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Receiving postgraduate maintenance payments

What you need to do to receive your maintenance payments as a new or current student, as well as the dates you should be paid.

How to receive your payments

PG Maintenance payments are paid quarterly in advance. To receive payment, you need to:

Maintenance payments from sponsors are subject to signed contract agreements and income having been received.

Payment schedule

Quarterly payments are due by:

  • 1 October
  • 1 January
  • 1 April
  • 1 July

Returning Students

A notification will be sent to your University email address by 7pm on Thursday 24 June 2021. If you do not receive an email or there is an error on the remittance advice, please email Studentships as soon as possible and by 8am Monday 28 June 2021 at the latest. Maintenance will be paid into your nominated UK bank account 1 July 2021.

Students who are no longer fully registered

Should you suspend, leave or transfer to continuation/writing up, submit or be no longer eligible for the payments for any reason; payments will stop and any prepaid maintenance must be repaid.

Strand 3 PhD Mobility (Future Research Leaders Scheme)

All students in receipt of the scholarship need to visit the Studentship office on level 3 of Wessex House room 3.44 the office is open 10.00 am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Visiting students

As soon as you arrive come to the Studentship offices so we can arrange payment of your scholarship.

Outgoing students

Please visit the Studentship office at least 4 weeks before you leave to arrange your finances while you are away from the University of Bath.

Undergraduate Vacation Bursary

To receive the Vacation bursary please complete the Undergraduate BACS Maintenance/Stipend form and hand it in to the Studentship Office.


If you have any questions, please contact us.