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Undergraduate Bursary Scheme

Full-time: available
Part-time: not available
Prospective students: available
Current students: not available
Entry year: 2020/21
Undergraduate: available
Postgraduate taught: not available
Postgraduate research: not available
Unlimited bursaries available

About the bursary

The University of Bradford is committed to helping students from all backgrounds access higher education.

In 2020/21 we will be offering a cash bursary to all Home and EU undergraduate students whose family incomes are under £30,000 a year.

Eligibility criteria

  • New students starting at the University of Bradford in 2020/21. Students who are studying for a second degree are not eligible. 
  • Home and EU students paying Home fees and studying full time.
  • Family income of under £30,000 as assessed by the relevant student finance service.
  • Students paying the full course fee i.e. £9,250 for a standard degree course.

Students on a placement year or those repeating less than 80 credits and paying a partial fee will not be eligible for the bursary payment.

  • Student must be fully engaging with their programme of study, i.e. attending lectures, handing in coursework and sitting exams as outlined in the Faculty Handbook.

Applicable courses

All full-time undergraduate courses

Eligible countries

  • Anguilla
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territories
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Cayman Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus (European Union)
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland, the Republic of
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte (French Territorial Collectivity)
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oenno Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Scotland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Sweden
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Wales

Payment amount & frequency

Students will receive a payment every year that they meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Year 1: £500
  • Year 2: £600
  • Year 3 and subsequent years: £700

Bursaries are paid in the last week of March directly into the student’s bank account via the Student Loans Company.


Students can receive the bursary and the Academic Excellence Scholarship Home students / Academic Excellence Scholarship EU Students

How to apply

We will automatically identify eligible students using information from the Student Loans Company – there is no need to apply to us directly.


However you must be financially assessed by 31 July 2021 in order to receive your bursary for that academic year i.e. September 2020 – August 2021.


To ensure you are considered for the bursary you must consent to share your information with us when you are assessed for your loans.


EU students must be income assessed by the EU Team at the Student Loans Company. You will need to complete an EU20 B form that will be sent to you directly and provide your household income details. You will also need to provide details of a UK bank account where the payments will be made.

Find out more

For further information email or call 01274 236505.

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