Student Services

Bursaries and scholarships

To apply for a bursary, you must:

  • be progressing from an undergraduate course for which you were charged the higher tuition fee, studying from 2012/13 - 2014/15 in England
  • be domiciled in the UK or European Union (EU)
  • have had a household income of less than £42,600 upon commencement of your undergraduate course
  • be predicted an upper second class degree or higher
  • have applied for, and received an offer to study a taught masters course in any subject at the University of Southampton, which is delivered full-time or part-time for a maximum of two years

Priority will be given to applicants who are also care leavers (applicants who have been in local authority care for three months or more since the age of 14), have a declared disability or are predicted a first class degree.

Download the full terms and conditions (PDF).

The application deadline for this scholarship has now passed

Contact details for further information

For more information about this scheme please contact the Student Services Centre:

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 9599

Email: ssc@southampton.ac.uk

The University offers a generous package of financial support to help you through your time at University.

Financial support for care leavers

 Undergraduate students

  • Undergraduate students who are in their first year of study in the academic year 2015/16 who meet the required criteria, will be eligible for  a £2,000 bursary payable in November and June to assist with living costs.This will continue for each year that you are enrolled on your undergraduate course.
  • Undergraduate students who commenced their studies in the academic year 2014/15 will continue to receive a £2,000 bursary payable in November and June to assist with living costs. This will continue for each year that you are enrolled on your undergraduate course.
  • Undergraduate students who commenced their studies prior to the academic year 2013/14 will receive a  £1,000 bursary  in June to help cover the cost of accommodation over the summer period. This will continue for each year that you are enrolled on your undergraduate course.
  • Students who are leaving the care of their Local Authority are classed as independent by Student Finance England and could therefore be entitled to an annual fee waiver/ bursary of £3,000. For more information please visit; http://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentservices/money-matters/student-funding/15-16.page?

Postgraduate students

  • Postgraduate students who are in their first year of study in the academic year 2015/16who meet the required criteria  will be eligible for a £2,000 bursary payable in November and June to assist with living costs.*

          *Payment will only be made for the first year of a postgraduate course.

Criteria

As an undergraduate student to be eligible to receive the Care Leaver Bursary you must be:

  • classed as a Full-Time UK student
  • on your first undergraduate degree course
  • been in local authority care for three months or more since the age of 14.

If you have indicated on your UCAS application that you are a care leaver we will contact you once you have enrolled to advise of how to claim your bursary. If you have not included this information on your application or you believe that you are eligible, but have not been contacted by a member of  Financial Information & Assistance by November 2014, then please contact us .

 As a post graduate student to be eligible to receive the Care Leaver Bursary you need to be:

  • classed as a Full-Time UK student
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree within the last two years
  • Been in local authority care for three months or more since the age of 14.

Please contact us directly if you believe you may be eligible for this bursary.