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BU Academic Excellence Scholarship (UK)

Key facts


September 2019. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

  • Any UK applicant (for fee purposes) applying for a full-time undergraduate course at BU and who achieves ABB or above at A-level, or DDM or above at BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent (see equivalencies table, pdf 235kb)
  • 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*

Working hard to get the best grades often means making sacrifices elsewhere in your life, knowing that you’ll see the benefits in the future. If you’ve worked hard to get top results in your A-levels or BTEC qualifications, we think you deserve a reward.

Use your scholarship to enjoy some downtime from your studies, whether that’s seeing the latest blockbuster at the cinema, watching a gig at one of the local music venues, or grabbing a bite to eat with some mates.

You’ll receive your scholarship in nine instalments, 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 2019. You will be advised of the full terms and conditions when you collect your card following enrolment at BU.

*If you think you may be eligible for this award but do not receive a confirmation when you enrol at BU, please contact AskBU, who will confirm your eligibility on review of original qualification transcripts, on or before 31 January (September entry) or 30 June (January entry).

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.