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Care Leavers Bursary 2019-20

Students starting at University of Suffolk in academic year 2019-20 who are living in, or have previously lived in, local authority care, could be eligible for a Care Leavers Bursary. Successful applicants will receive a £500 bursary in each year of study (dependent on successful progression and still meeting eligibility criteria)
 

To be eligible for the Care Leavers Bursary 2019-20, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a new student to University of Suffolk in 2019-20
  • Be studying full time towards a Foundation/Bachelor or Integrated Master’s degree
  • Be paying tuition fees of £8,220 (Foundation degree) or £9,250 (Bachelor’s/Integrated Master’s degree)
  • Be in the first year of your course
  • Have lived in Local Authority Care and been assessed as a Care Leaver by SLC
  • Be living in the UK (EU/Overseas students are not eligible for this bursary)

 

Further information

Successful applicants will receive a £500 bursary in each year of study - maximum of 3 years (dependant on successful progression and still meeting eligibility criteria)

For full bursary and Scholarship information please visit MySuffolk.

The closing date for applications is based on the month in which your course started, see below:

Course Start Month               

Bursary Application Deadline
September 19 02/12/2019
October 02/12/2019
November 02/12/2019
December 02/12/2019
January 01/04/2020
February 01/04/2020
March 01/04/2020
April 01/07/2020
May 01/07/2020
June 01/07/2020
July 01/10/2020
August 01/10/2020

Applications will be assessed after the closing date and you should expect to be notified of the outcome within 2 months.

Awards are expected to be paid in two equal instalments, based on the month in which your course started, see below:

Course Start Month               

Bursary Payment Dates (last working day of)
September 19 Feb & May 2020
October Feb & May 2020
November Feb & May 2020
December Feb & May 2020
January May & Oct 2020
February May & Oct 2020
March May & Oct 2020
April Oct 20 & Feb 21
May Oct 20 & Feb 21
June Oct 20 & Feb 21
July Feb & May 2021
August Feb & May 2021

If you have any queries please contact bursary@uos.ac.uk.

 

How to apply

Click below to access the online application form;

Care Leavers Bursary application