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As part of the University of Chester’s commitment to widening participation to Higher Education (HE), we are offering a Travel Bursary to support individuals who have specific characteristics typically underrepresented in HE.

The bursary is to cover travel costs for up to 2 people, totalling up to a maximum of £100, for attending any of our undergraduate Open Days, Interview/Audition days or campus tours held at our University campuses. 

Are you eligible?

Individuals can apply for a Travel Bursary if they are attending one of the following events:

  • Undergraduate Open Day at either our Chester, Warrington or University Centre Shrewbury sites
  • Undergraduate Interview/Audition Days
  • Undergraduate campus tour 

Eligible individuals must be interested in a full-time or part-time undergraduate degree programme at one of our campuses and meet at least one of the criteria outlined below in order to apply:

  • Be eligible for free school meals or pupil premium
  • Looked after Children / have been in local authority care
  • Carer
  • In receipt of benefits, such as Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support, Tax Credits or Universal Credit
  • Have a declared disability and are in receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA). 

*Please note, all evidence must be dated within the last twelve months.

This fund is for UK residents only. All awards are made on a discretionary basis and are subject to funding. Each case will be assessed individually.

You will need to complete the Travel Bursary Application Form as well as the Expense Claim Form.