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Social Work Bursary

If you are planning to study the 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.

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

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.

Each year, NHS bursaries publish ‘Your guide to social work bursaries’. 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.

The figures below are for students starting in September 2021. 

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