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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 for each year of your studies to help towards course related costs. You will not receive bursary payments while on a paid placement period. If you choose to do an unpaid placement or study abroad, you will continue to receive the bursary payments.

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 usually paid in three equal instalments in December, February and May. For the 2019/20 academic year the payment dates are:

  • 4 December 2019
  • 19 February 2020
  • 29 April 2020

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 one of our Bath Bursary recipients.


Eligibility criteria

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


To be eligible, you must:

  • in 2020 be an eligible new first year Home UK* undergraduate student
  • be registered on a full-time campus based undergraduate or foundation degree 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 UK (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland), for student support 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 a bursary.


Application Timeline

  • late March: All offer-holders sent information about scholarships and bursaries
  • May: Firm and insurance offer-holders sent instructions on how to apply
  • September: Initial successful recipients informed of outcome
  • January: Bath Bursary closes*

This timeline is subject to change.

*Bursaries will be awarded from September 2020, but the application will remain open until the end of January 2021.

Application Process

You can apply for the bursary through the University of Bath Application Tracker.

Your 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 may receive a bursary award automatically. However, not all students will qualify based on UCAS data, so we 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. This is needed so we can assess your eligibility for our funding 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.