National Scholarship Programme (Tuition Fee discounts)
The National Scholarship Programme (NSP) at LSBU is a source of student funding for full-time undergraduate home students, in the form of either a total or partial Tuition Fee waiver. That means for the 2013/14 academic year, 100 undergraduate students could have their £8,450 Tuition Fees paid and 200 students can receive partial fee waivers of £3,000. Getting one of these scholarships doesn't affect any other student finance you apply for alongside your Tuition Fee loan.
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How the NSP works
The NSP is funded in part by the Government across LSBU and other UK universities. Their contribution is set to be £100 million for the 2013-2014 academic year and £150 million from 2014-2015.
Under the scheme, we're offering the following awards to eligible applicants with a residual household income not greater than £25,000:
Number of scholarships: more than 300 for academic year 2013/14
Value: £8,450 (full), £3,000 (partial)
Deadline: Saturday 31 August 2013
You apply directly to the university for the NSP once we have made you an offer to study here and you have applied for the maximum maintenance loan or maintenance grant and been income assessed. We continue to make this support available into second and third years of study and scholarships are awarded to the best academically performing students.
It's advisable to apply early for the chance of receiving the maximum benefit and application details are below.
You can apply for a scholarship if LSBU has made you a conditional or unconditional offer on one of our full-time undergraduate programmes starting in the 2013/14 academic year.
The programme is open to:
- new full-time home undergraduate students due to pay Tuition Fees set at £8,450 per year. Go to the UKCISA website to find out if you're a home student
- residents in England
- those starting university for the first time
- those who have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer for our September 2013 intake
- those who have applied for the maximum maintenance loan or maintenance grant and have been income assessed by Student Finance England (SFE) by our 31 August 2013 deadline.
- anyone with a residual household income no greater than £25,000, as assessed on a case-by-case basis by Student Finance England.
- applicants who demonstrate the potential for academic success, can evidence commitment to their future career and have previous practical or academic achievements
Applicants are expected to have applied for means-tested student support from SFE and given their consent to share information to verify their declared household income. It's worth applying for finance very early in the application process even if you go on to amend your choices.
Some full-time undergraduate students may meet all these conditions but not be eligible to apply. These include all our NHS fully-funded students. See full details in our Terms and Conditions, provided with our Application Form you can download below.
If you do not currently hold a conditional or unconditional offer apply to one of our undergraduate taught courses.
How to apply
To receive the fee discount you need to meet all eligibility points above then apply by downloading an Application Form (Word Doc 141KB - opens in new window) for full details. We advise applying for maintenance loans or maintenance grants as early as possible to Student Finance England for the chance of receiving the maximum benefit. The discount is paid as a fee reduction after enrolment (subject to availability).
Your application helps us to assess who will receive the 300 full and partial scholarships. When these have been awarded we have a number of £1,000 fee discounts that are automatically distributed after enrolment to eligible students.
Completed forms and requested documents should be returned to:
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road
Alternatively email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 2 students
If you have been awarded a full or partial scholarship in Year 1 and would like to receive a scholarship in Year 2, you don't need to apply. Scholarships in Year 2 are awarded to the best performing students (based on Year 1 results), providing you fulfil these eligibility criteria:
- you are a Year 2 full-time home undergraduate student due to pay Tuition Fees set at £8,450 per year. Go to the UKCISA website to find out if you're a home student
- you have applied for the maximum maintenance loan or maintenance grant and have been income assessed by Student Finance England (SFE) by 31 August 2013 deadline
- your residual household income is no greater than £25,000, as assessed on a case-by-case basis by SFE.
- If you haven't been awarded a full or partial scholarship in Year 1, you can apply before you start Year 2. Please note that we only have a limited number of scholarships available.
To apply, download a copy of our Year 2 Application Form (PDF 333KB opens in new window) and send it to us before our deadline: 31 August 2013.
All applications must be received by the deadline date. Scholarships are awarded primarily to students having the potential for academic success, plus evidence of commitment to their future career and previous practical or academic achievements. Selection is made by a scholarship panel – their decision is final and no appeals will be accepted.
Scholarships will be given in the form of a fee reduction after enrolment to LSBU, provided that students produce the official certificate.