Applicants to the Harris Bursary must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be UCLan students enrolled on a full time or part time undergraduate or postgraduate programme at one of the UCLan campuses

Undergraduate students, either full time or part time, including part time distance learners, following a higher education course, including sandwich courses and any period of placement. All students who study part-time courses on or after 1 September 2012 are required to study at least 25 per cent (30 credits) FTE in each year.

Full-time and part-time students on a postgraduate course (including distance learners) following a course that is a minimum of 1 year, and providing that part-time postgraduate students are studying at least 50% per academic year for courses starting before 1 September 2012 and 25% per each academic year for courses starting on or after 1 September 2012 of a full-time equivalent course.

NHS students eligible to apply for an NHS bursary or training grant.

  • Applicants must be classed as Home (UK) students

A UK/Home student is defined as a person who meets certain residency conditions (the same conditions apply to eligibility for external student funding support, for example, the maintenance loan). Usually this means you have an unrestricted right to enter and remain in the UK, and you have been ordinarily resident in the UK for four years prior to the start of your course. None of this time must have been wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Overseas and EU students who are eligible for tuition fee support will not receive a recommendation for support from the Hardship Fund. For further information on support available if you are an EU or Overseas Student please contact The Student Union Advice and Representation Centre or The <i> Student Information and Support Centre. 

Student Union Advice and Representation Centre Email: SUAdvice@uclan.ac.uk / Telephone: 01772 89 4880

The <i> Student Information and Support Centre Email: Thei@uclan.ac.uk / Telephone: 01772 89 5000

  • Students in any year of their full or part time undergraduate or postgraduate study will be eligible to apply
  • Applicants must have valid reasons if repeating a year of study
  • Applicants must be in good standing with the University


Unfortunately, students on Degree Apprenticeship courses are not eligible to apply for the Harris Bursary Fund. We recommend that you contact the Students Union Advice Centre for further advice about any additional financial support that may be available.

Students who are eligible to apply for the Harris Bursary can submit an application for support once per academic year and must reapply each year of their studies to be considered for continued support.

The Harris Bursary is integrated into the Hardship Fund and all students that wish to apply for the Harris Bursary must also be assessed for the Hardship Fund. Students must demonstrate that they are in financial hardship in order to qualify for support. We can consider applications where a student is not in financial hardship but can make a good case for being put forward for the Harris Bursary. These applications will be reviewed by a panel of advisors in the <i> and a decision made regarding whether these applications can be put forward for consideration by the Harris Bursary panel.


For Financial Support Enquiries:

Telephone: 01772 895000 / Email: thei@uclan.ac.uk