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Care Leavers Bursary 20/21

Students starting at University of Suffolk in academic year 2020-21 who are living in, or have previously lived in, local authority care, could be eligible for a Care Leavers Bursary. The start of an Academic year varies and are in line with the course start month. Successful applicants will receive a £500 bursary in each academic year of study (dependent on successful progression and still meeting eligibility criteria). Bursary is assessed every year.

To be eligible for the Care Leavers Bursary 2020-21, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a new student to University of Suffolk in 2020-21
  • 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)
  • Be in continued attendance on the course on which you enrolled at the date of payment

 

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:

September 

06/12/2020

October

06/12/2020

November

06/12/2020

December

07/02/2021

January

04/04/2021

February

04/04/2021

March

04/04/2021

April

04/07/2021

May

04/07/2021

June

04/07/2021

July

03/10/2021

August

03/10/2021

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 

Feb & May 2021

October

Feb & May 2021

November

Feb & May 2021

December

Feb & May 2021

January 

May & Aug 2021

February

May & Aug 2021

March

May & Aug 2021

April

Oct 21 & Feb 22

May

Oct 21 & Feb 22

June

Oct 21 & Feb 22

July

Feb & May 2022

August

Feb & May 2022

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 20-21 application