Vice-Chancellor's Award Briefing Sheet 2013/14
The Vice Chancellor's Award is to be introduced from 2009/10 for students whose courses of study commence from September 2009 or later.
Students must be being charged tuition fees of a mnimum of £6,000. Fees must be paid via tuition fee loan or student must be self funded.
The course must have commenced in September 2009 or later
The Vice Chancellor's Award will be awarded to the most outstanding academically-gifted full-time U.K. undergraduate students, irrespective of their financial means, who progress to a University of Bolton undergraduate Higher Education course having accumulated a minimum of 360 UCAS points at A2 level or equivalent.*
There will be a maximum of three awards each year.
The Vice Chancellor will be looking for evidence in the written application (word count, 1,500 +/- 10%) andinterview/presentation of both academic and professional career ambition, leadership and motivational skills and aptitude, presentational ability, strong interpersonal skills and examples of work within the community, sporting or cultural achievements.
Prospective applicants must also be prepared to represent the university and take part in promoting the university.
Written applications are to be submitted electronically to the following e mail address:
by 1 July 2013 for September 2013 entry and students must also have indicated University of Bolton as their firm/final choice by the 1 July 2013.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in July 2013 (provisional date).
Finalists will be notified before enrolment
Payments will be made after enrolment subject to continuing confirmation of attendance and if the student withdraws or interrupts their studies payments will cease.
Instalment payments of up to £15,000 which will be paid over the duration of the course, i.e. for a three year degree course a payment of up to £5,000 per academic year would be made.
Payments will be paid on the 18th of each month in instalments from November to June inclusive, subject to confirmation of attendance and excluding repeat years of study.
Students in receipt of the Vice Chancellor's Award will not be eligible to receive any additional university awards.
All figures quoted for the 2013/14 awards are subject to confirmation.
Students commencing in Trimester 2 of 2013/14 may be able to apply for the September 2014 award, award details and dates to be advised.
*The award will be paid for first HE courses only, not subsequent equivalent or lower level HE courses.
For further information please contact:
Ms Karen Bentley
Student Funding Advisor
Tel: 01204 903497
Fax: 01204 903809