We recognise that financial and other personal circumstances can have an impact on your decision to apply to university.
We offer a range of bursaries to help with the costs of studying with us.
|Award||Who may be eligible?||Amount|
|Cardiff University Bursary||Full-time undergraduate students from lower income households who qualify for UK funding for living costs||£1,000 for first-year students, £500 in subsequent years|
|Military Experienced Bursary||Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students who have served in the armed forces||£1,000 per academic year|
|Asylum Seekers Opportunity Award||Asylum seekers and children of asylum seekers (two awards available)||Cost of tuition and non-repayable grant of £4,000 per year to support living costs|
|Care Leavers Bursary||Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate care leavers||£1,000 per academic year|
|Estranged Student Bursary||Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate estranged students||£1,000 per academic year|
|Next Step Bursary||Students who have completed the University’s Widening Participation Scheme, and whose household income is below £35,000||Either a £1,000 Cardiff University residency fee discount or a £500 travel bursary in your first year|
|Young Adult Carers Bursary||Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate young adult carers||£1,000 per academic year|
If you are a continuing student with us, please check the student intranet for your cohort year bursary details.
For more details on any of the above awards, please contact:
Bursaries and Scholarships
Home UK-funded students on eligible courses, who commit to working in Wales post-qualification, may be eligible for this bursary of statutory funding. It covers tuition fees in full, plus £1,000 per year for living costs.
Student Finance Guide 2023
Advice on Cardiff University scholarships and bursaries.
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We offer a number of scholarships for particular courses, and for students who achieve exceptional exam results.