In each academic year:
Up to 50 full or partial fee waivers for foundation degree study, up to the full value of tuition fees.
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
University College Birmingham wishes to encourage those with capability but no previous experience of higher education study to take up a higher education programme. We recognise that juggling work, family and study commitments is often difficult and potentially very costly. Although there are now loans for UK/EU citizens who are part-time students, which are repayable only when an applicant earns in excess of £25,000, some UK/EU citizens may not be eligible for them. These fee waivers are designed to assist in overcoming any financial barriers that may be present for those who are ineligible to access such loans (although ineligibility on grounds of having a prior equivalent level qualification will not give grounds for award of one of these fee waivers). Applications should detail what benefit is expected to follow from completing the Foundation Degree, and should provide proof that their application to Student Finance England has been unsuccessful.
These fee waivers are offered to any applicant meeting the Home/EU nationality test (normally a citizen of the UK or any EU country) who has applied to University College Birmingham for a part-time FdA or FdSc programme. They are available only for those making an individual application and not for those who are studying as part of a company (or public body) commissioned programme.
Any fee waiver awarded will be for a single academic year only. Applications for subsequent years are possible and are subject to the same eligibility criteria.
Applicants must complete the standard University College Birmingham scholarship application once they have a decision from Student Finance England. Ensure that the category of scholarship/fee waiver applied for is clearly noted and provide the confirmation from Student Finance England that you are ineligible for the part-time student loan.
Scholarships and waivers
We provide a range of support to encourage access to our courses, from academic and sporting scholarships to fee waivers and our electronic tablet scheme.Read More
Standard tuition fee waiver
This applies to 2012 – 2017 cohort students enrolling on FdA, BA, BSc and PGCE courses during the 2017/18 academic year.Read More
The Kick-Start Scheme
Our Kick-Start Scheme offers targeted financial support for you to spend on educational resources and a range of products and services to help you in your studies.Read More
College to undergraduate progression fee waiver
Discount on tuition fees in the 2018/19 year for former full-time FE students who commenced a full-time undergraduate course.Read More
We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment, and our disability support team are here to advise and provide assistance throughout your studies.Read More
Whatever help you need to succeed in your studies, our learning support teams are committed to giving all our students the advice, skills and practical tools to discover your…Read More