FAQ 435
Is there any financial support for care leavers?

Students who have been in full time care for at least 3 months during the past 5 years can benefit from a generous bursary to help with their costs whilst at university.  The bursary is a non-repayable grant, available in each year of study except Placement year.  All students who meet the eligibility criteria will be awarded the bursary.  Find out more about the BU Care Leavers Bursary including eligibility criteria on the BU website.

Help with accommodation for care leavers and estranged students is also available through the Unite FoundationThis fund offers rent-free accommodation to 90 students each year across England and Scotland.  The fund is not available to all eligible students, only 90 are awarded each year.  You can apply for the 2019-20 academic year using this Application Form.