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The Bath Bursary

The Bath Bursary is awarded to Home UK undergraduates

About the Bath Bursary

Find out about the Bath Bursary.


As a result of the new Access and Participation Plan, for the 2024/5 academic year, we are broadening the Bath Bursary to Home UK1 undergraduate students with a household income assessment2 of £30,000 or below.

The payment structure will be as follows:

  • First year on campus - £2,750 total comprised of: £1000 cash, £750 accommodation reduction, £1000 campus food and drink credit
  • Continuing student studying in Bath all year - £2,000 total comprised of: £1000 cash, £1000 campus food and drink credit
  • Placement student thin paid placement - £1,000 total comprised of: £500 cash, £500 campus food and drink credit
  • Placement student thin unpaid placement - £2,000 total comprised of: £1,500 cash and £500 campus food and drink credit
  • Placement student thick unpaid placement - £2,000 total comprised of: £2,000 cash

Bath Bursary recipients on an unpaid placement period will also be entitled to the Placement Bursary, which is additional to their Bath Bursary placement funding.

We are in the process of updating our webpages, so please keep an eye out for the full details which will be released by the end of February 2024.

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


Payment details for current Bath Bursary recipients

The payment schedule for current Bath Bursary recipients.


The remaining payment dates for the 2023/4 academic year are:

  • 14 February 2024
  • 24 April 2024

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


How to apply

Find out how to apply for a bursary.


Application Timeline for 2024

  • All offer-holders for 2024 entry will receive information about our funding schemes within their offer letters
  • Mid-May onwards: Firm and insurance offer-holders for 2024 entry will be emailed a reminder of what funding is on offer
  • From mid-September: Successful recipients informed of outcome

Successful awardees will receive the Bath Bursary automatically each year until they graduate unless they suspend, are on a paid placement year, repeat a year or leave the University. There is no need to reapply each year.

Application Process for 2024

There is no application process for the Bath Bursary. It will be automatically awarded provided we have received your household income assessment from the Student Loans Company (SLC), and it is within the stated income threshold.

The consent option to share your household income with the University will be automatically ticked within your SLC application. Please ensure that neither you nor your parent/guardian unticks this, otherwise the University will be unable to assess your funding eligibility.

We must have received your household income assessment by Friday 14th March 2025 in order to provide you with financial support for the 2024/5 academic year.


Other funding opportunities

Find out about other funding opportunities.


Contact us

Contact Scholarships & Bursaries for more information.


  1. 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.  

  2. 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