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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
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
Military Experienced BursaryFull-time undergraduate and postgraduate students who have served in the armed forces£1,000 per academic year
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 BursaryFull-time undergraduate and postgraduate care leavers£1,000 per academic year
Estranged Student BursaryFull-time undergraduate and postgraduate estranged students£1,000 per academic year
Next Step BursaryStudents who have completed 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
Young Adult Carers BursaryFull-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

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 2023

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