Bath Spa University Bursaries - 2018/19 entry

Bath Spa University bursaries

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

2018/19 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 350 awards worth £3,500 each, split over three years, to eligible new first year students in 2018/19, 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 meet the eligibility criteria each year. 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 Element of the Student Loan
  • Care leavers
  • Foyer students
  • Students coming from a home postcode area with low participation in higher education.

Eligibility 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.

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.

If you are from the EU you will need to complete a bursary application form supplied by Student Finance Services Non UK Team.

If you are successful we will notify you via email by mid-October.

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 £350 and will be paid on 15 November
  • Payment 2 will be £350 and will be paid on 14 February
  • Payment 3 will be £300 and will be paid on 15 May.

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

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