Financial Support, Bursaries & Scholarships
We know that sometimes our students need a little support. At Bucks we are proud to be a friendly and inclusive university and we offer an impressive package of scholarships and bursaries to make sure that all our students can reach their potential.
We recognise that the current crisis may have impacted on your financial circumstances. To help to alleviate any impact, we have launched a Bucks Emergency Allowance (BEA). This is in addition to the existing Hardship Fund and offers up to £250 to those of you in need.
Scholarships and bursaries are financial grants which support specific students and you won’t need to pay anything back. Find out below if you could be eligible.
- Academic Achievement Scholarship (UK): - This scholarship is for academic achievers with unconditional offers.
- Care Leaver Bursary - This bursary is for care leavers and estranged students.
- Clearing Access Bursary: This bursary is for students who apply through Clearing from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Gateway Scholarship: This scholarship is for EU students from eligible countries to support them with living expenses.
- Foundation Bursary: This bursary is offered to support with living expenses for the first year at Bucks.
- Social Work Bursary: If you are enrolled on a course leading to a registration as a social worker, you can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost in year one. You may also be eligible to receive support in the form of an NHS bursary.
- Student Success Bursary – This bursary is for students from low income households.
- The Bucks Emergency Allowance (BEA) - This bursary is to support students impacted by COVID-19 who encounter a financial emergency. The allowance provides immediate short-term relief and is not intended as a source of long-term funding.
Once you get here
- Short term Loans – These loans are for students in temporary crisis.
- Disability Assistance – This supports disabled students with equipment
- Hardship Fund – This fund supports students through difficult periods
If you need extra financial help in addition to any monetary support you may already have gained for your studies, please contact the Students’ Union Advice Centre.
Useful websites to assist financial planning
If you are looking for further financial advice and guidance you can find out more information from the following:
- Student Finance
- Student Finance calculator
- Student Finance England quick guides
- Money Saving Expert
- National Union of Students (NUS)
The important information – our terms and conditions
All decisions on bursaries and scholarships are final.
Students must be studying at full-time taught at our High Wycombe, Uxbridge or Aylesbury campuses.
Students are limited to one of the following bursaries or scholarships listed below:
This excludes the following list of support packages, which can be applied for together, in addition to the previous list or independently:
- Short Term Loan
- Bucks Hardship Fund
- Care Leaver Bursary
- Estranged Student Bursary
- Disability Assistance.
The bursary will be removed immediately if:
- a student withdraws from a programme of study
- a student is suspended or excluded from the University
- a student has made any misrepresentation or acted fraudulently or dishonestly.