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Cardiff University Bursary

We believe that everyone who has the ability to study at Cardiff University should be able to do so whatever their financial circumstances.

In 2023/24, around 4,500 of our students benefited from a Cardiff University Bursary.


In order to qualify for an award, you must:

  • be on a full-time Undergraduate course
  • be eligible for UK student funding support for maintenance and have an assessed household income of below £35,000 (as defined in the Student Support funding regulations)
  • be liable to pay tuition fees of £9,000 (including tuition fee remission grant, if applicable).

PGCE students and healthcare-related subjects that receive NHS funding will not be eligible for Cardiff University Bursaries.

Award value

In 2024/25, the Cardiff University is a cash payment of £500.  A further £500 per year of study is available where a student continues to meet the eligibility criteria. The bursary is available on top of government-funded maintenance grants and loans.

How to apply

You don’t need to apply for the Cardiff University Bursary. Your eligibility will be determined through the household income assessment conducted through your UK Student Loan application. Please make sure that you do not tick the box on the assessment form to withhold your consent to share this information with us. If you do this, you will not be able to be considered for the Cardiff University bursary.

Confirmation of your eligibility for the bursary will be sent before the end of the first semester.

Bursaries and Scholarships