Bursaries and Scholarships

We have a range of Bursaries and Scholarships at the University of Leicester. We also have other help available aimed at students with elite sporting skills and musical excellence, and further financial support for Care Leavers.

The offer changes year-on-year, so if you have a concern but cannot find the information relating to your Year of Entry to the University of Leicester, please email welfare@le.ac.uk with your details and we will help you look into your circumstances.

If you started at University of Leicester before 2013/14 and need information on your relevant package, or feel you have a reason to check your eligibility, please email Registry or contact them on 0116 252 2448.

Information on 2016/17 Entry and beyond will be available in due course, and a link will appear on the Student Welfare Service pages.

Hardship Fund

You may qualify for help from the University of Leicester Hardship Fund if you meet our criteria for support. The Hardship Fund is available to all students. Please see our page on Hardship Funds.

Student Life Transition Award

All first year students on campus-based undergraduate courses who disclose a disability to the AccessAbility Centre, and provide the relevant supporting evidence, will automatically be awarded a £500 Student Life Transition Award. The definition of disability is wide, it would include, for example, students with sensory and mobility difficulties; students who have conditions on the autistic spectrum, or long term health conditions; students who have ADD, ADHD, or mental health issues as well as students with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.

We want to encourage all students to disclose any disabilities as early as possible to ensure that students aware of the support available at the earliest opportunity.  We also hope that £500 will help ease that transition from home to independent student life in your first year. Please contact AccessAbility .

New Inclusive Opportunities Fund

Engaging in extra-curricular activities at University is an important part of your student journey. We understand that for many activities there are costs involved which might stop you from doing this. Student Life, Attenborough Arts and Languages at Leicester have partnered together to help overcome the financial barrier that some students face in taking part activities at the University.

We can now offer funding to help with the costs of participating within: 
• Team Leicester sports clubs (The funding can help support with accessing a Team Leicester membership or a club membership)
• Learning a Language at Leicester
• Free access to events and activities at Attenborough Arts.

For more information or for an application form, please contact the Student Welfare Service on welfare@le.ac.uk or 0116 223 1185. You can also download the application form.

Young Carer’s Transition Award

The Young Carer’s Transition Award is a £1000 cash bursary available to all first year campus based Undergraduate students under the age of 25 with caring responsibilities. The standard criteria for a student to be eligible for the Student Carer’s Allowance is to;
a. Be able to demonstrate significant care responsibilities.

b. Evidence that the care is both long-term and comprehensive (over 12 hours on average a week) in respect of a close relative or partner in significant poor health.

You can contact us about this bursary on welfare@le.ac.uk or 0116 223 1185 

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