Financial Bursary (16/17 starters)

The Financial Bursary offers £800 per year of study for eligible full-time undergraduate students starting in 2016-17. Part-time students studying at 25% intensity, or more, of the equivalent full time course may also be eligible. Bursaries for part-time students will be awarded on a pro-rata basis dependent on intensity of study.

Please note this Scholarship is subject to the Bursary Guidelines.


You will be eligible for this bursary if you are:

  • a student from England
  • have a residual household income of up to £25,000*
  • liable to pay the University's 2016–17 tuition fee of £9,000 (part-time students will pay a proportion of this fee)

The following students are not eligible for the Sheffield Hallam Financial Bursary:

  • NHS-funded students
  • students continuing directly from one course to another in 2016 (for example from foundation degree or HND to final year of an Honours degree)
  • postgraduate students
  • part-time students who are studying at less than 25% intensity of the equivalent full-time course
  • students whose fees are paid in whole or part through sponsorship (for example by their employer)

* Residual household income is based on gross household income (before tax and national insurance) minus certain allowable deductions. These can include pension payments, which are eligible for certain specified tax relief, and allowances for other dependent children. For further information about this definition and how income is assessed, please visit

How to apply

You do not need to complete an application form (unless you are part-time student). We will write to you in November 2018 and pay the money directly into your bank account during w/c 17th December 2018.

If you believe you are entitled to a bursary but have not heard anything by March 2019 please contact Hallam Help on

Full-time students

  • apply to Student Finance England for a means-tested student finance assessment so they can verify your individual household income details
  • apply for this means-tested student finance assessment as soon as possible prior to starting your course, and no later than 27th May 2019
  • ensure that all supporting documentation, along with your bank account details, is supplied to Student Finance England
  • indicate to Student Finance England that your university is Sheffield Hallam University
  • give your consent to Student Finance England to share your finance assessment information with the University
  • ensure that your finance assessment application has been completed and approved by Student Finance England

Student Finance England will assess your income and notify the University, who will assess your bursary.

Part-time students

  • contact to request an application form
  • provide evidence of your household income to be checked by the Student Funding and Access Support team in the University
  • submit your application form and supporting evidence (including your bank account details) no later than 31st May 2019 to the University

Your entitlement to the bursary is based on the information inputted in the Student Finance assessment or your application form, as applicable. If this information is incorrect for any reason, this may affect your entitlement to the bursary. If your circumstances change, this may affect your award if your residual household income changes by more than 15% from the income used.