ICAEW Foundation Bursary

The ICAEW Foundation (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) are generously offering a bursary for a new undergraduate student joining Leicester in September 2020.

You should have a keen interest in Finance & Accounting and a family income in the £20,000-£25,000 p.a. range.The successful candidate will be selected based on the overall strength of their application, previous academic achievements and their personal statement. 

The award is a cash payment of £4,000 payable on 1 October each year for a maximum of three years.


To be eligible for this bursary you must:

  • Hold an offer of a place to study on one of these three courses, starting in September 2020:
  • Be classed as a UK/EU student for fee purposes.
  • Have been resident in the UK/EEA for the last three years (ie. since 1 September 2017)
  • Come from family whose income is in the £20,000-£25,000 p.a. range
  • Have a UK bank account for the bursary to be paid into.

Selection criteria

A University of Leicester panel will select the recipient of this bursary based on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Scholarship scheme personal statement
  • Academic interest and motivation
  • Career objectives
  • Any exceptional personal circumstances

How to apply

Complete the application form (Word, 53kb) and send it to ugscholarships@le.ac.uk by the deadline of 1 September 2020.

The successful candidate will be notified by the end of September 2020.