Chamberlain Award

Level of study
Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closes 31/05/2020

Award Description

If your household income is below £36,000, you may be entitled to additional financial support from the University in the form of a Chamberlain Award.

Value of Award

If your household income is assessed by the Student Loans Company (SLC) as being below £36,000, you may be entitled to the Chamberlain Award as follows:

Household Income Threshold
 Household Income  Amount
 £0 - £25,000  £2,000
 £25,001 - £36,000  £1,000

Care Leavers in 2019-20 are eligible to receive the Enhanced Chamberlain Award. This is offered as a £5,975.04 accommodation fee waiver if living in University-owned halls of residence or, if living elsewhere, students 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. You will need to complete an online application form in order to be considered for this award. Please visit our Enhanced Chamberlain Award webpage for more information. 

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible you must:
  • be a UK-resident student undertaking a first undergraduate degree 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).

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

How to 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. You will then be sent an entitlement notification email confirming that your award 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.

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 2020 for academic year 2019/20).

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 2019. If this has not been received by the 1 December and you believe you may be eligible, please contact the Funding, Graduation & Awards office.


Funding, Graduation & Awards