Fee Waivers Eligibility Criteria

UK and EU students - campus based undergraduate and foundation degree programmes

Fee waivers are awarded where household income in Year 1 of your studies at Bath was assessed at or below £16,000 and you met one or more of the following criteria:

  • your home is in a neighbourhood with low participation in higher education
  • your school/college performance is below average
  • you are a care leaver
  • you or your family receive a state means-tested benefit
  • you have completed an Access to HE Diploma.

You will receive:

  • a fee waiver of £3,000 in Years 1 and 2
  • a full fee waiver during placement or study abroad periods.

Bursaries Eligibility Criteria

UK students - campus based undergraduate and foundation degree programmes

Bursaries are awarded where household income in Year 1 of your studies at Bath was assessed at or below £16,000, and you met one or more of the following criteria:

  • your home is in a neighbourhood with low participation in higher education
  • your school/college performance is below average
  • you are a care leaver
  • you or your family receive a state means-tested benefit
  • you have completed an Access to HE Diploma.

You will receive:

  • a £3,000 bursary in Year 1 and 2
  • a £1,000 bursary in their final and/or any additional years of study, except for placement years
  • up to £1,500 bursary during a placement period (unpaid placement or study abroad only).

(Fee waivers and bursaries are calculated pro rata across Year 2 & 3 of your studies for students undertaking a thin sandwich programme.)

Foundation Degrees in Addiction Counselling

Bursaries are awarded to UK students where household income in Year 1 of your studies at Bath was assessed at or below £16,000 and you are studying the foundation degree in Addictions Counselling.

You will receive:

  • a £3,000 bursary in Year 1 and 2 of studies (pro rata part time).

Bursaries for the Honours Year Top Up Degree (franchised non campus based)

Eligible students will receive:

  • a £1,000 bursary (pro rata for part time).

For more information about our undergraduate student financial support for 2013 entrants:

Guidelines for undergraduate fee waivers, bursaries and scholarships 2013/14

Terms and conditions for undergraduate fee waivers, bursaries and scholarships 2013/14.

Eligibility criteria for the Honours Year Top Up Degree bursary

The bursary award eligibility for an Honours Top Up year is based on the bursary criteria for the year you commenced your campus-based Foundation Degree. (e.g. 2012 entrants should refer to the 2012 Bursary Guidelines.)

You need to:

  • be an eligible UK student and
  • be registered on a full or part-time franchised non campus based honours year top up degree programme and
  • paying the higher rate tuition fees of £7,500 (pro rata for part time) and
  • have a household income assessment of £16,000 or below.

If you were an eligible student you would have received an award email in Year 1 of your studies. Award emails detailing payments in subsequent academic years are not sent out post Year 1.

Discretionary Student Support Fund (DSSF)

Open to those who entered studies from 2012 onwards. The DSSF may provide support those students who were not eligible for a Bath Bursary in Year 1 of their studies but, due to a change in circumstance, subsequently meet all the eligibility criteria in a future academic year, e.g. as a result of a downturn in the assessed household residual income assessment (HRI) as undertaken by the relevant student loans awarding agency.

The DSSF will also consider supporting students who were in receipt of a Bath Bursary in Year 1 but who are required to repeat an academic year. Students repeating an academic year or parts thereof are not automatically entitled to receive their bursary during the repeat study period. They may, however, apply to the DSSF for support if particular personal circumstances contributed to reasons for repeat study requirement.

Enquiries about the DSSF should be made by emailing the Funding Advice Team or calling on 01225 385538.

Additional information

If my parents/carers or partner do not wish to supply household income details to the University, am I still able to be assessed for support?

We cannot assess your eligibility without this information. If your parents/carers or partner have requested that their income information not be directly shared with us by the Student Loans Company you will not be able to claim.

I am not entitled to Government Student Support as i have already studies for a degree am I eligible for support from the University Financial Support Package.

If you have previously graduated with an Honours Degree and/or been fully funded for a previous course of study at HE level you may be ineligible for Government Student Support. However, you may still be eligible for support from the University's Financial Support Package. In order for us to assess your eligibility, you will need to be income assessed by your relevant Government Support Agency.

You will normally need form PN1 as a "new" student. You will need to add notes to your form which clearly state: "I am submitting this application for Student Support as I need to be Income assessed to ensure my University can assess me for their financial support package, please treat as urgent".