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Income Related Scholarships

Income related scholarships are worth up to £3,000 per year of study.

About Income Related Scholarships

Find out about our different income related scholarships.

If you are eligible for an income related scholarship, you could receive up to £3,000 per year of your studies to help you towards course related costs.

Some scholarships are only payable for the first year of study. You will not receive scholarship payments during placement periods. Our Income Related Scholarships are usually paid in three equal instalments in December, February and April. For the 2022/23 academic year the payment dates are:

  • 7 December 2022
  • 15 February 2023
  • 27 April 2023

If you are a current recipient of an Income Related Scholarship please refer to the undergraduate bursaries and scholarships terms and conditions for your year of entry.

Santander Widening Participation Scholarship

  • worth up to £1,500 for the first year of study
  • 13 awards available
  • any subject area

BLDA Architects' Scholarship

Subject to review.

Students may also be eligible to receive the Accommodation Bursary

Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible to apply for one of our income related scholarships.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an eligible new first-year Home UK* undergraduate student starting studies in 2022 and
  • starting a full-time campus-based undergraduate degree and
  • not already hold an honours degree (or equivalent) and
  • be eligible for and have a student loans household income assessment of £42,875** or below and
  • achieve at least AAB at A level or equivalent and
  • not be eligible for, or in receipt of, the Bath Bursary or Gold Scholarship.

Preference will be given to applicants who also meet one or more of the following criteria:

*Eligible UK students are those assessed as eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans, as determined by Student Finance England, or other relevant UK student loans awarding agency, and have a Home fees status as determined by the University. When applying for the maintenance loan, you should request for it to be based on your household income, and for permission to be given by the person whose income is being assessed.

**You need to request a household income assessment to be completed by your student loans awarding agency, even if you are not planning on taking out a maintenance loan. Find out more about applying for household income assessments.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for an income related scholarship.

Application Timeline

  • Mid-February onwards: All 2022 entry offer-holders sent information about scholarships and bursaries
  • May onwards: Firm and insurance offer-holders for 2022 entry will be emailed information on how to apply
  • 5 September 2022: Applications close for the Income Related Scholarships
  • Mid-September: Notification of Income Related Scholarships award outcomes will be emailed

Application Process

New first year undergraduates who are due to start studies in 2022 will be invited to apply for the Gold Scholarship through your University of Bath Application Tracker. You will be required to provide a 500-word supporting statement as part of the application. You will be invited, by email, to do this from mid May 2022, if you have made us your Firm or Insurance choice via UCAS.

Make sure you have given permission for your/your family's household income assessment to be shared with the University by your student loans awarding agency. Without this, we are unable to assess your eligibility for our funding awards.

The University is grateful to our alumni and individual donors who support these awards.

Other funding opportunities

Find out about other funding opportunities.

See our terms and conditions for more information

2022/23 Terms and Conditions

Contact us

Contact Scholarships & Bursaries for more information.