University of Bath

Bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate students

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. This is in addition to your student loan and you do not have to pay it back.


We offer bursaries to UK students from low-income families. A bursary is an amount of money to help you pay for course costs or other living expenses. Bursaries are paid in instalments during your studies and you don't have to pay the money back.

If you accept an offer of a place at University and are eligible for a bursary, we will contact you when you have completed University registration.

You may be eligible for:

Gold scholarship programme

Our Gold scholarship programme offers bursaries of £5,000 a year to up to 50 students from low-income families. It also offers students opportunities for development and new experiences, including:

  • 50 hours of volunteering, fundraising or outreach a year
  • alumni mentoring
  • personal development, networking and skills training sessions
  • support with placements and internships
  • pastoral support networks


If you have strong academic achievements you could be considered for one of our scholarships. You could be offered a scholarship worth up to £5,000 for each year of your studies. Some scholarships also take into account your family’s household income.

Faculty scholarships

You could be considered for different scholarships depending on your area of study. Find out more about scholarships from:

You could also be eligible for a sports scholarship from Team Bath or arts-related schemes from The Edge Arts.

Corporate partner scholarships

You could be eligible for a scholarship funded by one of our partners. These can be worth up to £5,000 a year and can include placement opportunities, mentoring and a potential job when you graduate.

Find out about scholarships offered by:

External scholarships

You can apply for scholarships offered by other organisations.