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Academic Achievement Scholarship

Key facts

Entry For courses starting in January 2020, September 2020 and January 2021. Scholarships cannot be deferred.
Eligibility
  • Any UK or EU student applying for a full-time taught postgraduate degree or Master's by Research at BU
  • You need to have an upper second-class honours (2:1) or above from a Bachelor's degree (or EU equivalent grades - see below), or CPE with merit profile
  • Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma Legal Practice (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) are eligible for this award
  • You can receive this scholarship alongside a Sports or Music scholarship, but cannot receive any other academic award.
Exclusions
  • You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, distance learning course, or part-time course
  • You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for certain professional development and Postgraduate Diploma courses taught by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Eligible students on MSc Public Health, MA Social Care, MA Social Work, MSc Physician Associate Studies and MSc Nutrition & Behavior will receive the award.
Value

£2,000 (tuition fee reduction) for January 2020 entry. £1,500 (tuition fee reduction) for September 2020 and January 2021 entry

Number available Unlimited
Need to fill in an application No. You will need to upload award transcripts to myHub during the applications process (see below).

The Academic Achievement Scholarship recognises outstanding academic achievement among our postgraduate applicants. To qualify for this award, you need to demonstrate an excellent academic profile that is relevant to your course.

If you’re an EU student and are unsure whether you’ll qualify, you should check the minimum grade that's required for 2019/20 entry (pdf 191kb) for January 2020 entry and the minimum grade that's required for 2020/21 entry (pdf 115.82kb) for September 2020/January 2021 entry. Contact the International Admissions Team if you have any further questions.

This award is subject to you providing evidence of your results and meeting the eligibility criteria. The fee reduction will appear when you pay your fees during online registration, so long as you have uploaded evidence of your qualifications in myHub before the end of January in the following year (for those enrolling in September) and the end of June (for those enrolling in January).

If you think you may be eligible for this award but do not receive a confirmation when you enrol at BU, please visit AskBU who will confirm your eligibility on review of original qualification transcripts.

Important information

Scholarships are reviewed on a regular basis and the university reserves the right to withdraw, amend or introduce new scholarships at any time. Scholarships are offered subject to funding and availability. The scholarship is awarded in your first year only, unless stated otherwise.

For full Terms and Conditions, please view our Scholarship Policy.