This bursary is for new undergraduate students who have Refugee status or have Humanitarian Protection with three years of ordinary residence in the UK (HP+3), as defined below.

The definition for those studying in England, as confirmed by UKCISA, states that students with Refugee status: must be ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year of your course; and must have been recognised as a refugee by the UK Government and have remained ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands since then.

The definition for eligible students with Humanitarian Protection status: must be ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year of the course; and… must be a "person granted humanitarian protection"… and you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years before the first day of the first academic year of your course.

To be eligible, you must also:

  • be enrolled on a full-time undergraduate or foundation degree and registered as a student at the University of Bath
  • started your course here in the 2017/18 academic year or later
  • have a household income of £42,875 or below
  • not already hold an honours degree (or equivalent)

Students are requested to complete an application for the Refugee Bursary and evidence must be in the form of an original letter/document, showing their Refugee or Humanitarian Protection status, from the Home Office/UK Government. Your household income will also need to be verified.

  1. The Bursary is worth £1,000 per academic year of study, plus £1,000 to help with start-up costs and a further £1,000 on graduation – a maximum of £7,000 over a 5 year programme including placement year.
  2. You cannot be considered for an award if you have not responded to our requests for and provided appropriate proof of your Refugee/Humanitarian Protection status.
  3. Awards cannot be claimed retrospectively for previous academic years.
  4. Awards will not normally be terminated nor repayment required on the basis of academic failure.
  5. Awards will not be paid for repeat year or repeat part-year study. Students who have to repeat study will need to contact the Student Money Advice team for further advice and guidance on support.
  6. The University reserves the right to terminate an award and demand repayment of funds already paid in the case of disciplinary action against an award-holder. Cases will be considered on an individual basis by the Director of Student Services.
  7. The University reserves the right to withdraw a Refugee Bursary from anyone who is found to have misled the University about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any monies already paid by appropriate means.
  8. The Bursary is paid in two instalments each academic year: normally December and March. Eligible students will be asked to complete and sign a bank payment form.
  9. Please note Student Services may pass on your details to other parties within the University to ensure you receive the appropriate support and advice, if you have any concerns about this please contact us to discuss further.
  10. Students cannot receive more than one Care Leaver, Estranged student and Refugee Bursary. If you meet the eligibility criteria for more than one of these Bursaries then it will be at the discretion of Student Services which Bursary you receive. All of these bursaries provide the same financial support