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The University's financial support package

For 2015 and beyond, the University will continue its generous package of direct student support, with a wider choice of support options available to students.

If you meet the criteria, you will be able to choose between a bursary, partial fee waiver or a combination of both. This choice will be available in each year of study for which you are eligible for support.

Are you eligible for additional support?

In 2016/17 if you are a current University of Southampton student you could be eligible for a means tested award of up to £3,000 from the University.

Please note that you will NOT be eligible for this award if your course is paid for by the NHS.

You will need to provide your household information to Student Finance England (SFE) so we can assess your eligibility for this award. The University will calculate and process any fee waiver/bursary that you may be eligible for once your household income has been fully assessed and verified. 

Fee waivers and bursaries – your options

Option A: all of the award granted as a fee waiver (a reduction to your tuition fees).

Option B: 50% granted as a fee waiver, 50% paid as a cash bursary.

Option C: all of the award paid as a cash bursary (cash payments direct to your bank account).

You will be asked to make your choice during the enrolment process. If you don't make a choice, the default will be option C.

For any student who receives a grant towards the Tuition Fees from the Welsh Assembly, please be aware that any fee waiver will reduce the fee grant and not the tuition fee loan.

Students who are registered as domiciled in Scotland do not qualify for any fee waiver or bursaries

Note that the choice you make during your enrolment is FINAL, and cannot be changed during 2016/17.

How much will you get?

If you are eligible to receive an award and your household income is below £16,000, you will receive a total award of £3,000.

If you are eligible to receive an award and your household income is between £16,001 and £25,000, you will receive a total award of £1,500.

Other support

If you progress to the University via our Access to Southampton programme, you may be eligible for an Access to Southampton bursary. Find out more about Access to Southampton.

More information

If you have any questions about fee waivers, bursaries or other student support, please contact our Student Services Centre before you enrol.


Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 9599

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