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Subject Achievement Scholarship (Media and Communication)

Passionate about the subject you’re coming to study? Worked hard to make a difference in your community, school or college, through voluntary work or work experience?

If this sound likes you, then this scholarship is the perfect award to recognise your success and provide some additional support during your time as a BU student.

Key facts


September 2020 entry. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

  • UK/EU students who select BU as their firm choice in the eligible courses (see below)
  • Students who meet or exceed the minimum entry requirements

The eligibility criteria will be taken into account and your personal statement will be considered. In particular, we look at the following:

  • Why you are interested in your studying your course of choice
  • Evidence of commitment to your area of study through additional work experience, voluntary or community work outlining each different experience/contribution with details of duration, how you gained this experience and how this links to your course of choice, and what you have learnt as a result
  • How the scholarship will be beneficial to your student experience
  • The contribution you will make to the university having received this award
  • 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
  • This scholarship is not open to students starting study in 2021/22 (i.e. students who defer their place)
  • Applicants are only eligible for the Subject Achievement Scholarship (excludes all other BU scholarships)
  • 3 x £3,250 payments over three years of study (excludes placement year/postgraduate year, if applicable)
  • Free bus pass in your first year of study and access to our ResLifeBU programme
  • Welcome pack for Arrivals week, including vouchers and BU merchandise
  • Choice of SportBU membership or a contribution to a club or society to be taken in any year of study (for one year only)
Number available 1
Need to fill in an application Yes
Deadline 31 August 2020

We’ll give you a package of benefits worth over £10,000, offered over the three years of your course, including over £9,000 in instalments, free bus pass and access to our ResLifeBU programme. 

Applications will be considered by a panel of Bournemouth University staff on the information that is provided in your application form.

You’ll receive the cash element of your scholarship in nine instalments, during each year of academic study. You’ll receive a pre-paid card with the first instalment loaded onto it in October 2020. Accommodation rents include £1 a week towards the ResLifeBU programme and an optional annual bus pass worth £250 - all of this will be provided for free. You will be advised of the full terms and conditions when you collect your card following enrolment at BU. 

Eligible courses

  • BA (Hons) Communication and Media
  • BA (Hons) English
  • MLit English
  • BSc (Hons) Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Marketing Communications
  • BA (Hons) Marketing Communications with Advertising
  • BA (Hons) Marketing Communications with Digitial Media
  • BA (Hons) Marketing Communications with Public Relations
  • BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

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.