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Bursaries are a form of financial help in addition to student loans and grants that do not have to be paid back.

Consult our bursary full terms and conditions or contact us via with any specific questions.

The bursaries we are offering for 2017 entrants are as follows:

Application Process for University Bursaries

There is no application process (except for the part-time bursary); but do remember to give consent to share your household income with the University of Chester when you apply for student funding.

We will automatically review your eligibility and notify you if you are eligible; normally by letter to your home address.

If you are not sure whether you have consented to share your information with the University, you can contact the Consent to Share Helpline on 0845 603 4016 and agree to share your information over the telephone. Please note that your parents or sponsor will also have to contact the helpline.

Chester Bursary

Available to new full-time undergraduate students (paying a tuition fee of over £6,000) who have a means tested household income of £25,000 or less.

Bursary: £1,500

Cash payment and ‘in-kind’ benefits of £500 per year of study.

Chester Bursary for Part-Time Students

Available to new part-time undergraduate students (paying a tuition fee of at least £7,000), enrolled for a minimum of 40 credits at the start of Level 4, and with a declared residual household income of £25,000 or less.

Bursary: up to £1,500

Cash payments made on a pro-rata basis depending on the number of credits studied each academic year.

Care Leavers Bursary

Available to new full-time Level 4 undergraduate home students under the age of 25, paying a tuition fee of over £6,000, who have evidence of their care leaver status.

Bursary: up to £7,000

Mixture of cash, 'in-kind’ benefits and fee waiver.

Young Adult Carers Bursary

This bursary is available for eligible young carers.

Bursary package totalling: £4,500