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Care Leavers and Estranged Students bursary

Care Leavers and Estranged Students bursary

We offer bursaries, worth £3,000 for each academic year, to full-time students from the UK who are assessed as care leavers or have 'independent - other' status on Student Finance England.

The £3,000 is paid as a cash award in three instalments over the academic year

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this bursary, you must be:

  • ordinarily resident in the UK
  • applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting in 2021
  • aged between 18 and 25.

You must also fulfil one of the following criteria: 

  • looked after by the state for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14 or
  • have 'independent - other' status on Student Finance England. 

How do I apply?

If you think you may be eligible then please contact the Bursary and Scholarship team on  or 01784 414240.


If you have any queries please contact

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