Don't let the worry of funding your degree or university course put you off.
We offer a wide variety of bursaries and scholarships to assist you with your studies.
Applying for a scholarship
You must have accepted a place to study with us or be enrolled onto a higher education (degree or HNC/D) at SGS to apply for a bursary or scholarship. Scholarships are provided in the form of fee waivers and are available only for one course of study. Scholarship applications must be received by the start of term. The criterion for each scholarship varies but in order to receive the fee waiver, scholars will be expected to act as an advocate for others, attend promotional events and maintain attendance of 80% or over.
HE 24+ Scholarship
HE 24+ Scholarship is available for application by students who are aged 24+ at enrolment and re-entering education. This scholarship constitutes a fee waiver of £4,000 for each academic year of study.
HE Reach Scholarship (Racial Equality and Cultural Heritage)
This scholarship constitutes a £4,000 fee waiver for each academic year of study. The HE REACH Scholarship is available for application by students who can supply evidence of the following:
Entitled to funding for fees and living costs from Student Loans and from a household with a total income of £25,000 or less and must be from an underrepresented ethnic background or reside in a qualifying postcode area.
HE Sports Scholarship
HE Sports Scholarship is available for application by students who have achieved international status and/or had appearances within a professional or semi-professional club in a sporting discipline as recognised by a National Governing Body (NGB). The objective of this scholarship is to support and aid the progression of dedicated and talented athletes alongside their studies. The scholarship awards are tiered and are assessed based on the level of sporting performance.
The HE Sports Scholarships aim to provide performance athletes with financial support to assist with the costs of coaching, strength and conditioning, nutrition and sports psychology. Sports Scholars can receive up to £4,000 per year in a bursary or fee waivers at the discretion of the panel, in the following sports:
Tier 1 (Podium) – Offers between £2,500 - £4,000
Students will need to have full senior international status and have made regular appearances within a professional club.
Tier 2 (Professional) - Offers between £1,000 - £2,000
Students will need to have u18, u21 or 23 level international representation and have made not less than 10 appearances within a professional club.
Tier 3 (Performance) - Offers between £250 - £500
Students will need to have u18, u21 or 23 level international representation and/or have made regular appearances within a semi-professional club.