University of Bath

Gold Scholarship Programme

If you have an undergraduate offer to study at Bath, you might be eligible to apply for this bursary scheme worth £5,000 for each year of your studies.

About the programme

We are offering up to 50 students a year the opportunity to take part in this exciting scholarship programme.

The Gold Scholarship Programme provides a £5,000 bursary for each year of study (not including paid placement periods) and includes a range of activities to help you to make the most your Bath experience and develop your career aspirations, 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

The £5,000 bursary is designed to help you with course costs or other living expenses. It will be paid in instalments.

Find out more about what is involved and the experience of being a scholar from our student bloggers.

Who is eligible

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an eligible Home UK* student
  • be registered on a full-time campus based undergraduate or foundation degree course and
  • have a student loans household income assessment of £22,000 or below

*Eligible UK students are those that are classed as UK (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland), as assessed for student support purposes, as determined by Student Finance England or other relevant UK student loans awarding agency and have a UK Home fees status as determined by the University.

You must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

These awards are discretionary, so even if you meet the criteria you are not guaranteed one. Some awards may be linked to specific faculties, departments or courses of study.

You can apply for both the Gold Scholarship programme and a Bath Bursary, but you will only receive one award if successful.

Scholar story

Watch Steph's story and discover what it's like to be a scholarship recipient at Bath.

Steph's story

How to apply

If you accept an offer of a place to study at the University we will contact you from late spring to let you know how to apply.

The University is grateful to our alumni and individual donors who support these awards.