Apply for grants, scholarships, and bursaries to make funding your studies at CCCU easier. 

Support for Medicine, Health, and Social Care students 

Award

  • £5000 per year awarded by the government

Eligibility criteria

Students on the following courses will be eligible to receive this grant:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Adult Nursing
  • Child Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paramedic Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy.

Students studying on our Mental Health Nursing and Diagnostic Radiography courses will also receive an additional £1000 per year from the government.

How to apply

  • New students - you can apply from 1 March 2023
  • Continuing students - you will be invited to apply from 3 April 2023.

Payment schedule

  • Payments will be made in 3 instalments over each academic year.
  • Payment dates vary depending on your course start date.

Useful information

  • Read more about the NHS Learning Support Fund.
  • Students who are planning to undertake nursing, midwifery and allied health professional subjects (except paramedic science) as a second degree will currently be able to access the standard student support system on the same terms as students studying for a first degree. Please check the NHS website for eligibility and the latest funding information.

Award

  • Covers £2000 of childcare costs per academic year

Eligible criteria

  • Available for students who are on a full-time pre-registration healthcare course.
  • Parents who meet the above criteria and have a child under the age of 15 OR under the age of 17 if they are registered with SEN.

How to apply

Payment schedule

  • Payments will be made over 3 instalments over the academic year.

Useful information

The Canterbury Christ Church University Advantage Package currently includes:

  • uniforms
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Occupational Health costs, including immunisation.

Useful information

  • Read more about the faculty uniform policy.
  • Check course information on the course page search to see if your course is included.
  • Health students who apply for this award may also be eligible for other CCCU awards.
  • This package is only available for UK students who are enrolling on a qualifying health course in September 2024. We reserve the right to withdraw this package in the event of a student not successfully completing the enrolment process.

Undergraduate awards

For details of other opportunities through CCCU's Futures initiative, see the Futures area of our website

Award

  • £600

Eligibility criteria

Available to undergraduate and PGCE students who meet the follow criteria:

  • Your household income is of £25,000 per year or less.
  • You have provided your consent for the Student Loans Company (SLC) to share this information with the University.
  • You normally reside in England.
  • Your fees for each year of study are more than £6165 (full-time) or £4625 (part-time).
  • You are studying at Canterbury Christ Church University. 
  • You meet any additional eligibility criteria for our scholarships or bursaries, including being on an appropriate course.
  • You do not already receive government educational support of £5000 or more per year, including the NHS Learning Support Fund, and Department for Education Bursaries and Scholarships (but excluding SLC maintenance grants or loans).

Payment schedule 

  • Paid via three instalments via SLC
  • Given over the course of the academic year
  • You will be notified by SLC before you are paid. 
  • Payment dates: first week in November (25%); third week in February (25%); third week in May (50%)
  • For eligible students whose course starts at any other time of the year (not September), you will be notified of your payment dates separately when you receive confirmation of your grant.

Useful information

  • If you meet the above criteria and are paying the standard full-time undergraduate tuition fees of £9250, you will receive the full grant of £600.
  • This grant will be calculated on a pro rata basis if you are a full-time undergraduate student and your fees are more than £6165 but less than £9250.
  • This grant will be calculated on a pro rata basis if you are a part-time undergraduate student and your fees are more than £4625 but less than £9250.
  • If you live in our University-owned accommodation, 50% of your grant will be automatically allocated towards the cost of your accommodation. 
  • If you are studying with CCCU through a partner institution, you may not be eligible for this grant but may be able to access alternative forms of financial support. Please contact the Student Support team at your place of study who will be able to advise you.

Award

  • £2000

Eligible criteria

  • You must achieve AAA or equivalent at A Level or equivalent.
  • You must meet qualification requirements.
  • You must be enrolled onto a full-time, campus-based undergraduate degree at CCCU.

Payment schedule

  • Two instalments of £1000 will be paid directly into your bank account.
  • First instalment - December in year 1
  • Second instalment - December in year 2

Useful information

  • This scholarship will be automatically awarded in addition to other bursaries that you may receive.
  • Applicants who are awarded this scholarship are not eligible for the Jubilee Academic Scholarship or the Jubilee Bursary.
  • Students who are not eligible include: students taking top-up degrees; students starting in Year 2 or 3; students studying a collaborative course, which is taught at or delivered by a partner institution.
  • Find full terms and conditions here.

