The Bath Bursary


South West



Type of opportunity

Small grant, Other Types

Closed for 2024

University of Bath

About this opportunity

If you are eligible for the Bath Bursary, you could be paid up to £3,000 per year of studies to help towards course related costs. The Bath Bursary will not be paid during paid placement periods however you will continue to receive bursary payments whilst on an unpaid placement or study abroad.

Bath Bursaries are not limited in number. If you meet the criteria, you will receive an award (unless you have applied for and are successful in gaining a Gold Scholarship).

Bursaries are awarded in your first year of study, and continue until you graduate.

Level of Study

  • Undergraduate

Other levels of study



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

To be eligible, you must:
• be an eligible new first-year Home UK undergraduate student starting studies in 2022 and
• starting a full-time campus-based undergraduate degree and
• be eligible for and have a student loans household income assessment of £25,000 or below

You must also meet one or more of the following criteria:
• your home address is in an area where there is a low participation of young people progressing into higher education
• your home address is considered to be in an area of general disadvantage according to Indices of Multiple Deprivation
• you or your family receive a state means-tested benefit
• you have an Access to HE Diploma
• you are a care leaver
• you are irreconcilably estranged from your parents or guardians
• you are a Young Carer
• you are a refugee or asylum seeker

For full terms and conditions and to check if you are eligible please go to our website.

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Partial bursary (study costs and partial living costs)

Types of study available

  • Full-time

Additional details about application process

Application Timeline

• Mid-February onwards: All offer-holders for 2022 entry will be emailed information about scholarships and bursaries
• May onwards: Firm and insurance offer-holders for 2022 will be emailed information on how to apply
• Mid September: Successful recipients informed of outcome
• Midnight (GMT) 27 January 2023: Bath Bursary applications close

Bursaries will be awarded usually from mid-September, but the application will remain open until the end of January in your first year of study.

Application Process:
New first year undergraduates who are due to start studies in 2022 will be able to apply for the bursary through your University of Bath Application Tracker (Student SAMIS account). You will be invited, by email, to do this from mid-May 2022.

Eligibility will be assessed partly on information provided in your UCAS application and household income data from the Student Loans Company (SLC). If you meet the criteria based on this information alone, you will receive a bursary award automatically. However, not all students will qualify based on UCAS data, so we strongly advise you to complete the online application. This will provide us with additional information and evidence on the criteria that is not received through UCAS. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

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.

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact the scholarship provider