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Care Leavers Bursary

If you are a student either in care, or who has left care, you may be eligible for our Care Leavers Bursary.


To be eligible students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • a full-time undergraduate
  • under 25 when you started your course
  • eligible for funding as a 'home' student
  • be a care leaver.

A care leaver is a young person who has been in the care of, or has been given accommodation by, their local authority (LA) for a period of at least 13 weeks after the age of 14. They must also not have reconciled with their parents between leaving care and starting their course. Students who have been adopted will not be eligible for the bursary.

Amount awarded

Up to £3,000. This payment may be paid in addition to the Cardiff University Bursary.

Find out more

For more details about this award, please contact Lena Smith.