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Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award 2017


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 starting at Cardiff Met in 2017. It is worth up to £2,000 during your first year at Cardiff Met, paid as a contribution towards accommodation or travel costs and an allowance worth up to £500. Entry to this award is automatic provided you have applied through UCAS and chosen Cardiff Met as your firm choice by 30th June 2017. 


  • You must be applying through UCAS as a new student, entering a full time Undergraduate programme at year one or foundation level starting 2017.

  • 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 2017. 

  • We must have received and confirmed your exam results by 31 August 2017.

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

  • 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 early September. 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 2017. 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. 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 2017. 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 written piece detailing why you deserve to be awarded the scholarship. Your submission will be sent 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 2017.
  • The accommodation payment is only applicable to students living in halls or approved rented accommodation. Students living at home and travelling to university can receive help towards the cost of public transport up to the value of £1,500. Travel by car is not supported.   
  • If you withdraw from your course, all elements of the award will cease immediately.

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 2017.

  • 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 2018.

  • If you are living at home and travelling to university, you are not eligible to receive an accommodation payment. You can however receive help of up to £1,500 towards travel costs such as bus or rail fare. We do not provide help towards the cost of travelling by car.
  • You will have a choice of allowance up to the value of £500. If your choice includes catering or Campus Cash, payment will be allocated to your Student ID Card after enrolment. Read our student profiles for more details of the allowance choices made by previous scholars and how they are making a difference.

  • 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. This can be used for payment at University run catering outlets.

  • The Campus Cash 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 Campus Cash will be automatically included in the total of the next payment and not carried forward. Campus Cash can be used at University run catering outlets and the Print Studio.

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.