The National Scholarship Programme has been introduced to help students from low-income households and underrepresented groups to enter Higher Education. The University of Worcester is offering 200 scholarships in 2012/13. Each scholarship is valued at £3000 or a pro rata amount in the case of part time students and is awarded in the form of a fee waiver to first year students. Applications will be considered from students intending to register at the University of Worcester during the academic year commencing in September 2012 and whose household income (as verified by Student Finance England) is £25,000 a year or under, although meeting this criteria will not automatically entitle applicants to the scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded in strict order of level of household income until all the available scholarships have been awarded. Special consideration will be given to students who have been in care and to refugees. Please see The Student Finance England Factsheet How you are Assessed and Paid for details about whose income is taken into account when household income is assessed.
Those students not eligible for a scholarship under the National Scholarship Programme are; NHS Funded students Students funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools Students directly continuing from one course to another (eg from a foundation degree or HND to the final year of an honours degree) Students transferring in from another institution Students taking a postgraduate qualification Part-time students studying at less than 25per cent intensity of the full-time equivalent Any other students whose fees are paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement