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Estranged Student Bursary 2022-23

Students starting at the University of Suffolk in academic year 2022-23, who are recognised as estranged by their funder e.g. Student Finance England, could be eligible for an Estranged Student Bursary. 

Successful applicants will receive up to a £500 bursary in each academic year of study (for a maximum of 3 years, dependant on successful progression and continuing to meet eligibility criteria) This bursary is assessed every year.

To be eligible for the Estranged Student Bursary 2022-23, you must meet all of the following criteria:

•    Be a new student to the University of Suffolk in 2022-23 (students who have previously studied at the University will not be eligible)
•    Be studying full time or part time (studying at least 50% of the full time equivalent) towards a Foundation/Bachelor or Integrated Master’s degree
•    Be paying tuition fees of £8,220 (Foundation degree), £9,250 (Bachelor’s/Integrated Master’s degree), £11,100 (Accelerated degree) or £6,168 (HNC/HND)
•    Be in the first year of your course
•    Be considered as irreconcilably estranged from your parents and have applied to your funder e.g. Student Finance England for estrangement (Please note – you may be required to provide evidence from your funder of your estranged status)
•    Have been assessed by the University as a “Home” fee paying student (Overseas students are not eligible for this bursary)
•    Be in continued attendance on the course on which you enrolled as at the date of payment
•    Students enrolled on Apprenticeships, CPD and SCITT courses are not eligible for this bursary
•    Students whose tuition fees are covered by their employer (sponsored) are not eligible for this bursary
•    During enrolment you must have answered yes to the ‘Are you estranged from your parents’ question on the Equal Opportunities page