Student Life Centre

PGCE First-Generation Scholars Award for Students Who Started in 2018

The University of Sussex has developed a generous scheme, the First-Generation Scholars Scheme which provides support if your household income is less than £42,875 per annum. This support is in addition to any loans from the Student Loans Company.

You will receive a £600 cash award, paid at the start of the second term.

Type of award

£600 cash award


£600 cash payment made on 14th January 2019 or later if household income is assessed later in the year


To be eligible for this award you must:

  • have a household income of less than £42,875 per annum
  • ensure that you have ticked the box authorising the sharing of income to enable the SLC to make this assessment
  • not be studying on the Schools Direct (Salaried) courses  


    1 August 2019 15:25 (GMT)    

How to apply

There is no formal application for the PGCE First-Generation Scholars Award. Your eligibility for the First-Generation Scholars Scheme will be assessed by the Student Loans Company (SLC) when you make your application for funding. Information is automatically downloaded from Student Finance England and passed to the University.


For more information about PGCE funding please visit this web site:

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Student Funding Team Student Life Centre Bramber House University of Sussex Falmer East Sussex BN1 9QU

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