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What is the UWE Bursary?

UWE Bristol spends millions each year supporting undergraduate students with our generous bursary scheme. 1,530 new undergraduate students will receive a bursary in 2017/18.

Information for new students starting in September 2017

Bursaries are non-repayable support designed to support students with essential costs while they study such as travel, course materials and food. The amount of bursary students receive depends on their circumstances.

Bursary allocation

We have prioritised bursary allocation to students with little or no family support, with childcare costs (course restrictions apply) caring responsibilities and those on a low income. View more information about priorities for the bursary.

We assess students in their first year and their bursary eligibility remains with them for the duration of their course.

You will be notified by email (this will be to your UWE Bristol email account) after the start of term if you have been allocated a bursary. We will also be asking students to provide evidence for the Enhanced or Childcare Bursary. Find out more about evidence and payment.

If you accepted an offer to UWE Bristol for the academic year 2017/18, you will be automatically considered for the UWE Bursary providing you meet the eligibility criteria.

Bursary types for new first year students in 2017/18

There are three kinds of bursary for new first year students:

  • 80 full-time students will receive an Enhanced Bursary of £2,000.
  • 150 students will receive a Childcare Bursary of £2,000 (this is reserved for students on previously NHS-funded courses).
  • A further 1,300 students will receive a £500 Low Income Bursary.

For full details please see the 2017 bursary policy for new students.

Entitlement to any of the above bursaries will depend on income. Students with a household income above £25,000, as assessed by Student Finance England, will not be eligible. Read urther information about income assessment.

Please note that students are only eligible to receive one bursary each. A student cannot receive both an Enhanced Bursary and a Childcare Bursary, even if they meet the criteria for both.

The £2,000 bursary will be paid in three instalments and the £500 will be paid in one lump sum. See more details about evidence and payment.

Part-time first year students

Part-time students are only eligible for the £500 bursary. View information on proving income as a part time student.

After the first year

Any student who receives a £2,000 bursary in their first year will be eligible for a Progression Bursary of £1,000 in the subsequent years of study.

For students who received £500 in their first year, the Progression Bursary is £500 each year.

Current students

If you are an current student at UWE Bristol you should refer to the UWE Bursary information for returning students.

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