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Queen Mary Bursary

These are income assessed bursaries to help students with the costs of studying. You do not need to repay this money. Bursaries are administered by the Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships Office at Queen Mary (Contact the Student Enquiry Centre Ground floor, Queens’ Building, Mile End campus or email

Medical and dental students, including those with a previous degree, are eligible for an income assessed Queen Mary bursary in the non NHS funded years of their programme (usually years one to four of the five year MBBS/BDS and year one of the GEP).

The amount of bursary you are eligible for in 2020/21 also depends on your course start date:

Course start date in 2018, 2019, 2020:

If your gross household income is less than £20,000 you will get a bursary of £1,700 for the year.

If your household income is between £20,000 and £35,000 you will get a bursary of £1,000 for the year.

Course start date in 2015, 2016 or 2017: 

If your gross household income is £25,000 or less you will get a bursary of £1,571 for the year.

If your household income is between £25,001 and £42,600 you will get a bursary of £1,256 for the year.

How do I apply?

When you apply for Student Finance, your household income information will be passed to Queen Mary by Student Finance, unless you ask them not to. Queen Mary will then be able to assess your eligibility for a Bursary without you needing to make a separate application.

The final date that Queen Mary will assess you for a bursary for the 2020/21 academic year is 31 July 2021 and it is your responsibility to ensure that the Queen Mary Bursaries Office receive all the relevant information from Student Finance England by this date. This means that you must apply to be income assessed by SFE before their deadline of 31 May 2021

How is the bursary paid?

If you are eligible for a bursary, the Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships Office will email you to let you know in semester 1. The bursary will be paid into your bank account in two equal instalments, in February and May.

Will my bursary affect my means tested welfare benefits?

No. You will need to get a letter from the Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships Office to state that your Bursary is for course related costs. You need to show this letter to each of the offices that pay your welfare benefits. Your bursary should then be disregarded in the assessment of your means tested welfare benefits.

Unite Foundation Scholarship 2020/21.

Queen Mary, University of London works in partnership with the Unite Foundation to offer accommodation scholarships to young people who have been in care or are estranged from their families. The scholarship provides up to three years of free, year-round accommodation at Rahere Court.

Further information about the Unite Foundation and the scholarship is available here.

What is the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible to apply you need to be:

  • Aged 25 or under on 1 September 2020
  • UK home fee status student i.e. not an international student
  • Studying at or holding a first choice offer from Queen Mary University of London
  • Undertaking your first and only course of undergraduate study
  • In receipt of, or applying for, Student Finance
  • A care leaver or estranged from your parent(s)

How can I apply? 

Please follow the instructions below. 

  • Read through the guidance notes
  • Complete the application form
  • Submit your application and supporting documents by email to, in person or by post via the Student Enquiry Centre, Ground Floor Queens’ Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, E1 4NS. 

The closing date for Queen Mary, University of London to receive your application is 5 June 2020. 

If you have any questions about the scholarship you can email or telephone 020 7882 5079.

If you would like any help in preparing your Unite Scholarship application, please contact a Welfare Adviser.

Queen Mary Excellence Scholarships

Queen Mary Science and Engineering Excellence Scholarships

These are available for students with the highest grades who are enrolling in the 2019/20 academic year on to certain programmes in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, covering Biological and Chemical Sciences, Materials, Engineering (including Electronic, Mechanical and Aerospace), Computer Science, Maths, Physics and Astronomy.

Excellence Scholarships are worth £3,000 a year for each year of study (subject to academic progression criteria), and are paid directly to the student – a total of up to £9,000 over the programme (or up to £12,000 for MEng/MSci students).

For more information, including detailed eligibility criteria and grade requirements, click here

Other Bursaries, Scholarships and Prizes

There are a number of university-wide and department-based awards and prizes. Some are awarded automatically when your application to study at Queen Mary is being considered, others require you to make an application, and others are awarded at the end of an academic year by the heads of academic schools in recognition of academic ability. For more information click here

Asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers and those holding Discretionary Leave to Remain in the UK

Queen Mary offers a tuition fee concession and additional financial support to those seeking asylum. These awards are for applicants applying for undergraduate programmes only, excluding programmes in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

There are two types of award:

1) Asylum Seekers Fee Concession

Queen Mary offers a tuition fee concession to all asylum seekers or children of asylum seekers who meet the criteria below. While your asylum application is under consideration by the Home Office, you will be entitled to pay the ‘home’ rate of tuition fees. This fee concession will be available to all undergraduate students on all programmes, except those course offered by the School of Medicine and Dentistry that lead to qualified status as a doctor, dentist, or dental hygienist or therapist. For more information including the eligibility criteria and appliaction process click here

2) Article 26 Bursary

Queen Mary is offering tuition fee and maintenance support up to two undergraduate students who are asylum seekers or hold Discretionary Leave to Remain, studying on degree programmes in the Faculty of Science & Engineering or the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Successful applicants will be awarded a full tuition fee waiver and maintenance support. The non-repayable maintenance bursary will include £1,700, the equivalent of the Queen Mary Bursary, and the equivalent of the student loan (£7,529 for those living in a parental home or £11,672 for those living independently).

Funding will be provided for the normal duration of your course, if you need to apply for extra funding, e.g. for a course change or repeat year, your individual circumstances will be examined by the panel and a decision will be communicated to you.

For full details of awards including eligibility criteria, click here.

Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.

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