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Household income based scholarships


If your family's household income is £42,000 or less, you're entitled to an Aston scholarship.

Aston offers eligible Home and EU students scholarships based on your household income. This is the total amount your family earns each year before tax and National Insurance. Visit the Student Finance England website for details on the definitions of household income.

Remember that whatever your household income, if you achieve AAB or above at A Level (or have achieved specified grades in some other qualifications), you will also be entitled to an Aston Excellence Scholarship.

Choose how you want your scholarship.

Our scholarships for 2014 entry give students a choice of:

  • a discount on Aston University campus accommodation fees, OR 
  • a discount on tuition fees, OR
  • a cash bursary

Scholarships during your placement year are tuition fee discounts only - making the placement year fee free for the majority of our students.


 Household income
Scholarship                  
Up to £25,000 - National Scholarship Programme (NSP)

The NSP is only available to English students. You must also live in Aston University accommodation on campus for your entire first year and/or be identified as a Care Leaver
£2,000  (a £2,000 discount on Aston University campus accommodation in your first year)
Up to £42,000 and not entiled to an NSP -
Aston Progression Scholarship: If your household income is £42,000 or less, and you are not entitled to an NSP Scholarship, you will be eligible for the Aston Progression Scholarship.

£500
   

 



Household income
Scholarship
 Up to £42,000 - Aston Progression Scholarship

£500 


You can only receive this scholarship if you have successfully passed your first year and moved on to the second year of your course.

Household income
Scholarship      
 Up to £25,000 - National Scholarship Programme (NSP)

The NSP is only available to English students. You must also live in Aston University accommodation on campus for your entire first year and/or be identified as a Care Leaver
£1,000 
Students who do not receive an NSP Scholarship may be still entitled to an Aston Placement Scholarship (for unpaid placements or placements abroad. Students in receipt of an Aston Excellence Scholarship will also be entitled to the £1,000 Placement Scholarship). 
£1,000 

Pharmacy Students

If you are studying our 4 year MPharm Pharmacy programme, which has a pre-registration year after graduation rather than a placement year, you will receive a £500 scholarship in your third year if you are eligible.

Other placement scholarships

If you are not entitled to an income-based scholarship in your placement year, you may be eligible for the full £1,000 scholarship if:

Scholarship conditions

You can only receive this scholarship if you have successfully passed your second year and moved on to the placement year (third year for Pharmacy students) of your course.

Please note that placement year scholarships apply once only. For example, the Aston Excellence Scholarship and the National Scholarship Programme each include a £1,000 Scholarship or £1,000 discount on your placement year fee. If you are eligible for both these scholarship schemes, you will only get the placement year fee discount once.



Household income
Scholarship
 Up to £42,000 - Aston Progression Scholarship

£500 

Scholarship conditions

You can only receive this scholarship if you have successfully passed your second year (and placement year if taken) and moved on to the final year of your course.



How do I apply for an household income based scholarship?

There is no separate application process for these scholarships. We will automatically access your eligibility for these scholarships using the information you supply each year to your appropriate student finance government organisation:
  • Student Finance England
  • Student Finance Wales
  • Student Finance Northern Ireland
  • Student Awards Agency for Scotland
  • Student Finance Services (EU students)

You can apply to for financial support from the UK Government from the January before your course is due to start. The deadline for applications is normally in the May before your course is due to start.

Your eligibility for an income based scholarship is re-assessed every year.

When will I know I've been awarded a scholarship?

Scholarship entitlement will normally be assessed and approved by the end of November using the information that is available to Aston University at that time. You will then be able to view this information on your MAP account.

National Scholarship Programme (NSP) awards can't be approved until after the start of term three as you need to have lived in University accommodation throughout your first year to be eligible for the NSP. 


National Scholarship Programme (NSP) 2014 entry

Aston is part of a Government initiative, the National Scholarship Programme (NSP). To be eligible for the NSP you must: 
  • be an English domiciled student
  • have a household income of £25,000 or less
  • live in University accommodation on campus and/or have been identified as as a Care Leaver.
  • We intend to award 309 NSP scholarships in 2014. Eligible students who are not awarded the NSP will qualify for other Aston income-based scholarships.

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