If you are planning to study BA (Hons) Social Work at BU, you may be eligible for a bursary during your second and third years of study.

These bursaries don’t need to be paid back, and are awarded in recognition of the fact that you are expected to undertake hands-on placements, limiting your ability to get a part-time job.

The Social Work bursary for undergraduate students is:

  • Awarded to eligible students (and you are allocated a capped place by BU) who have completed your first year of study
  • Not assessed on household income
  • A grant not a loan
  • Paid into your bank account at the start of each term.

Each year, NHS bursaries publish ‘Your guide to social work bursaries (pdf 4mb)’. You can access the latest version via the NHS bursaries website. The guide explains how to apply for a bursary, payment amounts, residency and eligibility. It includes timeframes for applications, decisions and payments.

Please note, if you are planning to study the MA Social Work, please view information relevant to the postgraduate bursary.