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What is the Aspire Greenwich Bursary?

What is the Aspire Greenwich Bursary?

The University of Greenwich, in partnership with JS Group, have set up a joint scheme to help you make the very best of your time at university.

Get your Greenwich Bursary card worth £700*

Use your aspire card at JS Group to buy books, stationery and more online

Click below to watch a YouTube Video for further information on the Greenwich Aspire Bursary.



* Eligible students only. Terms and conditions apply - see below.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to meet the following criteria to receive the bursary.

  • You are a fully-registered undergraduate student at the University of Greenwich.
  • You'll be studying a BA, BEd, BSc, LLB, BEng, MEng or MMath course.
  • You'll be studying at Greenwich, Avery Hill or Medway Campus (except Medway School of Pharmacy) or one of our Partner Colleges where your tuition fee is paid directly to us.
  • You are assessed to pay fees at the home rate at over £6,165 per year.
  • You have been assessed by Student Finance England and have given consent for it to share your information with the University of Greenwich.
  • Your household income is below £25,000.

Students undertaking the following programmes are also ineligible for the scheme:

All postgraduate-level programmes, including PGCE and Diploma Architecture. Full details on the Aspire@Greenwich scheme including eligibility are available from the University of Greenwich bursary page.

You can login online with your login details which are emailed to your University email address or come along to our desk during registration at the start of term to collect your card. Members of JS Group staff will be on hand at the Greenwich, Avery Hill and Medway Campuses during the second stage of the university's two-part student registration process (Part 2: Registration Checks). They will help you complete the procedure for acquiring your Aspire@Greenwich card, which runs as follows:

  • At Part 1: Online Registration, you will be asked to agree and confirm that your details can be passed between the university and JS Group.
  • You must collect your temporary student ID card during Part 2. Once you have successfully completed both parts of registration, you will be directed to the Aspire Greenwich Bursary enrolment point on campus.
  • Here, you will be asked to produce your temporary student ID card in order to verify your identify and eligibility.
  • You will then be issued with Aspire@Greenwich account information and your personalised Aspire@Greenwich card. You will be asked to create a secure 4-digit PIN.

Your Aspire@Greenwich scholarship is not a loan and you do not have to pay it back. The funds are provided for you by your university to help with the extra costs associated with studying. It does not add to your student debt.

You can spend your funds on textbooks, stationery and other essential learning resources on our John Smith Website . You can also spend up to £50 of your funds on clubs and societies with the SUUG. You can do this at the student's union receptions on the Greenwich, Avery Hill and Medway campuses.

Unspent funds at the end of the end of year 1 should be rolled over for you to use in years in 2/3 of study. You must however remain a registered eligible student.

For the full terms and conditions please visit the University of Greenwich bursary page.

£700 is awarded to eligible students upon successful completion of part 1and part 2 of student registration. The bursary is split into two payments; £350 in Term 1 (before the 8th of December), and £350 in Term 2 (before the 8th of March).

Successful completion includes but is not limited to: having your tuition fees in place and this being notified to the University by the SLC (Student Loan Company); students required to have DBS clearance and or an occupational health assessment, will need to have received their DBS clearance, have been declared fit to study by the University Occupational Health department and had this recorded by the University on their student record. Further information is available from the University of Greenwich bursary page.

What Can I Buy With Aspire Funds?

Funds can be used to buy books, stationery, computer accessories and other learning materials from the John Smith Website.

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