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Bursaries

We know just as well as you that funding is a big part of the decision when coming to university, which is why we’ve got some extra funding to help you #belongatBU.

If you’re already thinking about the practicalities of paying your rent, travelling around Bournemouth or even where you’ll find the cash to fit in a cinema trip around your studies, don’t worry. Our bursaries are paid directly to you, giving you full control over how and where you spend them.

You’ll have your bursary throughout your studies and you’ll never have to repay it. 

Take a look at what’s on offer for new students joining us in 2018, and the eligibility criteria we use when we provide bursaries.

If you're looking for information about our Unite Foundation Scholarship, then please go to our scholarships section.

Current student? All the details of scholarships and bursaries for previous years can be found in our Students section.

Find out more

BU Maintenance Bursary

Our Maintenance Bursary offers up to £3,500 for UK & EU students - you will never have to repay the funding, but you do need to meet some eligibility criteria.

BU Care Leavers Bursary

If you have been in full-time care, you could receive financial help through our BU Care Leavers Bursary.

Social Work Bursary

There is a specific bursary for anyone studying social work at undergraduate level. Find out if you qualify and see how to apply.

Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursaries from the Royal Television Society (RTS)

The Royal Television Society is providing 20 students with £1,000 each year for three years to support living expenses. Successful applicants also receive membership of the RTS and affiliate Hospital Club membership whilst studying, and RTS membership for a further year after graduation, as well as an offer of mentoring or placement in the final year of study. This applies to September 2018 entry and the eligible courses are:

  • BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Scriptwriting for Film and Television
  • BA (Hons) Television Production

Find out more on the RTS website.