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 continuing students who commenced their studies in 2014/15 onwards.
We are currently approving Chamberlain Awards for the 2018/19 academic year. You will receive notification if you are eligible for the award by 1 December 2018. If this notification has not been received by the 1 December and you believe you may be eligible, please contact the Funding, Graduation & Awards team.
For students who commenced their studies in 2012/13 or 2013/14, please follow the one of the links below:
Am I eligible for a Chamberlain Award?
In order to remain eligible in continuing years of study you must:
- be a UK-resident student continuing to undertake a first undergraduate degree in September 2018 who is deemed eligible for maintenance support by the Student Loans Company
- 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).
- have academically progressed onto the next year of study of your course.
The Chamberlain Award will be subject to annual reassessment to determine eligibility. We strongly recommend reading the Terms and Conditions for the Chamberlain Award.
What does the Chamberlain Award offer?
Chamberlain Award for students who commenced their studies in 2014/15 onwards:
| Household Income||Amount |
| £0 - £25,000
| £25,001 - £36,000
Care Leavers can receive their Chamberlain Award as either a £5,975.04 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. Care Leavers must complete an application form for each year of study before 31 May. Please log an enquiry with Funding, Graduation & Awards if you require any assistance. If we do not receive an application form from you, you will be automatically assessed for the Chamberlain Award based on your household income.
How do I apply?
You will not need to make an application for the standard 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.
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 2019 for academic year 2018/19). Please refer to the Chamberlain Award Terms and Conditions.
When will I be notified?
We are currently approving Chamberlain Awards for the 2018/19 academic year. You will receive notification if you are eligible for the award by 1 December 2018. If this has not been received by the 1 December and you believe you may be eligible, please contact the Funding, Graduation & Awards team.
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 2019 and one in early May 2019. Payment will be made directly into the bank account you have nominated for your Maintenance Loan.