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Cardiff University offer bursaries based on a students household income to full time UK undergraduate students who started their course at Cardiff University after 2006. Eligibility depends on a students assessed household income.  Students whose fees are paid by the NHS are not eligible for these awards.

Application Process

There is no application process; but do remember to give consent to share your household income with the university when you apply for student funding.  We will automatically review your eligibility and notify you if you are eligible in the first term; normally by letter to your home address . 

You can view a copy of your award letter under correspondence on your Student Loans Company account (not your SIMS account)

If you or your parents have not given consent to share your financial information with Cardiff  University when you applied for student funding you can do so by contacting your award authority, (SFW 0300 200 4050, SFE 0300 100 0607, SFNI 0300 100 0077 or SAAS).


Bursary Payments

Payment Dates           30th January 2015        13th March 2015

The bursary is paid in 2 equal instalments, 50% in January and 50% in March.

You are paid via the Student Loans Company to the same bank account as your student loan is paid into.

Award Levels and Terms and conditions

Bursary award levels vary depending on the year you started your degree, click on the relevant year from the list below for terms and conditions and bursary levels.

New student starting in 2014 can use our student funding  calculator to see what level of funding they could receive from Cardiff University.


Additional Information

Please note that household incomes used to determine your Cardiff University bursary is determined by award authority assessments only. Please refer to the regulations applying to your award authority.  You can receive a Cardiff University Bursary if you have not taken out a student loan but your household income must be assessed by your award authority and the information shared with Cardiff University.  

Any other queries

If you wish to speak to us in person please contact us on or on 029 2087 9320 / 9128

Other University Bursaries
NHS Bursaries