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Care Leavers bursary

We offer bursaries, worth £5,000 for each academic year, to full-time students from England who are assessed as care leavers.

The £5,000 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 applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting in 2020, be aged between 18 and 25, and assessed as a care leaver.

How do I apply?

There are strict guidelines that must be followed to receive this support.

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

Additional information

You must be aged between 18 and 25 and be assessed as a care leaver (a person who has been looked after by the state for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14, and who was in care on their 16th birthday).

In addition, you must:

  • Be from England.
  • Be in receipt of a full government maintenance loan.
  • Be paying at least £9,000 tuition fees.


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