Sheffield Hallam University Bursary Guidelines

This page details the general requirements and appeals process that relate to all University scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds. For simplicity all of which are referred to as 'bursaries' or 'bursary' on this page.

Additional Criteria

Each of the following provisions apply to all bursaries offered by the University, in addition to each of the bursary specific criteria.

  • The University reserves the right to correct administrative errors which may result in you repaying any bursary paid to you in error
  • If your circumstances change during the year so that you no longer satisfy the eligibility criteria for a specific bursary (due to withdrawing/suspension from study for example), you will no longer be eligible and will not receive any further payment
  • The University reserves the right to withhold bursaries from students who are in debt to the University and from students who are found to have submitted false or fraudulent details as part of any bursary application*
  • Any bursaries which are scheduled to be paid in the 2020/21 academic year must be paid by the end of that academic year, 31 July 2021, we are unable to make any retrospective payments

*Cases of suspected fraud will be dealt with according to the University's Anti-Corruption Policy and Response Plan.


Students who defer entry to the University will be eligible for the bursaries that apply to their year of entry, not the bursaries that applied at the time of their original application to join the University.

Placement years on sandwich courses

The University's Bursaries are not paid during a work placement year of a sandwich course, unless otherwise stated, as the requirement to be paying the full tuition fee will not be met.


The University will not reimburse any student for any bursary payments which are misappropriated as a result of details being obtained from the student through fraudulent activity.

Part-time study on a full-time course

If you have a special agreement or contract to study one year of a full time course over two years, please contact the Student Funding team via Hallam Help. Your case will be looked at on an individual basis, and you will be informed as to whether a bursary can be awarded. Please note that if you are repeating an academic year and paying less than the full fee due to academic reasons only, you will not qualify for any bursary payment.


If you are unsuccessful in applying for a bursary, you have the right to appeal provided you have valid grounds to do so.

The following are considered to be valid grounds for appeal

  • There has been an error or irregularity in the assessment process
  • The decision was not in accordance with the approved eligibility criteria for the bursary
  • The decision has taken insufficient account of the evidence you presented as part of your bursary application (where applicable)

The following are not considered valid grounds for appeal

  • Disagreement with the eligibility criteria for a particular bursary
  • Not being aware of or applying in time for a bursary
  • A change of circumstances (for some bursaries this will have its own process)
  • Appealing the amount you have been awarded if successful

How to appeal

Appeals and related evidence should be submitted by completing a Bursary and Scholarship Appeals Form. You will need to log into your UniHub account to access this. We will not accept appeals by any other means and we will not enter into any other communication regarding an appeal whilst it is pending.

All appeals must be made within ten working days of a decision being communicated to you.

All decisions are final.

Our Expectations

All students are expected to

  • Be honest and transparent in any applications they make for financial support
  • Engage in a positive manner with support teams, in line with the University's standards of acceptable behaviour
  • Present a clear and concise appeal statement, if they wish to appeal a decision, covering the grounds on which they would like to appeal


If you are struggling with any aspect of your application for a bursary please let us know by contacting Hallam Help.

If you would like assistance with an appeal please contact the Students' Union Advice Centre.