Scholarships and Bursaries

Thanks to the generosity of University College alumni, we are able to offer financial support to recognise our students’ extraordinary work and achievements and help them reach their full potential. The support available is broadly divided into help for current and prospective University College students.

Hardship support, awards and bursaries help to address any unexpected financial difficulties and create co-curricular and academic engagement opportunities. They also help to recognise our students’ achievement and involvement in College life.

We are also delighted to be able to offer a small number of competitive scholarships, which are open to incoming students and those wishing to continue their education.

Current Students

The Hardship Fund (UG & PG)

The Hardship Fund helps to address unexpected financial challenges our students find themselves facing during their time at University College. Its aim is to redress challenges which would prevent current Castle students from participating in their course or continuing their education.  Hardship funds have been provided to assist students with textbook purchases, accommodation fee shortfalls, and essential travel (for example to and from lectures and academic placements).

Prospective Students

The Margaret Mallett Scholarship (PG)

The Margaret Mallett Scholarship was set up by David Mallett, University College alumnus, in memory of his late wife. Margaret taught, researched and published in the area of Early Years and Primary Language and Literacy.  She strongly believed in the importance of academic study and research in the field.  

The purpose of the scholarship is to help primary school teachers finance a Master’s Degree or a Doctorate in the field of Early and Primary Years Language and Literacy. The hope is that this period of study will be of value to them in the classroom, lead to their researching and writing in the field and, if the opportunity arises, moving into a University Education Department.