QMUL Bursary 2017/18 – update for the New Year, January 2018
If you are in receipt of a QMUL Bursary, please be aware that the first instalment will be paid later this semester, on Wednesday 21 February.
Further financial advice for students in different situations is available below.
5 January 2018
If you have been fully assessed by Student Finance you will have a bursary entitlement letter:
Log in to your online portal to access this at www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login. You will be able to see your bursary entitlement letter with exact payment dates by clicking on the ‘Letters and Emails’ icon. More details are on our website www.arcs.qmul.ac.uk/QMULBursary.
If you have been fully assessed by Student Finance but you haven’t got an online bursary entitlement letter:
This could be because there is no ‘Consent to share’ so we cannot see a household income figure – if your sponsors/parents are submitting financial details about themselves as part of your application, they need to give their consent to share details between Student Finance and QMUL. Without this consent we will be unable to view your financial data. Your sponsors/parents can give consent by calling the bursary helpline on 0300 100 0612.
If you have not yet been fully assessed by Student Finance:
There is still time to apply – assessments are ongoing throughout the year and providing your financial information reaches us before 31 July 2018, we will assess you for a bursary. If you have any queries on your eligibility then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are from a low income family and you do not wish to take out any loans, you could still be eligible for the QMUL Bursary but you do need to be assessed by Student Finance England (SFE).
You need to contact SFE to request a full income assessment. You do not have to take any loans if you do not want to do so and you can enter zero for the amount of loan requested.
To do this:
- Call SFE on 0300 100 0607
- Request an Assessment of Financial Circumstances Form (PFF2)
- Complete and return the form
- Write on the form that you are requesting a full income assessment for bursary purposes
If you need any help with this you can contact a Welfare Adviser in the Advice and Counselling service, see their website: www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/about-us/opening-times-and-contact-us
If you received the bursary last year but you haven’t had an entitlement letter this year:
Have you applied for a full income assessment for 2017/18? You need to apply for this each academic year, if you haven’t done so already call SFE as above and request an Assessment of Financial Circumstances Form (PFF2).
Financial Assistance Fund 2017/18
If you are in financial need and want to find out more about the QMUL Financial Assistance Fund - who can apply, how you apply and how your application will be assessed – please see the following website: http://www.arcs.qmul.ac.uk/students/finances/bursaries-grants-scholarships/financial-assistance-fund/