Care Leaver’s Bursary

In addition to the Loughborough Scholarship Programme (LSP), care leavers could receive a further cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for UK/EU students who are care leavers. Please note this is not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Loughborough welcomes students who are leaving care to study at the University. We believe anyone with the potential to study at university should have the opportunity to do so, and we provide a range of support for care leavers as a result. This includes an enhanced Loughborough Scholarship Programme.

Care leavers are usually considered as independent students for the purpose of student finance, and are often therefore eligible for the highest levels of bursary and scholarship support. In terms of the Loughborough Scholarship Programme, care leavers are entitled to an enhanced package of support.

This includes an additional £1,500 bursary and £3,000 tuition fee waiver in each year of a standard three-year degree programme. This means you could be eligible for up to £6,500 support a year.

Household income (£)Care leavers
Below £18,000 £3,500 bursary / £3,000 tuition fee waiver

The government offers additional funding and loan options to care leavers going to university. Government funding details are available on the GOV.UK website.

Financial support should also be available from the student’s local authority, but this varies widely from area to area.