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

The application deadline for 2015 has now passed - you will be able to apply for 2016 entry from 4 July 2016.

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 during registration at the University in September 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:

Arron Pile
Student & Graduate Diversity Officer
t: 0161 295 2152