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These bursaries have received Office for Students (OfS) approval and are correct at the time of publication.

Please contact us via university.bursary@chester.ac.uk with any specific questions or for the latest terms and conditions.

Please note the Foundation Year is a Level 3 programme of study.

Application Process for University Bursaries

There is no application process for the Chester Bursary or the Foundation Year Bursary but for all other bursaries please contact university.bursary@chester.ac.uk for further details.

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

Chester Bursary

Available to new full-time Level 4 home undergraduate students (paying a tuition fee of over £6,000) and to continuing students at Level 4 whose programme has included a Foundation Year, who have a means tested household income of less than £25,000.

Bursary: £1,500

Mixture of cash payments and in-kind benefits: £500 per year of study

Chester Bursary for part-time students

Available to new part-time undergraduate home students (paying a tuition fee of at least £7,000 full time equivalent), enrolled for a minimum of 40 credits at the start of Level 4, and with a means-tested 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.

Foundation Year Bursary

All students (home and EU) on our degree courses which include a Level 3 Foundation Year, will receive a £500 cash award in the first, Foundation Year of study. When Foundation Year students progress to Level 4, those from low income households may become eligible for the Chester Bursary (see above).

Care Leavers Bursary

Limited numbers available.

Available to full-time undergraduate students, aged 25 or under on 1st September 2020, paying a tuition fee of over £6,000, who have evidence of their care leaver status.

Bursary: up to £6,000 (up to £8,000 for those starting at Level 3) plus access to discounted University accommodation.

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

Contact wellbeing@chester.ac.uk for more information.

Young Adult Carers Bursary

Limited numbers available.

Working in partnership with registered carer organisations, this bursary is available for any eligible young carers who are full-time undergraduate students, aged 25 or under on 1st September 2020.

A young adult carer is someone aged 18 to 25 who regularly looks after and has responsibility for a sick, elderly, or disabled family member.

Bursary: up to £4,500 (up to £6,000 for those on Foundation Years starting at Level 3)

It is available in addition to some other University bursaries.

Contact wellbeing@chester.ac.uk for more information.

Estranged Student Bursary

Limited numbers available.

Available to undergraduate students, aged 25 or under on 1st September 2020, identified and verified by the Student Loans Company as 'Estranged'.

Bursary: up to £3000 (up to £4,000 for those starting at Level 3), plus access to discounted University accommodation.

Contact wellbeing@chester.ac.uk for more information.

 

For full terms and conditions, please see here