Financial Support, Bursaries & Scholarships
We recognise that sometimes you may need a little support. At Bucks, we are proud to be a friendly and inclusive university and offer a package of scholarships and bursaries to make sure that everyone can reach their potential.
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.
- Care Leaver Bursary - This bursary is for care leavers.
- Estranged Student Bursary - This bursary is for estranged students.
- Gypsy Roma, Traveller, Showmen and Boater (GRTSB) Bursary - This bursary is for students from the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showmen and Boater communities.
- Bucks Future Success - This offer is for every first-year (Full-Time home and EU) student at Bucks (new for 2020)
- Bucks Student Success Bursary - This bursary is for students from low income households and students from underrepresented groups.
- 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.
- Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Grant – Students studying a degree-level Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health course may be eligible for a government grant.
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 student funding, 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)
- Compare the market
The important information – our terms and conditions
All decisions on bursaries and scholarships are final and all our bursaries exclude repeat years.
For our bursaries:
- You must be studying at our High Wycombe, Uxbridge or Aylesbury campuses (please see individual eligibility criteria)
- You need to select Bucks as your unconditional firm offer
- You must have Student Finance funding or provide evidence that your application is in progress/awaiting confirmation
For financial assistance, such as the Bucks Hardship Fund or Short Term Loans, students can be studying both full-time and part-time.
Students are limited to one bursary per year of study, however they are eligible to apply for additional financial support including short term loans or the Bucks Hardship Fund.
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.