Get £500 to boost your first year if you achieve higher than your predicted grades, get AAB or display outstanding talent in the creative or performing arts.
The Undergraduate Scholarship is a one-off payment of £500 received by those who have met the application criteria. Find out more about the scholarship below.
The Undergraduate Scholarship FAQs
How do I apply for The Undergraduate Scholarship?
To qualify, you will need to apply through UCAS and satisfy our Admissions requirements (including through Confirmation or Clearing), and be starting your studies in September 2022. You’ll then need to meet one of three criteria:
- Achieve better than your predicted grades, or
- Display outstanding talent or promise in the creative or performing arts, or
- Achieve outstanding grades of at least AAB in your A-levels (or equivalent).
You will qualify automatically if the above criteria are met. Please note only one award will be given per student.
How does the scholarship based on outstanding talent or promise in the creative or performing arts work?
If you’ve shown us your portfolio or attended an audition, this will be decided by the academic selection panel. You’ll need to have scored in the top 10% of all applicants for that course.
How will I know if I’ve got the scholarship?
The Student Finance Office will write to you and email your student account. Please make sure that you check your account regularly as it contains important information about the payment of your scholarship.
Can I get more than one Undergraduate Scholarship?
You can only receive one scholarship worth £500 from this specific scheme. However, there are other scholarships and forms of financial support available.
How and when will I receive my scholarship?
You’ll hear whether you’ve qualified for your scholarship within the first four weeks after you've enrolled in the 2022/2023 academic year. If you’ve met the conditions and are continuing your studies at Bath Spa University, you’ll receive £500 towards the end of January 2023.
How will I receive the money?
We’ll make a payment directly into your account via BACS. To receive your payment, it’s essential you enter your bank details into the university portal. If we don’t have your details, we can’t make the payment.
What if I want to defer my place?
If you choose to defer your place (or suspend your studies before January 2023) you won’t be eligible for The Undergraduate Scholarship. If you’ve already deferred and are planning to register on a September 2022 course, you will be eligible for the scholarship – as long as you can prove you’ve met the qualification criteria.
What if I decide to change course at Bath Spa University – will I still get my scholarship?
Yes, you’ll still receive your scholarship, provided the new course meets the original scholarship criteria and is a full-time Bath Spa University undergraduate degree due to begin in September 2022.
What other funding and scholarship opportunities are available?
There are a number of funding opportunities available at Bath Spa University.
What are the Terms and Conditions of The Undergraduate Scholarship?
You can find full terms and conditions for The Undergraduate Scholarship online below: