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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 2020/21 academic year the payment dates are:

  • 2 December 2020
  • 17 February 2021
  • 28 April 2021

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.

Roper Scholarship

  • worth up to £1,000 a year for 3 years of study
  • 11 awards available
  • Any subject area

Meri Williams Scholarship

  • worth up to £3,000 a year for 3 years of study
  • 1 award available
  • Undergraduate Computer Science degree
  • Available to women & non-binary students

Santander Widening Participation Scholarship

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

BLDA Architects' Scholarship

  • £3,000 in years 1 and 4
  • £1,500 during your placement years (years 2 and 3)
  • 1 award available in 2021/22
  • BSc Architecture students

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
  • be registered on a full-time campus-based undergraduate honours degree course commencing in 2020
  • not already hold an honours degree (or equivalent)
  • have a household income of £42,875 or below
  • achieve at least AAB at A level or equivalent
  • 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 UK (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland), for student loans 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.


How to apply

Find out how to apply for an income related scholarship.


Application Timeline

  • Late March: 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
  • September: Successful new scholars for 2020 entry have now been notified

Application Process

New undergraduates will be invited to apply for an income related scholarship in May 2021 through the University of Bath Application Tracker. You will be required to provide a 500-word supporting statement as part of the application.

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

2020/21 Terms and Conditions

Contact us

Contact Scholarships & Bursaries for more information.