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Bursaries and scholarships

This section will give you information regarding bursaries and scholarships that the University offers to students including:

  • LJMU progression bursaries
  • LJMU undergraduate scholarships
  • John Lennon Imagine Awards
  • Other awards

Liverpool John Moores University Progression Bursary

Bursaries are given to you due to your household income. At LJMU we pay eligible undergraduate students a bursary of £500 per year. Bursaries are paid on top of any other student finance you are eligible for into your bank or building society account. You do not have to pay the money back. You do not need to apply for a Liverpool John Moores University Progression Bursary. You will receive one automatically if you are eligible.

Eligibility

  • You are a UK student and meet the residency rules for student finance
  • Your assessed household income is below £25,000
  • You are paying the full tuition fee relevant to your cohort (£9,250 for those starting in 2020).  This can be via a student loan or other means
  • You must have responded to the email you are sent by the University to confirm your attendance. This needs to be done by the required date or the bursary won’t be paid
Payment dates

The expected payment dates (for September start courses) are:

  • The last Friday in November
  • The last Friday in April

The expected payment dates (for March/April start courses) are:

  • The last Friday in January
  • The last Friday in June

You will receive £250 on each payment date if you meet the eligibility criteria. The Student Loans Company will write to you to confirm these payment dates once we have all of your information. Bursaries are administered by Academic Registry.

John Lennon Imagine Awards

The John Lennon Imagine Award is a non-repayable bursary, which might be available to you if you are a care leaver, or if you are estranged from your family. It may also be available to you if you have lived in a Foyer or other supported housing scheme and you choose to study at Liverpool John Moores University (dependant on your circumstances). 

This bursary is given to you in addition to the financial support you will receive from your local authority and any Student Finance you may be eligible for (your grants and loans). The John Lennon Imagine Award is available for each year of your course, on condition of you attending a yearly update meeting. You will need to provide evidence of your status as a care leaver or evidence of your estrangement. 

For more information see:

Undergraduate scholarships

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Information about LJMU scholarships

Below, you will find information about the current undergraduate scholarships available for UK and ROI students starting a course in the 2021/22 academic year. These include:

  • The Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • The Community Excellence Scholarship
  • The LJMU Opportunity Scholarship
  • The Sir Bert Massie Scholarship
  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship

If you are an elite athlete then please check out the eligibility criteria for our sports scholarships.

If you are care experienced or estranged from your family, as well as being able to apply for an LJMU scholarship, you may also be eligible for additional support via our John Lennon Imagine Awards (see link).

Unite Scholarships have been put on hold for 2021 entry.

Find out about scholarships for International students here.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Amount awarded: £1,000 each year for the duration of your course excluding placement years (terms and conditions apply)

Number of scholarships awarded: 85 per year (maximum)

Open to: UK (home) or ROI students

Not open to: Students who already have an honours degree, international students, students on a course that attracts additional funding via the NHS Learner Support Fund, postgraduate students.

Who should apply?

  • You must achieve a minimum of three grade As at A2 level or equivalent (144 UCAS points from three subjects). This level of academic excellence will need to be sustained throughout your course
  • You must have LJMU as your first choice (firm) via UCAS

How to apply:

Once you have applied to study at LJMU you will be given access to the applicant area of our website.  Here you will find information on scholarships available to you, how to apply, terms and conditions and the deadlines, etc.

Community Excellence Scholarship

Amount awarded: £1,000 each year for the duration of your course excluding placement years (terms and conditions apply)

Number of scholarships awarded each year: 85

Open to: UK (home) or ROI students

Not open to: Students who already have an honours degree, international students, students on a course that attracts additional funding via the NHS Learner Support Fund, postgraduate students.

Who should apply?

  • You must have LJMU as your first choice (firm) via UCAS
  • You must be able to demonstrate a level of commitment to your local area or national community. This may be through volunteering and citizenship, sport or the performing arts.  For example, mentored younger pupils, supported young people in care, volunteered in a hospital etc.  Please note this list is intended to provide  examples only.  You may have excelled in another area that differs from these examples and if so, we would love to hear from you.
  • You must be an outstanding student who will act as an ambassador for LJMU.

How to apply:

Once you have applied to study at LJMU you will be given access to the applicant area of our website.  Here you will find information on scholarships available to you, how to apply, terms and conditions and the deadlines, etc.

