There’s no place like Hartpury – new bursaries will bring local young people closer to a unique degree experience


Local young people can now get help to fund their degree studies at Hartpury following the launch of a new package of bursaries.

Alongside the Local Hartpury Bursary, extra financial support is also now available for the most gifted and talented university level students and for those applying to top-up their Foundation degree to a full Honours degree at Hartpury.

A £500 bursary is available to all students that are accepted on to a university level programme who have a home address in the local area – all Gloucestershire and some Worcestershire and Herefordshire postcodes.

The new Hartpury Rewarding Excellence Bursary falls into two categories – academic and non-academic excellence – and amounts to £2000 over two years.

Students that have achieved at least three As at A-level, a BTEC Extended Diploma score of DDD* or an International Baccalaureate total of 34 points are eligible to apply for the academic bursary.

The non-academic bursary is designed to reward excellence and achievement relating to the sport, equine, animal or land industry. This could be competing in elite sport, coaching or being involved in extensive voluntary work.

Hartpury Principal, Russell Marchant, said: “Hartpury is a special place to study, with excellent facilities and the highest quality teaching and learning. We open doors to a range of fantastic careers and we want as many young people as possible to feel that studying for a degree with us is within their reach.

“That’s why we have launched these new bursaries, which will provide financial support to a wide range of applicants, from those in Gloucestershire and the surrounding regions to those who have pushed themselves to be the best – a culture and ethos that we nurture at Hartpury.”

A £500 cash bursary is also now available for all students that are accepted onto a top-up degree programme at Hartpury, providing that they have achieved a pass of 55% or equivalent in their qualifying award

Unlike a student loan, bursaries do not have to be paid back. They also do not affect eligibility for state support, like maintenance grants and loans for tuition fees and living costs. So it’s a good idea to see if you could be eligible for one.

Hartpury offers a wide range of bursaries that can provide financial support to eligible students applying for degree and postgraduate courses. You can find more information about the bursaries on offer, see the full terms and conditions and apply at

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