The University of Plymouth is proud to offer students a
life-changing, transformative experience while they learn and research. We also
know that embarking on such an exciting experience can be daunting and that
students from particular groups may face additional difficulty in accessing
support the University’s ambitions around widening participation, we are
pleased to offer financial support in the form of a bursary (The Mayflower
Award) to undergraduate students from the following groups:
- Students whose household income
is between £0 and £35,000 per year
- Care leavers
- Students who are estranged from
- Young adult carers
Students from a household where the annual income is less than
£35,000 per year will have their eligibility checked for the award
automatically once a full funding application has been assessed and finalised
with Student Finance England. The award is paid in two instalments in the
student’s first year of study. All eligible recipients will be automatically
identified from the systems of the University and Student Finance England, no
separate application is needed. This award is available to students who are
entering their first year of study on their first course in
September 2021, who are identified as being domiciled in England and whose
household income is between £0 and £35,000. Please note that this award
is payable only in the first year of study and will not be repeated in
Students from one of the other above groups must
contact the Student Funding Team as soon as they have enrolled at the
University of Plymouth so that we can assess eligibility and organise for any
bursary to be paid. The award is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
and if you are eligible you will receive the bursary for the duration of your
undergraduate studies, subject to T & C’s.
For all Mayflower Award recipients you must
be paying the full tuition fee for the year and have received the full
funding package from Student Finance England (if applying for an award under household income) or received the full funding package from your funding body if you are a Care Leaver, Estranged Student or Young Adult Carer.
note that payment is dependent on satisfactory attendance and withdrawal or
interruption will result in the award being cancelled.
If you have been engaged in any previous higher education study
on any course, you will not be entitled to this award. This includes not completing
all or part of a course or not gaining a qualification on it.
is students’ responsibility to declare whether they have had any previous
higher education study, particularly if undertaken at a different institution
or in previous years at the University of Plymouth, as we may not be able to
identify this from our record systems. If you have been earmarked or contacted
for the Mayflower Award but fall into the previous study category, you should
contact email@example.com as
soon as possible, as your eligibility may change or be cancelled and you could
be asked to repay part or all of the award.
note that if you are re-assessed at any point during the year by Student
Finance or by the University, your award could be amended or cancelled.
Partner College students, including UPIC students, whose
fees are paid directly to the college at which they are studying, are NOT
eligible for this award.
See the full terms and conditions for further details.