Opportunity Scholarship

Amount awarded: £1,000 each year for the duration of your course excluding placement years (terms and conditions apply)

Number of scholarships awarded: 85 per year (maximum)

Open to: UK (home) or ROI students.  Applicants must be from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) group

Not open to: Students who already have an honours degree, international students, students on a course that attracts additional funding via the NHS Learner Support Fund, postgraduate students.

Who should apply?

  • You must have engaged in one or more of LJMUs sustained outreach activities such as a summer school, Law Factor etc.
  • You must have LJMU as your first choice (firm) via UCAS

How to apply:

Once you have applied to study at LJMU you will be given access to the applicant area of our website.  Here you will find information on scholarships available to you, how to apply, terms and conditions and the deadlines, etc.

Sir Bert Massie Scholarship

Amount awarded: £5,000 each year for the duration of your course excluding any placement years (terms and conditions apply)

Number of scholarships awarded each year: one

Open to: UK (home) or ROI students

Not open to: Students who already have an honours degree, international students, students on a course that attracts additional funding via the NHS Learner Support Fund, postgraduate students.

Who should apply?

  • You must have LJMU as your first choice (firm) via UCAS
  • In recognition of Sir Bert Massie, who was a national disability rights champion and former student of LJMU. We are looking to award a scholarship to an outstanding disabled student who has campaigned or championed inclusion in some way.
  • Applications will be selected from evidence submitted in the form of references, personal statement and if shortlisted, an interview.
  • The final interview stage will look to select those that are most likely to succeed on their course.
  • You must be an outstanding student who will act as an ambassador for LJMU

How to apply:

Once you have applied to study at LJMU you will be given access to the applicant area of our website.  Here you will find information on scholarships available to you, how to apply, terms and conditions and the deadlines, etc.

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship

Amount awarded: Up to £5,000 each year for the duration of your course excluding placement years (terms and conditions apply)

Maximum number of scholarships awarded each year: five

Open to: UK (home) or ROI students

Not open to: Students who already have an honours degree, international students, students on a course that attracts additional funding via the NHS Learner Support Fund, postgraduate students.

Who should apply?

The Vice- Chancellor’s Scholarship is awarded to five remarkable students starting an undergraduate degree course at LJMU in September.  These scholars will be selected to represent the diverse and talented LJMU community from all the scholarship applications we receive prior to the deadline.

  • You must have LJMU as your first choice (firm) via UCAS
  • You must have a household income below £25,000.
  • In addition you must meet at least one of the following criteria:-

✔   You are from a minority ethnic group

✔   You currently in care or have had experience of local authority care

✔  You are a young adult carer and have been recognised as such by your local authority.

✔   You are disabled

✔   You are mature (21+ on the first of September 2021)

  • We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have engaged with your community in some way such as fundraised, championed for inclusion, been a mentor for others in your situation and/or community, worked with the leaving care team etc.
  • You must be able to demonstrate a sustained level of commitment and achievement in this activity.
  • Applications will be selected from evidence submitted in the form of references, personal statement and if shortlisted, an interview.
  • The final interview stage will look to select those that are most likely to succeed on their course.
  • You must be willing to act as an ambassador for LJMU

How to apply:

Once you have applied to study at LJMU you will be given access to the applicant area of our website.  Here you will find information on scholarships available to you, how to apply, terms and conditions and the deadlines, etc.

The University offers a range of scholarships to reward success and to encourage able students to reach their potential regardless of background or personal situation.

Scholarships for the 2020/21 academic year have now all been awarded.

Scholarships for 2021/22 year will be advertised here as soon as they are available. 

Applicants to the University will be able to apply for these scholarships via the applicant area of the website once you have submitted your UCAS application.

In the meantime, if you are an elite athlete? Check out the eligibility criteria for our sports scholarships.

If you are a care leaver or estranged from your family, additional support is available from the John Lennon Imagine Awards.

If you are an international student click here to find out more about scholarships for international students.

Other scholarships and trust funds

You would be amazed at how many trust and charities exist and give additional funding to students in various circumstances. Its never too early to start looking into these. 

The charity Turn2us has an excellent search engine on their website with some great tips for using it. You can also find some ideas and tips on the Save the Student website.