Care Experienced and Estranged Students Bursary

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£1,000 for each year of study on your undergraduate programme, or £1,000 for one year of your PGCE programme at Goldsmiths

Number available


Year of entry


Eligibility criteria

You will need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have been in Local Authority care in the UK.
  • Have been in kinship care in the UK at some point in your life up to the age of 18.
  • Have been estranged from your parents or legal guardians (and under 25 at the start of the programme).
  • Be an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child.

You will need to provide evidence of your status either by providing a letter from Student Finance or a letter from your Local Authority.

Application deadlines

This bursary is open to existing offer holders as well as applicants applying through Clearing.

How to apply

To allow us to check your eligibility for the bursary, please complete this simple information form. If you have any questions or unsure about anything please contact the Scholarships Team at scholarships ( 

You will then automatically be awarded the bursary. The award will be paid after you have enrolled on your programme.

Payments will normally be made via the Higher Education Bursaries and Scholarships Scheme (HEBSS). You may need to provide bank details in order for the payment to be received.

You don't need to reapply for this bursary once you have been awarded.

Find out more about Goldsmiths scholarships and bursaries regulations.

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