Today being a student is a serious financial investment. Luckily there are ways to get support.
Here you can find out about our scholarships, prizes, loans and other financial support that might be available to you.
For UK and EU students entering ECS in 2017 we are offering three new scholarships.
Please note, only one scholarship will be awarded to each successful candidate. Candidates may apply for multiple scholarships, but will be awarded the single most valuable scholarship for which they were successful.
As an international (non-EU) student, you may be eligible for funding from the University, our partners, or organisations within your home country.
In addition to the funding provided by ECS and the University, our students also have the opportunity to be sponsored by companies during their degree programmes.
ECS has a strong relationship with leading employers, providing its own ECS Careers Hub to inform students of summer placement and graduate opportunities, as well as holding its own annual Careers Fair exclusively for our students. This is attended by high-tech, blue chip, and international companies, keen to employ our students for the knowledge and skills they have developed during their courses.
Southampton is a member of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF). UKESF offers scholarships to ECS students in any year (except the final year) of a BEng or MEng degree that contains a substantial amount of electronics content. The University of Southampton has seen great success with this scholarship and has been awarded more UKESF scholarships than any other university since the scheme began.
Successful candidates are matched with sponsoring companies for scholarships that include:
The IET's Diamond Jubilee Scholarship scheme awards a range of scholarships of at least £1,000 per year, for up to three years to students about to commence an IET accredited degree programme in the UK. These include the following ECS BEng and MEng courses:
Students studying Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, or Electrical & Electronic Engineering are eligible for scholarship funding from the UK Power Academy. This provides:
Students studying Electronic Engineering are eligible to apply for bursary funding from The Sonardyne Foundation. Successful applicants will receive grants from the Sonardyne Foundation to cover the cost of their tuition fees for the duration of their course.
Student on Computer Science (BEng/MEng), Computer Science with Image and Multimedia Systems (MEng), and Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BEng/MEng) programmes are eligible to apply for a Royal Television Society Technology Bursary. Visit the Royal Television Society for details.
For 2014 and beyond, the University will continue its generous package of direct student support, with a wider choice of support options available to students.
You will be able to choose between a bursary, partial fee waiver or a combination of both. This choice will be available in each year of study for which you are eligible for support.
In 2014/2015, if you are:
you could be eligible for a means tested award of up to £3,000 from the University. If you are not applying for a means-tested student loan from Student Finance (England, Wales, or Northern Ireland), or if your course is paid for by the NHS, you will NOT be eligible for this award.
You will be asked to make your choice during the enrolment process. If you don't make a choice, the default will be option A.
Note that the choice you make during your enrolment is FINAL, and cannot be changed during 2014/15.
Please note: For Options B and C, students in their first year of study whose household income is lower than £25,000 will only receive £1,000 as a bursary and £2,000 as a partial fee waiver.
This is a restriction imposed by the government on the National Scholarship Programme. After the first year, all options will be available in full.
Access to Southampton is the University’s widening participation scheme. The programme includes a residential summer school, potential eligibility for an alternative admissions offer, as well as support with the transition to University and a bursary.
For full details, visit the Access to Southampton programme page.
If you have any questions about fee waivers, bursaries or other student support, please contact our Student Services Centre before you enrol.
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The Government's financial support package is structured so that all eligible students, regardless of background, will be able to study at Southampton. If you are a UK student starting a higher education course in 2016/17, you can apply for loans to help pay for both fees and maintenance.
Depending on your personal circumstances (eg your household income), you may also be eligible for:
For more information on student finance including loans, grants, extra help, eligibility and repayments, visit Student Finance.
If you live outside England, you will find relevant information on your local student finance website.
While you are studying here, you will need to pay annual tuition fees to us. You will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials.
If you have a sponsor who will be paying all or part of your tuition fees, you need to complete a fees sponsorship form to notify the Student Fees Office.
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Find out more about how and when to pay your tuition fees.