Bournemouth University Bursary

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Bournemouth University Bursary

BU offers three types of bursaries intended for students in need of additional financial assistance; the BU Maintenance Bursary, the BU Care Leavers Bursary and the BU Student Carers Bursary.Bursaries are generally available to students whose family or household income is £25,000 or below.BU Maintenance Bursary and the BU Care Leavers Bursary applicants should refer to their year of entry in the drop down menus below for information relevant to their cohort.

Information on the BU Student Carers Bursary, including the application form, can be found on the Bursary webpage.

Please note that there is a restricted allocation for some of our bursaries and you can check with AskBU with regards to up to date availability.

How are bursaries paid?

Your bursary will be loaded onto a pre-paid card. The money will be made available to you in nine instalments from October to June. You can only spend money that’s in your account, so you can’t go overdrawn, and you can receive up to 2% cashback on purchases at certain retailers. You will be advised of the full terms and conditions when you collect your card following enrolment at BU.

Contact us

The AskBU Students’ Service is a one-stop-shop for student enquiries – open during term time and vacations. Our friendly, professional and helpful advisers are available to help you with information, advice and guidance throughout your studies at BU.

We are based at both Talbot and Lansdowne campuses; you can drop-in to see us at The Base in Poole House or at Bournemouth House Library. You can call us on +44 (0)1202 969696 or email There are also confidential interview rooms available if you would like to discuss your query in private.

We personally reply to every enquiry and aim to do so within two to three working days. During very busy periods this may increase to around 5 working days. If your enquiry is urgent please phone us.