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Accommodation Bursary

The Accommodation Bursary is worth either £500 or £1,250 in your first year of undergraduate study.

About the Accommodation Bursary

Find out about the Accommodation Bursary.


If you are eligible for the Accommodation Bursary, you could receive either £500 or £1,250 off your first year's university-owned accommodation costs.


Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible to receive the Accommodation Bursary.


To be eligible for the £500 Accommodation Bursary, you must:

  • be an eligible new first-year Home UK undergraduate student starting studies in 2022 and
  • be registered on a full-time undergraduate course and
  • hold a University accommodation contract in 2022 and
  • have a UK student loans household income assessment of either:
    • up to £42,875
    • between £42,875 and £60,000, and meet one of the widening participation criteria*

To be eligible for the £1,250 Accommodation Bursary, you must:

  • be an eligible new first-year Home UK undergraduate student starting studies in 2022 and
  • be registered on a full-time undergraduate degree course and
  • hold a University accommodation contract in 2022 and
  • have a UK student loans household income assessment of between £25,000 and £42,875, and meet one of the widening participation criteria*

*Widening participation criteria:

The information above is gathered from the information you provided on your UCAS application, as well as any information you may submit as part of the online funding application for our other awards e.g. the Bath Bursary, Gold Scholarship or Income Related Scholarships.

Eligible UK students are those assessed as eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans, as determined by Student Finance England, or other relevant UK student loans awarding agency, and have a Home fees status as determined by the University. When applying for the maintenance loan, you should request for it to be based on your household income, and for permission to be given by the person whose income is being assessed.

You need to request a household income assessment to be completed by your student loans awarding agency, even if you are not planning on taking out a maintenance loan. Find out more about applying for household income assessments.


How to apply

Find out how to apply for an accommodation bursary.


Application Timeline

There is no application required.

The University will be responsible for identifying eligible students based on the information detailed above. The final deadline date to be considered for an Accommodation Bursary is midnight (GMT) on 30th November 2022. We cannot accept any late household income declarations after this date. Eligible students will receive an award email in December 2022 and the bursary will be credited directly to your accommodation costs in January 2023.

Your eligibility for the Accommodation Bursary will be assessed partly on information provided in your UCAS application and household income data from the Student Loans Company (SLC). If you meet the criteria based on this information alone, you will receive a bursary award automatically. However, not all students will qualify based on UCAS data, so we advise you to complete the online application for our main bursary and scholarship awards. This will provide us with additional information and evidence on the criteria that is not received through UCAS. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

Make sure you have given permission for your/your family's household income assessment to be shared with the University by your student loans awarding agency. Without this, we are unable to assess your eligibility for our funding awards.


Other funding opportunities

Find out about other funding opportunities.


See our terms and conditions for more information

2022/23 Terms and Conditions

Contact us

Contact Scholarships & Bursaries for more information.