The Nicholls Arts Bursary

The Nicholls Arts Bursary

The Nicholls Arts Bursary provides a living cost bursary of £2,500 for first-year undergraduate students studying a single or joint honours Theatre course in the Department of Theatre. In 2018/19 the bursary supported two students.

Who should apply?

Home UK first-year undergraduates who: 

  • Have an assessed household income of £25,000 or less.
  • Are holding an offer or awaiting a decision to study a single or joint honours Theatre course in the Department of Theatre in 2019/20.
  • Have not previously been to university.

What is it?

  • The bursary is valued at £2,500 for the first year of study only and is awarded in the form of a living cost bursary.

How do I apply?

The applications for 2019/20 academic year have now closed.

  • Follow @UoBrisFunding on Twitter to find out about funding opportunities and application dates.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the terms and conditions of the bursary.

David Nicholls

David Nicholls established the Nicholls Arts Bursary to support gifted students of Theatre to pursue their studies at the University of Bristol, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Read more about David Nicholls.

My time at Bristol was entirely life-changing, but was only made possible by the grant that I received at the time. I’m passionate that arts education should be open to all, and hope that these bursaries will go some to easing financial worries and encouraging future applications.

David Nicholls