We don’t want you to worry about money while you’re studying with us, so our BU Maintenance Bursary is there to give you some extra support. You can use this money for whatever you need, whether that’s a helping hand with your rent, buying a train ticket to go home for the weekend, or enjoying dinner out with your new friends.

You’ll never have to pay this money back and most of you do not need to apply! If you’re eligible, you’ll receive the bursary automatically, providing the deadlines for income assessment are met. If you're studying one of our partner institution courses, you will need to apply. Take a look at the 'how to apply' section below for information about the courses which require an application, as well as the deadlines for income assessment.

Our Maintenance Bursary is available to all new UK students who meet the eligibility criteria. It offers up to £2,400 for those commencing their studies with us in the 2024/25 academic year in Year 1 (level 4), and up to £3,200 for those starting in Year 0 (Foundation Year) (level 4). Find out more below. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please get in touch

Megan Duckworth

BA (Hons) Events Management graduate

For me, this bursary took a weight off my shoulders and straight away made me feel BU were there to support all their students no matter what, again just proving how great this university is!

Important information

Bursaries are reviewed on a regular basis and the university reserves the right to withdraw, amend or introduce new bursaries at any time. However, BU will not alter to a student’s detriment the rules applying to a bursary package that has been awarded. Bursaries are offered subject to funding and availability.