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City Education Grant

The City Education Grant is intended to provide additional financial support to new full-time undergraduates from the very lowest household incomes who are ordinarily resident in England.

2019/20 entry

Eligibility criteria

  • Ordinarily resident in England
  • New full-time entrants to Higher Education starting their 1st year in 2019/20;
  • Household income of zero as assessed by Student Finance England by 31st October 2019; OR
  • From a Low Participation Neighbourhood POLAR4 Quintile 1 (students can check their postcode here); OR
  • White men from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds; OR
  • Attending City’s partner Academy

Priority will be given to student to meet additional criteria set out in City, University of London’s Access Agreement

Please see the terms and conditions for further details.

Value

  • £3,000 per academic year, for a maximum of three years depending on the household income remaining at zero in the proceeding academic years.

How to apply

Step 1. Apply for Student Finance through Student Finance England (SFE).

Step 2. Provide your household income to Student Finance England, please visit this website for further information.

Step 3. Both you and your sponsors/parents/partner/guardians must give consent to share your household income with City, University of London. Your consent must be activated on your Student Finance England account before/on 31st October 2019. For any queries on giving your consent please contact Student Finance England directly on 0300 100 0607.

Step 4. If you successfully complete steps 1 through to 3, you will then be considered for a grant, provided you meet the eligibility criteria listed above.

Important: you must provide your household income to Student Finance England and your consent to share your household income with City, University of London by 31th October 2019, otherwise you will not be considered for a grant for the full duration of your undergraduate course at City.

Notification and payment

Students who have been offered a grant, will be contacted during January 2020 by their City email address. Payments will be made in two equal instalments in January and April each year.

2020/21 entry

Eligibility criteria

  • Ordinarily resident in England
  • New full-time entrants to City starting their 1st year in 2020/21;
  • Not already been awarded a degree
  • Household income of zero as assessed by Student Finance England (SEF) by 31st October 2020

Value

  • £1,500 per academic year, for a maximum of three years depending on the household income remaining at zero in the proceeding academic years.

How to apply

Step 1. Apply for Student Finance through Student Finance England (SFE).

Step 2. Provide your household income to Student Finance England, please visit this website for further information.

Step 3. Both you and your sponsors/parents/partner/guardians must give consent to share your household income with City, University of London. Your consent must be activated on your Student Finance England account before/on 31st October 2020. For any queries on giving your consent please contact Student Finance England directly on 0300 100 0607.

Important: You must provide your household income to Student Finance England and your consent to share your household income with City, University of London by 31st October 2020, otherwise you will not be considered for a grant for the full duration of your undergraduate course at City. The financial assessment process can only be conducted by SFE and takes up to six weeks. Please ensure all your required supporting documents are submitted to SFE on/before 7 September 2020 in time for the City deadline of 31 October 2020.

Key Information

Students do not need to apply directly to the City Education Grant. City, University of London will automatically assess you for a bursary provided you have consented to share your data with us as part of your regional funding authority (e.g. Student Finance England) application.

Provided that you do not opt-out of sharing your household income data when you complete your student finance application form, you will be automatically assessed for the bursary. If your household income assessment changes, your entitlement to the bursary may also change.

Notification and payment

Eligible students will be contacted during January 2021 by their City email address. Payments will be made in two equal instalments in January and April each year. Students must remain enrolled throughout the academic year to retain the grant. See the Terms and Conditions for full details.