Access Bursary

The Access Bursary is a lump of cash that’s awarded to you based on the financial support you can get from your parents. It works on a sliding scale, meaning students whose parents earn below a certain threshold will be entitled to receive more money than someone’s whose parents earn above it. Your bursary will come directly from your university and the great news is that you won’t have to pay it back.

The Access Bursary for students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland was introduced to help support students from these regions who are from low income families, have a Residual Household Income (RHI) of less than £42,601 and started their programme of study here at Edinburgh Napier University in or after September 2012 and have been assessed as having to pay the full rest of UK level of fees.

 
 

How do I apply?

Now OPEN - Applications should be made as soon as you matriculate.

Please apply via Find a Fund here.

Payments are made in November and March of the academic year that you make a claim.

​How is my Residual Household Income (RHI) defined?

RHI is decided in accordance with the Student Funding award made to you from your awarding body.  Please refer to the table below that refers to your awarding body:

Students from England

Maintenance loan (for students commencing studies in 2021/22) 

Maintenance loan (for students commencing studies in 2020/2021)

Maintenance loan (for students commencing studies in 2019/20)

Maintenance loan (for students commencing studies in 2018/19)

Award

£9488 

£9203

£8944

£8700

£2000

 £7097 - £9487

£6882 to £9202

£6685 to £8943

£6503 to £8699

£1000


Students from Wales

Maintenance Grant (for students
commencing studies in 2021/22) 

Maintenance Grant (for students
commencing studies in 2019/20)

Maintenance Grant (for students commencing studies in 2018/19)

Maintenance Grant
(for students commencing studies between 2012/13 & 2017/18)

Award

£6947 or higher 

£6947 or higher

£6947 or higher

£3347 or higher

£2000

£3469 - £6946 

£3390 to £6946

£3677 to £6946

£556 to £3346

£1000


Students from Northern Ireland

Maintenance Grant

Award

£2201 or over

£2000

Less than £2201 or must have a maintenance loan of £4840 or higher

£1000

Students from Republic of Ireland

Maintenance Grant

Award

Euros €1515 or over

£2000

Euros €755

£1000

Value of bursary

Higher level - £2,000 per academic year

Lower level - £1,000 per academic year

Award paid for one year. You must apply each year.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to receive this bursary you must:

  • Be a matriculated student of Edinburgh Napier University registered on a full-time undergraduate course and have been assessed by the University as being due to pay full Rest of UK (RUK) level of fees.
  • Have commenced your first year of study at Edinburgh Napier University in 2012/13 academic year or later.
  • Not be repeating a year of study for any reason
  • Have been assessed by an awarding body (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) as detailed below

Residual Household Income Award

 Residual Household Income
 Award
 
£25,000 and under
 £2000

 £25,001 - £42,600
 £1000