Gold Scholarship Programme


South West



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2023
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University of Bath

About this opportunity

We are offering up to 50 students a year the opportunity to take part in this exciting scholarship programme.

The Gold Scholarship provides a £5,000 bursary per year of study (excluding paid placement periods) to help towards course-related costs, and includes a range of activities to help you make the most of your Bath experience and develop your career aspirations, including:

• 50 hours of volunteering, fundraising or outreach a year
• optional mentoring
• personal development, networking and skills training sessions*
• support with placements and internships
• pastoral support networks

*Scholars are required to take part in a number of sessions across the academic year, some of which will take place on evenings and at weekends.

Level of Study

  • Undergraduate


Refugee status, Humanitarian protection, Temporary refugee permission, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life), Indefinite Leave to Remain, Ukraine schemes, Other forms of sanctuary (including Calais Leave, Section 67 Leave, UASC leave and Stateless Leave)

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

Eligible UK students are those assessed as eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans, as determined by Student Finance England, or other relevant UK student loans awarding agency, and have a Home fees status as determined by the University. When applying for the maintenance loan, you should request for it to be based on your household income, and for permission to be given by the person whose income is being assessed.

You need to request a household income assessment to be completed by your student loans awarding agency, even if you are not planning on taking out a maintenance loan. Find out more about applying for household income assessments here,

These awards are discretionary, so even if you meet the criteria you are not guaranteed one. Some awards may be linked to specific faculties, departments or courses of study.

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Partial bursary (study costs and partial living costs)

Additional notes about support provided

If you are a new first year undergraduate student receiving a Gold Scholarship, we will make an early bursary payment of £300 prior to starting your studies to support your access to and allow you to purchase any technology you may require before teaching starts. In order to receive this payment you must have registered online, completed all administrative tasks associated with your confirmation of place to study at Bath, and have provided your bank details by a set date. You will be emailed information on how to submit bank details should you be successful in gaining a Gold Scholarship. Full information about this early payment can be found in our terms and conditions.

Types of study available

  • Full-time

Additional details about application process

Application Timeline:
• Mid-February onwards: All 2023 entry offer-holders sent information about scholarships and bursaries
• May onwards: Firm and insurance offer-holders for 2023 entry will be emailed information on how to apply
• September 2023: Applications close for the Gold Scholarship Programme
• Mid-September: Notification of Gold Scholarship award outcomes will be emailed

Application Process:
New first year undergraduates who are due to start studies in 2023 will be invited to apply for the Gold Scholarship through your University of Bath Application Tracker. You will be required to provide a 500-word supporting statement. You will be invited, by email, to do this from mid May 2023, if you have made us your Firm or Insurance choice via UCAS.

Make sure you have given permission for your/your family’s household income assessment to be shared with the University by your student loans awarding agency. Without this, we are unable to assess your eligibility for our funding awards.

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Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact the scholarship provider

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