University Bursary - One Degree More

This grant is for young people under 25 to support the costs of studying their first undergraduate degree course at a UK university

Who is eligible to apply?

Our University Bursary is a £1,600 grant for each year of a degree course. It can help with general living expenses, travel costs, books etc. Provided a student’s circumstances remain the same, £1600 is paid for each academic year.

To be eligible to apply for the bursary you need to meet all of the below criteria:

    • you or your parents/guardians are receiving two means-tested benefits or two elements of Universal Credit
    • are aged between 17 and 24 years old
    • have been living in Wiltshire or Swindon for at least two years (If you are already at university your family home must be in Wiltshire or Swindon). There are some exceptions to this so please speak to us if you are unable to fulfil this criteria
    • are eligible for funding through Student Finance England
    • are planning to study (or already studying) for your first undergraduate degree at a UK university/institution


    • are in the care of Wiltshire Council or Swindon Borough Council (Looked After Child - LAC)

    What can the bursary be used for?

    Bursaries can be used towards:

    • general living expenses
    • course costs
    • travel costs (excluding studying abroad)
    • books and equipment

    Further guidance on the programme is available here and we ask you to read it before starting your application.

    We have a limited number of bursaries to award each year, so being eligible does not guarantee that you will be awarded a grant. We may receive more applications than we can fund. We aim to award bursaries to those who will benefit most.

    This grant programme is now closed for applications for academic year 2024/25

    You can use the form below to register your interest in applying for the University Bursary for academic year 2025/26. Once submitted it will be reviewed by the Grants Team who will contact you by email and send you a link to the online application form when the programme opens for applications in 2025.

    If you have any queries please contact us on 01380 738985 or email
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