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Launched ten years ago as the University of Cumbria, we are founded on the experience and tradition of well over 150 years of higher education. We are proud to be a registered learning provider with the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme, run by the Ministry of Defence to provide financial support to Armed Forces personnel (both serving and service leavers) to study a course at university.

If you currently serve (or have recently served) within the Armed Forces and wish to enhance your education, then we are happy to say that you will receive help covering your funding.

Those who wish to do their couse with us using their ELCAS funding should submit their application at least 5 weeks before the start of their course. Our Learning Provider’s Reference number is 3046-be sure to include this on your application to study at the University of Cumbria.

Below are some courses that have proven to be of interest to individuals using their ELCAS funding while serving or leaving the Armed Forces.

*Programmes of study open to ELCAS applicants are added regularly, CLICK HERE  for a full list of the current courses* 


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