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Dependants Bursary

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Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for a bursary of £500 from  us as part of our financial support package. 

Key Facts

Type of award: Bursary
Value: £500
Application deadline/process: Apply within 9 months of starting your course (see below for details)

Overview

Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for a bursary of £500 from  us as part of our financial support package. 

How is the value received?

This will be paid to you via a bank transfer in weekly instalments.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this bursary you will need to evidence that: 

  • You have financially dependent children as shown on your Child Tax Credits or Universal Credits documentation.
  • You are in receipt of Universal Credits OR the maximum amount of Child Tax Credits.
  • Your Universal Credits must have been reassessed since commencing your programme of study so that it includes your Student Funding

Residency 

The UK/Home students Dependants Bursary is for UK/home students registered on a course. 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 three continuous years prior first day of the first academic year of your course e.g., for September 2021 start students, continuously a UK resident for 3 years prior to the 1st of September 2021. None of this time must have been wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education. 

Residency eligibility is usually confirmed by such students receiving maintenance and tuition fee support from the Student Loans Company. 

EU and Overseas students can apply for the International Students Dependents Bursary. Please scroll down to view the eligibility criteria for this bursary.

Your course 

The criteria detailed below defines the UK/Home students that can apply for the Dependents Bursary: 

  1. 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 2022 are required to study at least 25 per cent (30 credits) FTE in each year.
  2. 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 those part-time postgraduate students are studying at least 50% per academic year for courses starting before 1 September 2022 and 25% per each academic year for courses starting on or after 1 September 2022 of a full-time equivalent course.

Degree Apprenticeships 

Unfortunately, students on Degree Apprenticeship courses are not eligible to apply for the Dependents Bursary.

Please contact the Students Union Advice Centre for further advice about any additional financial support that may be available. 

Partner Colleges 

Students enrolled at one of our partner college institutions must contact student support at their college directly for financial support. 

If you are unsure about any of the above criteria, please contact our team at Hardshipfund@uclan.ac.uk or on 01772 891828 (Option 2).

International Students Dependents Bursary 

Eligibility 

To be eligible for this bursary you will need to evidence that: 

  • Midwife’s letter showing that your due date is within the next 11 weeks. Or 
  • Child’s birth certificate showing the child was born in the last 6 months.

Residency

EU and overseas students who currently reside in the UK on a tier 4 or student route visa are eligible to apply.

Partner Colleges

Students enrolled at one of our partner college institutions must contact student support at their college directly for financial support. If you are unsure about any of the above criteria, please contact our team at Hardshipfund@uclan.ac.uk or on 01772 891828 (Option 2)

How to apply

Once you have commenced your studies with us you can apply via our online form on the student intranet. 

Students cannot apply for the Dependants Bursary more than 9 months after the first day of their course.

Student Criteria

This scholarship / bursary is available to the following :

Eligible study levels

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Research, Postgraduate

Eligible countries

United Kingdom (UK)