For information on scholarships and other bursaries please visit our Funding pages.

Household income of £16,000 and below

What am I eligible to receive?

If you started your studies in 2014/15 and have a household income* £16,000 or below, you are eligible for a National Scholarship Programme (NSP) bursary of £1,450 as long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

* for further details on how your household income is assessed, please visit the Direct Gov website.

Payment of the NSP Bursary

Payments are made in 3 instalments and will be made direct to a nominated bank account, with each instalment weighted according to the number of weeks in each term. The table below shows the dates of each instalment and how your payments will be weighted according to your total bursary:

Payment Date

£1,450 (Year 2 onwards)

27th October 2017


12th January 2018


4th May 2018


In order for us to process payments, students must supply the University of Exeter with their correct bank details. You can add bank details during registration or at any time after you have registered via the finance tab of your online Student Records System account.

Important - If we do not have your bank details then payments cannot be made. If we have the incorrect bank details then payments may be paid to an incorrect account. Should this happen then the funds will need to be reclaimed from the bank before any further payments can be paid to your correct account. The timescale of this repayment then rests with the bank. We advise all students to check their bank details are present and accurate by visiting their student record.

Terms and Conditions

For further information on our bursary schemes, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section in the Student Information Desk (SID) or see our Terms and Conditions.