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 2017/18 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 2017
- be liable for the full standard undergraduate fee
- 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 2017/18 Cohort Amounts
| Household Income||Amount |
| £0 - £25,000
| £25,001 - £36,000
Care Leavers can receive their Chamberlain Award as either a £5,915.60 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 2017.
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 2018 for academic year 2017/18). 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 will receive notification between this time and 1 December 2017. If this has not been received by the 1 December and you believe you may be eligible, please contact the Funding, Graduation & Awards department.
How will I be notified?
Once confirmed, you will be sent an entitlement notification email confirming your letter is available to view online. You will need to login to your student finance account to view your letter.
Please note, Student Finance England's secure sites start with 'https' and a small padlock icon appears at the bottom of the browser window. This padlock will confirm the certificate of the website and ensure you are not on a fraudulent site.
When will I be paid?
If you qualify for an award, payment will be made in two equal instalments, one in late January 2018 and one in early May 2018. Payment will be made directly into the bank account you have nominated for your Maintenance Loan.
You will have the option to divert your award to reduce your tuition fee or accommodation fee if you wish. Full details will be included with your official entitlement notification.