University of Salford Manchester

Scholarships and bursaries

We have put together a financial support package to help toward the cost of studying.

£2,000 award*                            

If you achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent) you could be awarded with The Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship.                            

Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship            

  • Awarded for ABB at A level or equivalent (please see equivalencies table)                  
  • £2,000 award for the first year of the course*                  
  • There is no need to apply you will receive this in two instalments (February and May)                  
  • Students on NHS-funded courses are not eligible for this award.                  

Terms and Conditions*

Please note that:

  • You may not automatically be entitled to an award or discount.              

Salford Student Bursary

Our Salford Student Bursary is worth £3,000 and we award it to students who are Greater Manchester residents with a declared household income of £25,000 or less. We have 390 awards available to students beginning in September 2016. Awards are via a cash payment of £1,000 in years one, two and three  of  study.  Part-time  students  will  be  awarded on a pro-rata basis.


To be eligible for a Salford Student Bursary you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have a declared household residual income of £25,000 or less.              
  • Have your permanent address (not term time address) in the Greater Manchester area and have been schooled within Greater Manchester.              
  • Be a new student to Higher Education planning to study a BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons), MChem, MEnv or MPhys course.              
  • Be applying for a non-funded course              

Meeting the criteria does not guarantee you an award. Priority is given to students in the care system and students from neighbourhoods where participation in Higher Education is low.              

How to Apply

Apply online

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2016.

If you have any questions about your application for the Salford Student Bursary, please contact 0161 295 2513 or email

Salford Advantage Bursaries

Salford Advantage Bursaries are specifically for UK students who have been in the care system and/or those estranged from their parents.

The bursaries are worth £3,000 in total, which is paid equally over the duration of three years of study. They are typically awarded to students under the age of 25 who are taking non-funded courses at the University.

As cash awards the money would be transferred directly into your bank account to help fund costs  associated with your studies including accommodation, equipment, and travel to and from campus.

Bursaries can be applied for following registration at the University in October each year.

For more information on the Salford Advantage Bursaries or the support that may be available for you as a care experienced or estranged student please contact:

t: 0161 295 0023

Gerry Mason Engineering Excellence Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of University of Salford donor and founder of Morson Group, Gerry Mason, we are delighted to be able to offer ten scholarships specific to students beginning courses in September 2016 across all disciplines of engineering.
The Gerry Mason Engineering Excellence Scholarships will be worth a total of £9,000, and paid as two cash award instalments of £1,500 each per annum for a maximum of three years.
The purpose of these special donor funded scholarships is to ensure that gifted individuals are not deterred from studying engineering at the University of Salford.  As such, priority will be given to students who:

  • Would otherwise be deterred from an undergraduate degree by tuition fees and associated living costs;
  • Are based in the North West;
  • Have between 280-300+ UCAS points or equivalent.

As there are a fixed number of Gerry Mason Engineering Excellence Scholarships potential scholars will be subject to an application process, which will commence following registration in September.