Financial support from Anglia Ruskin University

Scholarships and Bursaries on offer
for UK students in 2013/14

Anglia Ruskin Fee Waivers

If your household income is less than £25,000 per year you are eligible for our higher level fee waiver of £1,500. If you have a household income of £25,000- £35,000 per year there is a £500 fee waiver available.

We will automatically assess your eligibility for a fee waiver if:
  • You have applied for support through Student Finance England and
  • You consent for your household income data to be shared with us and
  • You have put Anglia Ruskin or one of our regional partners as your institution on your Student Finance England application
Find out more about our Anglia Ruskin fee waiver

National Scholarship Programme (NSP)

If your yearly household income is £25,000 or less, you might be eligible for the National Scholarship Programme (NSP).

For students starting courses in September 2013, over 300 NSPs are available. Each NSP is worth £6,800 in the form of fee waivers over three years: £3,000 in the first year and £1,900 in the second and third years.

There are also over 30 NSPs available to part-time students who are paying their own tuition fees or taking out a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. The NSP will be deducted on a pro-rata basis i.e. if you are studying at 50% of a full time load, 50% of the annual fee waiver will be applied in each year of study.

If you receive an NSP award you will not be eligible for the Anglia Ruskin fee waiver.

NSP applications for 2013 entry are now closed.

If you are eligible, then the appropriate amount will be deducted from your tuition fees.

Find out more about the NSP 2013

Anglia Ruskin University Achievement Scholarship

If you intend to start your undergraduate degree course in September 2013 and you achieve ABB grades at A Level (or the equivalent) you will qualify for one of our Anglia Ruskin University Achievement Scholarships. These are worth £1,500 for each year of your undergraduate degree that you study with us, and will help towards a variety of expenses to help support your studies.

For those starting in September 2013, this will comprise of a £1,000 cash bursary (first instalment paid by bank transfer in November 2013 and the second in March 2014) plus £500 pre-loaded onto a Books Plus card.

If you have achieved ABB+ (or equivalent) or think you might achieve that level, please register your interest in the ABB+ scholarship.

To secure your Anglia Ruskin University Achievement Scholarship you should choose us as your firm choice via UCAS track, once we have offered you a place.

We will confirm your scholarship once we receive evidence you have achieved ABB+ or equivalent and have firmly accepted an offer from us.

Students who are in receipt of NHS bursaries are not eligible for this scholarship, so if you are planning to study Nursing, Midwifery or Operational Department Practice you need not apply.

Books Plus for UK/EU students

Books Plus is a scheme to help students towards the costs of books and study materials. Each eligible student will receive £100 per year to spend at our campus bookseller, John Smith and Son, on campus or via the John Smith and Son website.

Full-time students will receive a total of £300 spread evenly over three years. Part-time students will receive a pro-rata amount for each year depending on their course intensity.

Your Books Plus card can also be topped up by your family or sponsors so that they can help you towards the cost of your study. Funds can be added to the card on one payment, or by monthly standing order in which case John Smith's will give you credit for the total number of payments in advance (e.g. a 12 month standing order for £10 a month would mean that you would get credit for £120).

You can also sell your used books back to John Smith's under their Books Plus Buyback Scheme, so books bought with your Books Plus card in Semester one, could be sold back and the funds used to offset the costs of books in Semester two.

To receive Books Plus you have to be:
  • From the UK or EU and
  • Studying on campus at Chelmsford, Cambridge, Fulbourn or Peterborough Guild House
  • Studying full-time or
  • Studying part-time for the equivalent of 50% or more of a full-time course or
  • Studying for a PGCE
Trainee teachers and part-time social work students are also eligible for the scheme. Students on NHS funded courses or from Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) are not eligible.

Once you are studying with us you can find out more about the scheme or whether you are eligible by emailing your query to

Part-Time Undergraduate Scholarship

This Scholarship is for part-time students who are on a household income of under £35,000.

The part-time scholarship is for a one-off cash amount of £500 which is awarded in the first semester of the first year of study.

The Alumni Support Fund Scholarship is kindly funded by the generosity of our alumni to help talented students have an equal opportunity to learn and excel, whatever their financial background, geography or circumstance.

If you are eligible you will receive an email in early September with more details on how to apply.

Sports and other scholarships

With our Sport Scholars' scheme, successful candidates will benefit from up to £1,000 of training support if they are representing Anglia Ruskin at regional, national and international level in sport.

Information about our 2013/14 Sports Scholars' Scheme and the relevant application form is available on our Active Anglia pages along with more information about which sports we compete in.

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