Hartpury University – Postgraduate bursaries, scholarships and grants. What’s available for September 2023?

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Studying a postgraduate degree is a worthwhile investment that can help you to achieve personal and professional goals as well as contribute to areas such as research and education. Many of our postgraduate students have gone on to work all around the world, helping to shape their chosen industry and becoming respected professionals and academics.

Our postgraduate population continues to grow and we’re adding new programmes of study all the time. Many of our courses are devised with the help of industry partners, with research at the heart of our postgraduate activities.

We understand that right now, the rising cost of living is having an impact on many people around the country and is making people think again about the choices they make. While you might want to pursue postgraduate study this September, you may be considering the costs involved.

Here at Hartpury, we’re keen to help you make an informed choice.

We offer a range of financial support packages intended to ease the financial pressures on students and help them to focus on their education. Here’s a handy guide to the various bursaries, scholarships and grants available to those wanting to study a postgraduate qualification and answers to a few questions you may already have.

What’s the difference between bursaries, scholarships and grants?

Unlike a loan (that are also available to help students access education), bursaries and grants are monetary awards that don’t need to be repaid. Similarly, a scholarship is an award or a financial aid awarded based on pre-specified criteria, that also doesn’t need to be repaid.

How many students does Hartpury University help each year?

In the latest data (2021/22) Hartpury University provided just under £1 million in the form of bursaries, scholarships and grants to around 34% of its undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Aside from grants, what is Hartpury University doing to help students?

Free campus car parking is available. A range of part time job opportunities are also available to students on and off campus.

A Student Assistance Programme, coordinated by an experienced Students Services and Wellbeing Team provides a one-stop access point for individuals wanting to access academic, financial, wellbeing or career support and offers a 24-hour confidential helpline.

Learn more about the range of measures being taken by Hartpury to help students with the cost-of-living crisis.

Postgraduate funding

PhD studentships

  • One of the most popular and appealing sources of funding for a PhD is via a studentship.
  • Covers tuition fees and living costs whilst playing an active role and gaining experience in areas such as coaching and research.
  • Doctoral studentships, usually attached to a specific project, are offered by universities, government bodies and independent research charities.
  • How to apply: View studentships attached to Hartpury University’s research opportunities.

Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) for PhD studentships

  • Aimed at those with a physical or mental disability or specific learning difficulty that means additional support is required to undertake a UK Research and Innovation funded studentship.
  • Covers additional costs of study-related requirements.
  • How to apply:

Hartpury University alumni discount

  • All Hartpury alumni receive 20% discount from postgraduate course fees and 10% from professional course fees.
  • How to apply: View studentshipsattached to Hartpury University’s research opportunities.

Postgraduate teaching assistant roles

  • Ideal for those looking to study an MRes or PhD qualification while also gaining experience in an area of teaching.
  • Provides up to 15 hours of academic work each week in exchange for a salary to support study.
  • How to apply: Please enquire before making an application.

Postgraduate research assistant roles

  • Ideal for those looking to study an MRes or PhD qualification while also gaining experience in an area of research.
  • Provides up to 15 hours of academic research work each week in exchange for a salary to support study.
  • How to apply: View studentshipsattached to Hartpury University’s research opportunities.

MRes Project Bursary

  • A £1,000 bursary designed to support a specific and valuable element of a research project.
  • All MRes students can apply.
  • How to apply: This can only be applied for once studies have commenced. You’ll need to talk to your personal tutor for information on how to apply.

PhD Project Bursary

  • A £1,000 bursary designed to support a specific and valuable element of a research project.
  • All PhD students can apply.
  • How to apply: This can only be applied for once studies have commenced. You’ll need to talk to your personal tutor for information on how to apply.

Hartpury sports scholarships

  • Open to any postgraduate student who is part of Hartpury’s performance sports academy.
  • How to apply: Applications can be made after enrolment, via the sports academy team.

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

  • UK-based education marketing agency, Postgrad Solutions, offer bursaries for students from across the world who are undertaking postgraduate study in the UK.
  • There are 15 postgrad bursaries available for 2023 work £500 each.
  • Applications are accepted regardless of subject choice and are available to full time and part time students.
  • How to apply: Learn more about this bursary here. The closing date is Friday 30 September 2023.

Where can I find more information?

As outlined above, most applications open from 1 April in the year you plan to study at Hartpury University.

You can find more information here about the range of financial support packages on offer and download application forms when they’re made available.

The government also has information about funding postgraduate study here.

Alternatively, call our friendly student finance team via +44 (0) 1452 702 697 or email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

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