SAE UK offers financial support to increase participation in Higher Education from underrepresented groups. Applicants are identified through contextual information and support may be provided without the need to apply.
Financial support is delivered in two ways:
- A fee waiver, providing a reduction of up to £1,500 in the yearly tuition fees (deducted off of the amount payable to the Student Loans Company where funding is via a tuition fee loan)
- A cash bursary of up to £1,500 per year, paid each trimester in equal installments of up to £500 each
Applicants are assessed against the following criteria:
- Live in a region/postcode in a Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN); AND/OR
- Be of BAME ethnicity
Priority will be given to applicants meeting more than one of the above criteria.
SAE has one scholarship fund specifically targeted at underrepresented groups to ensure fairness and equality. The amount of financial support provided to applicants depends on the extent of awards and will be clearly communicated to those who meet the criteria.