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The Bath Bursary

The Bath Bursary is worth up to £3,000 for each year of your undergraduate studies.

About the Bath Bursary

Find out about the Bath Bursary.

If you are eligible for the Bath Bursary, you could be paid up to £3,000 per year of studies to help towards course related costs. The Bath Bursary will not be paid during paid placement periods however you will continue to receive bursary payments whilst on an unpaid placement or study abroad.

Bath Bursaries are not limited in number. If you meet the criteria, you will receive an award (unless you have applied for and are successful in gaining a Gold Scholarship). Bursaries are awarded in your first year of study, and continue until you graduate. Please see our terms and conditions for any exceptions.

For the 2022/23 academic year your Bath Bursary payment dates are:

  • 22 September 2022 for the the early payment of the Bath Bursary (Year 1 only)

then the balance across three equal payments on

  • 7 December 2022
  • 15 February 2023
  • 27 April 2023

Payments in future years will follow a similar payment pattern of three equal instalments in December, February & April.

Early payment of your Bath Bursary - supporting you starting at Bath and accessing technology

If you are a new first year undergraduate student receiving a Bath Bursary, we will make an early bursary payment of £300 prior to starting your studies to support your access to and allow you to purchase any technology you may require before teaching starts. In order to receive this payment you must have registered online, completed all administrative tasks associated with your confirmation of place to study at Bath, and have provided your bank details by a set date. You will be emailed information on how to submit bank details should you be successful in gaining a Bath Bursary. Full information about this early payment can be found in our terms and conditions.

If you are a current Bath Bursary recipient please refer to the undergraduate bursaries and scholarships terms and conditions for your year of entry.

Find out more from our Bath Bursary student bloggers.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an eligible new first-year Home UK* undergraduate student starting studies in 2022 and
  • starting a full-time campus-based undergraduate degree and
  • be eligible for and have a student loans household income assessment of £25,000** or below

You must 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 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 a bursary.

Application Timeline

  • Mid-February onwards: All offer-holders for 2022 entry will be emailed information about scholarships and bursaries
  • May onwards: Firm and insurance offer-holders for 2022 will be emailed information on how to apply
  • Mid September: Successful recipients informed of outcome
  • Midnight (GMT) 27 January 2023: Bath Bursary applications close

Bursaries will be awarded usually from mid-September, but the application will remain open until the end of January in your first year of study.

Application Process

New first year undergraduates who are due to start studies in 2022 will be able to apply for the bursary through your University of Bath Application Tracker (Student SAMIS account). You will be invited, by email, to do this from mid-May 2022.

Eligibility 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 strongly advise you to complete the online application. 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

2022/2023 Terms and Conditions

Contact us

Contact Scholarships & Bursaries for more information.