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Bursaries, scholarships, studentships and more

University study is a worthwhile investment to help you to achieve your own personal and professional goals, as well as to contribute to economic prosperity and knowledge exchange. Accessing funding, in the form of loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships, makes it possible for many students.

 

Our packages

Hartpury University, our partners and other organisations offer a range of financial support packages to eligible students applying for our courses.

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

Financial support

Financial Assistance Grant*

Aims to support ongoing study by offering financial support towards living costs for those students experiencing financial hardship. Available to students studying any higher education course. The grant is not repayable and offers up to £2,000 support.

*Financial Assistance grants and loans do not open until 1 November after enrolment. Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

Veterinary Nursing Financial Assistance Grant

Aims to support ongoing study by offering financial support towards living costs of up to £3,000. Available to students studying either the BSc (Hons) Equine Veterinary Nursing or the BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing course. To be eligible for this grant, you must be undertaking unpaid veterinary practice-based learning for 1,800 hours in less than 52 weeks.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

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.

Financial Support 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.

*Financial Assistance grants and loans do not open until 1 November after enrolment. Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

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.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

Hartpury Low Income Bursary

This bursary amount is subject to the household income and is in addition to any grants/loans secured via the Student Loans Company, as follows:

Household Income

Award Amount

Household income below £25,000.00*

£400.00

Household income between £25,000.01 - £42,000.00*

£1,000.00

*Household income will be verified with the Student Loans Company

Applications are open 1st April to 30th November.

Apply here.

Read our terms and conditions here.

Hartpury Independent Students Bursary

This bursary offers £1,500 to support study and is available to full-time students who have had their independent status verified by the Student Loans Company.

Applications are open 1st April to 30th November.

Apply here.

Read our terms and conditions here.

Hartpury Full-time Carer Bursary

This bursary offers £1,000 to support study and is available to full-time students who have full-time carer responsibilities. Proof of Carer responsibilities will be required.

Applications are open 1st April to 30th November.

Apply here.

Read our terms and conditions here.

Hartpury Care Leavers Bursary

The Hartpury University Care Leavers Bursary is worth £1500 per year for the duration of the programme, and is available to students who have been in the care of the Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more, confirmed by the Student Loans Company.

Applications are open 1st April to 30th November.

Apply here.

Read our terms and conditions here.

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.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

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.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

Skills Development Bursary

Agriculture students have access to a skills development bursary (£1,000 per student) to support with developing a range of practical and vocational skills during their programme of study. 

Contact your academic personal tutor for more details and to obtain an application form.

External sources of undergraduate funding

Please note: The bursaries below are not managed by Hartpury University and not limited to Hartpury University students.

Three Counties Agricultural Society Bursary in Memory of Joe Henson MBE

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.

Find out more here.

Progression Scholarship

This award offers £1,000 cash for your first year of study.

This scholarship is available to:

  • Further Education students progressing directly from a Hartpury College further education course on to degree study at Hartpury University.
  • Eligible students will have achieved:
  • Distinction/ Distinction/ Merit at BTEC or
  • BBB at A-Level
  • Access to HE students progressing directly from a Hartpury College Access programme on to degree study at Hartpury University

Applications are open 1st April to 30th November.

Apply here.

Read our terms and conditions here.

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.

Enquire via Sportsacademy@hartpury.ac.uk.

Study Experience Scholarship

A £500 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.

Studentship scheme

Our Postgraduate Studentship Scheme provides a fantastic development opportunity, enabling you to complement your postgraduate study with important real-world research within a paid position at Hartpury. We have a limited number of positions at one time, making this a much sought after opportunity.

Find out more.

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.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

Hartpury University alumni discount

Hartpury University graduates may be eligible to receive up to 20% discount for studying a master's course, and up to 10% from professional course fees (2024/25). This does not include postgraduate research (PhD) degrees where the support offered differs and contributions are provided against project costs.

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.

Further information in the University Tuition Fees Policy here.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

Postgraduate assistant roles

As a Hartpury postgraduate research or teaching assistant, you’ll join our university teaching team to support academic staff for 15 hours each week across all aspects of practice including facilitating group and one-to-one student sessions, teaching and assessment, as well as academic administration duties.

Our teaching and research assistant roles are a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate students to gain valuable academic and industry qualifications and experience on campus alongside their studies whilst earning a salary to help support their studies.

Find out more.

