The University of Huddersfield is offering scholarships to students who meet the criteria listed below in 2023/24. The scholarships will be awarded as a payment of £1,000. For full details of the scholarship programme, please see the principles and rules listed below:


  1. In 2023/24 1000 scholarships will be awarded, each as a payment of £1,000. The scholarship will apply to the first year of study only.
  2. Up to 80 scholarships will be available to students on the Science and Engineering Foundation Years, with preference given to those with the lowest family incomes. 
  3. Scholarships will be available to those new students on other courses who have 120 UCAS points or more (under the new 2021-22 UCAS Tariff) made up of any UCAS qualification that can be mapped against the points tariff and whose family income is less than £25,000 per annum.
  4. The Scholarship will apply for full-time undergraduate studies at the University in 2023/24.
  5. The Scholarship will not be available to students on one year top-up degree programmes.
  6. The Scholarship will not be available to part-time students at the University of Huddersfield.
  7. If you are a mature student and you meet the criteria, you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  8. Under no circumstances will the scholarship exceed the fee to be charged.
  9. Students that already hold an undergraduate honours degree level qualification are excluded from the scheme.
  10. English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish students will be eligible for the award. Their entry qualifications will be converted to equivalent UCAS entry points where possible so they can be assessed in the same way as English students.
  11. Students from non UK countries, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are excluded from the award.
  12. The Student Finance Office will be responsible for the administration of the Scholarship programme.

Administration rules

  1. The Scholarship awards programme will be allocated to students in descending UCAS points order. The Student Recruitment Department will supply a list of these students to the Student Finance and Records Office (SFO) in October. Students with the highest number of UCAS points on entry will be allocated a scholarship and this will continue until all full-time undergraduate students with more than 120 UCAS points have been processed.
  2. An income check will then take place whereby the Student Finance and Records Office will check the list of UCAS entry points against the household income level of less than £25,000 to establish which of those are eligible for the Scholarship. The income level information will be supplied by Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland/SAAS through the standard means testing process.
  3. Once these two checks have taken place the SFO will then award a £1,000 scholarship to those students that meet both criteria as set out above. The students will be informed in writing of their award, and the award will work as a payment of £1,000 in the first year of study only.
  4. If household income changes subsequent to the initial award which takes the student above the £25,000 threshold they will not have the scholarship removed from them. If the opposite happens then students that fall into the income category of less than £25,000 after a household income reassessment will be awarded the scholarship.
  5. 80 Scholarships awards out of the initial allocation of 1000 will be offered to students on the Science and Engineering Foundation Programmes under the household income rule of less than £25,000 only. 
  6. UCAS entry points will not be used for the Foundation programme scholarship.

How to apply

If you meet the criteria listed above, then you need to apply through Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland/SAAS who carries out means testing on behalf of the University of Huddersfield.

You will not need to fill out a separate application in order to apply for a scholarship – you will do this as part of your student finance application.

Further information about scholarships and bursaries as well as information on how to apply for student finance can be found on the Student Finance England website.


If you would like to speak to someone at the University about the Scholarship Programme, please contact the Student Finance Office by emailing