Higher Education Progression Bursary

What is the Higher Education Progression Bursary?

For 2017-18 Kingston College is offering a limited number of Higher Education Progression Bursaries to four categories of applicants:

 

Progression Bursary: to support students progressing from Kingston College Level 3 or Access courses to a full time Higher Education programme.  This bursary of £2000 is paid half as a partial fee discount on first year fees, and the other half as a cash bursary also in the first year.

 

School Leaver Progression Bursary: to support students from non-selective schools within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames progressing to a Kingston College full time Higher Education programme. This bursary of £2000 is paid half as a partial fee discount on first year fees, and the other half as a cash bursary also in the first year.

 

Creative Industries Bursary: to support student s on a full or part time higher Education course in creative industries subjects. For full time students, this bursary is £2000, paid half as a partial fee discount on first year fees, and the other half as a cash bursary also in the first year. For part time students, this Bursary is £1000, paid half as a fee discount and half as a cash bursary. 

 

Part Time Student Progression Bursary: to support first year part time students who are intending to study at Higher Education level for the first time.  This bursary of £1000 is paid as a fee discount on first year fees.

 

Am I eligible to apply for a Higher Education Progression Bursary?

To be eligible for the Progression Bursary or the School Leaver Bursary you must:

 

  • Either be progressing from a Kingston College Level 3 or Access course or from a school within the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames or adjoining Boroughs (Richmond Upon Thames, Wandsworth, Merton and Elmbridge) 
  • Hold a firm offer to study at Kingston College, starting in September 2017
  • Be eligible to receive student finance - the maintenance loan and grant and tuition fee loan for UK students; tuition fee loan for EU students.
  • Have a household income assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent) of £25,000 or less.
  • Have not studied at university level previously
  • Neither of your parents should hold a university-level qualification.  By this we mean that neither parent holds a degree level qualification or Higher National Diploma (HND) or the applicant is a mature and independent student (over 21 years of age on 1st September 2017) or is under 21 and living independently (e.g. is a Care Leaver).

 

To be eligible for the Creative Industries Bursary you must:

 

  • Be a new student to Kingston College (this Bursary is not available to Kingston College progressing students)
  • Hold a firm offer to study a full time or part time course in a subject area offered by the School of Creative Industries at Kingston College, starting in September 2017
  • Be eligible to receive student finance - the maintenance loan and grant and tuition fee loan for UK students; tuition fee loan for EU students.
  • Have a household income assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent) of £25,000 or less.
  • Have not studied at university level previously
  • Neither of your parents should hold a university-level qualification. By this we mean that neither parent holds a degree level qualification or Higher National Diploma (HND) or the applicant is a mature and independent student (over 21 years of age on 1st September 2017) or is under 21 and living independently (e.g. is a Care Leaver)

 

To be eligible for the Part Time Student Progression Bursary you must:

 

  • Hold a firm offer to study at Kingston College for an HNC or Foundation Degree on a part time basis, starting in September 2017
  • Be eligible to receive student finance - the maintenance loan and grant and tuition fee loan for UK students; tuition fee loan for EU students.
  • Have a household income assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent) of £25,000 or less.
  • Have not studied at university level previously
  • Be a mature student- over 21 years of age on 1 September 2017

 

Please note that these are limited funds; students must meet the eligibility criteria and submission of an application does not guarantee funding.

 

How do I apply for support through the Higher Education Progression Bursary?

  1. Complete this application form, answering all questions in full
  2. Provide evidence of meeting the eligibility criteria (photocopies only)
  3. Return your completed application and evidence to the Student Support Services Team in G75.

 

What Happens Next?

Your application will be assessed and we will then write to you to advise you what support you are entitled to and how this will be provided. If your application is not successful we will write to you to notify you of this.

 

Can I appeal against the College’s decision?

You do have the right to appeal. If you wish to appeal please refer the College appeals process, available on the College website, or contact the Student Support Services Team.

 

How will I be paid?

Progression Bursaries and School Leaver Progression Bursaries: the bursary of £1000 will be paid half as a partial fee discount on first year fees, and the other half as a cash bursary also in the first year. The cash bursary element is paid directly into your bank account, so you MUST have an account in your own name. 

 

Creative Industries Bursaries: for full time students, the bursary of £2000 will be paid half as a partial fee discount on first year fees, and the other half as a cash bursary also in the first year. The cash bursary element is paid directly into your bank account, so you MUST have an account in your own name.  For part time students, the Bursary of £1000 will be paid half as a fee discount and half as a cash bursary. The cash bursary element is paid directly into your bank account, so you MUST have an account in your own name. 

 

Part Time Student Progression Bursaries: the bursary of £500 will be paid as a fee discount on first year fees.

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