PhD Project Bursary

This can only be applied for once studies have commenced. PhD students can apply for up to £3000 per relative academic year for research project support, depending on mode of study. Please speak to your Director of Studies 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

External sources of postgraduate funding

Please note: the sources of funding below are not managed by Hartpury University and not limited to Hartpury University students.

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Centenary Award

This annual award provides bursaries to pay up to 75% of course fees for selected students who are undertaking a postgraduate course in agriculture (Masters or PhD) within the UK.

Find out more

Hartpury has a number of scholarships and bursaries available to support students from outside the UK.

Please note international fee-paying scholarships, bursaries and discounts cannot be combined.

 

International Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship

For emerging trailblazers from outside the UK to utilise their Hartpury undergraduate or postgraduate qualification to grow the industries of equine, sport, agriculture and animal.

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

Find out more

Agriculture Bursary

In 1948 Hartpury was established as an agricultural further education provider.

To celebrate our rich history in agriculture, and support all future agriculture graduates, international fee-paying students enrolling on an agriculture undergraduate or postgraduate degree will receive a £2,000 reduction in each year tuition fees.

Regional Scholarships If you're an international fee-paying student from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland or Turkey and are self-funding your undergraduate or postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £1,000, as a discount on your first year’s tuition fee.
Andrew Beacham Awards

The Andrew Beacham Awards give aspiring, talented rugby players from South Africa and Zimbabwe the financial support to follow their dreams by providing annual tuition fee reductions.

Find out more

GREAT Scholarships 

In partnership with the British Council and GREAT Britain campaign, Hartpury University is offering 2 scholarships of £10,000 to students in China and India applying for postgraduate courses at Hartpury University, for September 2024 entry. 

Deadline 31st May 2024

Find out more

External sources of funding

Please note: the sources of funding below are not managed by Hartpury University and not limited to Hartpury University students.

Chevening Scholarship

Fully-funded scholarships to undertake any master's course at any UK university. Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. 

Find out more

Commonwealth Scholarship

Commonwealth Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are offered to citizens from low and middle income Commonwealth countries. 

Find out more

International funding

Guidance on financing your studies and working in the UK.

Find out more

Financial support

Undergraduate grants and loans (UK only, unless otherwise stated)

Financial Assistance Grant*

Aims to support ongoing study by offering financial support towards living costs for those students experiencing financial hardship. Available to students studying any higher education course. The grant is not repayable and offers up to £2,000 support.

*Financial Assistance grants and loans do not open until 1 November after enrolment. Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

Veterinary Nursing Financial Assistance Grant

Aims to support ongoing study by offering financial support towards living costs of up to £3,000. Available to students studying either the BSc (Hons) Equine Veterinary Nursing or the BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing course. To be eligible for this grant, you must be undertaking unpaid veterinary practice-based learning for 1,800 hours in less than 52 weeks.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

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.

Financial Support 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.

*Financial Assistance grants and loans do not open until 1 November after enrolment. Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

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.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

Undergraduate bursaries

Hartpury Low Income Bursary

This bursary amount is subject to the household income and is in addition to any grants/loans secured via the Student Loans Company, as follows:

Household Income

Award Amount

Household income below £25,000.00*

£400.00

Household income between £25,000.01 - £42,000.00*

£1,000.00

*Household income will be verified with the Student Loans Company

Applications are open 1st April to 30th November.

Apply here.

Read our terms and conditions here.

Hartpury Independent Students Bursary

This bursary offers £1,500 to support study and is available to full-time students who have had their independent status verified by the Student Loans Company.

Applications are open 1st April to 30th November.

Apply here.

Read our terms and conditions here.

Hartpury Full-time Carer Bursary

This bursary offers £1,000 to support study and is available to full-time students who have full-time carer responsibilities. Proof of Carer responsibilities will be required.

Applications are open 1st April to 30th November.

Apply here.

Read our terms and conditions here.

Hartpury Care Leavers Bursary

The Hartpury University Care Leavers Bursary is worth £1500 per year for the duration of the programme, and is available to students who have been in the care of the Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more, confirmed by the Student Loans Company.

Applications are open 1st April to 30th November.

Apply here.

Read our terms and conditions here.

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.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

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.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

Skills Development Bursary

Agriculture students have access to a skills development bursary (£1,000 per student) to support with developing a range of practical and vocational skills during their programme of study. 

Contact your academic personal tutor for more details and to obtain an application form.

