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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 or postgraduate Open Days, Visit Days, Information Events, Applicant Days, campus tours or Outreach events 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 or postgraduate physical Open Day, Visit Day, Applicant Day or Interview Day at either our Chester, Warrington, Birkenhead or Shrewsbury sites
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate physical campus tour 
  • Physical Outreach event 

Eligible individuals must be interested in a full-time or part-time undergraduate or postgraduate 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 (not applicable for postgraduate courses)
  • 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)
  • Estranged student

*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 Claim Form

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

If you have any queries about the scheme, please contact