Achievement scholarship

Our Achievement Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who have achieved strong academic performance in their field of study, and a commitment to extra-curricular activities.

How to Apply

As part of the application you will need to submit a 500 word supporting statement outlining why you are suitable to receive this award.

You will need to submit supporting documentation including evidence of your extra-curricular activities. This would usually be via a certificate or letter from a senior member of the organisation.

Key Dates

Applications closed on June 30 2018.


  • You must be a UK or EU students to be eligible for this scholarship. International students should see our international scholarship information for details of the scholarships available to them.
  • You must be starting an undergraduate degree programme in the areas as outlined below offered on the Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough campuses in the September Semester in the 2018 academic year.
    • Allied and Public Health
    • Animal Sciences
    • Architecture, Building and Construction
    • Art and Design
    • Business
    • Computing and Digital Technology
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Finance
    • History and Archaeology
    • Language, Literature and Media
    • Law, Crime and Investigation
    • Music and Performing Arts
    • Nursing and Midwifery
    • Psychology
    • Sciences, Nutritional and Pharmaceutical
    • Social Care
    • Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Sport
    • Vision and Hearing Sciences
  • Foundation, Extended, Degree Apprenticeship and Distance Learning programmes are excluded.
  • If you are studying the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery you will not be eligible to apply.
  • You must be studying full time unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full time study.
  • You must achieve ABB or above (128 points) or an equivalent entry score.
  • Consideration will be given to;
    • Your extra-curricular activities and achievements, for examples in the areas of leadership, community service, volunteering, sport and other fields.
    • You experience, personal or financial hardship.


A cash payment of £1,000 in the first academic year paid in two instalments.


1 year, payment of the second instalment is conditional on continued satisfactory academic progress.

Find out if you are successful

Your application will be assessed by a panel of ARU staff members and representatives from the Student Union (5 members in total) and you will be ranked based on the details you provide in your application and supporting documentation. You may also be invited to attend an interview to discuss your application.

Read the full terms and conditions

Please note: The current scholarship information is for the 2018/19 academic year only. Information for the academic year 2019/20 will be published when it becomes available.