At the University of Hull, we recognise the significant investment – personal and financial – made by you in choosing to go to university. That’s why we offer a number of awards in appreciation of either your academic efforts or personal circumstances.

You could be eligible to a non-repayable cash award – of £1,000 or more – to help with your living costs – thanks to our generous scholarship and bursary schemes.

We work hard to help ease those concerns about money during your time at university with a range of scholarships and bursaries that can make a huge difference to your budget. In fact, NatWest’s Student Living Index 2017 shows that students in Hull receive more from scholarships and bursaries than any other students in the UK.


What are scholarships and bursaries?

In a nutshell, non-repayable cash awards that are paid into your bank account!

The University of Hull offers a number of bursaries and scholarships for eligible students. 

They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and may be available for UK, EU and International students. They’re awarded for a variety of reasons including academic achievement and/or to help those on lower incomes.

Scholarships and bursaries are separate to student loans. And the best bit is, you don’t pay a penny back!

What scholarships and bursaries are available?


These are just some of the scholarships and bursaries we offer.

Students from England and the EU:

  • Merit Scholarship (£2,000 – paid in two instalments in your first year of study) for students who achieve 120 UCAS tariff points from three A levels or equivalent (not including General Studies)*
  • Achievement Scholarship (£4,000 – £2,000 in the first year and £1,000 each in the second and final years of study) for students who achieve 152 UCAS tariff points from three A levels or equivalent (not including General Studies)*, **
  • Studentship (£1,000) for students with a household income of less than £25,000*

* Students living in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland are ineligible for the above awards. Students with previous experience of Higher Education are ineligible for the Studentship and Achievement Scholarship, but will be considered for the Merit Scholarship.

** Payment in the 2nd and final year is subject to successful progression with an average mark of 60% or above in each academic year.

  • Gillian Stead Maths Bursary (up to £6,300) for maths students with 128 UCAS tariff points from three A levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies) including an A in A level maths or equivalent

International students:

  • Studentship scheme discount (up to £3,500 per year including the World Bank Discount) for new students on courses charging a standard undergraduate or Masters fee

Visit our money pages for full details of these and more scholarships and bursaries, including eligibility criteria and terms and conditions.

PhD candidates:

  • There are numerous funded PhD opportunities available through our annual University research studentship scheme, and through several third-party funding organisations.

Visit our PhD studentship page to see if there's an opportunity that suits you.


How can i get my hands on one?

Here’s the good news – you don’t have to do anything. We automatically check your eligibility when you start and make sure you get the money you are entitled to.

You can only receive one award – but you’ll get the highest value award that you’re eligible for.

Further information

For more information about any of our scholarships and bursaries please contact us at: +44(0)1482 463002