Chamberlain Award 2015/16

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If your household income is below £36,000, you will be entitled to additional financial support from the University in the form of a Chamberlain Award. Please note that the information on this page relates to students commencing their studies in the September 2015/16 academic year only.

Am I eligible for a Chamberlain Award?

In order to be eligible you must:

  • be a UK-resident student undertaking a first undergraduate degree in September 2015;
  • be liable for the full standard undergraduate fee (£9,000);
  • not be on an NHS-funded programme; 
  • not be on an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme;
  • not be progressing from a foundation degree;
  • not be transferring from another institution;
  • have a household income of £36,000 or less (as verified by the relevant Student Loans Company agency);

The Chamberlain Award will be subject to annual reassessment to determine eligibility. 

What does the Chamberlain Award offer?

Chamberlain Award 2014 summary table
 Household income All years of study 
 Less than £25,000  £2,000 
 Between £25,001 and £36,000  £1,000

Care Leavers can receive their Chamberlain Award as either a £4,845 accommodation fee waiver if living in University-owned halls of residence or if living elsewhere can choose a £3,000 tuition fee waiver or cash bursary. These awards apply to all years of study. In order to qualify please ensure you have identified yourself as a Care Leaver on your UCAS application or log an enquiry for Funding, Graduation & Awards before 31 May 2015.

How do I apply?

You will not need to make an application for the Chamberlain Award. Provided you and your parents/guardians have consented to share your information on your Student Finance application we will assess you automatically based on your household income and will send an award notification letter to your home address.

Awards are subject to annual and in-year reassessment; all awards will be finalised on 31 May for the previous year of academic study (e.g. 31 May 2016 for academic year 2015/16). Please refer to the Chamberlain Award Terms and Conditions

When will I be notified?

You will only be notified if you are eligible for a Chamberlain Award once A-level results have been released.  You should receive the notification letter to your home address before 1 December 2015. 

When will I be paid?

If you qualify for an award, payment will be made in two equal instalments, one in late January 2016 and one in early May 2016. Payment will be made directly into the bank account you have nominated for your Maintenance Loan or Grant.

You will have the option to divert your award to reduce your tuition fee or accommodation fee if you wish. 


The University has used its National Scholarship Programme (NSP) HEFCE allocation and matched funding to provide this financial package for students commencing their studies in September 2015.