Scholarships, Bursaries & Grants

Most UK Universities offer bursaries and scholarships.  Information regarding bursaries/scholarship offered at the University of Lincoln can be found via this link: scholarships & bursaries. The Student Funding Team administers the payment of the following bursaries and grants:

University of Lincoln/Santander Travel Grant – Santander has given the University of Lincoln a small amount of money to issue to UK/Home undergraduate students wishing to study, research or work in a foreign country* in 2016/17 or 2017/18 as part of their course.  It is intended to support students from a widening participation background so financial information may be requested. The Santander Travel Grant can only help towards the following costs: travel tickets (e.g. airfare, train, etc), accommodation, registration/participation fees (if at conference), visa costs, etc. It cannot provide for daily living expenses or the purchase of equipment.

*Eligible countries – Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA,UAE, Uruguay.

Applications for the Santander Travel Grant are now closed for the 2016/17 academic year.  The deadline for applications was Friday 12th May 2017.  Watch this space for further potential grants available for 2017/18. 

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Blackburn Bursary – this is for students who are care leavers (as defined by the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and have been in care within 5 years of the start of their course.  There is a short application form which students should complete (email: for a copy of the form).  Students are also required to submit written evidence of their period in care from their care provider (Local Authority).  The total award per year is £1,500.  If eligible, £500 will be credited to the student’s nominated bank account once approved.  The balance of £1,000 will paid upon successful completion of the academic year. Students should apply each year.

If you are not eligible for the Blackburn Bursary, you may be eligible for support from the Foyer/Supported Housing Bursary – see below for more details:

Foyer/Supported Housing Bursary – for students who enrol at University having come directly from living in a Foyer or other supported housing* (*where they lived between the ages of 16 to 18).  Each year the Foyer Federation  inform the University of students who intend to enrol directly from living in a Foyer.  These Bursaries are funded through the University of Lincoln Hardship Fund.  There is a short application form which students should complete ( for a copy of the form) and evidence should be supplied of evidence of period in supported housing and any benefits received.  The total award per year is £1,000 which is paid in 3 termly instalments (subject to attendance checks). Students should apply each year.

You cannot get both the Foyer/Supported Housing Bursary and the Blackburn Bursary.

Other Funding Opportunities

In addition to University of Lincoln specific scholarships & bursaries there are more via external agencies.

The Student Health Association runs the Disability Assistance Fund. The fund helps students with disabilities to keep up with their studies. The maximum amount of each award is £500 and students must be involved in higher education on a full-time or nearly full-time basis.  Student are expected to have applied for the Disabled Students Allowance before applying to the Disability Assistance Fund.

Students studying at a Postgraduate level should look at our Postgraduate page for funding to help with their studies.

Turn2US is a charity that helps people in financial need to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help.

Leeke Church Schools and Educational Foundation offers grants to students aged 16-24 who live, or whose parents live, in the City of Lincoln.  For more information follow this link.

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