Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Liverpool has a strong track record in widening access to higher education.

With this in mind, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students from every background.

Choose a link from the following list to find out about scholarships and bursaries:

Please see our Student Administation site for full details of scholarship and bursary regulations.

*Read the scholarships and bursaries regulations for additional information relating to this award. Please note the scholarships and regulations document relates to 2018/2019 entry, which means some of the regulations might have changed for 2019 entry. The scholarships and regulations document for 2019/2020 will be added to the website as soon as it is available.

Mature Student Bursary

The Mature Student Bursary is for students entering the University aged 25 or above prior to the first day of the academic year (1st September), who are embarking on their first degree of study and are not in receipt of any other University financial award. The bursary is worth £1,000 and is payable for one year only. Students can receive the bursary as a cash award or as a partial fee waiver. The bursary is for UK undergraduate students.

Estranged Students Bursary

The University of Liverpool offers a bursary of £1,000 per year to students who are identified as estranged by Student Finance England (Wales, Northern Ireland or the NHS). You do not need to make a separate application for this bursary but you will need to contact Money Advice and Guidance, email who will establish your eligibility with your funding body. This bursary is for UK Undergraduate students for Entry 2019.

The Young Adult Carer’s (YAC) Bursary

The Young Adult Carer’s Bursary is for students aged 18 – 25 on 1 September 2018 and is worth £1,000 for each year of study. To be eligible you must have been in receipt of Carers’ Allowance prior to the start of the course or engaged with your local Carer’s Centre or YAC Services as a registered carer and produce evidence to confirm this. If you’ve not been involved with a formal service it may be possible for us to accept written evidence of your status from a medical professional or teacher/tutor. To apply for this bursary please contact Money Advice and Guidance This bursary is for UK Undergraduate students for Entry 2019.

Typically, full-time students are not eligible to claim Carer’s Allowance. If you are claiming Carers’ Allowance prior to starting your university course, your eligibility for this benefit will cease when you enrol at university. It is important that you notify the Benefits Agency that you have started full-time study to make sure you do not accrue subsequent overpayment. Students will be ineligible to receive the YAC’s bursary if in receipt of Carer’s Allowance.