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BU Academic Excellence Scholarship

Key facts


For courses starting in September 2021. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

  • Any UK, ROI or CI applicant (for fee purposes) applying for a full-time undergraduate course at BU and who achieves AAA or above at A-level, or DDD or above at BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent (see equivalences table pdf 140kb) 
  • Applicants from the UK for BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, BSc (Hons) Children's & Young People's Nursing, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, BSc (Hons) Midwifery, BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice, BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science, and BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy are not eligible for this scholarship* 
  • Applicants for one year Top-up courses are not eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicants for courses offered through partner colleges are not eligible for this scholarship
  • If you have been awarded any other BU scholarship then you are not eligible for this scholarship (excludes Sport and Music Scholarships)
Value £1,000 paid during the first year of your degree (Level C)
Number available Unlimited
Need to fill in an application No - you will automatically be considered for this award
Dates When we've received your results, we'll contact you to advise you if you've been awarded a scholarship**

We believe that academic excellence should be recognised – and that’s where our scholarship comes in! Your award can provide help towards your living costs, travelling home to see friends, buying books and course materials or joining SportBU for some fitness.

You’ll receive your scholarship in nine instalments October - June, which means you can treat yourself throughout your first year. You’ll receive a pre-paid card, with the first instalment loaded onto it in October. You will be advised of the full terms and conditions when you receive your card.

*UK applicants for these courses are not eligible for this scholarship because of the additional funding now available through the NHS Training Grant. Find out more.

*If you think you may be eligible for this award but do not receive a confirmation when you enrol at BU, please contact the Admissions Team, who will confirm your eligibility on review of original qualification transcripts, on or before 31 January.

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. Scholarship is awarded in your first year only, unless stated otherwise.

For further details, please view our Scholarship Policy.

Page history: 

  • 2 August 2021: page updated to reflect the exclusion of BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science from the elgibility for this scholarship.