Bursaries, scholarships, studentships and more

Accessing funding

Student finance guide

Undergraduate and postgraduate study are both worthwhile investments – they will help you to achieve your own personal and professional goals, as well as to contribute to economic prosperity and knowledge exchange to improve our world.

Accessing funding, in the form of loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships, as well as postgraduate studentships and academic assistant roles, can make this possible for many students.

Hartpury University, our partners and other organisations offer a range of financial support packages to eligible students applying for our courses. You can find out more below.

You can apply for more than one bursary, but only one bursary will be awarded (usually the highest value for which you're eligible).

The below financial support packages don't affect eligibility for government support, such as maintenance grants and loans for tuition fees and living costs.

Unless specified, please contact our finance team for eligibility and application details.

Apply for financial support

You can apply for Hartpury finance packages from 1 April in the same year you're joining us.

Bursary terms and conditions

Following completion of the application form please follow the next steps:

  1. Email the completed form to UniversityBursaries@hartpury.ac.uk
  2. Send the original in the post to Student Finance, Hartpury University and Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE

Financial package terms explained

  • Bursary or grant: a monetary award that does not need to be repaid
  • Scholarship: an award or financial aid, awarded based on pre-specified criteria. Scholarships do not need to be repaid
  • Loan: a monetary loan designed to help students pay for higher education and associated fees.  A loan does need to be repaid

Hardship Grant*

Aims to support ongoing study by offering financial support towards living costs for those students experiencing financial hardship, and those who have been affected financially by the loss of income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Available to students studying any higher education course. The grant is not repayable and offers up to £2,000 support.

Veterinary Nursing Hardship Grant

Aims to support ongoing study by offering financial support towards living costs. Available to students studying either an FdSc or BSc (Hons) Veterinary Science course. To be eligible for this grant, you must have a reduced maintenance loan and/or be studying on an unpaid placement for 60 weeks or more.

Study Experience Grant

Aims to support access study trips linked to a module/programme. This grant is awarded on a sliding scale up to £1,000 dependent on household income. Contact your academic personal tutor for more details and to obtain an application form.

Hardship Loan*

The loan of up to £1,000 is repayable by the students as it aims to fill a void where there is a delay in the SLC fund release. You must evidence hardship and that you applied for/are in receipt of an SLC loan (ongoing/future learning). Available to students studying any higher education course.

Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)

If you have a disability you may be eligible for this allowance for study-related requirements, such as access to specialist equipment, non-medical helpers, extra travel or other disability-related costs of studying. Please enquire.

*Hardship grants and loans do not open until 1 November after enrolment

Local Low Income Bursary

A £1,500 bursary, per year of study, to support living costs available to students from households with an income of less than £21,000 per year living in specific local areas/who may be applying from local schools.

2022 Application form

Care-leavers and Independent Students Bursary

This bursary offers £1,500 to support study for the duration of the programme and is available to full-time students who have been in the care of a local authority for a period of 13 weeks or more or are able to provide evidence of estrangement/financial independence under the age of 25.

2022 care-leavers form

2022 independent students form 

Low Income Bursary

A bursary of £1,000 per year of study for students coming from a household with an income of less than £21,000 per annum.

2022 application form

Full-time Carer Bursary

This bursary offers £1,000 to support study for the duration of the programme and is available to full-time students who have full-time carer responsibilities.

2022 application form

Hartpury Local Bursary

Available to full-time students whose home address is within Gloucestershire, South Herefordshire, and South Worcestershire. This bursary offers £500 cash per year of study to support living costs.

2022 application form

Progression Bursary

This bursary offers £500 cash per year for the duration of the programme. This bursary is available to:

  • Further education students progressing directly from a Hartpury College further education course on to degree study at Hartpury
  • Access to HE Diploma students progressing directly from a Hartpury College Access programme on to degree study at Hartpury
  • For internal and external applicants enrolling onto a degree top up programme who have achieved a pass of 60% or equivalent in their qualifying award (cash payment)

2022 application form

Joe Henson MBE Bursary

Open to students who reside in the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, studying agriculture or related subjects. The Joe Henson Bursary supports up to a maximum of three years of study, with £1,000 per annum provided each year to two students.

