.

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.

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