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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 the travel bursary if they are attending one of the following events:

  • Undergraduate Open Day at either our Chester, Warrington or University Centre Shrewsbury sites
  • Undergraduate Interview/Audition Day
  • 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). 

*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.

Please note that the Travel Bursary is subject to the availability of the allocated budget