The University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. Top university in London for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.
This university has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and it is our mission to widen participation in higher education among traditionally under-represented groups.
- 62.8% of the University’s students are from BAME backgrounds, compared to 31.1% in the sector
- 60.2% of our students are female, 4.3% higher than the sector average
- 57.1% of our students are mature (aged 21 and over on entry), compared to the sector average of 27.8%
- 56% of our students are from Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 1-2 quintiles compared to 41.6% in the sector
- 32% of our staff, and 28% of our academic staff, are from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, compared to 16% of academic staff across the higher education sector
- 30% of our Professoriate are from BAME backgrounds compared to 8.4% in the sector.
These statistics are for the 2018-19 academic year.
All applicants must be paying Home fees.
• Must be from a household with a gross income of less than
£25,000 per annum.
Applicants must either have applied for means-tested student
support from the Student Loans Company (SLC) and given
consent to share information in order that they’re declared
household income can be verified or must provide supporting
evidence of household income with their application.
Have accepted an offer of a place on a full-time
undergraduate bachelor’s degree at UWL and be
starting their new course at Level 4 in September 2021,
October 2021, January 2022, or February 2022
If the number of applications received is over 400,
priority will be given to:
• Care leavers
• Estranged students
• Disabled students
• Early applicants
The following students are not eligible:
Students on a BA/BSc/BEng with Foundation Year;
Home students on these courses will automatically be
eligible for the Path to Success Scholarship for which no
application is necessary. Students on courses eligible to apply for additional
funding from the NHS Learning Support Fund (e.g.
Nursing and Midwifery courses). Students paying the ‘Overseas’ fee rate. Students whose fees are paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement (e.g. degree apprentices or students studying on a collaborative program). Students studying at affiliate or partner institutions
All applicants should follow the criteria to be eligible for this scholarship.
How to Apply
There is a PDF application available on the website provided.
The University of West London offers a bursary to first-year undergraduate students to support them with living costs across their three years of study. All applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be awarded the bursary until the full limit of awards has been reached. Final allocation of bursary awards for both the September/October 2021 and
February 2022 intakes will be made following their respective application deadlines.
Successful applicants will receive £500 in each eligible year of study, paid in three installments each year subject to maintaining satisfactory engagement, submission to assessment, and progression to the next level of study. Students may receive up to £1,500 in total from this bursary, based on receiving it for a maximum of three years. Students are only eligible to apply for this scheme in the first year of their course. Successful applicants will not need to reapply in subsequent years. The bursary is paid into your nominated bank account. Successful applicants will be contacted with details on how to provide their bank details to the University for payment. Please do not provide any bank details at this stage.
Students will not receive the yearly allowance if:
• They are on a repeat year.
• They are on a placement or sandwich year.
September and October 2021 starters, Friday 10 December 2021, January and February 2022 starters – Friday 11 March 2022.
Applications for 2021/22 are now open. Full eligibility criteria for this bursary and details of how to apply can be found on the application form.