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

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Going to university can be a great life experience. As well as studying for a degree, you’ll meet new friends, make lifelong connections and access opportunities that could really shape your future. Studying for a degree is a worthwhile investment that can help you to achieve personal and professional goals as well as contribute to your relevant industry. It can also boost your employability, like it has for our alumni. 97% graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2022).

Our courses are delivered by experienced, passionate tutors, and lecturers who will help you grow and learn along the way. The quality of our teaching was even rated sixth in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, with Hartpury rated best in the South West.

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 study at college this September, you might be considering the costs before you make your choice.

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 with us this September as well as answers to a few key questions.

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 students.

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

In addition to funding, Hartpury has introduced a number of other measures to help students. These include:

  • Free campus car parking is available and a subsidised bus route operates between Gloucester city centre and Hartpury for university students.
  • Hartpury-managed accommodation fees include contents insurance and utility bills at no extra cost.
  • Warm and welcoming communal facilities open 24/7 in which to study, socialise and charge electronic devices! Our sports and equine academies also provide shower facilities free of charge to all students.
  • A range of part time job opportunities available to students on and off campus. These include working in the on-site catering facilities and student bar, or even with roles at our commercial equine centre or farm.
  • 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 A 24-hour confidential helpline is available.

Find out more about how Hartpury University is helping undergraduate students with the cost-of-living.

Undergraduate bursaries

Local Low Income Bursary

  • Intended to support living costs each year for students living in specific local areas.
  • For students coming from a household with an income of less than £21,000 per year.
  • Available as a £1,500 bursary, per year of study.
  • How to apply: Applications can be made using the form on this page, from 1 April on the year you’re planning to start studying with us.

Care-leavers and Independent Students Bursary

  • Available to full-time students who’ve been in the care of a local authority for a period of 13 weeks or more.
  • Offers £1,500 to support study for the duration of the programme.
  • How to apply: Applications can be made using the form on this page, from 1 April on the year you’re planning to start studying with us.

Low Income Bursary

  • For students coming from a household with an income of less than £21,000 per year.
  • A £1,000 bursary, per year of study.
  • How to apply: Applications can be made using the form on this page, from 1 April on the year you’re planning to start studying with us.

Full-time Carer Bursary

  • Intended to support full-time students with full-time carer responsibilities.
  • A £1,000 bursary for the duration of the programme.
  • How to apply: Applications can be made using the form on this page, from 1 April on the year you’re planning to start studying with us.

Hartpury Local Bursary

  • Available to full-time students whose home address is within Gloucestershire, South Herefordshire and South Worcestershire.
  • Offers £500 cash per year of study to support living costs.
  • How to apply: Applications can be made using the form on this page, from 1 April on the year you’re planning to start studying with us.

Progression Bursary

  • Intended to help further education students progressing directly from Hartpury College onto a degree at Hartpury University and Access to HE Diploma students progressing from Hartpury College to a Hartpury University degree.
  • Also available to internal and external applications enrolling onto a degree top up programme who’ve achieved a pass of 60% or equivalent in their qualifying award.
  • The bursary offers £500 cash per year for the duration of the programme.
  • How to apply: Applications can be made using the form on this page, from 1 April on the year you’re planning to start studying with us.

Joe Henson MBE Bursary (Agriculture)

  • Available to students who reside in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire or Worcestershire and are studying agriculture or a related subject.
  • Supports up to a maximum of three years of study, with £1,000 per annum provided each year to two students.
  • How to apply: Download the information and application pack here.

John Oldacre Bursary

  • Open to students progressing from a Hartpury Agriculture further education course onto a Hartpury University Agriculture degree programme.
  • Provides up to £3,000 for each academic year of the programme.
  • How to apply: Read the bursary terms and conditionsand download an application form.

Martin Baber Award (only available to currently enrolled students)

  • This international work experience bursary is available to support currently enrolled students at Hartpury University, who wish to study or work abroad within the agricultural sector.
  • Supports with travel and visa costs plus funds to cover an initial period in the destination country.
  • Can be used for accommodation, travel, subsistence, books and equipment.
  • The maximum award available to a student is £1,500.
  • How to apply: Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Undergraduate scholarships

Glos NFU Farmers Trust Scholarship

  • Helps towards payment of residential costs whilst at Hartpury.
  • Available as a £1,000 award.
  • How to apply: Applications can be made after enrolment via your Academic Personal Tutor.

Sports Scholarships

  • Open to both undergraduate and postgraduate student who are part of the sports academies.
  • How to apply: You’ll need to apply through the sports academy team after you’ve enrolled on your course.

Study Experience Scholarship

  • Aimed to support student access trips/visits and rewarding academic achievement.
  • A £1,000 scholarship is available.
  • How to apply: Applications can be made after enrolment via your Academic Personal Tutor.

Undergraduate grants

Hardship Grant

  • Aims to support ongoing study by offering financial support towards living costs for those students in financial hardship.
  • Available for students on any higher education course.
  • Up to £2,000 support.
  • How to apply: Applications for hardship grants will not open until 1 November after enrolment.

Veterinary Nursing Hardship Grant

  • Aimed at helping with living costs for students studying either an FdSc or BSc (Hons) Veterinary Science course.
  • To be eligible, applicants must have a reduced maintenance loan and/or be studying on an unpaid placement for 60 weeks or more.
  • How to apply: Application forms and further information will be available here.

Study Experience Grant

  • Supports access study trips linked to a module or programme.
  • Support is awarded on a sliding scale up to £1,000 dependent on household income.
  • How to apply: Application details and forms will be provided by your academic personal tutor.

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)

  • If you have a disability, you may be eligible for this allowance to help with study-related expenses such as specialist equipment, non-medical helpers or extra travel.

How to apply: Application forms and further information will be available here.

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.

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

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