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Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship

If you'll be under the age of 21 on entry and have been made a pre-qualification Unconditional Offer for 2020/21 entry, you could be eligible for our Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship!

£250 will be awarded if you meet the published entry requirements, and an additional £50 award will be made to those who meet the published entry requirements and achieve or exceed their predicted grades.

Eligible students will be automatically assessed for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship after the 30 September 2020 qualifications deadline.

In order to be eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship of £250 for academic year 2020-21, students must:

  • Be starting their first year (Level 4 or science Foundation) at the University of Suffolk (Ipswich, East Coast College, Suffolk New College or West Suffolk College) in September 2020 or February 2021.
  • Be studying at the University of Suffolk on a full-time degree, funded by Student Finance England or self-funded.
  • Have applied to the University by 30 June 2020.
  • Be under 21 years of age at the start of their degree.
  • At the time of application, students will not be holding sufficient qualifications to meet the published entry requirements for the course. Students will only be eligible for the Scholarship if the University makes them an Unconditional Offer. Students holding a Conditional Offer will not be eligible for the award.
  • Have enrolled by 30 September 2020 (September 2020 entry) or 28 February 2021 (February 2021 entry).
  • Applicants holding a deferred place for entry in 2020/21 or applying before 30 June for deferred entry in 2021/22 will not be eligible for this award.
  • Applicants re-taking level 3 tariff pointed qualifications will only be eligible for the Scholarship if they applied to study at the University of Suffolk and were made an Unconditional Offer in the previous cycle.

Assessment of meeting published entry requirements:

  • All Level 3 tariff pointed qualifications will be included when calculating achievement of published entry requirements, including qualifications previously achieved.
  • The University will not count the same qualification twice (e.g. where an applicant has undertaken a resit to achieve a higher grade, only the tariff points for the highest grade achieved will be considered).
  • Achieved tariff points will be considered against the entry requirements published in the Definitive Course Record, published on the University of Suffolk website for entry in 2020-21. Students must also meet specified subject specific requirements, including GCSEs.
  • The University must have received confirmation of all relevant qualifications, including original certificates where required, by 30 September 2020 (September 2020 entry) or 28 February 2021 (February 2021 entry).
  • Payments will be made via the Student Loans Company (SLC) where possible, using the bank details provided to the SLC. In the event that a student does not have an account with the SLC, an email will be sent from the Finance Department after 1 October 2020 requesting bank account details.
  • Where requested, respond to an email from the Finance Department by 31 October 2020 (31 March 2021 for February intake) with bank account details in order for the payment to be made.
  • Still be enrolled for payment on 29 November 2020 (30 April 2021 for February intake).

Students who meet all of the above criteria and who also achieve or exceed their predicted grades will be awarded a Scholarship of £300 (£250 for meeting the published entry requirements as detailed above, plus an additional £50 for meeting or exceeding predicted grades). Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have met our published entry requirement AND met or exceeded their predicted grades. 
  • Predicted grades considered for the Scholarship will be those set out in the UCAS application form - only UCAS applicants are eligible. 
  • Predicted grades must be provided by school/college on UCAS application form. A change in predicted grades or qualifications submitted later by the school or college will not normally be accepted unless there are extenuating circumstances.