Read the bursary information pack and application form.

John Oldacre Bursary

This bursary is open to students progressing from a Hartpury Agriculture based further education course onto a Hartpury University Agriculture degree programme. The John Oldacre Bursary offers up to £3,000 for each academic year of the programme.

Read the bursary terms and conditions and download an application form.

Martin Baber Award

The Martin Baber Award is an international work experience bursary, available to support currently enrolled Hartpury students who wish to study or work abroad within the Agricultural sector.

The purpose of the bursary is to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding, practical application and transferable skills in a global agricultural context.

The bursary supports students with travel and visa costs plus funds to cover an initial period once they have arrived at their destination. It can be used to help with:

  • Accommodation
  • Travel
  • Subsistence
  • Books and equipment
  • Other related expenditure

The maximum amount of an award available to a student is £1,500.

Full terms and conditions are available here.

Glos NFU Farmers Trust Scholarship

A £1,000 scholarship awarded towards payment of residential costs whilst at Hartpury.

Sports Scholarships

These scholarships are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are part of sports academies and are awarded by the sports academies.

Study Experience Scholarship

A £1,000 scholarship aimed to support student access trips/visits and rewarding academic achievement.  Application for this scholarship is to be made in writing outlining the value of their study opportunity to their programme and future career. Academic results and demonstrable engagement with their programme will be considered.

For more information, contact your Academic Personal Tutor.

PhD studentships

If you’re looking to study a PhD, one of the most attractive sources of funding is a studentship, which will normally cover your tuition fees and living costs. Doctoral studentships, usually attached to a specific project, are offered by universities, government bodies and independent research charities.

View studentships attached to Hartpury University’s research opportunities.

Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) for PhD Studentships

If you have a physical or mental disability or specific learning difficulty that means additional support is needed to undertake a UK Research and Innovation funded studentship, you may be eligible for additional expenditure for the costs of study-related requirements that may be incurred as a result. Please enquire.

Hartpury University alumni discount

All Hartpury alumni receive 20% discount from postgraduate course fees and 10% from professional course fees. This is a great way to develop your specialist subject expertise and employability as part of a passionate academic community that's familiar to you.

Postgraduate teaching assistant roles

If you’re looking to study an MSc or MRes qualification at Hartpury, you may be able to apply for one of our teaching assistant roles. This will provide you with up to 15 hours of academic work each week, valuable experience, in exchange for a salary to support your studies. Please enquire before you make your course application.

Postgraduate research assistant roles

If you’re looking to study an MRes or PhD qualification at Hartpury, you may be able to apply for one of our research assistant roles. This will provide you with up to 15 hours of academic work each week, valuable experience, in exchange for a salary to support your studies. Please enquire before you make your course application.

MRes Project Bursary

All MRes students can apply for a £1,000 bursary to support a specific and valuable element of their research project. This can be applied for once studies have commenced. Please speak to your personal tutor for further information.

PhD Project Bursary

All PhD students can apply for up to £1,000 extra research project support for each year of their studies. This can be applied for once studies have commenced. Please speak to your personal tutor for further information.

Hartpury sports scholarships

These scholarships are open to postgraduate students who are part of one of our performance sports teams. Please enquire via sportsacademy@hartpury.ac.uk

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

UK-based education marketing agency, Postgrad Solutions, offers bursaries for students from across the globe who are undertaking postgraduate study in the UK.

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Charities and trusts, learned societies and other support

There is a range of other financial support for students from households with low incomes, for those who have achieved academic excellence, for those with disabilities, and more.

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Key information and advice for international students.

International fees and scholarships

Financial guidance for international students.

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Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

A number of scholarships of £3,000 are available to support international students to join and thrive at Hartpury University.

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International funding

Guidance on financing your studies and working in the UK.

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Contact us

If you have any queries about student finance and the support available to you, please contact our Finance team for more information.

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