UHOVI Bursary Scheme
The UHOVI bursary scheme is designed to help with the cost of studying short, flexible courses.
Who is eligible?
The scheme is not means tested so it doesn't matter if you are employed or not. You must however be living or working in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf or Torfaen. If you don't live in one of the counties mentioned above, you may still be able to undertake a course but you will not be eligible for the UHOVI Bursary Scheme. Additionally, you must not have claimed the UHOVI Bursary scheme previously.
Which courses does this apply to?
This scheme applies to bite-sized or short courses studied at less than 50% intensity. This is typically a bite-sized or short course of less than 60 credits. The scheme does NOT apply to courses where you are studying 50% or more of an equivalent full-time course, such as a Foundation Degree. Financial assistance for HNDs, Foundation Degrees and other formal qualifications is available through Student Finance Wales.
How does it work?
Each course is worth a certain amount of Higher Education credits, e.g. 'Discovering Local History' is worth 10 credits. If you are eligible, the first 20 credits of study could be fully funded by the UHOVI Bursary Scheme. This means you can take your first step into Higher Education, or a new subject area, without worrying about the cost. If you are not sure if you qualify, or if you would like to know the credit value of a course, please contact us.
What if I don't pass or can't complete the course?
If you don't complete the course or if you don't pass, it is likely that you will need to cover the cost of the course yourself.
What if I want to study more than one course?
The UHOVI Bursary Scheme applies to the first 20 credits so you could take two 10 credit courses. If you wish to continue studying after you have used your 20 credit Bursary, you will be liable for the full cost of any courses.
How much does a course normally cost?
UHOVI bite-sized and short courses cost £11.90 per credit for the academic year 2013/14. This means a bite-sized 10 credit module will cost £119 and a 20 credit course costs £238
How do I apply?
You will need to complete and sign the Bursary claim form and return it with your application form. If you have any problems with the form of should you have additional questions, please call UHOVI on 0800 1223 220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org