Estranged Students – Bath Spa University

We are committed to enabling estranged students to access and succeed in higher education.

It can be a challenge coming to university without the support of a family network.

If you are under 25 and no longer have any contact with your parents or guardians and you're thinking of coming to Bath Spa University, or you're already a student here, we can help.

Bath Spa University has taken the Stand Alone Pledge to show our commitment to estranged students in higher education.

Support available

Bath Spa bursary for estranged students

A non-repayable bursary of £1,000 per academic year (for the standard course duration) is available for all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who meet the criteria:

  • Home student status
  • Have been assessed as independent via estrangement by Student Finance and can evidence this
  • Are under the age of 25 on 1 September before the academic year commences.

Government funding for estranged students

If you're assessed as an estranged student by Student Finance, you could be entitled to maximum Student Finance. You can find further information on eligibility and the application prcoess on UCAS.

If you need help making your claim, please contact Student Wellbeing Services using the contact details below. 

Personal support and guidance

You can have a named point of contact in our Wellbeing Service who can offer tailored, individual and sustained guidance during your application to Bath Spa and throughout your studies.

Get in touch

If you have any queries regarding support for estranged students please contact Student Wellbeing Services.

Contact: or +44 (0)1225 876543.

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