Bursaries

The University of Westminster bursary is a grant paid to full-time eligible students who started their course before September 2012. It is there to help with your course related costs and you will not have to pay it back at the end of your studies.

Please note that the following students are NOT eligible for the bursary

  • If you started your course in September 2012 onwards
  • Postgraduate students
  • Part-time students
  • EU and international students
  • Students funded by Student Finance Northern Ireland or Student Finance Wales

If you started your course in September 2010 or September 2011

  • Are you getting the full Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant of £3,110 from Student Finance England? If you are not sure, check your Student Finance Breakdown letter as this grant is listed separately.
  • When you started at Westminster, was this the first time you had received student funding?

If you answered yes to both of these, you should be eligible for a £400 bursary. These bursaries will be paid to eligible students from March 2015 onwards. A letter will be sent to you before March confirming the award. The bursary is paid into the account where you receive your Maintenance Grant.

If you started your course before September 2010

  • Are you still getting any part of the £3,110 Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant from Student Finance England? If you are not sure, check your Student Finance Breakdown letter as this grant is listed separately.

If you answered yes to this you should be eligible for a £347 bursary. These bursaries will be paid to eligible students from March 2015 onwards. A letter will be sent to students before March confirming the award. The bursary is paid into the account where you receive your Maintenance Grant.

Previous study

Have you studied previously at another University or had student loans before? If you have, or you are unsure if you are eligible, you can email [email protected].

Please provide the following information: Name, Student ID, Student Support Number, Course and Year of Study.

Other possible sources of funding

You can search for additional grants that depend on your circumstances at Turn2Us.

If you experience financial difficulties once enrolled, you may be eligible to apply for the Living Expenses Support Scheme (LESS). The fund is open to home students who have applied for all of the Government funding available to them and is to help students with maintenance costs as it cannot be used to pay tuition fees. It is open to applications from October to June.