Transition from Care Bursary

Key facts

Start dates

September 2024 / January 2025

Available to home or international students?


Study level


Award value


Number of awards

All applicants who meet the criteria


This Bursary is open to students who are under 25 years of age or under at the time they commence full-time undergraduate study at Oxford Brookes.

If you have been in care since the age of fourteen, are eligible for support from the Student Loans Company or NHS Business Services Authority you may be eligible for the Transition from Care Bursary of £2,000 a year. 

Payment dates in 2024-25

This bursary is paid out in two equal instalments in November 2024 and February 2025.

Further details


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be under 25 at the time you start full-time study at Oxford Brookes,
  • have been in care from the age of 14,
  • be eligible for funding support from Student Loans Company or NHS Business Services Authority
  • GBS students are not eligible to apply for the Transition From Care Bursary

This funding is available to students studying on the following courses:


Application process

When filling in your UCAS application form, you will need to indicate that you are a care leaver. From there, we can take the steps to help you with the support you need.

If you have already applied and not declared that you are a care leaver please contact Vince Evans on or + 44 (0) 1865 535222 to establish your eligibility for a bursary and guaranteed accommodation.

Terms and conditions

  • Full-time student
  • Have been in Local Authority care since the age of 14
  • Under 25 years old at time you commence study at Brookes
  • Eligible for funding support from SLC or NHS
  • Applications for each academic year close on 31st August. Prior year applications cannot be considered