Open Day Travel Bursary

  • Did you know that you can apply to have your open day travel paid for by us for our autumn Open Days? Our Open Day Travel Bursary will cover the cost of standard coach or rail travel for eligible students and up to two guests, or refund mileage for car travel.


    Who is the Open Day Travel Bursary for?

    You can apply for the bursary if you meet the following criteria.

    1. You’re a UK student.
    2. You live in an area where progression to university is low. To find out whether this applies to you, please visit  www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/postcode-search/ Instructions on how to use: Type your postcode in the search box. Check the box marked ‘MSOA (used to calculate POLAR4 and TUNDRA)’ Look at the box on the right hand side of the map under the ‘POLAR4’ measure. If the number here is Quintile 1 or 2, you are eligible for a travel bursary.
    3. You live in an area of higher socio-economic disadvantage. To find out whether this applies to you, please visit http://imd-by-postcode.opendatacommunities.org/ Instructions on how to use: Type your postcode in the search box. Download the data, and look at column F ‘Index of Multiple Deprivation Decile’. If the number listed in the row beneath is a 1 or a 2, you are eligible for a travel bursary.
    4. 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).
    5. You are an estranged student (you are irreconcilably estranged from both your parents, and you are a UK student who is under 25).

    How do I claim the Open Day Travel Bursary?

    If you meet the requirements above you can complete this form to apply for a bursary, up to 24 hours before the open day you are attending. We will then process this for you. If you are eligible, you will be sent confirmation of the bursary awarded, along with further instructions on what to do next.


    Points to note

    • The travel bursary is only available for your journey to one of our autumn Open Days on 5 October, 19 October or 16 November 2019, travelling directly to and from Oxford.
    • You need to book onto one of the Open Days listed above before you are able to apply for the travel bursary.
    • You must complete the travel bursary form no less than 24 hours ahead of the open day you are attending. At this point the form will be closed for that open day.
    • If you are travelling by car, expenses will be reimbursed on completion of an expense claim form. Mileage is at a rate of 40p per mile. Instructions on how to complete a claim will be sent to you on confirmation of the bursary awarded. Claims must be submitted within two weeks of attending the Open Day.
    • If you are travelling by train or coach, travel will be booked in advance with Key Travel at no up-front cost to you. Instructions on how to book with Key Travel will be sent to you on confirmation of the bursary awarded.
    • Accepting an 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 on uniopendays@brookes.ac.uk or 01865 484138.