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Scholarships

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.

2024 entry

Solent University, Southampton is one of 30 English universities chosen to share an £8.1 million fund to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science scholarships. The funding from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Office for Artificial Intelligence (OAI) is being awarded by the Office for Students (OfS) to support the delivery of 27 scholarships to home students (£10,000 each) from eligible underrepresented groups, in order to increase diversity. Additionally, Solent University is to offer 6 scholarships to home and international students who meet the criteria.

Scholarship funding will be delivered to eligible students from the following underrepresented groups, with priority being given to the first four groups:

  • Women,
  • Black students,
  • Students registered disabled,
  • Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds (Index of Multiple Disadvantage quintiles 1 and 2, low household income - 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).

For frequently asked questions on this scholarship please click here.

Key dates

Scholarships for home students

May 2024 intake:

  • Deadline to apply: Friday 17 May 2024.
  • Review of scholarship applications: Friday 17 May 2024 – Friday 24 May 2024.
  • Applicants contacted to advise of outcome of scholarship: After Friday 24 May 2024.

Scholarships for international students

May 2024 intake:

  • Deadline to apply: Friday 19 April 2024.
  • Review of scholarship applications: Friday 19 April 2024 – Friday 26 April 2024.
  • Applicants contacted to advise of outcome of scholarship: After Friday 26 April 2024.

Please note that we currently have more scholarships available for local/home students but also a few scholarships for international students who meet the above criteria.

Apply now

Please send completed forms to shakeel.ahmad@solent.ac.uk.

* Before applying for a scholarship, you must have applied for the course. Applications will be judged based on the personal statement, academic merit, eligibility criteria, reference letters and possibly interviews.