Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award 2016

Award Description

The Cardiff Met Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award is designed for the highest achieving students within each Academic school. The award applies to new students who will be living in halls or rented student accommodation. It is worth £2,000 during your first year at Cardiff Met, paid as a contribution towards accommodation and day to day costs such as food or printing. Read profiles of our current award winners to see how it has made a difference to their university experience. Entry to this award is dependant on applying through UCAS and choosing Cardiff Met as your firm choice by 30th June 2016. 


  • You must be applying through UCAS as a new student, entering a full time Undergraduate programme at year one or foundation level starting 2016.

  • You must achieve results that place you within the top 10 eligible students in your academic school. This will be determined by an analysis of applicants' tariff data by the scholarship team. Tariff points are taken from Grades at A-Level and equivalent qualifications. If you would like further information, contact scholarship@cardiffmet.ac.uk .In the event of a tariff point tie, other level 3 qualifications may be taken into account. 

  • You must have accepted Cardiff Met as your Firm Choice by 30th June 2016. 

  • We must have received and confirmed your exam results by 31 August 2016.

  • You must be a Home or EU student to apply for this award.

  • You must be planning to reside in either Cardiff Metropolitan university halls or approved rented accommodation.  

  • Applicants achieving the same tariff point total may be required to submit a short piece, maximum 200 words, detailing why you think you deserve the scholarship.  If this is required, you will be contacted during August. You may also be invited to participate in an interview in front of a judging panel.  

Terms and Conditions

  • You must have applied through UCAS as a new student and chosen Cardiff Met as your firm choice by the 30th June 2016. If you have not made us your firm choice by 30th June, you will not be entered for this award.
  • Only awards with tariff points can be considered (or equivalent for EU qualifications). Your tariff point total will initially be taken from grades at A-level or equivalent qualifications. In the event of a tie in tariff points, other level 3 awards which attract tariff points may be taken into account.
  • You must have submitted evidence of your qualifications to the Admissions Department by 31st August 2016. If we have not received your evidence by this date, tariff points attached to the qualifications will not be taken into account.
  • If required, you will be contacted by e-mail to submit a 200 word submission detailing why you deserve to be awarded the scholarship. Your written piece should be submitted by the 31st August 2016 for scrutiny by a judging panel.
  • This Award is available to Home fee and EU Students only.
  • This award is not available to those studying at franchise colleges. Please contact the college directly to discuss bursary and scholarship availability.
  • If you have been successful in gaining the award, you will be notified by e-mail in September 2016  

Payment of the Award

  • Payment and provision of the individual award elements can only be activated once you have successfully enrolled onto your full-time degree course and are in receipt of your Student ID Card in September 2016.

  • You will have a choice of catering or general campus allowances, payment will be allocated to your Student ID Card automatically after enrolment. This can be used for payment at University run outlets. Read our student profiles to help you with your choice.

  • If you elect to have the catering allowance, this is awarded as a £20 payment each week to your card on a Monday throughout the term. Any weekly allowances that are unused will be included in the next £20 payment and not carried forward.

  • The general campus allowance is awarded as either five payments to your card of £100 through the academic year or a choice of payments plus an extra benefit totalling £500. Any unused allowance will be automatically included in the total of the next payment and not carried forward.

  • The accommodation element of the award is worth £1,500 and will be paid automatically, on your behalf, if you are a resident in halls. If you are living in Cardiff Metropolitan approved private accommodation, you need to email us full details of your landlord. We need their name and address and your rented address. Cheques made payable to your landlord will be issued January 2017.

This is not a cash award. The elements of and the associated value of the award are not transferable. 

Contact us

If you have any queries relating to the Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award then please email scholarship@cardiffmet.ac.uk. For general queries try our FAQ page.

All correspondence regarding the award will be made by e-mail. We will use the e-mail address provided in your UCAS application. If you change your e-mail address, please update your UCAS account or we may not have your most recent contact details.