Estranged Student Bursary

  • Bachelor
  • £1,000 (per year)

The aim of the Estranged Student Bursary is to enable and encourage UK students who meet the definition of estrangement from their family to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL.

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Students are expected to apply for their full student finance loans entitlement and prove their status as an independent student based on estrangement for the purposes of Student Finance Students cannot be considered for the Estranged Student Bursary if they are eligible for the Care Leaver Bursary. Eligible candidates must: • be domiciled in the UK with Home fee status; • be aged under 25 and have been classified as an independent student on the grounds of estrangement by Student Finance; • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree or be currently studying a full-time undergraduate degree at UCL.

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The award will be £1,000 per year for the duration of the programme and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs. Awardees can request for an advance payment of £200 to help with transition costs.


The Estranged Student Bursary is one of the schemes that make up the Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards (UGFA) and applicants are encouraged to apply for the bursary via this route. Further information can be found on the UGFA webpage. Students may also be identified by the UCL Widening Participation and Student Funding Office on the basis of their application through UCAS and may be contacted directly by UCL. Currently enrolled students who wish to be considered for the Estranged Student Bursary or prospective students who have missed the deadline for UGFA should contact the Student Funding Office via AskUCL.

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