HSBC Educational Scholarships


Applications for the HSBC Educational Scholarship are now closed.

In partnership with HSBC, we are are offering 5 scholarships worth £10,000 each per year of your course for undergraduate students entering the University who have spent a significant amount of time in care.

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Be starting your course in September 2018. Please note that this award will not be available for students starting their course in 2019.
  • Be eligible for care leaver's support from the University.
  • Have attended a state secondary school/college.

Successful applicants will receive:

A £10,000 award per year for a 3 or 4 year undergraduate course. This will be paid directly towards your tuition fees and any remaining funds paid to you. For example, in 2018-19 the tuition fee is £9,250 therefore you would receive a £9,250 tuition fee award and a £750 cash bursary.

Please note that if you change from a 3 year to a 4 year course during your studies you will only be eligible to receive the scholarship for 3 years. 

How to apply:

You are required to provide evidence to confirm your care status before the application deadline. You can do so by submitting either:

  • a letter from social services (if they have been involved)
  • proof of Legal Guardianship (if this exists)
  • a court order showing proof of legal guardianship
  • A letter from a professional who is aware of the nature of your situation and living arrangements such as your GP or head teacher.

Points to Note

  • If we receive more than 5 applications, a panel of senior members of staff will select the 5 strongest applications.
  • This scholarship is in addition to any loans, bursaries or local authority support you may be entitled to.

The deadline to apply is Sunday 11th November 2018.

If you have any questions about the HSBC Educational Scholarship please contact the Financial Support Team:


Tel: 0114 222 1319