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.


Mature Student Bursary

The Mature Student Bursary is for students entering the University who are 25 years of age or above on 1 September 2018 and embarking on their first degree of study. The bursary is worth £1,000 and is a one off award. You do not need to apply for this award, the University will determine your eligibility and award it accordingly. This bursary is for UK Undergraduate students for Entry 2018.


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 money@liverpool.ac.uk who will establish your eligibility with your funding body. This bursary is for UK Undergraduate students for Entry 2018.


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 money@liverpool.ac.uk. This bursary is for UK Undergraduate students for Entry 2018.

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.