BAS – Bolton Achievers Scholarship

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The Bolton Achievers Scholarship (BAS) is a full tuition fee waiver for higher education degree courses at the University of Bolton of £9,000 per year (or the published fee in the intake year). BAS is available to students who commence their course of study at the University of Bolton’s new school – UTC Bolton in September 2015.

BAS is available to students entering UTC Bolton in Year 10 in September 2015 and completing the whole four years (Years 10, 11, 12 and 13) at UTC Bolton and then progressing to a degree course at the University of Bolton in September 2019. For the remainder of this document this group will be referred to as Year 10 BAS.

Restriction: BAS will only be offered to students who achieve ABB grade profile (128 UCAS points at A2).


BAS is worth up to a maximum of £9,000 per year or the full published tuition fee in the intake year. For Year 10 BAS, this is paid as a fee waiver in each academic year of the studies up to a maximum duration of the course (normally three academic years but could be four for M.Eng/M.Pharm type of programmes). Thus BAS offers scholarships worth at least £27,000 for three year degree courses and £36,000 for four year degree courses.

BAS aims to attract the most talented students to the University of Bolton’s undergraduate degree courses in September 2019. BAS entitlement will be reviewed each academic year using the Terms and Conditions set out at the end of this document.

There is no need to apply for BAS. Students will be automatically assessed via their UCAS application and results, however the applicant must select the University of Bolton as their first choice through UCAS by the decline by default date in May 2019 (eligible applicants will be reminded).

BAS is offered to U.K. and E.U. residents only who are studying on their first full-time undergraduate degree. BAS will not be awarded to individuals in addition to other bursaries and scholarships available at the University of Bolton.


BAS is only open to students who completed their GCSE and A Level/Diploma studies at UTC Bolton starting from September 2015. It is not a reoccurring scholarship for subsequent intakes into UTC Bolton.

Students must achieve a minimum 128 UCAS points from a HEFCE approved qualification such as:

A-levels (ABB+) from maximum of three subjects, achieved at the first sitting in the final exams within the academic year of application.

BTEC NQF Qualifications (DDM) or equivalent from maximum of three subjects achieved at the first sitting in the final assessment within the academic year of application.

A combination of A-levels and BTECs is acceptable.

Applicants must also meet the general entry requirements for the University and the specific course to which they are applying. All qualifications must be verified by UCAS or by the University of Bolton.

Students must have selected University of Bolton as first choice through UCAS by ‘Decline by Default’ (early May 2019).

BAS Year 10 students must have commenced on the first year of an undergraduate degree course of study at University of Bolton in Semester 1 of the 2019/20 academic year.

The course must be delivered at the University of Bolton and not at a partner or franchise partner college.

The Scholarship will be paid for first Higher Education (H.E.) courses only.  If the applicant has previously commenced on a H.E. course of study, they will not be eligible to receive the scholarship.

In order to qualify, all students must be eligible to receive student support under the current government Education (Student Support) Regulations.

Students must be studying full time on a course with tuition fees of £9,000 or the equivalent tuition fee for full time undergraduate course in the intake year.

The following categories of students are not eligible to receive the BAS:Students who apply by advanced/direct entry.

  • Students studying a Foundation Degree/HND.
  • Students undertaking a postgraduate initial teacher training course.
  • Students undertaking a postgraduate qualification.
  • Students “topping-up” from a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent course.
  • Students transferring from another institution.
  • Students whose tuition fees are paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement, for example by an employer.
  • Students undertaking industrial or work experience on a full time “sandwich” basis will not be eligible to receive the bursary during their “sandwich” period.
  • Students studying abroad will not be eligible to receive the bursary during their period of study abroad.


Payments will be made as a fee waiver by University of Bolton’s Student Data Management after the student applies and succeeds in obtaining tuition fee loan. BAS will be reviewed at each academic year of study for the relevant student and adjustments made based on the Terms and Conditions given below.

For the latest information please contact:

Mr Jonathan Stackhouse – Student Funding Advisor

Tel: 01204 903497 or

Mrs Carol Gray Bursaries and Scholarships Advisor

Tel: 01204 903499


Terms and conditions

Students must maintain a 60% average in each academic year of their course for continued payment in the following academic year

Payments will be terminated if the student withdraws, transfers to another institution, fails their programme of study, or interrupts or suspends their studies.

Payments are subject to continuing and satisfactory attendance on the course.

Please note all information given on this summary is provisional and subject to change.


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