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Income Related Scholarships

Income related scholarships are worth up to £3,000 per year of study.

About Income Related Scholarships

Find out about our different income related scholarships.


If you are eligible for an income related scholarship, you could receive up to £3,000 for each year of your studies to help you towards course related costs.

Some scholarships are only payable for the first year of study. You will not receive scholarship payments during placement periods. Bursaries are usually paid in three equal instalments in December, February and April. For the 2021/22 academic year the payment dates are:

  • 12 December 2021
  • 16 February 2022
  • 27 April 2022

If you are a current recipient of an Income Related Scholarship please refer to the undergraduate bursaries and scholarships terms and conditions for your year of entry.

Santander Widening Participation Scholarship

  • worth up to £1,500 for the first year of study
  • 13 awards available
  • any subject area

BLDA Architects' Scholarship (subject to confirmation for 2022)

  • £3,000 in years 1 and 4
  • £1,500 during your placement years (years 2 and 3)
  • 1 award available
  • BSc Architecture students

Students may also be eligible to receive the Accommodation Bursary


Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible to apply for one of our income related scholarships.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be an eligible new first year Home UK* undergraduate student starting studies in 2021 and
  • starting a full-time campus-based undergraduate degree and
  • not already hold an honours degree (or equivalent) and
  • be eligible for and have a student loans household income assessment of £42,875** or below and
  • achieve at least AAB at A level or equivalent and
  • not be eligible for, or in receipt of, the Bath Bursary or Gold Scholarship.

Preference will be given to applicants who also meet one or more of the following criteria:

*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 element of student loans you should request these to be based on your household income.

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


How to apply

Find out how to apply for an income related scholarship.


Application Timeline

  • March onwards: All 2021 entry offer-holders sent information about scholarships and bursaries
  • May onwards: Firm and insurance offer-holders for 2021 entry will be emailed information on how to apply
  • 6 September 2021: Applications close for the Income Related Scholarships
  • mid September: Notification of Income Related Scholarships award outcomes will be emailed

Application Process

New first year undergraduates who are due to start studies in 2021 will be invited to apply for the Gold Scholarship through your University of Bath Application Tracker. You will be required to provide a 500-word supporting statement as part of the application. You will be invited, by email, to do this from mid May 2021, if you have made us your Firm or Insurance choice via UCAS.

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. This is needed so we can assess your eligibility for our funding awards.

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


Other funding opportunities

Find out about other funding opportunities.


See our terms and conditions for more information

2021/22 Terms and Conditions

Contact us

Contact Scholarships & Bursaries for more information.