ICAEW Bursary 2021


Provided by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Foundation, this bursary is for a talented but financially disadvantaged (a family income of circa £25,000 p.a.) school leaver, looking to study BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance or BSc (Hons) Accountancy.

The bursary is a £12,000 cash award, comprised of £4,000 to be paid each year for the first three years of study.

Am I eligible?

The application process is open to full-time undergraduate students with Home or International fee status studying BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance or BSc (Hons) Accountancy (with or without a year on a professional placement) within Birmingham City Business School.

You must have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, high grades in A-levels or equivalent, provide a strong scholarship statement and meet the family income criteria.

Applications are assessed on previous education, work experience and achievements, academic interests and career objectives, as well as personal circumstances.

You will also need to hold a current conditional or unconditional offer to study at Birmingham City University before you can apply.

How do I apply?

To apply, please complete the application form, where you will be able to complete your statement.

Applications should be submitted, together with your grades transcript, to BusinessAdministration@bcu.ac.uk, with the subject line "ICAEW Bursary Application".

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2021.

Application Guidelines

You will need to ensure that the supporting statement (part 4 of the application form) is of no more than 500 words, and that it details your aptitude and future ambitions for this field of study and any other evidence as to why you should be selected.

Your statement will be judged on how effectively and convincingly you respond to the above.

ICAEW Terms and Conditions

1. ICAEW Foundation Scholarship Specific Terms & Conditions

1.1 ICAEW Foundation Scholarship

One scholarship is available for a new first year undergraduate student with Home or Overseas fee status, who has applied to study one of the courses listed below.

1.1.1 Eligibility

This scholarship is open to new undergraduate students with Home or Overseas fee status studying one of the eligible courses listed below. To be considered for this award, students must have achieved, or be predicted, high grades at A-level or equivalent. This is a needs-based scholarship to support one undergraduate student for three years, studying one of the following courses:

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Professional Placement.
  • BSc (Hons) Accountancy
  • BSc (Hons) Accountancy with Professional Placement

The scholarship is specifically for a talented but financially disadvantaged (a family income of circa £25,000 p.a.) school leaver who would like to study for a degree in one of the courses listed above.

1.1.2 Allocation

Students must submit a complete scholarship application form by the deadline, specified annually. We will use information provided on your course application and in the scholarship application to allocate the award.

The strength of a candidate’s previous academic background may also be considered. This will be assessed via the documents submitted as part of their degree application.
Before starting their application, students are encouraged to read the application guidelines on the website.

1.2.3 Payment

This scholarship is offered as a cash award of £4,000, (paid each year in equal instalments at the start of each term in October, January and April) over the first three years of study at Birmingham City University, unless a student spends a year abroad or on a professional placement. In such cases, the award will be paid in year 4 instead of year 3. For students on a four-year programme with no professional placement or a five-year programme with a professional placement, the scholarship will be paid in the first three years of the degree programme only.