Award

£1000

Eligible criteria

  • You must be a home, fee-paying student.
  • You must be enrolled onto a full-time, campus-based degree programme in September 2023.
  • You will have achieved ABB or AAB at A level or equivalent.

Payment schedule

  • This will be paid directly to 2023 entry year students.
  • Two instalments will be paid for £500 each.
  • Instalment 1 - in December once student is registered onto Level 4
  • Instalment 2 - in December when student re-registers onto Level 5.

Useful information

  • This scholarship will be automatically awarded in addition to other bursaries that you may receive.
  • Applicants who are awarded this scholarship are not eligible for the Academic Excellence Scholarship.
  • Students who are not eligible include: students taking top-up degrees; students starting in year 2 or 3; students studying a collaborative course, which is taught at or delivered by a partner institution.
  • For full Terms and Conditions, click here.

There's an abundance of support for our students who are care leavers, including: 

  • Unite Foundation Scholarship
  • Accommodation payment support 
  • Care Leaver's Bursary.

Find out more information about support for care leavers here

Award

  • £500 a year per year whilst completing CCCU studies. Paid in three instalments of £125, £125, and £250.

Eligibility criteria

How to apply

  • Eligible students will be contacted and invited to apply to the scheme. Due to limited places, there will be a shortlisting and interview process for applicants.

Useful information

  • Undertaking paid part time work as an SCE ambassador is a condition of payment of this award.

Award

  • Outside London - £4862.50 per year awarded by the government 
  • London - £5262.50 per year awarded by the government. 

Deadline

  • For September/October 2023 start - 31 October 2023
  • For January onwards start - 16 February 2024
  • For March onwards start - 22 March 2024.

Eligibility criteria

How to apply

Payment schedule

  • Payments will be made in 3 instalments over each academic year.
  • Payment dates vary depending on your course start date.

Useful information

  • Find out more information about the NHS Social Work bursary.
  • The University is allocated a certain number of awards that is not equivalent to the number of students on the course. Therefore, not all students will receive the bursary even if they meet the criteria. We administer a fair system for allocating available bursaries. 
  • This bursary also covers childcare allowance - be sure to read the guide on the website for all information. 
  • All students will receive a travel allowance of up to £862.50 even if they do not receive the full Social Work bursary.
  • Students studying on our partnerships top-up BA Social Work Studies 1 year course in Bromley are also eligible. However, the same ranking process applies.

We are dedicated to supporting student athletes in both academic and sporting success through our Sport Scholarship programme.

The University is recognised by Sport England’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) as a Dual Career Accredited Site.

This acknowledges a commitment and element of academic flexibility, allowing talented student-athletes to balance their studies alongside a sporting schedule.

Award 

  • Performance level - £500 
  • Elite level - £750-£1500.

All scholars are supported in a variety of ways including:

  • Sport Science/Strength & Conditioning Support
  • Complimentary Gym Membership
  • Access to Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Mentor Support
  • Scholar Sport Kit
  • Sports Scholar Awards.

Eligibility criteria 

Scholars must compete at one of the following levels:

  • Performance – demonstrates success at a county/regional level
  • Elite – demonstrates success at a national level or above.

Current and prospective students are encouraged to apply.

How to apply 

Useful information

All sports scholars are required to engage with the program via a number of methods. These include:

  • Represent CCCU in BUCS, Varsity, or other University competition.
  • Hold a CCCU Student Sport Club Committee position.
  • Support other CCCU students in an official CCCU coach position.
  • Represent CCCU as an Ambassador at events, Open Days, or meetings.
  • Engage fully with SportsLab workshops.
  • Consistent social media postings.

For more information, contact sport@canterbury.ac.uk  

Talented performers, composers or musicologists starting their degree in September 2023 have the opportunity to secure one of the below scholarships available. 

Peggy Hayes Memorial Prize

Award

  • £1000 per year of study

Eligible criteria

  • For students studying BA Music

Payment schedule

  • Instalments of £500 are paid after successful completion of each semester.
  • Payments are made directly to students from the University.

Useful information

  • Applicants will be invited to audition before award is given.

