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Scholarships

Our scholarships and awards recognise and reward outstanding achievement and ability. All scholarships, awards and prizes are cash awards and do not have to be paid back.

Access to Hope Scholarship

Liverpool Hope University are pleased to offer 10 new scholarships worth £3,000 per year over the normal period of study (excluding any placement years and any additional years of study due to transfer onto an Integrated Masters course) to home and EU students who are starting an undergraduate course in September 2022 and make Liverpool Hope University their Firm choice on their UCAS application. In order to apply you need to meet at least one of our widening participation criteria as detailed below with priority given to those students who fall into more than one category. An application form is available for you to complete with a personal statement where you should give us details of why you are applying for the scholarship, the personal challenges you have faced before entering Higher Education and what difference the money will make to your University journey. Once completed this should be emailed to studentfunds@hope.ac.uk

Access to Hope Scholarship Application Form 22/23

The closing date for applications is the 30th April 2022 from when the Student Finance Committee will consider your application along with your personal statement and circumstances. The decision of the panel will be discretionary and final. Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful by the 31st May 2022.

Widening Participation Criteria:

  • You are a mature student
  • You have been in care as a looked after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14.
  • You have a disability
  • You are from a black and minority ethnic group
  • You come from one of the most deprived areas of the country as defined by the English government’s IMD (indices of Multiple Deprivation) database. If your postcode IMD value is in quintile 5, you meet this criteria. Please note this information only covers addresses in England. Check your eligibility here.
  • You come from an area where it is unusual for people to go to University. This is defined by the government’s classification called POLAR 4, to meet this criteria your address must fall into quintile 1. Please note that this information only covers addresses in the UK. Check your eligibility here.

Care Leavers Bursary

Liverpool Hope University are pleased to announce that they will be supporting UK care leaver students joining a full-time Undergraduate degree programme in September 2022 at Liverpool Hope University and who are aged under 25 at the start of your course.

Eligible residential students will be offered a 50% discount on accommodation (including the summer) and a catering package equivalent in value to one hot meal per day. In addition to this, any deposits needed to secure the accommodation would be waived.

Non-resident students will be offered a bursary of £1,000 each year to be paid in 3 instalments in line with the current scholarship payment arrangements and a catering package equivalent in value to one hot meal per day.

The above would cover the period totalling the normal length of their course. Payments are dependent on the students being fully engaged with their studies and maintaining good academic progress.

Eligible students will need to provide evidence of a minimum of 13 weeks spent in Local Authority care since the age of 14 (usually in the form of a letter from the Local Authority/Support Organisation).

The bursary is also open to students who are living in Foyer/supported housing, providing you are under the age of 25 at the start of your course.

All you need to do is complete this Application form

Performance Scholarship 

New students commencing their studies in year 1 2022/23

Students with a talent in Dance, Drama, Music or Sport, who have a portfolio of public performances or have performed at national level, are eligible for this scholarship. Once completed this should be emailed to studentfunds@hope.ac.uk

£3,000 over the period of study.

The closing date for this scholarship is the 28th October 2022.

 Performance Scholarship Application Form 22/23

Music Scholarships

Liverpool Hope University has introduced nine fully-funded music scholarship opportunities, which together are worth more than £40,000 representing a wonderful opportunity for any aspiring musician or singer.

The nine scholarships are:

  • Eight vocal or instrument scholarships irrespective of genre (i.e. to include classical, popular and jazz styles)
  • One joint organ scholarship (together with Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral)

The scholarships are for high level tuition, free accommodation and exposure to excellent performance opportunities. The organ scholarship offers a student the chance to be tutored by the Organist and Director of Music at the Metropolitan Cathedral.

The scholarship holders will also participate actively in the musical life of Liverpool Hope University through our various choirs and orchestras which regularly perform at official University events and in the community as well as with our many musical friends and partners throughout the City of Liverpool, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool Sound City, Pixels Ensemble and IMMIX Ensemble.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the scholarships should contact the Faculty Administrator, Niall Doherty.