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Student Parent Bursary 2021/2

If you have a child or children who are financially dependent upon you, then you may be entitled to a non-repayable Student Parent Bursary of £500.

This award is to help with additional costs associated with having dependents such as childcare, food, clothing, schooling related etc.

The Bursary is worth £500 and is a one-off payment for this academic year only.

Please Note: There are only ten awards available. The Bursary is from a discretionary fund and due to the limited nature of the fund not all applicants will receive an award. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


To be eligible you must:

  • be a Home UK undergraduate full-time student
  • be enrolled on a full-time undergraduate or foundation degree and registered as a student at the University of Bath
  • be entitled to statutory student support e.g. Maintenance Loan and have an assessed household income of £25,000 or below
  • have a child or children under 18 years of age who are financially dependent upon you
  • complete an application form for the Student Parent Bursary and provide evidence of your parental status
  • you must have parental responsibility for your child. This means you must be named on one of the following:

a) their birth certificate
b) their adoption certificate
c) a parental order, for surrogacy
d) a legal guardianship

Application process

A selection panel will review your application form.

Deadline for applications will be Friday 3 December 2021.

Terms and conditions

  1. The student parent bursary is a non-repayable cash award. It will be paid to you one instalment.
  2. Students awarded the bursary will be asked to complete and sign a bank payment form.
  3. The bursary award is based on the assessment of a completed application form as well as student loan household income assessment.
  4. You cannot be considered for an award if you have not provided evidence of your parental status.
  5. Awards cannot be claimed retrospectively for previous academic years.
  6. Awards will not normally be terminated, nor repayment required based on academic non-progression.
  7. The University reserves the right to terminate an award and obtain 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.
  8. The University reserves the right to withdraw a 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.
  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. If you suspend your studies, then you must notify as soon as possible.