Student Success Scholarship

The Student Success Scholarship is designed to help you succeed at Sheffield Hallam.

It is open to full-time and part-time UK domiciled students, recognised as having home fee status by Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland or Student Awards Agency Scotland, who also meet the eligibility criteria. It is subject to the General Bursary Guidelines.

What is available?

Awards typically range from £550 to £2,100. Most students will receive a smaller award, only students who are in several priority groups will be considered for the largest award of £2,100.

Part-time students will receive a proportion of the full-time award based on the number of credits they are studying in 2022/33.  

You must submit a new application each academic year and you can only receive the Scholarship once per academic year. 

Who can apply?

If you are receiving more than the minimum amount of maintenance loan, and meet the other eligibility criteria, you will be eligible to receive at least the minimum amount of support from the Student Success Scholarship.

To apply, you must: 

  • Be fully enrolled (you must also be fully enrolled at the time the application window, in which you have applied, closes)
  • Be a full-time or part-time undergraduate student
  • Be paying the University's 2022/23 tuition fee of £9,250 (or in receipt of a tuition fee loan to cover this amount). For part-time students, the fee amount will be reduced in line with the number of credits you are studying in 2022/23
  • Be means tested by Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland or Student Awards Agency Scotland
  • Have a household income (as assessed by Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland or Student Awards Agency Scotland) of £62,311 or less
  • Have consented, as well as all other parties (students, parents, guardians, and any other sponsors), to share your household income information with the University as part of your maintenance loan application process

Although you must be means tested, you do not need to have taken out a maintenance loan to be eligible for the Student Success Scholarship. If you cannot be means tested, please let us know by contacting Hallam Help.

The following students are not eligible to apply for the Student Success Scholarship: 

  • Students who are receiving a PGCE/Initial Teacher Training Scholarship/Bursary
  • Students who are receiving a NHS Training Grant or Social Work Bursary
  • Students who would lose eligibility for another scholarship/bursary if they were to receive the Student Success Scholarship
  • Other exclusions apply, a full list can be found in the Guidance Document 

Care Leavers

Students leaving local authority care, and who meet the eligibility criteria, will receive the Care Leavers Package. This includes an award of up to £2,100 from the Student Success Scholarship and a bursary of up to £1,500. To apply students must submit an application to the Student Success Scholarship.

Donor Funded Scholarships

Where applicable, applications to the Student Success Scholarship may be used to assess your eligibility for other funding schemes. These may include (but are not limited to) funds made available to the University through generous philanthropic donations.

For further information about these schemes, visit the Donor Funded Scholarships and Bursaries page.

How to apply?

Read the Guidance Document and Frequently Asked Questions before applying.

The guidance document details the evidance you will need to supply as part of your application. You will find it easier to gather all the evidence you need before starting an application.

As part of the application process you will be asked to supply your bank details. If you do not supply your bank details when prompted to do so, any payment you have been awarded will be delayed and may be cancelled.

A link to the application form can be found on the 'Scholarships' page on My Student Record.

If you cannot see the 'Scholarships' page:

  • You may not be logged into My Student Record correctly. To fix this, logout of My Student Record, when logging back in you may be asked to select your course. The different options may look very similar, log in and out selecting a different option each time until you see the 'Scholarships' page. If you are still unable to see the 'Scholarships' page, it may mean that you are not fully enrolled in the current academic year or that you are not eligible to apply. 

If you cannot see the link to apply on the 'Scholarships' page:

When to apply?

There are up to three opportunities to apply for the Student Success Scholarship during the 2022/23 academic year for most students.

You can apply more than once but you can only receive the scholarship once per academic year. This means, for example, if you have been awarded the scholarship during the first application window you will not be able to apply again until the next academic year.

Visit the what happens after the closing date page for information about what happens after an application window closes.

Academic year start date

Applications open

Applications close

Payments are expected to be made no later than

September 2022

7 September 2022

5pm on 21 October 2022

30 November 2022*

September 2022

5 December 2022

5pm on 27 January 2023

28 February 2023*

September 2022 or March 2023

6 March 2023

To be confirmed

30 June 2023*

*The payment date will be later if you do not provide your bank details when asked to do so as part of the application process.