In an effort to enable and encourage UK domicile students who either live in care or have lived in care to continue pursuing their undergraduate degree at the University College London, one UCL Care Leavers Bursary will be awarded for each academic session. The selected candidate will receive £1,000 per annum for an initial three-year term, and will continue to receive this amount throughout the entirety of their programme at UCL, subject to continued satisfactory academic achievement. Once chosen, the selected candidate will be notified of the award prior to the start of the academic year. The UCL Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment Office and Student Funding Office will identify recipients based on their application through UCAS. The bursary will be paid in addition to any other funding received by the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes. Please note that all scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and these provided details are subject to change at any time. Candidates are encouraged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines, etc.
Applicants must be prospective UK domicile students under the age of 25, who can provide proof that they currently live in or have lived in care for more than three months, planning to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL. Applicants must hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time graduate degree for the academic session intake. Applicants are also required to apply for their full student-support entitlement and may be asked to provide proof that they are care leavers. There is no application form required for this award at this time – eligible candidates will be awarded by recommendation of the UCL Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment Office and Student Funding Office.