University of Bolton
University of Bolton


University of Bolton Ranking



University of Bolton Location

North England

University of Bolton University of Bolton


University Ranking




North England


Academic Year 2020
Scholarship amount Up to £1,000 cash per academic year
Nationality Any

The Care-Leavers Bursary may be awarded to full-time UK undergraduate students who commence their course of study at University of Bolton from the academic year 2020/21 and who are care leavers, having lived in a care setting for at least 12 months in the last five years. Students must be progressing to a University of Bolton undergraduate Higher Education (HE) course. The award is not subject to household income assessment.


Up to £1,000 cash per academic year subject to continual fulfilment of the eligibility criteria for full-time students. For part-time students this award will be made over the anticipated duration of your course, the amount will be based on the number of credits studied per academic year.


In order to qualify for the bursary students must have demonstrated that they are:

  • A home (UK) student paying tuition fees to University of Bolton in 2020/21 and subsequent academic years via tuition fee loan or self-funded. Students whose tuition fees are paid by a sponsor for example an employer or students who are externally registered whose tuition fees are paid to the institution they are attending will not be eligible to receive the award.
  • Studying a full-time undergraduate course which is delivered on campus at University of Bolton.
  • Commencing on their course from September 2020 or January 2021.
  • A care leaver who has lived in a care setting for a period of a minimum of twelve months within the last five years.
  • Application forms to apply for the bursary are available from the Student Centre Chancellor’s Mall or here.

Payment of the Bursary

For full-time students, the bursary will be paid by eight monthly instalments in each academic year on the 18th of every month. For September starters payments will be made from November to June inclusive. Payments will be £125 per month payable direct into the student’s bank account. Payments for January starters will be made in March, April, May, June, November, December, January and February for each year of study.

The payment amount and structure may differ for part-time students.

Payment is subject to continued attendance and satisfactory progression on the course of study.

Financial Support

  • In addition to the financial support students receive from the Student Loans Company the non-means tested Care Leavers Bursary of £1,000 will be available in each academic year of study subject to continual fulfilment of the eligibility criteria.
  • Financial health checks are available with the Student Funding Advisors to ensure that students are receiving the correct student funding.
  • Budgeting advice and personal budget plans are available.

Additional Support, Advice and Guidance

  • Confidential advice and support on a wide range of academic and pastoral issues from one of the university’s Student Liaison Officers.
  • Support from one of the Student Advisors in Student Services.
  • Support, advice and help in accessing other services in the university and the Students’ Union.

For further information please contact:

Mr Jonathan Stackhouse                                               Mrs Carol Gray

Student Funding Advisor                                               Bursaries and Scholarships Advisor

University of Bolton                                                        University of Bolton

Deane Road                                                                      Deane Road

Bolton                                                                                Bolton

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Tel: 01204 903497                                                           Tel: 01204 903499

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Bursary payments will be terminated if the student withdraws, transfers to another institution or fails their programme of study. Bursary payments will be suspended if a student interrupts or suspends their studies.

Bursaries will not be paid to students undertaking industrial or work experience on a full-time “sandwich” basis. Students studying abroad will not be eligible to receive the bursary.

The bursary is not payable to students whose tuition fees are sponsored by a third party for example an employer.

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