Care Leavers Award (2017)

The award will be paid in three instalments per year, £1000 per term in September, January and March. Students in their first year of study will receive an additional £500 in the first term.

If you study on a Year Abroad and your household income is assessed by Student Finance as below £42,875 you will receive £3,000 in addition to your Care Leaver Award. This is paid in two equal instalments in August and March. More information about these forms of funding can be found here.

Once you have completed your degree and the result has been published a £1,000 exit award will be made.

Type of award



£3000 per year with an additional £500 in your first year of study.


To be eligible for the award you need to:

  • have been in care for at least 13 weeks since your 14th birthday
  • be under 25 when you start the course
  • have ticked the 'in care' box on your UCAS form

How to apply

The Widening Participation team will contact you with a short questionnaire you need to return to enable us to check your eligibility for the award.

If you are eligible the award will be paid automatically and you will not need to apply.


Please contact the Widening Participation team.

Contact us

Karen Tucker

Tel: 01273 872792



The payments will be made at the start of each term:

September / January / March.


At level(s):


The award is available to people from the following country: