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If you have been awarded a Bursary / Scholarship from BU, you will be notified by email. The funds will be paid to you via a pre-paid card.
Once the card is ready to collect, you will receive a further email from the card issuing company. This will advise you where and when to collect your card from (usually Cash Office, Talbot Campus). Our Finance Team at BU instruct the card company to release this email, once the card arrives with us. Therefore, please do not attempt to collect your card in advance of getting the email.
The card needs to be activated online before it can be used. Instructions are issued with the card.
The first payment will normally be loaded within 2 weeks from the card being collected at the start of term (September / October), or on the first Monday of the following month if it is later in the academic year.
Information for Students studying on satellite sites (Portsmouth and Yeovil)
If you have missed enrolment and therefore were not able to pick up your pre-paid card at that time, you can arrange to collect your card from a nominated contact locally. To arrange this please email your request to FinanceScholarshipsorBursaries@bournemouth.ac.uk and our BU Finance team will confirm the details.