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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.

AwardWho may be eligible?Amount (2020 entry)
Cardiff University BursaryFull-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
Armed Forces BursaryFull-time students who have served in the armed forces£1,000
Asylum Seekers Opportunity AwardAsylum 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 BursaryStudents who declare in their UCAS application that they are in careUp to £3,000
Estranged Student BursaryYoung students who are irreconcilably estranged from their families at the beginning of their course (considered on case-by-case basis)Up to £3,000
Next Step BursaryStudents who have participated in the University’s Widening Participation Scheme, and whose household income is below £35,000Either a £1,000 Cardiff University residency fee discount or a £500 travel bursary in your first year
Student Carers BursaryStudent young-adult carers who are more likely to incur extra financial costs and greater challenges due to managing a caring role alongside their studies£3,000 over duration of your course

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

NHS bursary

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.

Find out more about the NHS bursary

Student Finance Guide 2020

Student Finance Guide 2020

23 September 2019

Advice on Cardiff University scholarships and bursaries.



We offer a number of scholarships for particular courses, and for students who achieve exceptional exam results.

Find out more about scholarships