Instrumental/vocal teaching

Award

  • One to one lessons with a specialist teacher
  • Lessons worth up to £750 per year.

Eligible criteria

  • For students studying BA (Hons) Music and Commercial Music

Useful information

  • Award given once student enrols onto a Performance module.

The Music Award

Award

  • £1000 for first year of study

Eligible criteria

  • For students studying BA (Hons) Music
  • Instalments of £500 are paid after successful completion of each semester.
  • Payments are made directly to students from the University.

Payment schedule

  • Instalments of £500 are paid after successful completion of each semester.
  • Payments are made directly to students from the University.

Useful information

  • Four awards available
  • Applicants will be invited to audition before award is given.

The Progression Awards

Award

  • £500

Eligible criteria

  • For students studying BA (Hons) Music
  • Awarded to students with the highest marks in Performance and Musicology.

Payment schedule

  • Paid to students at the end of Years 1 and 2 following ratification of marks by the Board of Examiners (June/July each year)

Useful information

  • This will be paid automatically to students. 

Chapel Choir Scholarship

Award

  • Choral Scholarship - £500 per year + tuition
  • Organ/Conducting Scholarship - £750 per year + tuition.

Eligible criteria

  • Available to all Canterbury Christ Church University students.

Useful information

  • Complete this form to apply for the Chapel Choir scholarship by the beginning of October.
  • Auditions will be held in October.
  • Throughout each academic year, the Choir sings an Evensong every Thursday evening during term time, and several other services, including the Candlemas and Pentecost services in Canterbury Cathedral.

Instrumental/Vocal Scholarships

Award

  • One to one vocal or instrumental tuition
  • Up to ten hours' worth of tuition offered.

Eligible criteria

  • Available to all Canterbury Christ Church University students.

Useful information

  • Scholars are expected to perform in at least one University ensemble.
  • Applications are considered at the beginning of each semester.
  • Students re-applying for an Award will be asked to provide some reflection on their learning. 
  • Awards will be given on the basis of the benefit which might accrue to the School and the University, as well as to the student.
  • Complete this application form for the instrumental/vocal scholarship at the beginning of October or January.

Bursary Awards

Award

  • Up to £300

Eligible criteria

  • Available to all students in the School of Creative Arts and Industries

Useful information

  • This award can help towards the purchase of software or sheet music; fees for specialist instruction or travel expenses for example.
  • The Scholarship Committee considers Instrumental/Vocal Scholarships and Bursary Awards applications at the start of each semester.
  • Complete this form for the Bursary Award by early October and/or January to apply. 

Award

  • To assist with travel costs to a low or no paid work placement that will help with career development 
  • Up to £200 each year for travel within the UK 
  • Up to £500 each year for travel abroad.

Eligibility criteria 

  • Work experience must be either be unpaid, or paid at or below minimum wage. 
  • The placement will either be in a different location from the CCCU campus or outside of normal teaching time. 
  • You are not receiving travel reimbursement from other sources. 

How to apply 

Useful information 

Award

  • Financial support for career development opportunities, including group and individual funding. 

Eligibility criteria

  • You must secure a work placement from a reputable and/or recognised company/charity.
  • The placement must not exceed 20 hours a week during term time or 40 hours a week outside of term time.
  • Group funding - must consist of 3+ people; must all study at CCCU at time of application and at least one member must meet the individual eligible criteria.
  • Individual funding - must meet at least one of the following:
    • has a household income of up to £25,000 for full support or a household income of £25,000-£42,875 for partial support 
    • comes from an area with low participation to Higher Education 
    • is a care leaver 
    • is a carer
    • is declared as disabled 
    • is from a black or minority ethnic group 
    • is a mature entrant (aged 21+ at the beginning of their course) 
    • is estranged from their family 
    • is from a gypsy and traveller community 
    • is a refugee
    • is a child from a military family.
  • Some postgraduate students may be eligible - please read full T&Cs for the Career Start bursary for details. 

How to apply 

Useful information 

 

 

We work in partnership with The Archdeacon of Canterbury (Canterbury Cathedral) under the Article 26 Project to enable those seeking asylum to progress to higher education. To find out more, visit our Sanctuary Scholarship page

Postgraduate research scholarships

Postgraduate research scholarships will be added to the website as they become available.