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QMUL Bursary 2018/19 – first instalment to be paid 20 February

Payments are made into the bank account you have registered with Student Finance. Not sure if you should be receiving the bursary? Read on for further information.


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 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.

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 Queen Mary. 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 Wednesday 31 July 2019 we will assess you for a bursary. 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.

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 2018/19? 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).

If you have any queries on your eligibility
Contact us in three easy steps:

  • Log into your MySIS portal via
  • Click on Student Enquiry Centre Online.
  • Log your enquiry.

If you have been fully income assessed by SFE and your household income is above the threshold to be eligible for a QMUL Bursary:

You could be eligible for help from another fund – the Financial Assistance Fund.



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