Care Leaver Bursary

The University of Roehampton is proud to offer the University of Roehampton Care Leaver* Bursary to all new undergraduate students from September 2020 onwards. This includes new undergraduates for January and September 2021 entry.

The Bursary is worth:

  • £2,000 per year of study to Care Leavers enrolling on Undergraduate programmes at Roehampton, for up to four years of study.
  • 52 weeks of accommodation at the cost of a 38 week contract, where on campus accommodation is required.

Key information and Terms

The bursaries will be awarded to students who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Care Leavers
  • Undergraduate students
  • Home students (currently residing in the UK and have a UK postcode)

Receipt of this bursary in Years 2, 3 (and 4) is dependent upon students passing the previous academic year. Four years of funding will be provided to students who enrol on Extended Degree programmes.

Receipt of this bursary can be combined with any other UG scholarship or bursary.

If the successful applicant does not require on campus accommodation, then this part of the bursary can be waived. No additional financial support will be provided in place of this.

The bursary will be paid in two instalments, in early October and early February.

The bursary recipient will not be required to reapply to the bursary for each year of undergraduate study.

The scheme will apply for new entrants from September 2021 entry and will not be retrospectively offered to continuing students, who will continue to be eligible for the amounts of support offered historically.


To be eligible for this bursary you will need to meet all of the above criteria. To apply for the bursary you will need to declare yourself as a Care Leaver when you apply for Government Student Finance.

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*A care leaver is a young person who has been in the care of, or has been given accommodation by, their local authority (LA) for a period of at least 13 weeks before the age of 16. They must also not have reconciled with their parents between leaving care and starting their course