Estranged Student Bursary

Award Applicable for Academic Year 19/20
Level of Study Undergraduate
Nationality UK
Mode of Study Full Time
When to apply Post enrolment, Prior to entry
Source
Department/Subject specific All
College Members All Colleges
Value of Award Variable package depending on year of study which includes a £2000 bursary paid in four equal instalments of £500 at the start of November, January, April and June.
General Information

Estranged students are those who have no contact with their families because it is not possible or unsafe for them to do so.  This may be for a number of reasons, such as abuse, disagreements over religion, sexuality or not meeting the core values of the family.

Lancaster University recognises that there may be increased financial pressure placed on students that are estranged from their families and for the 19/20 academic year have introduced a new bursary package to assist with this situation.

If you are under 25 and have provided evidence to Student Finance regarding your estrangement, they will email you to confirm if this has been accepted.  A copy of this email can be submitted with your application to apply for this bursary.   If you not have applied to Student Finance as being estranged and require assistance with this process please make an appointment with The Student Funding Service who can offer advice and guidance.

Currently the Estranged Student Bursary is only available for the 19/20 academic year as funding has not been guaranteed for future years. If the bursary will be available for future years The Funding Service will contact you with further details.

If you will be in the First Year of Study in the 19/20 academic year you will be eligible to receive the following:

  • £2000 bursary paid in four instalments over the academic year.
  • Welcome Pack (including £20 printing credit, £20 laundry card, £50 Amazon Voucher and a bedding pack for Campus accommodation)
  • Funding towards Campus accommodation during the summer vacation period. 

Students on continued years of study in 19/20 (not final year) will be eligible to receive the following:

  • £2000 bursary paid in four instalments over the academic year.
  • Funding towards Campus accommodation during the summer vacation period.

Students in their Final Year of study in 19/20 will be eligible to receive the following:

  • £2000 bursary paid in four instalments over the academic year.
  • £500 Graduation bursary paid in July.
  • Graduation Pack including robe hire and basic photography package.

 

Application Procedure

APPLICATIONS FOR 19/20 ARE NOW CLOSED - ALL AWARDS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED

If you have declared that you are estranged when completing the University pre-registration you will be contacted by the Transitions Team who will advise on the support available.  Similarly, if the Funding Service is already aware that you have been assessed as estranged by Student Finance you will be contacted with further information.

If estrangement has occured part way through the academic year we would advise making an appointment with the Funding Service for further advice and assistance.

Please complete the Estranged Student Bursary Application form and supply with the required evidence to support your application.

Please be aware that we are only able to offer bursaries to 15 students.  In the interest of fairness these will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis to students who meet the criteria.

For further information please email The Funding Service

Application Deadline End of Lent Term

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