The University is awarding
ten Welsh-medium Scholarships of £1,000 for UK home students entering
the University for the first time in 2018 who commit to study at least
40 credits of an eligible degree course through the medium of Welsh.
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarships are also available. Find out more.
For students aiming to study within the subject areas of Social Work, Youth Work or Early Years, the Helen Kegie Bursary is awarded to individuals who can demonstrate a strong knowledge of their subject area and a high degree of ability to reflect and link theory to practice. The bursary is aimed at students who have a permanent postal address with a CF or NP postcode and come from a low-income background. Find out more.
Our Sports Scholarship is available to students performing to a high standard in their chosen sport, and representing the University in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) league. It is designed to support potentially elite athletes and sports people who are competing at least at junior national or international level in their sport. Find out more.
Please find specific information regarding your course fees on the applicable course page.
If you have any queries regarding the cost of tuition fees then please contact the Revenue Unit by emailing email@example.com
Details regarding the University's available payment plans can be found on our Revenue Team's pages.
Bursaries have recently been confirmed for students ordinarily resident in England for 2018/19, but whether you are eligible for a Social Work Bursary will depend on whether you have been nominated for a bursary by the University and where you are ordinarily resident. If you qualify for a Social Work Bursary, this would be paid in addition to the statutory funding you may receive, e.g. Tuition Fee Support, Maintenance Loans and Grants available. Please note there are a limited number of bursaries available to students and not all students will be eligible to receive the bursary
If you are ordinarily resident in England please see more information via the link below:
Full Social Care Wales Bursary information for 2018/19 has not yet been provided for students ordinarily resident in Wales, however applications will open from mid-July 2018 and the closing date is 1 September 2018. For further details on the current 2017/18 criteria and guides relating to the schemes for students resident in Wales visit:
Please note that Bursaries are not currently available to students ordinarily resident in Scotland or Northern Ireland but studying Social Work courses in Wales - please see below for further information:
You would usually apply to the funding provider for where you are ordinarily resident.
When you are studying there will be two main costs
You can get student finance to help you with both costs.
Tuition Fee Loans are non-means tested and you can borrow upto the maximum amount to cover your fee charge each academic year (if you have previously studied this may affect your entitlement).
Some maintenance funding is based on the level of household income. This can be:
The amount of maintenance support you receive will also depend upon where you live during your studies, i.e. whether you live away from home or with your parents.
You will need to apply for your funding before stating your course, the earlier the better, and you will have to reapply for funding every academic year.
All eligible part time students will be able to apply for a non means tested Tuition Fee Loan
Students from England may receive up to £6,750
Additional Support for Living Costs for Students Living in Wales
Eligible part time students living in Wales and commencing a course after 1 September 2018 will be eligible to apply for support for living costs via a Welsh Government Learning Grant and a Maintenance Loan. The level is based on the £1,000 minimum grant available to full-time students, so a part-time student studying at 50% of full-time hours would receive a minimum grant of £500. The level of further grants and loans are dependent on the number of hours (i.e. the intensity) of study and household income. The maximum amount of combined loan and grant available to a student studying 75% intensity is £4,987.50.
Additional Support for Living Costs for Students Living in England
A new part-time Maintenance Loan will be available to those starting their course from September 2018 onwards, subject to intensity of study. The maximum available would be £8,700 for those living away from home (outside of London) or £9,916 if in receipt of certain benefits and £7,324 for those living at home.
The application process for the 2018/19 Academic Year will usually open in Summer 2018.
Welsh students can apply via Student Finance Wales.
English students can apply via GOV.UK.
You may be able to get extra funding if you have adults or children who are financially dependent on you. This extra funding can include:-
You will need to apply to your funding provider for further information.
This guide is for estranged students who are applying for independent status.
The University of South Wales is committed to providing support for students from care and those leaving care who want to go on to higher education.
We at the University of South Wales can help you at every stage
of your university experience, with specialist help and advice before,
during and after you are a student with us – leaving you to concentrate
on your studies and enjoy university life.
How to contact the Care Leaver Team
To ask further questions and start the support available to you as a Care Leaver please contact the Care Leaver Coordinator
If you not quite sure if you qualify as a Care Leaver please contact us and we can advise you further. If you are a social worker or work on behalf of an organisation such as Barnardos please feel free to contact also.
The University is keen to offer support to student carers, including a Bursary from its Hardship Fund, as it is recognised that caring often has financial implications (such as less availability for paid work and increased travel costs).
The Carers Bursary is worth £1,000 (full-time students) and £500 (part-time/first or final year March starter students) to eligible USW students who are currently unpaid Carers. The Carers Trust definition of a carer is “anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.” Please note that these duties would be in addition to the usual caring responsibilities that a parent would have for a dependent child.
Students who received the Bursary in previous academic years and students who have disclosed that they are an unpaid Carer on their current year's University enrolment form will be emailed the link to apply for the Carers Bursary following enrolment. They will be required to provide confirmation from a person, who is involved with the family on a professional basis (e.g., Social Worker, GP etc) that they are a carer and current bank statements. Students who were previously in receipt of Carer’s Allowance will need to provide proof from the Department of Work & Pensions that this has now ceased.
Carers who are paid a salary in exchange for their caring duties or are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance would not be eligible for the Bursary.
If you need advice regarding issues which are having an impact on your studies, please contact your Advice Zone.