University of Brighton Bursary

University of Brighton Bursary

About this bursary 

This bursary is for first-year undergraduate students who started their course in 2016–17, and who are normally resident in England or an EU country. It supports care leavers as well as students from lower-income families and is funded by the university. Part-time student should see separate tab.

Payment details for this bursary Year 1
Household income £0–£16,190 £2,000 cash
Household income £16,191–£25,000 £1,000 cash

You do not need to repay a University of Brighton bursary. It is paid in the first year of your course only. Cash bursaries are paid in two equal instalments on 16 January and 2 May 2017.

Additional financial support

Depending on your circumstances, you could also be eligible to receive further bursaries and financial support from the University of Brighton in subsequent years of study.

Student Support Fund

If you are in hardship you can apply for additional help from the Student Support Fund in every year of your course

Who is eligible

To be eligible to apply for this bursary you must:

  • be in the first year of an undergraduate course
  • be normally resident in England and have been assessed as eligible to receive full funding from Student Finance England OR be normally resident in an EU country other than the UK and have been assessed as eligible to receive a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England
  • have entered higher education for the first time in academic year 2016/17
  • have a household income up to and including £25,000 a year.


Nursing, midwifery and allied health professions (AHP) courses have different tuition fee and funding arrangements. Students on these courses do not qualify for the University of Brighton bursary.

How to apply

You do not need to make a separate application to be considered for this bursary. We use the information you have provided to UCAS and Student Finance England to assess your eligibility.

Please make sure that you:

  • apply for your student loans and maintenance grant as soon as possible;
  • apply for means-tested support and agree to Student Finance England sharing the information you (or your parent/guardian) provide about household income (we need this information to assess your eligibility and we only see it if permission has been given); and
  • contact Student Finance England if you are not sure whether you have given this permission.

We will email you in the autumn of the year you start your course to confirm whether you will receive this bursary.