Bath Spa University Bursaries - 2015/16 entry

Bath Spa University Bursaries

Bath Spa University offer bursaries to undergraduate students who are eligible for Home or EU student funding.

2015/16 entry

About the bursary

This Undergraduate Award Scheme is part of Bath Spa University’s Access Agreement with the government and is aimed at widening access to degree courses by removing financial barriers to education for students from under-represented groups.

Bath Spa University is providing 320 awards worth £3,500 each, split over three years, to eligible new first year students in 2015/16, who do not hold a first degree or higher qualification.


The bursary is a cash award of £3,500; £1,000 in Year 1, £1,000 in Year 2 and £1,500 in Year 3, providing students continue to meet the eligibility criteria. As these are targeted awards, not all applicants with a household income of under £25,000 can be guaranteed an allocation.

The University will give priority when allocating to students from the following groups:

  • Students who are in receipt of Special Support Grant
  • Care leavers
  • Foyer students
  • Students coming from a home postcode area with low participation in higher education.

Eligibilty is based on:

  • Household income assessed by Student Finance as below £25,000
  • You are a student from England.

You will NOT be eligible for the award if:

  • You are a student from Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales
  • You have any formal sponsorship agreement with anyone other than Student Finance
  • You are transferring course, transferring institution or restarting a course.

Part-time students must be studying 25% intensity or more i.e. taking at least two standard weighted modules. Students studying part-time will receive an award value that is calculated in proportion to the full-time award value.

How to apply

To be considered for a Bath Spa University bursary, you must:

  • Complete an "Application for Student Finance" for the academic year, making sure you apply for the full package of means-tested support available and supply all evidence requested. You can find full details from Student Finance.
  • When making your application, give consent for your household income details to be shared with Bath Spa University. Your household income figure will then be automatically sent to the University and used to assess your eligibility for a bursary.
  • Register with Bath Spa University for the academic year.

When is it paid?

The bursary will be paid in three instalments within each academic year, the approximate payment dates are:

  • Payment 1 will be £525 and will be paid on 16 November
  • Payment 2 will be £525 will be paid on 15 February
  • Payment 3 will be £450 and will be paid on 17 May.

Students can request their bursary as a fee waiver which will be applied against their tuition fees during February.

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