Open Day Travel Bursary

Did you know that you might be eligible for an Applicant or Open Day travel bursary?

Our Travel Bursary covers the cost of a round trip journey from your home postcode to our Headington Campus at a rate of £0.45 per mile. 

Who is the Applicant Day Travel Bursary for?

You can apply for the bursary if you are a UK student and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • You live in an area where progression to university is low. If your home postcode is in quintile 1 or 2 of the POLAR4 measure, you are eligible for a travel bursary. To find out whether this applies to you, please use the Office for Students postcode search tool.
  • You live in an area of higher socio-economic disadvantage. If your postcode is in decile 1 - 4 of the ‘Index of Multiple Deprivation’, you are eligible for a travel bursary. To find out whether this applies to you, please use the English indices of deprivation postcode lookup tool.
  • You are a care leaver (you have spent any time in local authority care, for example with foster carers or in a children’s home).
  • You are an estranged student (you are irreconcilably estranged from both your parents, and you are a UK student who is under 25).
  • You have previously taken part in Discover Brookes, Brookes Engage, or an Oxford Brookes Summer School.

How do I claim the Applicant Day Travel Bursary?

You should register for the event you are attending on eventbrite which will enable our system to identify whether you are eligible. If you are eligible you will then receive a separate email from our team. This will include the amount that you can claim, and the process for claiming your bursary.

Points to note

  • The travel bursary is only available for your journey to our Applicant or Open Days, travelling directly to and from the Oxford Brookes Campus.
  • You need to register on eventbrite which acts as your application for the travel bursary.
  • You should complete the travel bursary form no less than 24 hours ahead of the event you are attending.
  • Accepting an Applicant or Open day travel bursary does not commit you to accept Oxford Brookes as your Firm or Insurance choice. Neither does it guarantee that we will be able to offer you a study place, if we have not already done so.

Get in touch

If you have any questions relating to the travel bursary, please contact us.