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what is it and am i eligible for it even if i recieve student loan
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A scholarship is similar to a bursary. It is usually a sum of money (or it can be something like a reduction in tuition fees or a book allowance etc) given by the university. Much of the time they are competitive, with many students competing for a handful of scholarships. Sometimes they are given for academic or sporting excellence. Every uni manages its own scholarship system, so you will need to check out their websites to see which you might be eligible for.

Scholarships are unaffected by Student Finance and you don't have to repay them unless you drop out of your course (sometimes not even then - it will depend on the individual scheme).
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thanks klix88 so i can apply for scholarship even if i have maintenance loan from slc. can anyone apply for a scholarship or only those with low income/ who have excellent academic
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Usually scholarships are awarded on merit and bursaries on need or entitlement.

For example, a number of universities offer academic scholarships for students with good A-levels.

Surrey offers a £2k Merit Scholarship if you have A*AA and are doing particular courses.

But Surrey also has a £3k bursary if you come from an area with low HE participation.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/discover/un...olarships-2017

You can apply for all these on top of your Maintenance Loan.
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As Doonesbury says - this essentially is the difference between them. Another word you might come across is an 'exhibition' - this is similar to a scholarship, and is awarded for great potential or outstanding progress.
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Usually scholarships are awarded on merit and bursaries on need or entitlement.

For example, a number of universities offer academic scholarships for students with good A-levels.

Surrey offers a £2k Merit Scholarship if you have A*AA and are doing particular courses.

But Surrey also has a £3k bursary if you come from an area with low HE participation.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/discover/un...olarships-2017

You can apply for all these on top of your Maintenance Loan.
oh right.
i was looking for https://www.uel.ac.uk/Undergraduate/...olarships-2017
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As Doonesbury says - this essentially is the difference between them. Another word you might come across is an 'exhibition' - this is similar to a scholarship, and is awarded for great potential or outstanding progress.
right thanks
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oh right.
i was looking for https://www.uel.ac.uk/Undergraduate/...olarships-2017
So that one appears to be a combination of merit and need. Eitherway, it would be on top of your Maintenance Loan.

You have nothing to lose by applying. Except it has to be your Firm choice.

I think it would be worth asking UEL how many of their various scholarships/bursaries they award each year. (It may state this somewhere - I haven't checked.) It would give you an idea of how difficult they are to actually get.
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So that one appears to be a combination of merit and need. Eitherway, it would be on top of your Maintenance Loan.

You have nothing to lose by applying.
can i apply for two different application?

thanks once again all of you
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can i apply for two different application?

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You would have to check their terms & conditions. Or ask UEL

Oh , and check my edit in my previous post.
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