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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 as credit on an Aspire card prior to the Christmas break in December. They are non-repayable and can be spent on a whole range of different equipment.  

In order to be eligible for the UAMS you will need to apply to the University via UCAS by 15 January 2020 and accept our offer on a firm basis by 5 May 2020.  

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.

Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship (UAMS)

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 final 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

£500

£1,000

£1,000

Year 2

 £0

 £0

£1,000

Total

£500

£1,000

£2,000

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

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

It cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship, bursary or fee discount. The scholarship will be issued as credit on an Aspire card in December to eligible students.

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.  

Direct Entry Academic Merit Scholarship (DAMS)

Scholarships are a reward given to applicants based on final results and accumulate, as per the examples below. Scholarships will be awarded as credit on an Aspire card prior to the Christmas break in December. They are non-repayable and can be spent on a whole range of different equipment. 

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
 Semester one  £500  £1,000
 Total  £500  £1,000

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

The scholarship will be issued as credit on an Aspire card in December to eligible students. It 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.

International Academic Merit Scholarships (IAMS)

EU/EEA students

The University is pleased to offer a limited number of academic merit scholarships issued as credit on an Aspire card of between £500 and £1,000 for applicants from the EU/EEA studying a full-time course and who exceed the entry criteria for their course based on the EU/EEA qualification studied. 

To qualify, students must 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 (not at foundation level). Applicants need to be self-funded (not sponsored by their government or employer).  

The scholarship does not apply to Study Abroad students. The scholarship is issued as credit on an Aspire card in December and is awarded automatically (no application process) on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.

It 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.

The scholarship is awarded as below:

 Level Amount
 Undergraduate and postgraduate  £500
 Undergraduate and postgraduate  £1,000

Postgraduate Taught Academic Merit Scholarship (PAMS) 

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: 

YearGrade requirementAmountType

Year 1

First (or equivalent)

£1,500

Tuition fee reduction

Year 1

2:1 (or equivalent)

 

£1,000

Tuition fee reduction

Year 1

2:2 (or equivalent)

£0

 

These scholarships are open to students from the UK, EU, EEA, and from overseas 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. 

International Academic Merit Scholarships (IAMS) 

Overseas/International students (non-EU) 


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 (non-EU countries) 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

 

 

Sport scholarships

Sports scholarships are awarded to athletes competing in a variety of sports at national level and above, including - but not exclusively - basketball, cricket, football and sailing.

As a scholar, you'll receive financial assistance towards academic fees and be able to take advantage of a support package worth up to £2,500. Academic fees are covered at 100% or 50% by the University for each successful applicant.

UndergraduatePostgraduate
Year 1: 100%  Year 1: 100%
Year 2: 50%  Year 2: 50%
Year 3: 50% N/A

Find out more about sport scholarships 

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, 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).

Find out more

You are only eligible for one fee discount, bursary or university scholarship in any single year. 

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.  

There are 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 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.

The award will be made in November and cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship, bursary or fee discount.

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.

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