Financial support available from UCA

Students at computer, Architecture studios, UCA Canterbury

To help you with the cost of living during your studies, UCA has a range of scholarships and bursaries. Unlike Government loans, these are not something you will have to repay at a later date.

For students starting their studies in 2015 we have UCA bursaries and the Internal Progression Bursary. These are only available to students starting their first BA (Hons) degree course in September 2015.

Continuing students who remain eligible will be paid only the UCA bursary in subsequent years of their course.

Creative Scholarships are also available for 2015 and details of these are listed below.

UCA Bursaries 2015/16

There are cash bursaries of £900 available to those with an annual household income of £25,000 or less, these can be used for anything you wish and do not have to be paid back.


Household income (as assessed by SLC)

Value of bursary

£25,000 or less


You will receive a UCA Bursary for each year of your undergraduate studies at UCA, provided you continue to fulfil the eligibility criteria laid out below.

UCA Bursary eligibility criteria

  • Available to English, Welsh and Northern Irish domiciled, full-time undergraduate students for whom the first year at UCA is their first year in higher education.
  • With a means-assessed annual household income of £25,000 or less and paying full fees.
  • Receiving government support for university study, i.e. the tuition fee loan and maintenance loan and grant for living costs, via Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

How to apply

  • There is no separate application process for the UCA Bursary. Data on household income will be taken from the Student Loans Company and is the same data that you submit when applying for your tuition fee loan and maintenance loan and grant for living costs.
  • You and any sponsors must give the SLC consent to share financial information with the University or we will be unable to assess your eligibility for a UCA Bursary.

Other important information

  • Receipt of a UCA Bursary will be dependent on your assessed annual household income being £25,000 or less in your application for Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland support for that academic year.
  • We cannot answer individual enquiries regarding bursaries. If you are approved for an award, you can expect to receive confirmation in writing around the middle of November and expect to receive payment from the following February.
  • You must be actively engaged in study at the time of payment and should understand that the University may seek repayment from you if you are ineligible at time of payment. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about our bursaries please contact: