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 towards your course related costs.

You may be eligible for:

Gold scholarship programme

Our Gold scholarship programme offers bursaries to help towards your course related costs of £5,000 per year of study (not including paid placement) 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

Care leaver, Foyer resident and estranged student bursaries

If you are leaving care, a Foyer resident, or estranged from your parents, there is additional support available.

Young adult carers bursary

If you look after a relative or friend in a caring capacity you may be eligible for the Young Adult Carer's Bursary.

Refugee bursary

If you have refugee status or humanitarian protection with three years ordinary status there are a number of financial awards available.


You may be able to apply for one or more of the scholarships we offer. Our scholarships vary in value and may be worth up to £5,000 for each year of your studies to help towards your course related costs.

Faculty scholarships

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

International scholarships

If you are an overseas fee paying student and have demonstrated academic excellence you may be eligible for tuition fee waivers of up to £8,000.

If you have studied the University of Bath International Foundation Year at Bath College, you could be eligible for one of the University’s International Foundation Year Progressing Student Scholarships receiving a fee waiver of £2,000.

Sports scholarships

If you are a talented student athlete, you could be eligible for a sports scholarship from Team Bath. Applications are now open for new and existing students for the 2019/0 academic year.

Arts scholarships

If you are keen to develop your individual arts interests alongside your studies you could apply for an arts-related scholarship 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 £3,000 a year towards your course related costs and can include placement opportunities and mentoring.

Find out about scholarships offered by:

Income related scholarships

You could be eligible to apply for an income-related scholarship worth up to £3,000 for each year of your studies (except placement year) towards your course related costs. Eligibility is based on your student loans assessed household income, academic achievements, a supporting statement, widening participation and other relevant eligibility criteria.

External scholarships

You may be eligible to apply for scholarships offered by other organisations. These are schemes are separate to the university.

Applicant travel bursary

If you have applied to study here and come to an undergraduate interview or Applicant Visit Day we will be able to refund your travel costs if you meet certain eligibility criteria.

Other funding information

Additional information about funding your studies, including student loans for UK and students from the USA.