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|
|Armed Forces Bursary||Full-time students who have served in the armed forces||£1,000|
|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||Students who declare in their UCAS application that they are in care||Up to £3,000|
|Estranged Student Bursary||Young 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 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||Student 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
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 2022
Advice on Cardiff University scholarships and bursaries.
We offer a number of scholarships for particular courses, and for students who achieve exceptional exam results.