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Vice-Chancellor's Bursary

The Vice-Chancellor's Bursary is worth up to £15,000 and is awarded to the most outstanding, academically-gifted, full-time UK undergraduate students, irrespective of their financial means, who progress to a University of Bolton undergraduate higher education course.



The 2014/15 Vice Chancellor's Bursary is open to full-time students who are to commence their first Higher Education undergraduate course of study from September 2014. Tuition fees must be paid via tuition fee loan or students must be self funded.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Bursary will be awarded to the most outstanding and academically-gifted full-time U.K. undergraduate students, irrespective of their financial means, who progress to a University of Bolton undergraduate Higher Education course having accumulated a minimum of 360 UCAS points at A2 level or equivalent.

There will be a maximum of three awards each year.

How to apply

The Vice-Chancellor will be looking for evidence in the written application (word count, 1,500 +/- 10%) and interview/presentation of both academic and professional career ambition, leadership and motivational skills. Aptitude, presentational ability, strong interpersonal skills and examples of work within the community, sporting or cultural achievements are also qualities the Vice-Chancellor will be looking for.

Prospective applicants must also be committed to representing the University and taking part in promoting the University throughout their studies.

Written applications are to be completed by 1 July 2014 for September 2014 entry and students must also have indicated University of Bolton as their firm/final choice by the 1 July 2014. Vice-Chancellor Award Application Form| [.docx]

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in July 2014 (provisionally).

Finalists will be notified before enrolment.


Payments will be made after enrolment subject to continuing confirmation of attendance and if the student transfers to another institution, fails their course of study, withdraws, or suspends or interrupts their studies, payments will cease. Payments will be made subject to satisfactory performance on the course of study

Additonal terms and conditions

Students who commence their studies in January/February 2014 can apply for the September 2014 Award, dates to be confirmed, and payments will commence in the following academic year.

Students in receipt of the Vice Chancellor’s Bursary will not be eligible to receive the Bolton Partnership Bursary or National Scholarship Award. 

The award will be paid for first HE courses only, not subsequent equivalent or lower level HE courses. 

Further information

For further information please contact:

Ms Karen Bentley

Student Funding Advisor

T: 01204 903497

F: 01204 903809

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Please note: information given on this webpage is provisional and subject to change.