At Arts University Bournemouth, we’re committed to giving everyone with the potential to benefit from higher education, the chance to do so, regardless of background or circumstances.

Our Care Leavers Bursary supports those who are eligible by providing a grant of £2,000 per academic year, in addition to the support of our Progression Officer, who is a point of contact throughout your time at AUB. Students in receipt of the bursary meet with the Progression Officer at least three times per year and can also join Networking Brunches and apply to be an Outreach Ambassador for the Access and Participation team, enabling them to make connections across the university, develop professional skills and gain work experience.

AUB is able to provide accommodation to care-experienced students for 365 days a year for each year of study. No rent is charged during the summer period, although students remain liable for any costs resulting from damage.

For further information about the Care Leavers Bursary, take a look at our website:

Arts University Bournemouth Website

In addition to the Care Leavers Bursary, from 2024, you may be entitled to any of the following financial support for students with a household income of £25,000 or under, and who are in receipt of a full maintenance loan:

A one-off award for AUB applicants of up to £50 for travel costs to attend Offer Holder Days and university induction/transition events.

If you’re an undergraduate student in your first year (Level 4) living in AUB’s student
accommodation, you’ll receive a rent reduction of £1,000.

If you’re an undergraduate student in your second year (Level 5) you’ll receive a £200 payment to assist with travel costs associated with your studies.
An annual fund available for you to receive a one-off award of up to £300 for:

▪ Travel and accommodation costs for interviews, internships, and other opportunities
▪ Attendance fees for courses, conferences, or residential training events
▪ Smart clothing
▪ Application costs for further study
▪ Specialist equipment (not including laptops, computers, or books)
▪ Some costs associated with the course
▪ Other expenses related to engagement with opportunities in the creative industries

If you’re required to make a £200 contribution towards a laptop previously provided through DSA, AUB will pay this £200. In addition, we provide support for the cost of Educational Psychologist reports where required. 

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