Scholarships & bursaries
Studying at City University London is a realistic goal for all undergraduate students. You can get funding to pay for your living costs from several sources. And once you start studying at City, you can get advice on financial support and money management from our award-winning Student Centre.
We have a range of bursaries scholarships available for students from UK/EU and international backgrounds, each based on what qualifications you are studying. Please read the criteria below to find out if you are eligible for a scholarship. All eligible students will be contacted and invited to register. These are based on academic achievement and/or financial need. Some of these bursaries and scholarships are offered by the University, including The Lord Mayor of London Scholarships for Academic Excellence, while others are offered by external organisations.
Here are just some of the funding packages you could qualify for:
The Lord Mayor of London Academic Scholarships for Academic Excellence are aimed at UK or European Union (EU) students starting an undergraduate course for the first time. The scholarship rewards academic excellence and you will need to achieve a required level of qualifications in order to be eligible.
The scholarship is aimed at students who achieve exceptional grades at ‘A’ Level or International Baccalaureate. Students are referred to the full terms and conditions for the Scholarship for the grade requirements.
To qualify for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship you must:
- Be an international student (i.e. from outside the UK/EU and paying the overseas fee)
- Be studying ‘A’ Levels or International Baccalaureate
- Be applying for the first year of undergraduate study in 2016/17
- Accept an offer from City as your firm choice
City is offering a minimum of 50 scholarships of £1,000 to International and EU students starting an undergraduate course at City in September 2016.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and applicants' personal statements.
Eligibility criteria (for 2016 entry)
To be eligible for a Global Leaders Scholarship, you must:
- Be an EU or international student with your home country's equivalent to A-levels (for example French Baccalaureate, Italian Maturita or US High School Diploma)
- International students undertaking a recognised international foundation programme
- Be applying for your first year of undergraduate study in 2016/17
- Achieve the grades set out in the terms of your offer from City
- Accept an offer from City as your first choice
Please note: This scholarship is not eligible to International (non UK/EU) students with overseas fee status from Cass Business School. These students from Cass are encouraged to apply via the Scholarship pages for the Cass Business School International Scholarship.
Cass Business School is offering scholarships of £2000 each year towards tuition fees to overseas students starting an undergraduate course at Cass in September 2016. The scholarship is for students who achieve exceptional grades in all international qualifications. Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and your final grades, to find out the specific criteria for your qualification, please contact Cass Admissions team at email@example.com
To be eligible for the Cass International Scholarship, you must:
- Be an overseas student (i.e. from outside the UK/EU and paying the overseas fee)
- Be applying for your first year of undergraduate study in 2016
- Accept an offer from City as your Firm choice
Funded by City University London in order to help students from lower income households, over 200 awards will be given out through this scholarship programme in 2016/17.
Find out more about this bursary.
The City Undergraduate Accommodation Bursary is aimed at Home/UK undergraduates ordinarily resident in England, from household incomes of up to £42,611. The bursary will provide financial support towards accommodation costs in City's nominated halls of residence, and is worth £2,000 per year for up to three years.
Find out more about this bursary.
This bursary is for Home/UK undergraduates ordinarily resident in England who live or lived in care starting an undergraduate degree in 2016/17. The award is worth £2,500 per year for up to three years.
This bursary is intended to provide additional financial support for mature Home/UK students starting an undergraduate degree in 2016/17 who are ordinarily resident in England, from household incomes of up to £42,611. The award is worth £1,000 per year for up to three years.
Please check the School-specific webpages for details of any other undergraduate scholarships that may be offered.
City is providing Exchange Scholarships of up to £1,000 to assist students to study abroad for up to one year, as part of their degree, at one of our partner institutions. Please see the International Office's pages for further information.
These bursaries are open to students on first degree courses who are resident in the UK and who are the son, daughter, spouse, widow, or widower of a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer. The bursaries are intended to assist students in financial need. Find out more and download an application form.
This scholarship is worth up to £9,000 towards tuition fees, aimed at UK applicants who have a confirmed place at a UK university. The deadline for application is 16th May 2016. For full details please visit the Reuben Singh Scholarship website.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is committed to developing, inspiring and encouraging engineers at every stage in their career, with practical, financial help. Each year, the Institution supports the educational and development needs of students, graduates and members with grants totalling £400,000.
You may qualify for a Whitworth Scholarship for full-time or part-time study for an engineering degree.
This scholarship is aimed at graduates starting a degree in Nursing and is worth £2,000 per annum.
For full details and how to apply please visit the Royal College of Nursing website
Prizes are available to undergraduate second and third year students, including EU and international students. Students will be nominated by their School.
The City University Bursary is available to students who commenced their study prior to September 2012. Find out more about the City University Bursary.
The Lambeth Residents Grant for undergraduate students
Grants of up to £1000 are available for course related expenses (e.g. books, equipment, travel costs) and up to £4000 towards the cost of childcare (for children aged 2 and over).
This is a bursary given to students in financial hardship, going into private accommodation in their second year of study. StuRents.com have donated funds that will be distributed to students based on hardship fund assessments in the previous year.
There is no need to apply for this bursary.
The 1st Formations Business Scholarship is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students to help with some of the additional costs of studying. The scholarship awards up to 10 successful applicants with a bursary of £600 each.
The closing date for applications for the 2016-17 1st Formations Business Scholarship is 31st December 2016. We will contact and announce the successful candidates by 31st January 2017.
See if you're eligible to apply
If you think that you are entitled to a bursary, but have not yet received one, this could be because you or your parents have not agreed to share your financial information with the University. This can be done by contacting the Consent to Share Helpline on 0845 603 4016 and agreeing to share your information over the telephone. Please note that your parents or sponsor will also have to contact the helpline.
For more information, please email the Financial Support Team.