External sources of undergraduate funding

Please note: The bursaries below are not managed by Hartpury University and not limited to Hartpury University students.

Three Counties Agricultural Society Bursary in Memory of Joe Henson MBE

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.

Find out more here.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Progression Scholarship

This award offers £1,000 cash for your first year of study.

This scholarship is available to:

  • Further Education students progressing directly from a Hartpury College further education course on to degree study at Hartpury University.
  • Eligible students will have achieved:
  • Distinction/ Distinction/ Merit at BTEC or
  • BBB at A-Level
  • Access to HE students progressing directly from a Hartpury College Access programme on to degree study at Hartpury University

Applications are open 1st April to 30th November.

Apply here.

Read our terms and conditions here.

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.

Enquire via Sportsacademy@hartpury.ac.uk.

Study Experience Scholarship

A £500 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.

Postgraduate funding

Studentship scheme

Our Postgraduate Studentship Scheme provides a fantastic development opportunity, enabling you to complement your postgraduate study with important real-world research within a paid position at Hartpury. We have a limited number of positions at one time, making this a much sought after opportunity.

Find out more.

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.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

Hartpury University alumni discount

Hartpury University graduates may be eligible to receive up to 20% discount for studying a master's course, and up to 10% from professional course fees (2024/25). This does not include postgraduate research (PhD) degrees where the support offered differs and contributions are provided against project costs.

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.

Further information in the University Tuition Fees Policy here.

Enquire via studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk.

Postgraduate assistant roles

As a Hartpury postgraduate research or teaching assistant, you’ll join our university teaching team to support academic staff for 15 hours each week across all aspects of practice including facilitating group and one-to-one student sessions, teaching and assessment, as well as academic administration duties.

Our teaching and research assistant roles are a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate students to gain valuable academic and industry qualifications and experience on campus alongside their studies whilst earning a salary to help support their studies.

Find out more.

PhD Project Bursary

This can only be applied for once studies have commenced. PhD students can apply for up to £3000 per relative academic year for research project support, depending on mode of study. Please speak to your Director of Studies 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

External sources of postgraduate funding

Please note: the sources of funding below are not managed by Hartpury University and not limited to Hartpury University students.

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Centenary Award

This annual award provides bursaries to pay up to 75% of course fees for selected students who are undertaking a postgraduate course in agriculture (Masters or PhD) within the UK.

Find out more

International students

Hartpury has a number of scholarships and bursaries available to support students from outside the UK.

Please note international fee-paying scholarships, bursaries and discounts cannot be combined.

 

International Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship

For emerging trailblazers from outside the UK to utilise their Hartpury undergraduate or postgraduate qualification to grow the industries of equine, sport, agriculture and animal.

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

Find out more

Agriculture Bursary

In 1948 Hartpury was established as an agricultural further education provider.

To celebrate our rich history in agriculture, and support all future agriculture graduates, international fee-paying students enrolling on an agriculture undergraduate or postgraduate degree will receive a £2,000 reduction in each year tuition fees.

Regional Scholarships If you're an international fee-paying student from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland or Turkey and are self-funding your undergraduate or postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £1,000, as a discount on your first year’s tuition fee.
Andrew Beacham Awards

The Andrew Beacham Awards give aspiring, talented rugby players from South Africa and Zimbabwe the financial support to follow their dreams by providing annual tuition fee reductions.

Find out more

GREAT Scholarships 

In partnership with the British Council and GREAT Britain campaign, Hartpury University is offering 2 scholarships of £10,000 to students in China and India applying for postgraduate courses at Hartpury University, for September 2024 entry. 

Deadline 31st May 2024

Find out more

External sources of funding

Please note: the sources of funding below are not managed by Hartpury University and not limited to Hartpury University students.

Chevening Scholarship

Fully-funded scholarships to undertake any master's course at any UK university. Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. 

Find out more

Commonwealth Scholarship

Commonwealth Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are offered to citizens from low and middle income Commonwealth countries. 

Find out more

International funding

Guidance on financing your studies and working in the UK.

Find out more

Additional support options

Our financial support packages don't affect eligibility for government support, such as maintenance grants and loans for tuition fees and living costs. Bursary amounts are also reflective of the packages available via the Student Loans Company.

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

Bursaries have a limited amount of funds available. Once utilised the funds will be closed for the academic year.

Contact us

If you have any questions related to the financial support available to Hartpury University students please get in touch with our friendly team.

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