We want you to get the best out of your course and University experience. Additional support is available if you are a care leaver. This support also applies to students studying BSU courses at Partnership Colleges.

Support available

Care Leavers Bursary

Non-repayable bursaries of £1,000 per year are available to care leavers, who are studying full-time courses at Bath Spa University. If you disclosed on UCAS you are a care leaver, we will send you an application form. If you did not disclose and think you may be eligible, please contact us.

To be eligible for additional help you usually need to be under the age of 25 and have been in Local Authority Care for three months or more since the age of 14.

You will also be permanently resident in the UK and will be a 'home' student for tuition fee purposes. Any student who is not a 'home' student is welcome to contact us to discuss any support needs they might have.


We will help you to find suitable accommodation for the duration of your course, including vacation periods if required.

Personal support and guidance

A named member of the Student Support team will be your contact to go and see if and when you need to.

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