The scheme provides bursaries of £3,000 per annum to students from the West Midlands, for the lifetime of their undergraduate studies. It is awarded to around ten new first year students each year to provide additional ﬁnancial support to help them make the most of their studies at the University of Cambridge.
The fund for the scheme comes from our historical association with the West Midlands Examinations Board and awards are paid directly to college. Recipients may choose to use the bursary for living costs, tuition fees or a combination of both.
Students must meet certain conditions each year for payment to continue, for example, achieving a minimum academic standard (usually second-class honours level). Their College must also conﬁrm their continued enrolment.
Applications for the bursary scheme for 2021/22 are now open.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 4 May 2021. Selection and provisional offers will take place at the end of June 2021 and applicants will be notified of the final decision in August 2021 when their places at the University of Cambridge have been confirmed.
How to apply for the OCR bursary scheme in 2021